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Pak'nSave Summer Series Event 5

Apr 05, 2019

10:00am – 2:00pm

Tour de Hutt

The 7 Bar - 3 King Street, Upper Hutt

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2019 Summer Series

This is the fifth and final event of the 2019 PNP Road Summer Series. You are welcome to enter whether you've ridden all or none of the prior four rides.  You can enter one event or the whole series, either as an individual or as a team (social, club, corporate, racing team, any). We have two distances at each event, the Gran Fondo (long course) and the Medio Fondo (medium course). Both will have a mass start with placings awarded based on age and gender categories, and at the end of the ride we'll have a podium for the top place getters with refreshments available. We hope you'll support us by coming along and giving it a go.

If you enter the series you'll receive one event free.


Event Five –  Tour de Hutt

Venue: 7 Bar, 3 King St - Upper Hutt. Meet here to register, collect numbers, timing tag and get your briefing. Registrations are open between 8:30-9:30am.

Prizegiving for the event and series is back at 7 Bar at 2PM.

Event date and time: Saturday 6 April, 10:00am Gran Fondo start, 10:10am Medio Fondo start.​

There is an Early Bird Start option for the Gran Fondo of 9:30am. Email timing team to book in: Jonathan Jackson:, or on the day at Registration prior to 9am. You may ride with any group on the road including MedioFondo, but course is 4 laps. 

There are two ride distances, and you are free to choose:

Gran Fondo: 100km (the distance for the Gran Fondo will vary from 80-125km throughout the series)

Medio Fondo: 50km (the distance for the Medio Fondo will vary from 50-80km throughout the series)

Entry: Online entry is preferred as it helps us enormously, but you can also enter on the day also for extra $30.

$30 for individual adult PNP member

$20 for individual junior PNP member

$60 for non PNP members (PNP membership is $60 per/annum, so join up now and save. E.g. if not a current member, but join PNP and enter full series, the per event fee for adult is $36)

Team entry for the series is FREE for 2019. (Teams are any number of riders, can be across all grades, genders and distances. Note, only the top 10 placings in each event, by age category).

Note: On-the-day entries incur an additional late entry fee of $30, so enter online now. Close off for normal entries is Thursday midnight to permit organisation of numbers and timing.

Membership and licences:

We will have a list of PNP members on the day, please ensure your race license is also up to date if you intend riding in more than two events in the series. You may also ride without a license.

Entry categories: 

U19 Men / U19 Women

20-34 Men / 20-34 Women

35-44 Men / 35-44 Women

45-54 Men / 45-54 Women

55-59 Men / 55-59 Women

60-69 Men / 60-69 Women

70+ Men / 70+ Women

Event timing: Event timing will be captured using an automated timing system. You will also be issued a number, to allow for manual timing as a back up. Pick up your numbers and timing tags from registration from 8:30am to 9:30am, prior to the event start at 10:00am. Please ensure your number is pinned in the centre of your back so it can been seen at the finish. Return timing tags and race numbers at end of each race for repacking for next time.

Course descriptions: 

Gran Fondo

**this is an open road course and riders MUST obey road rules. Please be prepared to yield/give way if required (cyclists must obey open road rules).**

Mostly flat terrain, but with the legendary 2.5 km winding forested climb up the Blue Mountains. Some interesting technical sections through country side and suburban sectors, and a new flat finish makes for an interesting circuit.

​The ride begins with a neutral roll out from area outside the registration venue. You then proceed west along Lane Road onto the course with a start on Alexander Rd.​

Continue along Alexander Rd, Menzies Rd, to Left at Somme Rd and Pempsey St, then Grey St. Then left at the Silverstream round into Whitemans Rd onto Blue Mountains Rd.

Once onto Blue Mountains Road, follow it all the way to the end of this road up the 2.5 km climb to the top. Please keep left up the climb.

​Ride the whole of Whitemans Valley Road, through to the Wallaceville-Whitemans-TeMaura Rd junction. Turn left and proceed to descend the Wallaceville hill. At the bottom, again continue left onto Alexander Rd. Complete further laps.

The finish is left onto William Durant Drive, down the road about 200 m from the intersection.

After the event, the podium and Series podium for ALL AGE GRADES and TEAMS will be awarded +plus food at the race venue.


Medio Fondo

As for Gran Fondo, but 2 laps of the circuit.

After the event, at 2pm the podium and Series podium for ALL AGE GRADES and TEAMS will be awarded +plus food at 7 Bar.


Note: this course and profile show ONE LAP only – for the Gran Fondo you will complete this lap almost two times.

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Medio Fondo

**this is an open road course and riders MUST obey road rules**

Medio Fondo

As for Gran Fondo, but 2 laps of the circuit

After the event, the podium and Series podium for ALL AGE GRADES and TEAMS will be awarded +plus food at the race venue.


