111 kms


Saturday, 20th June, 2020

Hosted by the Far North Flash Cycling Club


COVID19 Update

The race will go ahead as planned. Registration will be limited to the first 100 riders. We usually only receive about 120 riders so this shouldn't be a problem.

Hand sanitizers will be available when you come in to pick your race pack, at the start line, and during prize giving.

For those who require transportation to the cape, depending on numbers, we will be using 2 shuttles to maintain social distancing protocols.

Details collected during registration will be used for contact tracing should anything happen.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Phil.

Registration & Transport

Registration fee is a modest NZ $50 per rider.

We offer a transport service to the cape for NZ $35 (including bike). Riders who opt for this service must report at KohatuFit Gym in central Kaitaia at 6:00 am. Transport departs at 6:30 am.

NOTE: Transport must be pre-booked at the time of registration.

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Ride Briefing & Start

Briefing will be held 30 mins prior to the start of your wave at the Cape Reinga parking area.

It is compulsory to be present at this briefing.

There are 2 start waves:

  • 9:30 am start
  • 8:30 am start (for riders who need 6 hours or more)
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Ride Finish & Prize Giving

The ride finishes at KohatuFit Gym in central Kaitaia.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for a gold coin donation.

Prize giving starts at 3pm and includes spot prizes.

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Accommodation at the Kaitaia Motor Lodge is only a modest $40 pp - share a 4 or 6 person unit. Great if you love sharing old cycling war stories to pass the time and G up for the ride.

Please contact Phil on +64212291481 to book in advance.

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FNF Marshmallows

We are asking for support to help get the FNF girls to the YUNCA Junior Tour in Invercargill followed by the NZ School Track Cycling Champs. The girls continue to work really hard for the opportunity . Phil continues to work tirelessly to give them every opportunity to compete and succeed in this sport we love and your donation to this worthy cause would be huge for the team.

Please make a generous donation when registering for this years ride. All proceeds go to the Far North Flash Cycling Club Marshmallows.

Ride History

Cape to Kaitaia Cycle Challenge is held every year on the 3rd Saturday of June. The ride is hosted by the Far North Flash Cycling Club and supported by local, and not so local, businesses.

It is a unique ride in that it is New Zealands northern most Cycle Challenge. It starts at the beautiful Cape Reinga and meanders its way south down S.H.1 to Kaitaia. It is about 111kms in distance and has a mixture of terrain to challenge both the novice and the hardened cyclist. There are no sign posts to say which way to go...its just one straight drag south.

Along the way you pass by Waitiki Landing (the last store), Te Kao (which boast the largest ice creams in the far north), through Houhora (fishing resort), Awanui (home of the Kauri) and finishing in the lazy metropolis of Kaitaia.

The hospitality is second to none here in the far north and we welcome you to join us on this annual pilgrimage.

Come and enjoy with us..... WE WILL LOOK AFTER YOU!!!

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