Toko Lions Chateau to Plateau Bike Ride

Event CategoryEvent Type
Road - Social Touring


When: Sunday, 27th January 2008
Where: Mt Ruapehu Chateau Tongariro
District: Ruapehu

The Chateau is accessible from State Highway 47 which runs between national Park and Turangi. Accommodation can be located on the AA Travel website under Ruapehu / Taupo. There are motels at National Park, Ohakune and the Skotel on Mt Ruapehu Motels also available in Stratford and New Plymouth.

Classes: - This ride is open to anyone who enjoys touring.
- Two wheelers of all sizes and trikes welcome.
Terrain: Sealed main highway from "The Chateau" to Taumaranui where the route takes State Highway 43 "The Forgotten Highway" to Stratford and then onto the "Plateau" on Mt Taranaki. There is a 10km section of unsealed but smooth surface in the Tangarakau Gorge. Local riders find this section a breeze. The road from Taumaranui to Stratford provides opportunity to perfect cornering techniques, has a number of saddles and is very scenic affording magnificent views of both mountains and the rugged farmland and native bush. There are a number of Heritage sites along the 234 km route.
Mark Masters 06 7657544 0274 541729
Neville Cleland 06 7655390
Sign in from: 9:30am
Riders Briefing: 10:00am
Starts at: 10:30am
Other details:
Registration forms available by e-mail from Mark Masters e-mail - Phone - 06 7657544 Registration fee is $25 - includes light lunch ($30 after Jan 12th) $10 per pillion passenger Registrations at 9.30am at the Chateau Departure 10.30am Badges at $7.50ea The half way point, Whangamomona is the lunch stop where petrol will be available on the day. This petrol is by special arrangement as there is no regular petrol outlet in this vicinity. Sales are on a cash basis only. The Whangamomona Hotel will also be open for other refreshments. Prize giving will take place in the TET Sports Centre at Stratford upon the riders return from the Plateau. Key sponsor Road-Safe Taranaki Proceeds to Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust