Cycle Seminar Series

Holden and Bike Barn have got together to create a complimentary nationwide Cycle Seminar Series to be held in August, offering an informative and entertaining series of workshops in preparation for the ultimate kiwi cycle event of the year– the Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

The Seminars are geared towards both seasoned riders as well as those new to the Taupo event, and will include the opportunity to hear from some of New Zealand’s leading cycling professionals. Topics cover everything you need to know to prepare you for NZ’s largest cycling event including; nutrition tips, training advice and bike maintenance.

There will also be some goodies for attendees to take away, and the chance to win a new Merida bike as well.

Dates and locations for the evenings are below:

Monday 3rd August - Bike Barn Britomart, 88 Quay St, Britomart
Tuesday 4th August - Giltrap Holden North Shore, 150 Wairau Rd, Wairau Valley
Monday 10th August - Bike Barn Hamilton, Cnr Ulster & Liverpool Street, Hamilton North
Tuesday 11th August - Ebbett Taupo, 147-155 Ruapehu St, Taupo Town Centre
Thursday 13th August - Bike Barn Napier, 102 Taradale Rd, Onekawa
Palmerston North
Monday 17th August - Bike Barn Palmerston North, 400 Ferguson St, Palmerston North
Tuesday 18th August - Bike Barn Wellington City, 131-139 Tory St, Te Aro
Thursday 27th August - Bike Barn Christchurch, 245 Moorhouse Ave, Sydenham
Friday 28th August - D&E Timaru Evans Street, 177 Evans Street, Timaru

All seminars run from 5:30pm - 7:00pm, and spaces are limited. You can find out more and register for one of the evenings at



Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is NZ’s largest cycling event. Around 8,000 riders from across New Zealand and over 20 countries across the globe take part each year.

The Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is best known for its 160-km Bike Barn Solo, the one-lap circumnavigation of Lake Taupo, but this is just one of 18 categories on offer, with both road cycling and mountain bike options for individuals and groups, catering to all levels of cycling and fitness abilities.

NZ’s premier bike event is held on the last Saturday in November and there are plenty of prestigious prizes up for grabs. The 2015 Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge will be held on Saturday the 28th of November, with online entries open now at:


For further information, contact:
Hayden Dickason
Sponsorship & Communications Director
Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
+64 7 3781546 or +64 21 – 986830 

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