Ashburton to Christchurch Classic




Bike Ride

1768 ft

Begins in:
Ashburton, New Zealand
Created By:
Derrick Nelson
A revised route for this long established classic race avoiding Rakaia and the heavily congested SH1 section of the old course. The new route heads out to Mthven, a long steady slog, especially when a NWly is blowing, before some relief on the descent into Rakaia Gorge. Short lived however, as you now have the sharp climb out of the gorge up to Windwhistle. Her you turn off the Inland Highway towards Hororata, and from here to the finish is generally a fast, steadily descending last half of the course. Negotiate the roundabout at Hororata to the feed staion at the school, then continue on through Charing Cross. Carry on towards the junction with SH75, then the course turns right for the final run in to the finish on Aylesbury Road towards Burnham Camp, then left onto 2 Chain Road for the build up to the finish at 116km.
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Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 4 30.81 mi/33.67 mi 2.86 mi 885 ft/1,388 ft 3.3%

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