November 2019:  It is with regret that the Trustees of the New Zealand Cycle Festival Trust have made the decision to wind up the NZCF Trust, and terminate its management of the calendar of cycling events during the week of Taranaki Anniversary Weekend.

Since 2014 the Trust has enjoyed the support of, and supporting the different clubs, codes and individuals involved in cycling in Taranaki. The Trustees have always undertaken this work voluntarily and for no reward other than seeing people coming to take part in the events that we have organised. We feel that the profile and participation in cycling, from kids riding to school, their parents commuting, and the range of sporting disciplines has grown since the NZCFT was created, and we are satisfied that we have helped in some part towards this.

So, if you have ever helped us by taking part in any of our events during the last five years we thank you, and perhaps you’ll see us out there, dodging traffic, drafting the big fella ahead, or getting snaked in the rhythm section.

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Welcome to the 2019 NZ Cycle Festival!

The New Zealand Cycle Festival is the premier weekend program celebrating all aspects of cycling competition and culture, held during Taranaki Anniversary weekend (8-11 March, 2019).

We have over a week of planned activities and events celebrating all aspects of cycling in our community.  In addition to the Surf Highway 100 km ride, we have partnered with the Opunake Lions, who are hosting their annual Mountain-Surf downhill MTB ride, and with Sport Taranaki and the New Plymouth Mountain Bike Club, who are running a fun ride for all kids aged 2 to 12.

Frocks on Bikes have a mystery ride, there is the Bike Art Exhibition, and the NZ Cycle Show – a shared exhibition space for anyone who has vintage, eclectic or rare bikes, and for cycling businesses to share what is new.

So, please check out the different events, mark your calendar, and start riding!

Many thanks again

NZ Cycle Festival Trust

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