Team competitor rules: 

  1. Register at start of series.

  2. Teams to be registered in the online portal (webscorer) by nominated Team Leader. 

  3. Teams may be any singular or hybrid of club, corporate/workplace, social/your mates, regular cycling teams.

  4. Teams comprise minimum of 4 and maximum of 10 riders across grades and the two Fondo distances. That is, you can have riders in one team in any age-grade across both races. Teams may be single or mixed sex.

  5. Team uniforms are encouraged, but not mandatory.

  6. Riders earn team points based on their finish results in their entered age category. A team with a rich representation across age and sex categories will probably do well.

  7. Riders must be registered into teams at the start of series. Additions permitted as Series progresses. However, to avoid burglars…

  8. …Riders registered for a team and who selected the Gran Fondo Long Course in any race, may not then ride in the same team in a subsequent Medio Fondo Short Course (no down grading), if they do this, they will be disqualified from earning points for the team. However, an individual rider may change between Gran and Medio Fondo races throughout the Series. This rule is to stop riders changing between course distances dependent on their perceived strengths/weaknesses.

Event rules and limited liability: 

  1. Quality mass start road cycling challenge events for individuals, and social, corporate, and regular teams.

  2. Competitors, all volunteers and officials by starting and attending the event do so at their own risk (as per BikeNZ rules) and imply their acceptance of this condition and absolve the race organisation of liability.

  3. Numbers and timing tags are provided. Number to be worn on centre back or jersey pockets. Electronic timing tags must be returned at the end of each race or pay $20 penalty.

  4. All roads ride during the series are open. Riders must abide by NZ traffic and road rules, especially double yellow line rule. Ride on left side of the road at all times. Riders must take strict notice of road patrols, road works, marshal and traffic regulations. The Race Director reserves the right to disqualify any rider for breach of NZ Road Rules, dangerous or unsportsmanlike behaviour. Verbal abuse of other riders, volunteers, and supports will not be tolerated and may result in cancellation of any prize money owing or disqualification of the infringing rider at Race Director discretion. Any complaints should be logged to the Race Director.

  5. Riders repeatedly riding on wrong side of the road will be given a time penalty or slowest time for their grade and on 2nd offence – disqualification. This rule is not about occasional movement over the line due to movement in the peloton or a quick passing manoeuvre over the line. It is about attacks on the wrong side of the road, continually sitting over the line, and sitting over the line on blind corners or with oncoming traffic. Riders should form second and third echelons in cross winds.

  6. Disqualifications for riding over the white centre line. Complaints from the public and warnings from the Councils have meant we are enforcing the white line rule to secure continuation of traffic management approvals and public liability. An official warning will be provided (here) and at race briefing. You may or may not get a warning on the road. The white line is the gutter. Form a second echelon or counter attack. No exceptions. Moves onto the wrong side of the road, other than for safety followed by an immediate return to correct side of the road, will be subject to DQ. All motorbike, car and in-bunch marshals will be notified of rule enforcement.

  7. Event finishes will be indicated by a finishing line, chequered flag, timing equipment and road cones. There will be signs displayed at 2km, 1km, 500m to before the finish. Riders should take personal note of the mapped location of the course in case they miss a turn or otherwise (take course map if uncertain). Noted distances are approximate from

  8. Support vehicles. No feeding from support vehicles is permitted. Feeding at designated feed zones only. Do not park within 1 km of the finish.

  9. Podium for top 3 overall man and women at the Event venue about 60 min after main group finishes.

  10. Results will be posted online as soon as possible after the race.

  11. Following vehicles. Only official vehicles are permitted to follow. Supporters, please use alternative routes where possible to access feed station, view points etc.

  12. Event 5 finish at top of Wallaceville Hill climb has limited parking. No collection of riders at stage finish. Riders are to descend hill and arrange pickup at bottom or ride back to registration/prize giving venue.

  13. In the case of a tie for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place at the end of the race, the rider with the highest first placings within the respective Competition wins the placing (not time on GC, not final event placing). If number of first placings are drawn, then second placings decide, and so forth until separation occurs.

  14. Cycling NZ Standard rules for bikes. Bikes must be road worthy, safe, and checked. It is the rider's responsibility to ensure they are riding a safe bike for their own and other riders' safety.

  15. Neutral Service: Wheel wagons will be available for all races. Mechanics will do their best to provide you with our own wheel, but this may not be guaranteed. Name and race number on cardboard in spokes please. You may or may not be drafted back up to the last bunch on the road depending on safety.

  16. St John Ambulance crew will be on the course for all races.​​

Download rules​

Series Points:

Points are awarded on the following criteria:

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