The Kaikoura Coast Cycle Classic is an out and back along SH1 from Pernod Ricard's winery in Blenheim to Clarence Settlement (168km), Kekerengu Settlement (130km), Ward (80km) or Seddon (40km).
This event uses State Highway 1 because it has very low traffic volumes due to the re-routing of traffic after the November earthquakes; it'a a fantastic highway and a spectacular ride without all that traffic! Road damage on the route is minimal and normal road bikes and tyres are suitable. This will be a one-off event as the route will be re-opened later this year. What better time to takein the Northern Kaikoura coast and experience a road not normally that amenable to cyclists.
Note that this was a one-off event and is no longer suitable for holding the race again now the highway has been reopened.