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The 25000spins 2019 Coromandel Classic Cycle Challenge

Our four day cycling tour begins in Auckland and ends back into Auckland 4 days later with a celebration dinner together. The Coromandel peninsula and the surrounding areas is world renown for its dramatic scenery, misty forests, laid-back vibe and beautiful beaches. It is one of NZs most stunning holiday destinations. With so much to see and do from Cathedral cove to Hot Water beach I know you are going to love your adventure. You will spend four days enjoying 190-300 km of stunning scenery cycling with like minded people.

Our tour caters to the less experienced to the experienced rider. We have a social, medium and fast group, each having a support van. Each group will also have different distances to cater to their unique needs.

The route looks like this:

DAY 1
event Thu 7th of March 2019

Social, Medium & Fast -105km 1,201m: Day 1 is a great warm up with only a few moderate hills to contend with.

Route Map https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28306791

DAY 2
event Fri 8th of March 2019

Social & Medium - 102km 1,607m: Day 2 is a little shorter but with a demanding and long climb.

Route Map https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28329824

Fast - 139km 2,115m: Day 2 is a longer and more demanding day with an extra flat stretch up the Firth of Thames.

Route Map https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27699236

DAY 3
event Sat 9th of March 2019

Everyone’s favourite. A day to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature at Hahei beach. Top things to do is visit the Cathedral Cove, have a swim and go to Hot water beach.

DAY 4
event Sun 10th of March 2019

Social & Medium - 60km 976m: Day 4 is a fun short and sweet ride with a final kicker at the end. For those booked onto the Ferry, we will then be catching the Ferry to Auckland in time for the celebration dinner. For those not booked in, please make your own return arrangements.

Route Map https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29061199

Dorm style share accommodation during the ride
Breakfast, snack and Lunch (see detailed trip notes) excluding breakfast on the start day
Snacks and water are available at any time from your road support driver
Full ride support including a sag wagon should you need to step off the bike
Photos & video
First Aid assistance
Mechanical assistance
Luggage transport between stops

What’s not included?

  • Transport to and from the start point
  • Dinner
  • Celebration Dinner
  • Ride kit unless ordered

Top Individuals

  • Gerard Martin 7213 AU m2m $0.00

Top Individuals

  • Keryn McCutcheon Keryn McCutcheon $12,066.00
  • Stephen Davies Stephen Davies $9,422.66
  • Karl Waretini Karl Waretini $8,473.55
  • Adrian Davies Adrian Davies $3,452.50
  • Bridget Cassie Bridget Cassie and Rory Harnden Cycle Coromandel!!!! $2,682.42
  • Denison Grellmann Denison Grellmann $2,675.00
  • Andrew Greenfield Andrew Greenfield $2,556.75
  • Nigel Hutchins Nigel Hutchins $2,000.00
  • John Solis John Solis $1,802.65
  • Keith Phare Keith Phare $1,762.00
  • Allan Burns Allan Burns $1,753.75
  • Hayley Duncan Hayley Duncan $1,590.00
  • Jean-Pierre Theron Jean-Pierre Theron $1,554.50
  • ronny davidson ronny davidson $1,527.50
  • Russ Mccann Russ Mccann $1,500.00
  • Jeff Ellis Jeff Ellis $1,467.00
  • Amie Ellis Amie Ellis $1,406.50
  • Mike Bell Mike Bell $1,384.50
  • Mark Collyns Mark Collyns $1,357.50
  • Daryl Violich Daryl Violich $1,355.00
  • monique kennelly monique kennelly $1,260.45
  • Darryl Violich Darryl Violich $1,250.00
  • Louise Inglis Louise Inglis $354.90
  • Erik Tams Erik Tams $0.00
  • Rory Harnden Rory Harnden $0.00
  • Katy Tait Katy Tait $0.00
  • Ryan L Ryan L $0.00
  • Jenni Cameron Jenni Cameron $0.00
  • Stephen Palmer Stephen Palmer $0.00

Top Individuals

  • craig shipton craig shipton $9,000.00
  • craig shipton craig shipton $3,000.00
  • Lee CAMERON Lee CAMERON $2,985.50
  • Keith Jones Keith Jones $2,724.00
  • Kate Oswald Kate Oswald $2,695.00
  • Rob Hansford Rob Hansford $2,456.09
  • Karen O'Neill Karen O'Neill $2,438.26
  • Russell Lambe Russell Lambe $2,424.50
  • Jane Hansford Jane Hansford $2,409.63
  • Ben B Ben B $2,375.45
  • Jayden Lawson Jayden Lawson $2,187.60
  • Raymond Hobbs Raymond Hobbs $2,126.50
  • Brenden Cooke Brenden Cooke $2,000.00
  • Ed Conway Ed Conway $1,980.00
  • Hayley Oliver Randall Oliver $1,929.50
  • Daniel Oehlmann Daniel Oehlmann $1,758.18
  • David Beaden David Beaden $1,750.70
  • Trent Jaques Trent Jaques $1,702.80
  • Christina Weiss Christina Weiss $1,636.95
  • Kelvin Larwood Kelvin Larwood $1,635.00
  • Tim Cassimatis Tim Cassimatis $1,625.00
  • Tiffany Sharp Tiffany Sharp $1,610.00
  • Lara Mudri Lara Mudri $1,579.00
  • Teresa Munce Teresa Munce $1,568.00
  • Scott Montague Scott Montague $1,563.90
  • Mark Pizey Mark Pizey $1,548.45
  • Stuart Christie Stuart Christie $1,536.90
  • Michelle Joseph Michelle Joseph $1,528.85
  • Nathan Dunn Nathan Dunn $1,516.00
  • Ashley Bullas Ashley Bullas $1,498.30
  • Saroj Tamrakar Saroj Tamrakar $1,459.94
  • kim baskin kim baskin $1,457.09
  • Helen Chorley Helen Chorley $1,450.00
  • Mitchell Lindbeck Mitchell Lindbeck $1,427.40
  • Brenton Pobjie Brenton Pobjie $1,400.20
  • Darren Thomas Darren Thomas $1,359.00
  • Lindal Lawson Lindal Lawson $1,349.83
  • Toby Slee Toby Slee $1,332.86
  • Sandra Tihi Sandra Tihi $1,320.00
  • Anna Beaden Anna Beaden $1,304.50
  • Graham Wadd Graham Wadd $1,303.60
  • Onato Brady Onato Brady $1,301.95
  • BJ Cooney BJ Cooney $1,265.00
  • Malcolm Ace Malcolm Ace $1,255.80
  • Daniel Peres Daniel Peres $1,254.00
  • KEVIN CHITTICK KEVIN CHITTICK $1,250.00
  • Robert Boeke Robert Boeke $1,250.00
  • Mark Davidson Mark Davidson $1,250.00
  • Stanley Lund Stanley Lund $1,250.00
  • Campbell Wilson Campbell Wilson $1,250.00

