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RIDE Cycling Festival Exceeds Expectations

Media Release – 29 January 2019

An exciting sprint finish in the centre of Cambridge was the perfect conclusion to RIDE’s five-days of cycling festivities. New Zealander Aaron Gate, riding for EVO Pro Racing, won the overall Grassroots Trust New Zealand Cycle Classic title while more than a thousand people enjoyed and participated in the week’s various events. Read more…

Gate Wins 2019 Grassroots Trust NZ Cycle Classic Title

Media Release – 27 January 2019

EVO Pro racing’s Aaron Gate won the overall Grassroots Trust New Zealand Cycle Classic title while another exciting sprint finish saw Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development team take first and second over the line in today’s fifth and final stage. Read more…

Aussie Rider Pips Work Horse on Finish Line to Claim Stage 4 of the 2019 Grassroots Trust NZ Cycle Classic

Media Release – 26 January 2019

It was a day of firsts for Oliver’s Real Food Racing’s Jesse Featonby. The former ITU triathlete turned road cyclist not only grabbed his first stage victory for his Australian based team but also his first UCI points after giving a blistering performance during stage four of the Grassroots Trust New Zealand Cycle Classic held on the outskirts of Cambridge in the Waipa region today. Read more…

Aussie Youngster Claims Stage Three of the 2019 Grassroots Trust 

Media Release – 25 January 2019

The Grassroots Trust New Zealand Cycle Classic has long held the reputation of unearthing new talent or helping up-and-coming riders step onto a bigger platform … and today was no exception. Read more…

Swiss Precision Unfolds During Stage Two of the 2019 Grassroots Trust NZ Cycle Classic

Media Release – 24 January 2019

A photo finish was required to determine the winner of stage two of the 2019 Grassroots Trust New Zealand Cycle Classic held on the outskirts of Cambridge today, following aggressive riding by the Swiss National Team. Read more…

Gate Wins Stage One of the Grassroots Trust New Zealand Cycle Classic

Media Release – 24 January 2019

It was a weary but “super stoked” smile worn by Kiwi Aaron Gate today after he won the opening stage of the 2019 Grassroots Trust New Zealand Cycle Classic, a UCI 2.2 five-stage elite men’s cycle tour being held entirely in the Waipā region Read more…

Hobbiton Movie Set Gran Fondo Late Entry Fee Waived

Media Release – 16 January 2019

It’s now less than two weeks until New Zealand’s biggest cycling festival hits the Waikato. Read more…

Sandoval rates 2019 Grassroots Trust NZ Cycle Classic field the best in the event’s 32 year history

Media Release – 14 January 2019

Jorge Sandoval is a man of strong views, but not exaggeration. So when the Grassroots Trust New Zealand Cycle Classic race director talks about the field for this month’s UCI 2.2 five-stage elite men’s cycle tour being held entirely in the Waipā region, as the best he’s assembled … you know he’s being sincere. Read more…

Formidable pro team gunning for Grassroots Trust NZ Cycle Classic title

Media Release – 10 January 2019

The list of world class riders entered in this month’s Grassroots Trust New Zealand Cycle Classic continues to grow.Read more…

The RIDE Countdown is on!

Media Release – 9 January 2019

It’s now less than three weeks until New Zealand’s biggest cycling festival hits the Waikato. Read more…

Two Japanese teams to debut in Grassroots Trust New Zealand Cycle Classic

Media Release – 7 January 2019

Two professional Japanese road cycling teams will be making their debut in this month’s Grassroots New Zealand Cycle Classic being staged entirely in the Waikato. Read more…

Reigning New Zealand Cycle Classic Champion returns to defend his title

Media Release – 17 December 2018

Top kiwi road cyclist Hayden McCormick has confirmed he will defend his Grassroots Trust New Zealand Cycle Classic title in 2019 – hoping local knowledge and a new team will aid his cause. Read more…

Riding into town!

Media Release – 22 November 2018

As part of the exciting Three Peaks RIDE New Zealand’s Cycling Festival, the Big Bike Film Night is riding into Cambridge. Read more…

Forsyth Barr taking the lead in support of women’s racing

Media Release – 19 November 2018

We are proud to announce our partnership with Forsyth Barr Limited as the official sponsor of the Halfling Women’s Classic race. Read more…

RIDE gets it’s Wings!

Media Release – 25 October 2018

Three Peaks RIDE New Zealand’s Cycling Festival is proud to announce the partnership with Winger Suzuki Hamilton as the ‘Official Vehicle Supplier’ in the week-long community cycling event coming this January 2019. Read more…

Cycling festival celebrates Waipā’s heritage

Waipa District Council Media Release – 25 October 2018

A five-day cycling festival in late-January will showcase the best of Waipā’s cultural and natural heritage. Read more…

Grassroots Trust gets behind the 2019 New Zealand Cycle Classic

Media Release – 17 October 2018

The 2019 New Zealand Cycle Classic has received a significant boost thanks to Grassroots Trust, who have come onboard as the naming rights sponsor. Read more…

Save the date! New Zealand’s Cycling Festival is coming to Waipa!

Media Release – 27 June 2018

The New Zealand Cycle Classic’s recently announced move to Waipa has sparked a new week-long community cycling event. Read more…

Cycle Classic One Step Closer

Cambridge News – 25 June 2018

New Zealand Cycle Classic race director Jorge Sandoval has been in town putting the finishing touches on the route for next year’s race, which will be held in Cambridge and surrounding areas for the first time. Read more…

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