JUNIOR TOUR STAGES
Stage 1: George Bennet Hill Climb
Friday 4 March 2022
Stage 1: George Bennett Hill Climb
Registration from 5 – 6.15pm.
Race Start: First riders away 6.30pm
This event is part of the tour and there will be an ‘open’ category for any other interested racers.
While the event is timed, actual time gaps do not count for the overall tour. Instead, the first 5 racers in each event get a time bonus deduction.
-10 sec for 1st, 7 sec for 2nd, 5 sec for 3rd, 3 sec for 4th, 1 sec for 5th
In addition, King/Queen of the Mountain points will be awarded for finishing position 1-5, with 5 points for the winner through to 1 point for 5th
The winner in each category will be the tour leader for the next stage and hold the KOM/QOM jersey.
If any rider cannot make this Friday evening stage they will start Saturday from ‘scratch’ along with all other riders outside the top 5 places.
BONUS PRIZE: $100 cash prize for any male rider who can beat George’s Strava time on the climb or female rider who can beat Niamh’s time. This timing will be taken from Strava, not from race timing. You must use Strava to be eligible for this prize.
Safety Note: Riders will not be allowed to descend the hill until the last rider has finished. Warm clothes/drinks will be taken to the finish line by a race vehicle.
Stage 2: Hope Circuit Kermesse
Registration and Sign on from 8 – 9am at Hope School – Corner Aniseed Valley and Paton Roads.
Mandatory Race Briefing: 9am at Hope School
Race Start from 9.30am
Lunch – Hope School 12.30pm
The riders and their supporters will be provided with a BBQ lunch, a range of food and drink options will be provided. Please email email@example.com if you have any specific dietary restrictions.
The school pool will be open for riders and supporters to use.
Stage 3: Five Valleys Road Race
Mandatory Race Briefing: 2pm at Hope School
Race Start from 2.30pm
U15 Boys and Girls, U17 Girls Course
Safety Note: Riders will not be allowed to descend the hill until the last rider has finished. Warm clothes/drinks will be taken to the finish line by a race vehicle. There is parking in a paddock just past the finish line for any supporters vehicles. Supports vehicles must be parked by 3.15pm if you want to travel up Church Valley road, an alternate access is the gravel road up from Wairoa Gorge/Pig Valley road.
U17 Boys, U19 Girls and Boys Course
Stage 4: Upper Moutere Circuit Road Race
Sign on from 8.30am at Moutere Hills Community Centre, 1539 Moutere Highway.
Mandatory Race Briefing: 9am at Moutere Hills Community Centre
Race Start from 9.30am
The best place for watching the race will be at the finish line in the Upper Moutere Village. Here, spectators have easy access to food and drinks from the local cafes, dairies or the Moutere Inn. If spectators wish to watch from the KOM/QOM point on Old Coach road and then make it back to watch the finish they can do so by driving back to the finish in the opposite direction of the race.
Parking: Please do NOT park in the Moutere Inn carpark or park in/block access to the petrol station. There is plenty of parking in the village and off small side roads eg: Supplejack Valley Road. If you want to watch the KOM/QOM point please park well off the road, or ideally down the small side road (Carylon road).
Lunch from 12.30 and prize giving/final jersey presentation at 1.30 at Moutere Hills Community Centre.