Armstrong Peugeot Festival of Cycling Harbour Challenge




Bike Ride

204326 ft

Begins in:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Created By:
Derrick Nelson
Starting from McCormacks Bay Reserve, the ride heads over the Causeway and then winds its way through the Southern Suburbs of Christchurch and via the Cashmere Downs to Halswell. A few testing climbs are encountered on these early kilometres to start spreading out the field. SH75 is joined at Halswell before diverting on to Old Tai Tapu Road, rejoining the highway again at Tai Tapu. At almost exactly half way you encounter a water station and this is also the changeover for the 2 person teams, at the entrance to the Bentwood Winery. Carry on along SH75 to the Blue Duck Cafe, then haead off up Gebbies Pass Valley Road to the KOM point at the summit of Gebbies Pass. A welcome breather descending the pass takes you onto the shores of Lyttelton Harbour at Teddington. A scenic route then takes you around the harbour, including several gnarly little climbs, before arriving at Lyttelton. One final big climb over Evans Pass follows, before a fast descent to Sumner and the push for the finish back at McCormacks Bay Reserve.
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Climb Details

Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 1 0.68 mi/1.93 mi 1.24 mi -1059 ft/180 ft 18.9%
Cat 4 23.44 mi/28.47 mi 5.04 mi 12 ft/391 ft 1.4%
Cat 5 31.27 mi/35.62 mi 4.35 mi -8 ft/224 ft 1.0%
Cat hc 37.86 mi/41.90 mi 4.04 mi -7811 ft/319 ft 38.1%
Cat False 54.52 mi/66.65 mi 12.12 mi -62369 ft/-293 ft 97.0%
Cat hc 71.74 mi/80.38 mi 8.64 mi -24823 ft/567 ft 55.6%
Cat False 104.76 mi/125.83 mi 21.08 mi -106539 ft/232 ft 96.0%

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