Overview

Mito Q K2

PREPARATION 

The Mito Q K2 is an extremely  tough race with a number of significant climbs. We would recommend that you get some training in on the course prior to the big day. 

We would also recommend that if you have any concerns about your health that you have a medical check prior to the event.

Mito Q K2 - MENS ELITE

The Elite Men will race the Mito Q K2 course in a separate start, 15 minutes before the rest of the field. 

Starts in Thames at 7.45am and finishes back in Thames. This race is for professional and semi professional riders who are likely to complete the Mito Q K2 course in less than 5.40 hours. Total 192km. 

You need a Cycling NZ Licence or equivalent overseas licence.

Mito Q K2 - MAIN RACE

Starts in Thames at 8.00am and finishes back in Thames.  This race is for the weekend warriors and recreational riders.  Total 192km.

Note there will be an early start at 6.00am for slower riders expecting to take 9 hours or more.

CERVELO K1

CERVELO K1 WOMENS ELITE

The Elite Women will race the Cervelo K1 and start 30 minutes before the rest of the field.

Starts in Whitianga at 11.30am and finishes in Thames, a total distance of 96km. 

You need a Cycling NZ Licence or equivalent overseas licence.

CERVELO K1

Starts in Whitianga at 12.00pm and finishes in Thames, a total distance of 96km. 

We will be running an E Bike Category in this years Cervelo K1 with the first male and female recognised.

NICHOLAS BROWNE CHALLENGE (NBC)

Starts in Coromandel at 9.30am and finishes in Thames, a total distance of 53km.

We will be running an E Bike Category in this years NBC with the first male and female recognised.

The race is named after Nicholas Browne, a brave soul, who undertook the challenge whilst on dialysis.

energyclubnz DIRTY K

“A bit of dirt never hurt anyone”

This years’ course is around 83km and starts in Coromandel Town and finishes in Thames. It traverses the central divide twice, once over the 309 Road with it’s 300m pass and the 2nd time over the Tapu-Coroglen road which has the highest road on the Peninsula at 460m.

Almost half of the course is on unsealed roads and these are both spectacular roads that are rarely travelled on a bike. This race also has an e-bike category.

This years’ course will be timed and will start at 7.00am on Saturday morning. There will be a bus leaving from Thames to Coromandel at 5.15am on Saturday morning, but if you take the bus you will need to leave your bikes in the Coromandel School Hall on the evening before.

Alternatively, if you are from Auckland, relax, come over on the ferry on Friday evening and stay in Coromandel on Friday night. Stay in Thames on Saturday night and ride back to Coromandel on Sunday and get the Ferry home.

K4

Every 4 years we run the K4. This is two laps of the main event and starts on the Friday evening. The next K4 is to be held in 2022.

RACE CATEGORIES

ELITE INDIVIDUALS
(men & women)

  • Open
  • Under 23

INDIVIDUAL RACERS
(men and women)
(Mito Q K2, Cervelo K1 and NBC)

  • Junior 1      Up to 14 years 
  • Junior 2      14 - 15 years 
  • Junior 3      16 - 18 years
  • Under 23    19 - 22 years
  • Senior         23 - 34 years
  • Masters  1  35 - 40 years
  • Masters 2   40-44 years
  • Vets 1         45-49 years
  • Vets 2         50-54 years
  • Classic 1     55-59 years
  • Classic 2     60-64 years
  • Vintage       65 -69 years
  • Last of the Summer Wine - 70+ years

TEAMS

  • Tandem Team
  • Relay Team of 2 ( Mito Q K2 only)

E-BIKES

  • Cervelo K1 (standard)
  • Nicholas Browne Challenge
  • energyclubnz Dirty K

MINIMUM AGES FOR RACES

  • Mito Q K2 - 18 years
  • Cervelo K1 - 14 years
  • NBC - 13 years without adult, or 12 years with an adult
  • energyclubnz Dirty K - 16 years

PRIZE / COMPETITION

OVERALL RACE

The first three places will be recognised in the Mens and the Womens

AGE CATEGORIES

The winner of each age category will be recognised.

ELITE RACES

The prize pool will be announced 2 months prior to the event.

COURSE RECORD

There will be an additional  prize money of $1,000 for setting a new course record on the Mito Q K2 course. The current record is 5:00:47 set by Michael Torckler in 2018 and Meshy Holt at 5:28:35 in 2005.