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Air Force cycle team race to Parliament on Saturday morning

Royal New Zealand Air Force Cycle Team

19 April 2012

 

An Air Force team is proving formidable at first place position in their attempt to win the inaugural Tour of New Zealand cycle event. They will finish the race with a circuit around Parliament on Saturday morning between 8.00am and 10.00am.

 

The eight day race started on Saturday 14 April and is taking them on a cycle tour down the North from Cape Reinga to Wellington, along some of New Zealand's most scenic roads. A team of six, the Ohakea based group are competing in the race which sees teams of cyclists journey from either Cape Reinga or Bluff over seven days, culminating in a street race in Wellington on Saturday 21 April.

 

Five riders from the Air Force team have to complete the entire daily leg, riding approx 100km each per day, with the additional rider having a rest and driving the team's campervan between the overnight stops. The Air Force team have travelled through Kaitaia, Opononi, Dargaville, Waitomo, Taumaranui, National Park, Whanganui and the Wairarapa before arriving in Wellington on Saturday for the final race.

 

The Ohakea based team have been in training for the event for many months and are fundraising for the Westpac Rescue Chopper.

 

You can find out more about the team, follow their progress or donate to the charity on their Racebook.  

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