Merrell Tour de Wakatipu

Competitor Information


A full briefing sheet and other information will be sent to entrants

Race Rules - click here


Race Packs / Transponder pick up
Located at Millbrook Resort, registration will take place on race day Saturday 267th March 2016. Your race pack will contain your race number, cable ties, transponders and promotional material from sponsors.
The number must be attached to the front of your bike for the event.

Race Pack Pickup Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Race Briefings    
7.45 - 8.15 for elite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.45 for Elite and Sport
8.00 - 8.30 for sport
8.30 - 9.30 for recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00 for Recreational

Bike Start times    
0900 for Elite and Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in waves with 10 mn intervals
10.15 for Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in waves with 15 mn intervals


Securely attach the transponder following the instructions. If you lose your transponder there will be a $30 replacement charge. Please also notify event staff at the finish line. Your transponder will be removed by volunteers
at the finish line. If you eave the finish area without them removing it please come back and hand it in, it is your responsibility that it is returned!

Prize giving will be held at the finish line at Morven Ferry, all welcome.  A band will entertain until prize-giving and food, coffee and wine will be available.

For Sport and Elite, from approx 12.30am and for Recreational cyclist, from approximately 4.30pm.

Please note all first place getters will receive a prize. 2nd place getters will also receive a prize, provided there are 7 individuals in their category, similarly the 3rd place getters will also receive a prize provided there are 10 individuals in their category. All placegetters will be invited to come to the podium.

 Spot Prizes
All competitors are eligible for spot prizes. Check our tent to see if you have won a Spot Prize and simply collect it.
Millbrook: Traffic Marshal's will be in place to direct vehicles. Please obey their instructions. If required all day parking will be available. Absolutely no cycling  or warm-ups on the public roads adjacent to the Millbrook is permitted before the event.
Morven Ferry Road: It is a narrow road down to the river but there is space for passing carefully.

Return from Morven Ferry - by bike or private car. We don't have a transport system back to Millbrook.

It is only a short flat 8kms back to Millbrook. Please ensure you have a sober driver with you if you choose to drink alcohol. Also be mindful if you are driving ensure you only consume a moderate amount  of alcohol and eat plenty of food while you are drinking. Be sensible in this regard. We do not advocate drink driving.