Offers and Competitions

Team and Group Incentives

At BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge we’re all about getting you and your friends together for a bit of fun and camaraderie. We have some great team and group incentives available below.

BDO Teams Challenge

Whether your a work place team, a cycling group or a group of friends, we've teamed up with BDO to create a wicked teams challenge.

The BDO Teams Challenge is really simple to be part of. Simply register your team of four (or multiple teams of four) as wanting to take part in the BDO Teams Challenge when you do your event entry. It is free to enter the BDO Teams Challenge and we will also give you a 10% discount off your entry fee.

Your team of four need to ride in the same event category and there will be a winner for each of the below categories:

Bike Barn Round The Lake
Half The Lake
Quarter Lake

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BDO Huka Teaser

The winning teams will be the ones with the best cummulative time of their first three riders.

You will also get a trophy and certificate to take away with you.

BDO will also put you in the draw to be one of ten teams that they host at the BDO BBQ in the event village after your ride.

Remember entries in the BDO Teams Challenge save you 10% so get your team togehter!

Group Discounts

If you are a group of four or more and not taking part in the BDO Teams Challenge you can still get a 10% discount off your entry.

Simply email to access your unique 10% discount code.

As an extra incentive if you are a group of 30 riders or more, we're also going to give you free entries into the 2020 BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Chalenge. A group of 30 will receive one free entry into the 2020 event, with an additional free entry for each multiple of 10 riders over and above that eg. a group of 40 will receive 2 free entries into the 2020 event, a group of 50 will receive 3 free entries into the 2020 event and so on.

Other Group Challenges

It’s simple to win one of these other group challenges. All you have to do is be the group that rides the greatest total distance, so a big group doing our shorter distances could have as much chance of winning as a smaller group who take on our longer course options. These challenges are:

  • Schools Challenge
  • Rotary Challenge
  • Tertiary Challenge

And for groups of four or more you'll be eligible for the 10% entry discount (refer to the Group discount offer above).


Ride for Team Holden 2018!




As part of the 2018 BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge we’re giving 200 riders the chance to push themselves even harder! Enter below for your chance to win the Ultimate Holden Experience and own Hatepe Hill!

If you make the team you’ll get a Holden Own The Hill cycling jersey to ride in on the day, exclusive access to the Holden Hub and a chance to be the 2018 Holden Own The Hill Winner!

Hatepe Hill is a thigh burning 2km climb at the end of the course, set yourself a goal time then get out there and own it. We’ve crunched a few numbers to help with setting your goal.

  • If you’ve only got on your bike recently then we’d recommend a goal around the 15 minute mark.
  • Weekend warriors should be looking at knocking it off in around 10 minutes.
  • Budding Tour de France riders should aim to be hitting 7 minutes or less.

Once you’ve dominated the climb and completed the 2018 BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, you and a friend can join us for some hard-earned VIP hospitality at the Holden Hub in the Event Village.

Make sure you stick around to find out if you won yourself a podium finish for Holden Own The Hill.

The Holden Own The Hill promotion is available to riders who have entered the Bike Barn Round The Lake, Half The Lake, or Quarter Lake categories and will be riding Hatepe Hill as part of their chosen event category on event Day.

Come check us out at the Domain for lots of fun for the whole family, so bring them down to enjoy the day and to cheer you over the finish line!

The 2018 Holden Team will be announced via email in Early-November.


Ultimo Get Your Kit On Competition

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At Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge we love the go fast, aerodynamic, fast-drying, cycling kit and stunning gear made in New Zealand by our sponsor Ultimo Clothing. Every year they do an amazing job of our official merchandise and we want your help to show it off!

Simply Facebook post your photo's while you are out riding in either this years official Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge cycle kit or any previous years gear and you will be in to win a fantastic $500 Ultimo Clothing voucher.

How to Enter:

Enter the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

Take photos of you and or your team, out riding in your Lake Cycle Challenge gear and post them to our Facebook page.


Call into the Ultimo Merchandise area on Friday registration day, and drop in a photo of you in your gear to have put up on the competition wall.

Facebook Entries close on 10 November. Post your photo's to:

Partner offers

Ride Holidays Cycle Challenge & Central Plateau Travel Package

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All you have to do is book your plane ticket – we’ll take care of everything else. Bike tours are all about finding the right balance. The perfect mix of cycling, sightseeing, cafes, restaurants and rest. RIDE holidays promises you a fantastic week in one of New Zealand’smost scenic regions. Non-riding partners are very welcome and well catered for. See you soon.

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Monday 02 December – optional extra

100KM OF PURE 100% NEW ZEALAND Live volcanos, ski fields, country roads, and remote lakes – you won’t forget today. We will leave Taupō nice and early as we’ve booked a really nice (tiny) café for breakfast. In fact – it’s opening just for us. Our starting point for today’s ride is a town called Turangi. It’s 40km from our hotel at the southern end of the lake. Established in 1887, Tongariro National Park is New Zealand's first National Park, and the fourth National Park to be created in the world. Tongariro National Park has gained international significance by being awarded UNESCO Dual World Heritage, a status which recognises the park's important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.

