Calendar Event: February 25, 2017

Inaugural Tunnel Gully Relay To Be Held In Upper Hutt In Feb

Postby Melissa_Theuriau on Wed 11/Jan/17 9:15am

A brand new mountain bike relay through the Rimutaka Cycle Trail and Tunnel Gully is aiming to become an annual event and kicks-off for the first time on 25 February 2017.

Upper Hutt is all set to host a brand new mountain bike relay event in late February. The Tunnel Gully Relay will combine a portion of the Rimutaka Cycle Trail (part of The New Zealand Cycle Trail) and other mountain bike trails at Tunnel Gully. The event is designed for teams of up to 5 riders to enter either a 6-hour or 12- hour relay. There is also the option though, to compete as an individual.

The course will run through the historic Maymorn Tunnel and includes a mix of sealed roads, 4WD tracks, and newly built mountain bike single tracks.

There are several event categories that will cater for everyone, including men’s teams, women’s teams, mixed teams, veterans, individuals, and secondary school students, with prizes in each division.
“It’s great that we are able to support a new event like this on our doorstop and showcase the tracks we have in Upper Hutt,” says David King, Activation’s Recreation Advisor. “We very much look forward to this event becoming an annual fixture in our summer calendar.”

The Tunnel Gully Relay event is run by Better than TV organiser, Shane Ross and is supported by Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation Team, The Cycle Centre Upper Hutt, Upper Hutt Hire, Maidstone Yamaha, NtrailZ, and Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Event details
Date: Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 12-hour teams start at 8.00 am, 6-hour teams start at 2.00 pm
Cost: $100 per team, $40 for individuals
Location: Tunnel Gully, Upper Hutt
Register online:
More information:
An image accompanies this media release
20130929_IMG_8458_150x100mm_300ppi.jpg: Upper Hutt’s Tunnel Gully area is a popular destination for mountain bikers.
About Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt City Council is the steward and custodian of Upper Hutt City, providing governance, infrastructure, and community services and resources, and promoting opportunity in the city for business, recreation, lifestyle, and leisure. Upper Hutt City is located 30 km north-east of Wellington City (41°07'34" S, 175°04'06" E) and boasts 70% of the region’s parks and reserves, along with state-of-the-art entertainment and leisure facilities.
For more information on this news release, please contact David King on (04) 529 0091, or email
For more information on Upper Hutt City and the City Council, go to
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