Stratford is eager to out-cycle South Taranaki, who held their Bike Wise Mayoral Challenge on Sunday 17 February. Around 200 cyclists took part, riding the 3km course through Hawera suburbs.
With points awarded for each cyclist participating, Stratford will need a good turnout to really put the pressure on. Extra points are awarded for celebrities, business leaders, councillors and journalists.
Stratford is one of 39 cities and districts competing in the Bike Wise Mayoral Challenge, with the Stratford event taking place at 4.30pm on Friday 29 February. The Bike Wise Mayoral Challenge is a highlight of Bike Wise Week (23 February – 2 March), a nationwide campaign aimed at getting more Kiwis on their bikes.
The ride will be about 3kms and will finish at Victoria Park skate park, where local bike retailer O2 Project have organised a BMX competition and display.
Mike Curry of the Stratford District Council says, “we have arranged for a great deal of prizes to be given away at the end of the ride, including new bikes, packs of cycling accessories from the O2 Project, as well as food and drinks.”
The Mayoral Challenge is a great family event and participants can cycle along at their own or their children’s pace.
You can find more details about Stratford’s Mayoral Challenge and other Bike Wise Week events at www.bikewise.co.nz or by contacting the Stratford District Council on 06 765 6099.