To all residents living in the Miramar, Maupuia, Karaka Bay and Seatoun areas.
The 2023 UCI 2.2 New Zealand Cycle Classic is coming near you.
The proposed road closures to vehicles and scooters are as follows: Miramar Peninsula cycle Circuit: Saturday 14 January 2023 7.00am to 4.00pm
- Miramar Peninsula (North of Scorching Bay Beach to Miramar Cutting)
- Rolling Lane Closure: When cyclists are racing (from Miramar Cutting and Tauhinu Road) turn right into Rex Street, turn left onto Para Street turn right onto Awa Road – Start Hill climb, turn sharp left onto Karaka Bay Road, around Miramar Peninsula, turn left onto Miramar Avenue, turn left onto Tauhinu Road.
See complete race route and map HERE
New Zealand’s only International Cycle Union (UCI) cycle race The New Zealand Cycle Classic is coming to your area on Saturday 14th January 2023. This is a five-day elite men’s road cycling race featuring our top riders, as well as riders from Australia, the UK and parts of Europe and Asia. The fourth stage is a 126km circuit around the Miramar Peninsular in Wellington with riders completing 12 laps. Riders will be racing on BOTH sides of the road, so please follow our safety tips outlined below.
In addition, a fun cycling event called the Pedal Project Gran Fondo will be held with the aim to encourage more people into cycling. Both events will have traffic management plans in place and could affect your daily routine.
How will this affect you?
- On Saturday 14th January 2023 two cycle races will take place.
- The estimated time of these races in this area is between 8.30am – 4.30pm.
- If you need to leave your property during these hours or drive on the roads listed below, we recommend you travel in the same direction as the race (anti clockwise around the circuit). Otherwise, you might be asked by our partners the NZ Police and race traffic management, to pull over safely and wait for the race convoy (this includes team cars and bike mechanics) to pass.
- During these hours, we recommend you park vehicles in your driveway to ensure a safe passage for all.
What is the race circuit?
For both the Gran Fondo race and NZ Cycle Classic riders will follow the same circuit. HERE
Gran Fondo riders will complete 8 laps and are expected to be on the course between 8.30am and 12noon.
NZ Cycle Classic riders will complete 12 laps beginning at 1pm. It is estimated they will take 3 hours to complete all 12. Following this prize giving will be had at Rex St.
Miramar Peninsular will be closed to all traffic from Worser Bay to Shelly Bay and Miramar Road from 8.00am to 4.30pm approximate.
Can I cheer on the riders?
YES PLEASE! For those residents with plenty of passion who are keen to be the best supporters, you can win spot prizes! Find somewhere safe and bring a picnic and enjoy the racing action. You can make plenty of noise and fancy dress is good too.
Best place to view
With riders completing 12 laps of the circuit, it means it’s terrific viewing as you can see who is making a break-away and who is leading the peloton. If you live along the circuit, the best place to sit is outside your house and watch the riders zoom past.
If you like hill climbing, I’d recommend you go to Awa Road hill and see the best hill climbers going to work!
Riders regularly reach speeds more than 60 km/h and 100 km/h on a downhill. These top safety tips are for you to have the most enjoyable day and ensure you and everyone stays safe.
- If you live on the circuit – please park your car inside your drive.
- If you need to drive on the circuit, please drive in the same direction as the race or you might be asked to pull over, stop and wait for the race convoy to pass.
- Please obey the instructions of NZ Police and race marshals (some of whom are on motorcycles), volunteer marshals and race staff
- Please do not bring your dog. Dogs and high-speed cyclists don’t mix well. If you live on the circuit, please keep your pet on a leash and well back from the road at all times.
- Remembers, 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
- 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
- Please take your litter home with you. The NZ Cycle Classic is showcasing the best of Wellington city to the world, so please respect your surroundings
For more information you can visit
The Gran Fondo: https://www.cycleclassic.co.nz/
UCI 2.2 New Zealand Cycle Classic https://cycletournz.com/
If you have any questions, please call me on the below number.
On behalf of my organising team and all the competitors thank you for reading this important notice and I encourage you to come and watch some of the best riders in the world as they take on stage four of the UCI 2.2 New Zealand Cycle Classic. We look forward to having your support and welcoming everyone that visits with your renown Miramar hospitality.
Jorge Sandoval MNZM
New Zealand Cycle Classic
+64 274 464 300