TNP has also gained much fame after the release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The area was depicted as the Land of Mordor – with one of the mountains in the park, Mount Ngauruhoe, featured as the forbidding Mount Doom in the movies. The park is dominated by the three volcanoes of Mount Ruapehu (2797m), Mount Ngauruhoe (2291m) and Mount Tongariro (1968m). 

The region has been formed by many volcanic eruptions over the last 300,000 years; as well as glaciers from the last ice age. This has created surreal colours, landscapes and textures.

Our ride is a very hilly 100km although we will have a shorter option available. We will have two vehicles supporting us on our ride. So, if you’ve had enough then simply hop in the van. We’ll stop just after 50km for lunch. That happens to be at the bottom of Whakapapa ski field where the views are unforgettable.

Depending upon time we’ll pop in to a local lake side café for a beer on the way back to Taupō. You deserve it.

$300.00 NZD per person includes…

Transport to and from Taupo on the day
Guides on the road
Vehicle support
Breakfast and lunch

To book please email

Take a Journey with Interislander

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As a congratulations to all who participated in the 2018, BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, Interislander is offering a 10% discount off any best available fare for BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge participants. Valid for purchase from 29/11/2018 to 01/11/2019 using code LTCC18F1. Travel black out period applies 15/12/18 - 31/01/19. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Discount amount has no refund value. Normal fare conditions apply. Proof of BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2018 registration must be shown at terminal check-in.


Wairakei Resort Taupo

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Wairakei Resort offers tranquil 4-star accommodation set amidst a stunning thermal valley in the heart of the Wairakei Tourist Park. Guests can enjoy modern rooms and facilities, exquisite dining, riding trails, golf, tennis, two geothermally heated swimming pools and six outdoor hot tubs, all just a short ride from Taupo’s city centre and many of the region’s highlights.

For conferencing and events Wairakei Resort is also your perfect solution. The professional team will be on hand from planning to inception and the resort can for anything from small groups to as many as 650 delegates.


Save with Bachcare

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Bachcare holiday homes has a special offer exclusive to Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge entrants and support crew! We're proud to be the official private accommodation sponsor of the 2018 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge and want to make your weekend as stressless as possible. Book your race accommodation with Bachcare referencing the code CYCLECHALLENGE2018 and get the cost of your service fee back!


Forrest Wines Doctors Pack

FORREST WINES, the principal sponsor behind Marlborough’s Forrest GrapeRide, is also the sole wine sponsor for the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. If you’ve been to our FORREST GrapeRide you are probably familiar with our ongoing commitment with sports throughout New Zealand, so being part of this great ride seemed logical to us.

We have put together this little taster treat, 3 bottles of The Doctors’. All clocking under 10% alc, we are sure you'll be able to enjoy these, guilt free, after your training and celebrating the ride!               

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Includes 1 bottle each of:  

2017 The Doctors' Sauvignon Blanc, 9.5% alc

2014 The Doctors' Riesling, 9% alc

2017 The Doctors' Rose, 9.5% alc

Enjoy the ride everyone!

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Bike Rental

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Natural High is one of New Zealand’s leading adventure tourism companies and carries the country’s largest fleet of rental bikes. Not only does Natural High have New Zealand’s best and largest selection of mountain and road bikes, they also stock tandems, children’s bikes, trailers and other cycling accessories. Natural High’s Auckland depot is conveniently located adjacent to Auckland International Airport or bikes can be relocated to Taupo by arrangement. They also specialise in guided and self-guided bicycle tours, sea kayaking tours and campervan rentals.

Auckland Branch: 10 Uenuku Way, off Tom Pearce Drive. Freephone 0800 444 144

Winter Hours (April - September): Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. 
Spring, Summer & Autumn Hours (October - March):Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm 
Closed on Public Holidays

Visit Natural High Website


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Pascoes Mega Sale is on now! Come in store for a massive 15-50% off jewellery and top brand watches!

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TryTaupo4 is a great opportunity for everyone who wants to get (back) into activity to set their goals and get started. It comprises of a group of 4 events over a period of a half year to keep you fit without going to extremes.

•Walk or run 1 of the quarter off road marathons (10 km), bike the Quarter Lake category (40km) of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, swim 1 km of the Across the Lake Swim, bike and run in the 3-9-3 Kinloch Triathlon.

Anyone who is interested can email Christine at .Sport Waikato will provide a training schedule, a training log and information to support you along the way. Those who finish all four events will win a TryTaupo4 sport shirt they can wear for their next events.

 The events

1.Tauhara Trail 10km run/walk (July) OR Hoka One One Taupo Quarter Marathon run/walk (August) OR Hoka One One 10 km run/walk (Sept)

2.40 km Quarter Lake category of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge (November)

3.Sovereign Tri Kinloch (February)

4.1km swim from Across the Lake Swim (February)