Surf Highway 100km Ride

Ride the Iconic Surf Highway (SH45) in Taranaki – a ride for all cyclists. New Plymouth to Hawera via Surf Highway SH45.
Early start time for riders wishing to take 3 plus hours.

07 Mar


Many thanks to those who took part in the 2019 Surf Highway Ride.   Final results, with audited time are available here: NZCFT2019F.  Although the focus is on participation, we must acknowledge Glenn Kirk, fastest man (2 hrs 36 minutes) and Bev Ellice, fastest woman (3 hrs 44 minutes).

The Surf Highway 100km Ride will be back in 2020, on Saturday 7 March – mark the date! It will be starting in Hawera and travelling to Centennial Drive in New Plymouth (2019).

Rider categories include:

Open Solo $65, Bone Collector $40 each, Relay $40 each & Tandem $65 per bike.

  • Online entries close midnight Thursday 5th March 2019
  • Late cash entries can be made on registration evening – New Plymouth Fitzroy Skate Rink  4.30 – 6.45pm and Hawera TSB Hub 4.30 – 6.30pm
  • Hawera registration & Pick-up Ride Pack: Venue TSB Hub foyer 4.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Youth rates (under 18 years old on event day) are $30 each for all categories 

OFFLINE (PAPER) AND LATE ENTRIES: Download and print the form (NZCF Late Entry Form) and bring to registration with cash.

All late (at registration) entries incur extra $10 charge. 


The cycling route teases riders with a mainly flat through for the balance of the ride through to Okato, and then a few gnarly hills for the last 25 km.

Again we have the category for the electric bike devotees to crank their “power” along the Surf Highway. Prize giving will be approximately 12.30pm at the TSB Hub on Waihi Road Hawera.




New Plymouth: Friday, March 6th 2020 at the East End Skate Park Fitzroy, New Plymouth, from 4:30 to 6.45 pm.

Hawera: Hawera TSB Hub  Thursday March 5th 4.30 – 6.30pm

Please Note: Cash registrations will only be available on registration nights. Sorry we cannot accept registrations on the morning of the event. 

Event Day – Saturday March 7th 2020:

Start Line: Hawera Primary School

4 hour Plus riders – Saturday, start 07:30 am: Rider Brief 07:15 am

3 Hour Plus Riders & E-Bikes – Saturday,  Start 8.00 am:Ride Brief 7.45 am 

Less than 3 Hours Riders – Saturday,  Start: 09.00 am: Riders Brief 8:45 am

All Rides will be a neutral group start, closely marshalled for the entire ride with motorbikes.


The Changeover areas for Relay & Bone Collector teams at:

Relay: Opunake

Bone Collector:  Manaia – Opunake – Okato

Finish Line: Centennial Drive, New Plymouth,174.268509,18.58z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6d159e2016a13ce7:0xcbb09e4965a56958!8m2!3d-39.5710621!4d174.2690306




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Terms and Conditions for the Surf Highway 100km Ride.

1.0 – Spot-prize Recipient must be present at prize giving to collect prize.

2.0 – There are no Gender or Age Group Categories.
2.1 – Your age group is your age on the day, no halves – (March 9th 2019).
2.2 – There are no water stations along the route.
2.3 – Depending on entrant numbers the ride start maybe staggered.
2.4 – The Surf Highway 100km Ride from New Plymouth to Hawera is limited to entries of 400 riders only.
2.5 Any questions please see contact details above.

In consideration of the acceptance of my entry for the Surf Highway 100km Ride I, or I on behalf of my team, do hereby agree to release from any liability, financial or otherwise, the event, Event Directors, officials, sponsors, volunteer groups, and/or individuals from all claims for injuries and/or damage however caused from my/our participation in this event. I certify that I, and my team are in good health. In submitting the entry form I/we agree to comply with the rules of the 100km Surf Flier.

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Contact Information

Name Nic Barrett Email Phone 0272277388