2016 Lions Tour de Manawatu Charity Cycle Challenge

The Tour de Manawatu Charity Cycle Challenge is held annually on the first Sunday in November and attracts riders, both local and further afield. The various rides are ideal as a fun, family event or as a personal challenge. There are short, medium and long distances and entry is open to individuals or tandem riders. All races are timed with the exception of the 20km individual and  tandem, both of which are un-timed.

The Major Beneficiary for this years Charity Cycle Challenge is : -
Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter, which is based in Palmerston North, operated by Philips Search and Rescue Trust.

Please Note the NEW VENUE for the Registration Centre and for the Start.

2016 TdM Ride Choices:

Individuals & Tandem entries:-

NB - due to change of the Start, the rides are slightly shorter and are now: -

Higgins - 114km Charity Cycle Challenge

Bike Barn - 78km Charity Cycle Challenge

Manawatu Toyota - 43km Charity Cycle Challenge

- 20km Charity Cycle Family, Fun Event

While enjoying the ride, you will also be cycling through Palmerston North and the scenic Manawatu District countryside. After the ride concludes, the fun continues with a great number of exciting spot prizes to be handed out. Times and photos of the event are later available on this website.

The tour is run by an enthusiastic and experienced committee and is generously supported every year by local businesses. Proceeds from the Fitzherbert Lions Tour de Manawatu Charity Cycle Challenge will be donated to Local Charities and or Community Organisations.

Why not join in?

  • Challenge yourself

  • Use it as part of your fitness programme

  • Challenge your family