Events Taranaki are delighted to announce the event sponsor will once again be BDO Taranaki.

The Taranaki Cycle Challenge has become one of New Zealand’s premier road cycle events with over 1000, competitive and recreational cyclists enjoying the day. This event is always held on the Auckland/Bay of Plenty Anniversary weekend and is Taranaki’s longest running Around The Mountain recreational cycling ride.

What an amazing day we had in New Plymouth January 2019, perfect weather conditions and lightning quick times were again the order of the day. “We have an amazing team who contributed to make the day a huge success – thank you everyone who helped ” Thanks to all who entered”. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2020

E bikes are growing in popularity so we have added a new E bike category this year with only one entry we may not continue this category. The seperate Mountain Bike event proved very popular

7 hardy souls competed in the Solo 2 laps so we will keep this in the mix: Starts at 1.30am. We will provide a tail end Charlie, however you need to be self supporting for the first lap. 4 Mechanics & St John’s on course, water, electrolyte, toilets at all relay changes on 2nd lap. On completing your 1st lap check in at the start area corner Rogan and Gover Street.


A huge thanks to BTW for developing an interactive map for our event. This was a big help to out of town support vehicle traffic in particular. atmcyclerace.btw.nz


This is the first event in the Taranaki Super Challenge.

Video Daily News – Cycle Event 27th January 2018

View the 2015 Taranaki Cycle Challenge video here

View the 2014 Taranaki Cycle Challenge video here

View 2013 event here

Marathon photos have taken some awesome shots on the day. These are available by clicking on the 2019 photos on the right hand coloumn.


Taranaki Velodrome Trust & Cycle Park

We will be donating some of the proceeds of this event to support the ongoing work at the Velodrome & Cycle Park