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Entry Fees


First 40 for 40 (Expires when we have 40 entrants)


Early entries to 31 July 2021


Standard entries 1 August to 17 October 2021



Late entries 18 October to 7 November 2021 (Tee not included)


Entry Includes

  • An epic experience

  • Event tee

  • Finishers mug

  • Roosters Brew House Voucher

  • Pint of Roosters beer or ginger beer in your commemorative finishers mug

  • Hot showers at Roosters Brew House NOT AVAILABLE 2021

  • Online entry

  • Online results

  • Regular email updates

  • Drop bag service

  • Bike mechanical support around the course

  • First aid cover from an ambulance

  • Water and hydration stations on the course

Transport Gentle Annie


Pre-ride. Roosters Brew House to Taihape on the morning of the ride, includes bike transport 



Post-ride. Return transport to Taihape, leaves Roosters Brew House approximately 5.00pm, includes bike transport



Online Entries


Close midnight Sunday 7 November 2021


Group Start ... whether you will finish in four hours or in seven hours

E Bike ... for those who have enough battery power

Grupetto ... a group of riders that will look after each other and stop and wait on the climbs, this will be lead by, former race director, Brett Hooker. We’ll have a special Grupetto wheel wagon with your bunch, for spares, mechanicals, food and water during the ride. Aiming to complete in under five and a half hours

Withdraw Policy


  • You may transfer your entry to another person up to two weeks before the event (subject to the transferred rider entering online).

  • A refund of 25% of the entry fee will be paid to any entries cancelled up to four weeks before the event. No refunds will be paid for cancellations within four weeks of the event.

  • No refunds or transfers are available for “First 40 for $40” entries

  • Transfer of entry to the following years event is available up to four weeks before the event.

  • After this time no refunds or transfers are able to be processed.

  • All requests will be charged a $20 transfer fee.

If you need to withdraw contact us

Cancellations and Refunds due to Covid-19

This will come into effect if either Hawke's Bay / Gentle Annie / Taihape goes into Level 3 or 4 ... OR you are living in an area that is currently in Level 3 or 4, and have no confidence in being able to travel to the event. 

First 40 for $40:

  • No refund for First 40 for $40 entrants. You cheap buggers!


Standard entries: 

  • Cancellation before midnight Sunday 17 October 2021 will receive an 80% refund, or a transfer to next years event.

  • Cancellation after midnight 17 October 2021 will receive a 25% refund, plus event merchandise. 



  • Full refunds for any transport purchased if the event is cancelled up to the day of the race.

Covid-19 Response Plan


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