Event Details

Entry Fees

Gran Fondo – 100km Ride


First 200 Entries or until the 1st October 2019


Entries from 1st October 2019


On-Day Entries

Corto Fondo – 18km Ride


All Entries


Teams Competition (Note no Team entries will be taken after 8th Feb 2020)

ON-Day Entries: There will be an additional $10 charged on all On-Day entries for the Corto Fondo

Start Groups

The New Zealand Gran Fondo will be split into several start groups based on your expected time to complete the course, it is very important that you select the group best suited to you and riding ability.

The Start Groups will be –

100km Event
Start Time for Group 1 will be 9:30am with the rest of the groups to follow at 2 minute intervals

Group 1.

Under 2hr 45

Group 2.

2hr 45 to 3hr 05

Group 3.

3hr 05 to 3hr 25

Group 4.

3hr 25 to 3hr 45

Group 5.

3hr 45 to 4hr 05

Group 6.

Over 4hr 5min

Group 7.

Early Group start at 8-30am If expected time is over 5hr

18km Event

Group 1.

Under 50min

Group 2.

50min & Over

Teams Competition

100km Event

The only thing better than riding an amazing 100km course, is riding an amazing 100km course with 4 of your mates. 

Grab a team together, encourage each other in training, make the most of the reduced price for teams and go all out to take home the category win for Male Teams, Female Teams or Mixed Teams. 

Team Time is worked out but adding the first 3 riders finishing time together.

18km Event

For every work place, school, family or friends group, there is the 18km teams category. This is open to everyone who can ride 18km, all finishers receive a medal and there is even a prize for the first team home in each of the 3 Team divisions.

You can ride the Corto Fondo with you family and friends by entering a team. Teams are categorised as Family Fun (one primary school age child and one adult at least per team), Young Guns (aged 11 – 15 years old) or adults can put in a team of work mates or friends in the Adult category.  Dress up, enjoy the ride and have some fun over the 18km course.

What a great way to get your friends and colleagues motivated to get out and ride. Please note all children under the age of 11 will need to be accompanied by an adult. This could be one adult for the team.

Recovery Zone

The New Zealand Gran Fondo will have a recovery zone at the finish on Victoria Square for all competitors to enjoy, once you finish and receive your medal you will be directed through the recovery zone to grab yourself a Ride Festival Drink bottle (Filled with cold Water) and a light snack of Fruit and other goodies to refuel after your big ride.

Prize Giving

Prize Giving will take place at Victoria Square at 3pm.

A Winners Jersey will be awarded to the first placed Male and Female in each of the below divisions.
U19, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

All finishers of the New Zealand Gran Fondo event will receive a unique finishes medal.

Drink Stations

There will be 2 Drink/Aid Station out on the course, this will give you the opportunity to stop and replenish your Drink Bottles with Sports Drink or Water to get you through the rest of the ride.

Drink Station 1 – Goodwood School 57km
Drink Station 2 – Whitehall 80km


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