Taking out the fastest 4me of the men in the iconic 160km Round the Lake event was Matt McClune with a time of 4:10:53 and an average speed of 38.6km/hr. Kate McCarthy took out the fastest female with a time of 4:12:09.
James Harvey took out fastest male in the second annual 80km Shimano Gravel Grind event with a time of 2:49:12, while BriMany Dykes secured the top spot for the women with a time of 3:27:43.
Lochlan Brown was fastest with a time of 2:32:12 in the 60km Huka Steamer mountain bike event, while
Michelle Vorster took out fastest for the women with a 4time of 3:04:53.
For those who took on the awe inspiring 2 lap 320km Enduro event, the quickest were Joshua Aldridge (male) and Brittney Litton (female) with times of 9:48:40 and 11:19:02 respectively.
Other notable showings included:
● Taupō resident, Kevin Collins, completed Saturday’s event on the very same bike that original event patron Walter de Bont rode in the very ﬁrst Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge in 1977.
● Enthusiast Colin Anderson completed his 104th lap of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge in Saturday's 2 lap Enduro event.
● 72 year old Steve Trevurza, well known in sailing circles and who’s found the love of cycling in recent years, and has ridden down from Auckland last week to take part in Saturday’s Round The Lake.
Riders and spectators alike have had the chance to see for themselves why Taupō took out the Supreme Award at the Keep New Zealand Beau4ful Awards recently as they have enjoyed everything that the Central Plateau has on offer.
“There’s an awesome buzz here in Taupō," says event director Hayden Dickason.
Event category fastest times
Round The Lake
Male - Matt McClune, 4:10:53
Female - Kate McCarthy, 4:12:09
Shimano Gravel Grind
Male - James Harvey, 2:49:12
Female - Brittany Dykes, 3:27:43
Male - Lochlan Brown, 2:32:12
Female - Michelle Vorster, 3:04:53
Male - Tony Boustred, 1:16:04
Female - Karen Fehl, 1:17:16
2 lap Enduro
Male - Joshua Aldridge, 9:48:40
Female - Brittney LiMon, 11:19:02
Independent Traffic Control Length Of The Lake
Male - Kian Weston, 1:22:25
Female - Kirsty McCallum, 1:26:45