What a fantastic family of sponsors we have, without whom we could not bring this event to you. The contribution of our sponsors allows us to offer participants a fantastic event experience along with the opportunity for some great prizes and other offers. We welcome new sponsors this year and thank those that have supported us in the past.

If you would like to support BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge and become a sponsor please contact Hayden Dickason.


Naming Rights Sponsor



Backing passion and teamwork. Backed by BDO.

We believe that our business is about helping people. We’re here to collaborate and build strong relationships with our clients. As the largest adviser to New Zealand’s mid-market it made sense to back the country’s largest cycling event that shares our values of passion and teamwork.

With a network of 16 offices right across the country, we provide the specialist audit, tax and advisory services to help New Zealand businesses succeed.

BDO has a longstanding commitment to cycling, sponsoring leading events across New Zealand. Many of our clients and staff are passionate cyclists and we act for some of New Zealand’s key sporting bodies. As part of our pledge to back people in and out of the office, we’re excited to support this event that see riders of all abilities participating in challenging and rewarding rides.

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Gold Sponsors


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It's so exciting to support New Zealand's premier cycling event, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. Each year, we're there as the number one support team, on and off our bikes, driving the operations team, injecting fun activities into the event and helping make sure entrants and supporters alike enjoy every moment of this amazing experience. To cap it all off, a brand new Holden, will star as a spectacular spot-prize at this world-class event.

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 Bike Barn

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Bike Barn  are proud partners of Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. We are excited to be working alongside Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge in their journey to inspire more people to experience riding the same, fun way we do! Bike Barn is New Zealand’s largest bike and bike accessory retailer, with stores located all throughout the country and online. We carry leading international brands such as Merida, Marin, Kona,Redline and LaPierre. We have such a wide range of bikes,parts and accessories, that we can help fit your whole family with new kit!

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Clif Bar

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CLIF Bar and Company started on a bike ride. Our founder, Gary, took a bite of another energy bar and thought to himself: "I could make a better bar than this." Today, we still want to make things better. Our food. Our company. Even our planet. We'll keep working on it.

The CLIF range includes their classic energy bars, nut butter filled bars, gels and bloks.  Offering something for everyone and every stage of racing.

Available from leading bike, sport and outdoor stores nationwide.

More FM

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93.6 MORE FM Taupo is extremely proud and honored to be the official radio partner for this year's Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

MORE FM is Taupo's only "real" community based local radio Station, with an all-round enthusiastically dedicated team.

Our association with this iconic event for more than 20 years has evolved into an integral role in keeping listeners updated on all aspects of Cycle Challenge.

Between 2007 and 2015 MORE FM Taupo has been awarded Best Provincial radio Station in the country no less than seven times and Best provincial Breakfast show 4 times between 2010 and 2015

93.6 MORE FM are once again excited to be a part of the 40th edition of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge and would like to welcome all riders and supporters to the Great Lake Taupo District!

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Silver Sponsors 

Bachcare Holiday Homes

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Bachcare is excited to be the official private accommodation sponsor of the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge for 2019. As New Zealand’s number one holiday home manager, we’re proud to be trusted by over 2,000 holiday home owners nationwide. To discover the potential upside of your holiday homes downtime, simply visit www.bachcare.co.nz


Invisible Zinc

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Invisible Zinc is based in one key ingredient, naturally sourced Zinc Oxide – a mineral reflector that creates a physical, reflective barrier on the surface of your skin. Invisible Zinc contains no chemical sun filters, is suitable for sensitive skin, and gives you incredible broad spectrum protection from the sun’s rays. Here’s what Hamish Bond and Eric Murray have to say:

We take sun safety seriously. When you’re in the sun for long periods like we are, it’s vital to use a really good sunscreen, something you can rely on.  We choose Invisible Zinc because it lasts, it won’t sweat off into your eyes and it doesn’t have any harsh chemicals.”

