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New Zealand Gran Fondo

February 12 2022
Waipa, Waikato, New Zealand

Loosely translated, Gran Fondo means “the big challenge” and in 2021 we have 3 distances to ensure that wherever you are at in your cycling journey we have a ‘big challenge’ for you.

Corto 18km / Midi 67km / Gran 103km

All 3 rides take in the beautiful Cambridge landscape with some gradients to keep it interesting.

Give yourself a challenge, give yourself something to train for and gain a real sense of achievement.

Achievement is even more fulfilling when you have encouraged others to reach the same milestone, so grab a work group, a group of friends or family and make the 13th of February 2021 a date to remember.

Hobbiton Movie Set Gran Fondo

Routes: 18, 67, 103 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 2000
What's Included?

Safety briefing

Electronic timing

Traffic Management 

Registration number for jersey and helmet for identification purposes

Aid stations (water) on course for The RIng Road and The Halfling participants 

Recovery Zone at the finish line - water and food

Three Peaks RiDE New Zealand's Cycling Festival water bottle

Three Peaks RIDE New Zealand Cycling Festival socks (The Ring Road The Halfling participants only) 

Mechanical support

On course and finish line Medical support

Sponsors discounts

Free downloadable training programme

Online results

Age group classification prizes (awarded to first place-getters in The Ring Road and The Halfling only)

Free Shuttle bus to the Good George Maunga Madness Party 

Option to purchase race day photography by Photos4Sale


Prize / Race Categories

While this is a recreational ride we know there will be some 'racers' who will be aiming for a 'podium' finish.  Hence we will be acknowledging the following acheivements ... 

The Ring Road 103km 

1st, 2nd and 3rd overall (male and female) 

Plus 1st place (male and female) in the following age categories - 

- U20

- 20 to 29 yrs

- 30 to 39 yrs

- 40 to 49 yrs

- 50 to 59 yrs

- 60 to 69 yrs

- 70+ yrs


The Halfling 66km

1st place (male and female) in the following age categories 

- U20

- 20 to 29 yrs

- 30 to 39 yrs

- 40 to 49 yrs

- 50 - 59 yrs

- 60 - 69 yrs

- 70+ yrs


The Halfling Women's Classic 

You must be 17 years or older to enter this race.

Prize money will be on offer if the race exceeds 20 or more registered riders. 

1st - $1000

2nd - $600

3rd - $300

4th - $200

5th - $100

Please check the website for additional terms and conditions on the allocation of prize money. 

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Registration/Entry On the Day
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Feed / Aid Stations
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: Cambridge High School & McKinnon Park, Swayne Road, Cambridge, New Zealand
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Feb 12 2022 - EVENT: New Zealand Gran Fondo