Omitted last year due to COVID lockdowns, an excellent course and race makes a triumphant return. Get over the Karitane bergs and then see what you’ve got on the famous Mt Cargill col!

Palmerston – Mt Cargill (Approx 48km)
Starting on the main road leaving Palmerston, riding along State Highway 1 until the Karitane turnoff. Left and onto Coast Rd, following it through the Karitane township, up past the Puketeraki lookout and through to Evansdale. Left hand turn back onto SH1 until Waitati. Left hand turn onto Harvey St, following Harvey St/Mt Cargill Rd until the Mt Cargill lookout/layby approximate 500m past Graham’s Bush.

The full course route can be located here:

– Date: Saturday March 27th
– Sign on: 11.15am to 11.45am at Palmerston Rest Area, Tiverton St.
– Race briefing: 11.45am – all to attend
– Race start: 12.00pm

$15 – Licenced members
$20 – Non-members

Payment of race fees can be made online in advance (preferred), or on the day in cash.
– Payee: Cycling Otago Inc
– Account: ANZ 01-0906-0005289-00
– Reference: Name and Ref#Brian

– For 1st-6th across line
– Fastest male and female

Entries to be received by 5pm on Thursday March 25th for handicapping.

Entry is online now at

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