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Central Hawke's Bay to Host 2020 Road Cycling Championships


Thursday 27 June 2019

Cycling New Zealand has announced Central Hawke’s Bay as the host location for the 2020 Vantage Window and Doors Age Group Road Cycling Championships event to be held 17 – 19 April 2020.

A joint bid between Cycling CHB, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council and Hawke’s Bay Tourism was successful with Cycling NZ choosing Central Hawke’s Bay as the host destination for 2020, recognising the strong community and volunteer support behind the Central Hawke’s Bay bid.

The race attracts upwards of 500 riders from under 15 years to Masters, and includes para-cyclists vying for World Championships selection. Alongside family and support crew, Cycling CHB is expecting to host around 1,000 people over the three-day event.
The Championships will consist of 15km and 25km time trials on the Friday and road races on Saturday and Sunday. An event village will be set up at the Waipukurau Racecourse with all event activity and races starting from there.
Cycling CHB has a strong regional cycling programme that includes the annual Tour de Beautiful which has been running for 26 years, and the Ultimo Junior Cycling CHB Junior Tour. That combined with some fantastic Central Hawke’s Bay scenery and race routes, genuine local hospitality has all the necessary ingredients for a great event.

The Age Group Road Cycling Championships will be the second major event for Central Hawke’s Bay in a matter of weeks, being held in April 2020 just three weeks after the Spirited Women – all Women Adventure Race which is in Central Hawke’s Bay from 27 – 29 March 2020.

Monique Davidson, Chief Executive of Central Hawke’s Bay Council said: “We’re thrilled that event organisers are recognising everything that Central Hawke’s Bay has to offer as a major events destination. There’s a lot of work taking place in this space to bring more events like this to the district and promote our beautiful part of the country.
“The relationship between Central Hawke’s Bay District Council and Hawke’s Bay Tourism is only getting stronger and is showing its value in bringing events like these to Central Hawke’s Bay. We look forward to hosting riders from all over New Zealand to beautiful Central Hawke’s Bay.”

Authorised by Chief Executive: Monique Davidson

Media contact

Monique Davidson, Chief Executive | T 06 857 8060, M 027 422 9977

Kim Parker, Communications and Engagement Manager | M 027 297 0542

27 June 2019

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