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DB Export


Morton Coutts, founder of DB Export, was an ideas man. In 1957, he invented continuous fermentation – a revolutionary new brewing process. He used it to brew the original DB Export, which went on to win Best Beer in the World in 1968.   To this day the DB Export Family remains true to the vision of Morton Coutts: ‘export quality’ beer of a standard to rival the best premium lagers in the world.  DB Export continues to lead the market in innovation with DB Export 33,  #1 low carb beer in NZ and DB Export Citrus, NZ’s first lemon flavoured beer.

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 Bayleys Taupo

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Bayleys Taupo is thrilled to be involved in the 2017 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge as sponsors of the “Bayleys Womens’ Classic” elite road race.

Whilst this may be the first time the Westerman Group have officially lined up as a partner to the prestigious event, staff and family members have enjoyed many years of participation in the annual challenge, whether as an individual entrant or more recently entering as teams.

Managing Director, Yvonne Westerman recalls completing the 160k course on a regular basis and whilst beating a personal best was great fun, the real satisfaction came from the enjoyment of being one small part of an iconic event.

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Ultimo are the only major supplier to make custom cyclewear right here in New Zealand. We are also the fastest supplier by far, delivering within 14 working days or faster, every time.

With no minimum order quantities and really competitive prices, Ultimo can get your family, club, or business into your own design cyclewear.

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Garmin is extremely proud to partner with New Zealand’s premier cycling event, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. We can’t wait to see over 6,000 riders take the course and perform to the best of their ability.  Performance racers and touring cyclists alike need technology that can be counted on. At Garmin, we’ve got you covered with GPS bike computers, turn by turn navigation, cycling awareness accessories and detailed data analysis. It’s all possible.


 Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

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Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries are big on bikes. In fact bikes sail for free if you walk them on and you can join our Bluebridge Bike Club to save 10% on all of our fares all year-round. We’re thrilled to sponsor this year’s Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

We sail between downtown Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds 50 times a week, carrying passengers and vehicles. The trip takes about 3.5 hours and you’ll experience some of the world’s most breath-taking scenery. We’ve been keeping shiploads of travellers happy since 1995 with better value fares every day and warm Kiwi hospitality. You’ll get free WiFi, free movies, plus earn Airpoints Dollars™. Enjoy our food freshly prepared by our onboard chefs. Private cabins also available.


Quality Print

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Quality Print is Taupo’s locally owned Print Shop. They cater for all of your print requirements from commercial business stationery (letterheads, business cards, invoices and docket books) through to photos on stretched canvas, posters, pull-up and display banners, personal and wedding stationery. Quality Print runs digital and large offset printing presses along with a wide-format printer,lamination and binding options. Shawn and Cathy Vennell are assisted by an enthusiastic team who provide a professionally presented product for businesses, community organisations and the general public. 

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Forrest Wine


The Forrest Winery was launched in 1988 by Drs John and Brigid Forrest and was one of the first wineries in the Marlborough region. With over 24 years of winegrowing experience and a hands-on approach to growing, making and marketing wines, the Doctors are unique, owning vineyards in Marlborough, Otago and Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay – New Zealand’s premier terrain! Dr John brings to winemaking the discipline of a scientist and his own exuberant artistic flair, focusing on making premium wines that reflect the land they are grown upon.

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Supporting Partners

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Official Charity Partner

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For 16 years the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has been supporting a great little charity with a great big heart – Heart Kids NZ.  Did you know that 12 little babies are born every week in New Zealand with a heart defect and Heart Kids is the only organisation dedicated to helping these born fighters throughout life?

We at Heart Kids value the opportunity to raise awareness about our little charity at the Cycle Challenge, you may not realise but cycling is the best exercise possible for kids born with heart defects.  So, we believe we are a natural fit for this event.

Every year in New Zealand, over 600 major heart surgeries are performed on children or babies (sometimes in their first few hours of life).  For many this won’t be their last and they will continue to face the day-to-day challenges associated with their heart condition.  Heart Kids walks alongside these families every step of the way, from running special Heart Camps for kids, to providing Family Support Workers around the country… even right down to petrol and food vouchers, Heart Kids is there to help.


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