Get Involved


Get involved with Spot Prizes to be won!

The NZ Cycle Classic isn't just for pro-riders. Everyone can get involved with big prizes, fun rides and other events taking place during the week.


Best  supporter prize!

Stage One


Finish approx. 1.20pm (be early) outside the Masterton Golf Club
Totara Street & Manuka Street


  • Locals can dress up their front gate - WIN PRIZES!
  • Spectators can dress themselves up - WIN PRIZES!

Stage Two


Be there from 11.00am for nine exciting laps
In particular; Martinborough Sq., Oxford St, Todds Rd


Dress up, have a banner or sign, make noise with bells & whistles - WIN PRIZES!



Stage Three


Racing starts at 10.00am but be on Admiral Hill before the road closes at 1.30pm

    • "The Queen Stage" - you just must be at the top of the KOM and the Admiral Hill finish
    • and/or get to the top of Te Wharau Hill and/or Limeworks Hill

Stage Four


Racing starts at 10.00am From Solway Hotel in Masterton, riders travel towards Carrington to complete 3 laps of a circuit.  Perfect place to watch Lincoln St in Carterton or top of the hill at Hururua Rd.


Stage Five

Wellington Lambton Quay

Races start at 10.00am with the main event from 1.30pm



Safety Tips

Riders regularly reach speeds in excess of 60 km/h and 100 km/h on a downhill run. These safety top tips are for you to have the most fun and for everyone to stay safe.


  • Plan your journey and consider all travel options available to you
  • If you need to drive on a circuit, please drive in the same direction as the race or you might be asked to stop and wait for a while by the police
  • Check here for road closures (coming soon)
  • Arrive at your chosen spectating spot at least 30 minutes before the race is due to arrive
  • Get involved as a spectator
    • Bring a picnic and enjoy the setting even before and after the race has gone past
    • Bring drums, bells, musical instruments; anything to make heaps of noise!
    • Fancy dress is good too!
  • Please take your litter home with you. The NZ Cycle Classic is showcasing the best of Wairarapa scenery and Wellington city to the world, so please respect your surroundings
  • Be prepared for all weather conditions! Waiting for the riders you might need waterproofs or hopefully sun cream!
A safe race does have some rules
  • Always obey the instructions of police and motorcycle escort marshals, volunteer marshals and race staff
  • Please do not bring your dog. Dogs and high speed cyclists really do not mix well
General safety tips
  • Riders travel at high speeds and can't swerve or stop suddenly
  • Riders use both sides of the road including the edges
  • Do not stand on the road
  • Do not attempt to touch riders
  • Do not hold objects in the path of riders during the race e.g. selfie sticks, flags, signs
  • Do not leave or throw any object onto the road
  • Listen for advance warnings from race officials and race commentators
  • Monitor children and prams at all times. Prams should not be left by the edge of the road
  • Keep pets on a leash and well back from the road at all times

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