Lions Tour de Manawatu Charity Cycle Challenge

Sorry now not being held




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. Entrants in all races can have their time recorded.

The Major Beneficiary for this years Charity Cycle Challenge is : -

Alzheimers Manawatu

The formal presentation to Alzheimers Society Manawatu was made on Friday morning at the house moving at 3 Elliott Street off Featherston Street at 11 am.

20 May 2019       

Sponsors, Supportors, Suppliers, Lions Club etc…….       

Recess -Tour de Manawatu Charity Cycle Challenge                

The Fitzherbert Lions club has been involved with the annual “Tour de Manawatu” Cycle Challenge since the 1990’s, over this time with the help of many and varied sponsors and the support of many Lions Club volunteers has raised a large amount of moneys which has been donated to local charities and community organisations.     

Over recent years entries have been in decline, while the costs and compliance has continued to increase.     

After much discussion the Club has decided that the cycle challenge will not be held this year and the event will be in placed in recess, any future holding of the event will be reappraised at a later time.         

The many grateful charitable organisations that have benefited from the event over the years has only been made possible by the loyal support of sponsors, entrants,  and our other Lions Club volunteers, we wish to acknowledge that this would not have been able to be undertaken without their contribution.         

Thank you for all for your support.         

Yours faithfully,         

Bruce Harvey


Tour de Manawatu Committee      



(Click on Logo to visit the Major Beneficiary's Website)

2018 Prizes still to be finalized - previous prizes have been

2018 TdM Ride Choices:

Individuals & Tandem entries:-

NB - due to change of the Start in 2016, the rides are slightly shorter and are now: -

Higgins - 114km Charity Cycle Challenge

Bike Barn - 75km Charity Cycle Challenge

Manawatu TRC Toyota - 43km Charity Cycle Challenge

Broker Web Risk Services - 16km 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.

  • Electric bikes can be used on any ride.