About the event
We've renamed the event “The Counties Cycle Classic Criterium” to reflect the fact that the race is now held entirely within the confines of Pukekohe Park Raceway. It makes sense to fully utilise this gem in Pukekohe’s crown and let riders challenge themselves as well as other entrants lap by lap. It is great too for spectators who get to watch the riders come by each lap.
We have also included a traditional high-speed criterium of 15km with sharp turns at both ends of the 1.5k track. This will be run partly on the pit lane and partly on the V8 track itself. See the map below.
The high speed criterium is aimed at experienced cyclists as the pace is expected to be fast and furious often riding in bunches and will be over 10 laps (15km). This race starts at 9.15am with an entry fee of $55. Participants wanting to enter the longer races as well get a discounted price of $65 for both. The main races starting at 10.30 are held entirely on the V8 track. These criterium races are a great spectator spectacle so for those in the later races we suggest you come early.
As usual the track will be open to all comers (children and caregivers are especially welcome) from 2.00 when the main races have finished. The cost of this is $5.00 for children and $10 adults. Students get a 50% discount on all main races.
And do remember, all profits get ploughed right back into the community.
We aim to provide the CCCC as an opportunity to have a blast around our V8 track for training and competitive riding ahead of other competitive events on the cycling calendar..