Ride Wellington’s Golden Mile

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Spectators

Ride the circuit before the Pro's

A truly unique opportunity to cycle the smooth lanes of Lambton Quay (Golden Mile), in the heart of Wellington this summer. With roads closed to traffic on Sunday, 9  January 2022, Cycle the Golden Mile is an opportunity for cyclists of all ages and abilities, and on all styles of bikes, to ride along Lambton Quay.

https://www.cycleclassic.co.nz/cycle-the-golden-mile

A truly unique opportunity to cycle the smooth lanes of Lambton Quay (Golden Mile), in the heart of Wellington this summer. With roads closed to traffic on Sunday, 9 January 2022, Cycle the Golden Mile is an opportunity for cyclists of all ages and abilities, and on all styles of bikes, to ride along Lambton Quay.

 

To the Public/spectators:

In line with the guidance from central government for areas operating under the orange light setting of the CPF you should at least offer the following recommendations:

 

  • Stay away if you are feeling sick
  • Encourage the use of facemasks
  • Maintain 1m minimum separation
  • Even at 1m spacing – do not congregate in groups of more than 50 people
  • Between groups of 50 people there must be a 2m gap

 

There is a fun Kid’s Criterium and two races for club riders.

 

Afterwards, line Lambton Quay and soak up the festive atmosphere as New Zealand’s elite road cyclists race the fifth and final stage of the UCI 2.2 New Zealand Cycle Classic. This will be a thrilling Criterium held on the same city streets followed by the presentation of the coveted Yellow Jersey to the Tour winner and overall classification jerseys from the previous four days of racing in the Wairarapa.

 

This is the second time in eleven years that the New Zealand Cycle Classic has been held in Wellington, so come along and enjoy a wheely fun day out along the City’s Golden Mile. It is also the only Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) sanctioned multi-day race to be held in Oceania in January 2022.

 

Distance
Riders bike 1.6km anti-clockwise through the heart of Wellington’s CBD - the Golden Mile.

 

Categories
Capital Criterium for non-club riders

A 30-minute plus one-lap Criterium for all non-club riders. Field open to men and women.

 

Capital Criterium for club riders

A 30-minute plus one-lap Criterium for club riders. Field open to men and women.

 

Kids Fun Criterium

In between the two Capital Criterium, kids get the chance to Cycle the Golden Mile.

 

Cycle the Golden Mile

Sunday 9 January 2022
Midland Park
Lambton Quay, Wellington

Start time

11:30am Capital Criterium for non-club riders.

12:00pm Kids Fun Criterium.

12:15pm Capital Criterium for club riders.

E Bikes
E-Bikes are very welcome in the social criterium.

 

 

1.30pm: Fifth and Final stage of the New Zealand Cycle Classic

2.45pm: Official New Zealand Cycle Classic presentations

Please note for Covid-19 contact tracing purposes all participants of the races must register before the event and we encourage you to scan the event QR code, using the official NZ Covid Tracer App.

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