The BSP 100km Cycle Challenge next month is the brainchild of CITAI treasurer Mike Carr, new vice-president Lucy Edwards, and the executive committee, composed of Harriett Browning, Adrian Hopwood and Alyce Edwards.
CITAI president Roland Neururer said this is the first time a race of this distance will have been held on the island.
“In the lead up to the big one, we will be having a 50km and then a 70km race,” he said.
“One of our top triathletes, Alyce Edwards, will be competing at this year’s Lake Taupo 160km Cycle Challenge, so of course this will fit in nicely with her training.
“It will be a challenging series, not only mentally and physically, but also with roads comprising of different surfaces and of course plenty of potholes to avoid.”
The 50km cycle will be held next Saturday on August 25, ahead of the 70km race on September 1, before the big 100km race on September 8.
Anyone wishing to enter any of the above events is asked to contact Roland on 55077.