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Lake Taupo NZ Cycle Challenge

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By Greg P - Posted on 13 March 2009

Anyone interested in forming a team to do the Lake Taupo Cycle challenge in November? The problem I am having is deciding which version to do.

There are eleven different Challenges; the Solo riders' 160 km Challenge(which includes Tandem riders), the 160 km Tarmac Relay (2, 3 or 4 riders), the 174 km Dirt & Tarmac Relay (2, 3, 4 or 5 riders) which include a MTB rider in the team, a 320 km twice round the lake Enduro and a 640 km Maxi Enduro. The Solo Combo is a 176 Km challenge where an individual rider does 20 Km off road then 156 Km around the lake. The Huka Challenge is a 70 Km off road challenge which can also be done as a race - the Huka XL.

Currently Jetstar are offering fares to NZ for $109 each way, so costs should be OK.

I would be looking at doing a couple of days riding the forests around Rotarua, so if you wanted you could do it as a long weekend trip or extend for a week and have a bit of a look around.

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This ( sounds like a road event. Although it does say, "the event has recently added a range of mountain bike challenges to complement the road events".

Are you interested in both road and MTB??

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My preference would be for MTB, but looks like you can do either combined (MTB & Road) event or have a scummer team mate to do the road. Need to find our more details.

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