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K2 Road Cycle Classic

Saturday, 2 November 2019 - 6:00am

K2 Cycle Race - 2 November 2019

This year the race will start in Thames and travel in an anticlockwise direction through Tairua, Whitianga, Coromandel and back to Thames.

The Flight Centre K2 is possibly the toughest one day cycle challenge in the Southern Hemisphere. It is also one of the most scenic and varied with the route traveling through sub tropical forest, pacific coastlines, rural farmland and the Pohutukawa coastline of the Hauraki Gulf.

The event is named after Kuaotunu, an enchanting community on the wild eastern coastline of the Coromandel Peninsula. In Maori, the name Kuaotunu means “to inspire fear in young animals” ! The 2 represents the almost 200km that the ride will cover.

By coincidence  K2 is the 2nd highest peak to My Everest, and probably the most difficult mountain to climb in the world.




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