Top Teams

  • Krystel Cochico VISAGlobalLogistics $1,680.00
  • Gerard Martin GF Race to 25k AUS $0.00
    • What’s the fundraising target?

      Each rider must raise at least $1,250, making the fundraising target for each person $2,500. If you do not reach this amount, we ask that riders pay the difference to reach the minimum required. With our group of 80 riders, the group target is $120,000 with a stretch target of $160,000.

      We encourage you to take advantage of the resources below:
      Fundraising plan
      Fundraising tips
      Fundraising profiles - get ideas from other riders who have shared how they successfully fundraised on previous rides.
      To provide some extra motivation - all riders who raise above $1,750 will also receive a free special trip T-shirt. See below the t-shirt available in blue, white and grey.

      We also encourage you to post any pics of your fundraising ventures in the private trip facebook group to encourage other riders to share ideas.

    • Who should go on this ride?

      The ride caters to all riders from your lets give this a go and experience something amazing (avg speed 18-22km) to your mad keen rider doing 100s of kms per week (avg speed >32km). Each speed group has their own support vehicle so everyone is well catered for. Faster riders will be given additional distance each day to increase the challenge. Each riding group is supported by their own support vehicle.

    • How many can go on the ride?

      The ride is limited to 80 riders in 2019. The 25000spins Coromandel Classic is an exclusive ride to support ADRA NZ, Tear FundWorld, Bikes4Life, Compassion and Watoto. This ride is like no other multi day ride. To learn more about the ride goto.

      Early Bird: $225 pp
      Bizzy Bee: $275 pp
      Late Mates: $350 pp

    • I am a slow or medium rider. Do you cater to me?

      We certainly do. Each speed group has a support vehicle. The medium and Slower riders will be doing 300km over three days.

    • I am a fast rider. Do you cater to me?

      Absolutely. We pride ourselves in providing a challenging course for all rider levels. For faster riders we have a longer more challenging route for you.

    • Preparing for the ride

      Get your bike, body and gear into shape. To get maximum enjoyment from the ride, we recommend all riders make preparations well in advance to ensure their bodies and bikes are ready to roll.

      Cycling fitness:
      It’s important that you prepare your body for the ride. It is also important to realise that riding a tour is quite different from doing a big one day ride. To ensure your body is ready for the ride, we recommend you spend some time riding long climbs or doing hill repeats to get used to riding in a climbing position. We also recommend you try to include some hard consecutive days into your training to prepare your body to back up after a hard day.

      Positioning and bike fit:
      Positioning is also critical when attempting a tour. Small niggles that you get from time to time on the bike can be exacerbated by pushing yourself day after day. A bike fit can be a good investment in your safety and ride enjoyment.

      Cycling skills:
      If most of your riding is done solo or with a few friends, it is important that you get some practice riding in a bunch. Bunch riding is a way of cyclists sharing the workload and helping each other. The tighter the bunch the less effort is expended. However, an inexperienced bunch rider will find this a little awkward so it’s best to get used to this by riding with others in the months leading up to the ride.

      Bike maintenance:
      Only a well maintained road bike is suitable for this type of ride. We recommend ensuring you have a suitable gear ratio to give you the best chance of conquering the hardest climbs. It is important that you have your bike serviced in the weeks leading up to the ride and that you have relatively new tyres to avoid punctures.

    • What happens if it rains?

      The 25000spins ride is an outdoor, all weather event which means we will still ride even if it’s raining. Only extreme weather may cause cancellation of the day’s riding.

    • What happens if I get sick or injured?

      Safety is always our first priority. We have a number of First Aid certified people on the ride, so in case of emergency you will be in capable hands. If you are unable to ride due to an illness or injury, you can be a passenger in one of the support vehicles until you feel ready to rejoin the ride. If this isn’t possible, then alternative arrangements will be made to transport you to a local hospital or medical centre.

    • What happens if my bike breaks?

      Unfortunately mechanical issues are part of bike riding and there is a reasonable chance that there will be some mechanical issues during the trip. You are responsible for ensuring your bike is in excellent condition prior to the ride. You also need to bring your own spare tubes and possibly a puncture repair kit.

      We do have a bike mechanic on tour to support. He will be happy to help you try to get back on the road. For some issues we will carry spare parts such as cables, chains, brake pads and cassettes that you can buy if you need them. For more significant issues, you will most likely need to hop in the sag wagon until we can get to a bike shop.