Prizes & Awards

Major Spot Prizes

Prizegiving will be held at the Event Village, Kaimanawa Reserve from 5:30pm

A taste of our amazing major spot prizes.

Private Charter on Levante with Chris Jolly Outdoors- valued at $2400.00

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Join Chris Jolly Outdoors onboard Levante, our premium boat, for a 3-hour charter on Lake Taupō for up to 4 people.  Cruise to see Ngātoroirangi and the Māori Rock Carvings and enjoy a delicious lunch onboard and do some fishing and clay target shooting.  A MUST DO experience when visiting Taupō.   


JetBlack - Ultimate Indoor Trainer Suite - valued at over $2200.00

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Introducing the VOLT™ – an accessible and rider optimised, performance driven electro magnetic trainer. The VOLT™ comes ready to ride with an 11-speed cassette pre-installed. It has been designed with industry standard protocols and electronics to seamlessly connect with most popular training platforms. The Volt™ is extremely quiet and provides an exceptional riding experience.


JetBlack Cycling Volt EMS bike trainer

JetBlack Rocker Plate

JetBlack Turn Block - indoor cycling training accessory

JetBlack Cycling TV stand for indoor bike training

JetBlack Training Mat

JetBlack Cycling Heart Rate Monitor


Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Illustrated Map Artwork - valued at $2000.00

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An original hand-drawn illustrated guide to the iconic sites and views encountered during the magnificent Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge and Huka Mountain Bike. Professionally framed, this A2 print will help keep you feeling proud of your Round Taupo achievement and motivated for the next one!


Ride Holidays – Supporting Local - valued at $2000.00


We have been visiting the likes of Europe and North America for over 15 years. And, one day we will return there. For now though we are supporting local. Our 2021 travel prize involves the 2022 BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. The prize includes entry for 2 people, 2 nights’ accommodation, dinner on the Saturday night at Taupo’s finest restaurant, $200.00 petrol vouchers and a complete set of RH clothes. (jersey, bibs, cap, socks).


99 Bikes - Electric Rider Summit Plus Electric Hybrid Bike - valued at $1999.99

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The E-Rider Summit is perfect for the rider who wants a good-looking electric Trail bike that doubles as an enjoyable commuter ready to head out and around the city with the ease of electric power. With a sleek integrated battery design and power through its Bafang 250W drive unit. Fully loaded with a rear Rack, front and rear integrated Lights, high-coverage Fenders and comfortable saddle all backed by a comprehensive one-year warranty. Tektro Disc Brakes offer precise stopping performance while the reliable 7 speed Shimano Altus drivetrain ensures smooth shifting even in adverse weather conditions. One size fits most Medium 17 inch frame design, lower than a standard Hardtail top tube and 26” wheels reduce stand over height slightly for shorter riders, while an adjustable stem enables the Bike to be tailored to taller riders.


99 Bikes - Merida Scultura 200 Road Bike - valued at $1599.90

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The Merida Scultura 200 takes Merida’s cutting edge, wind tunnel honed road racing genes and packs them into an affordable package perfect for road touring, fitness training and recreational rides. The lightweight 6061 series aluminium frame features Merida’s aerodynamically optimized NACA Fastback tube profile, a hydroforming process that results in an extremely strong frame, while allowing for wall thickness to be tuned to specific areas. A full Carbon tapered fork and steerer combo, in addition to being lightweight, provide great stiffness to the front end of the bike, delivering precise and confidence-inspiring handling. The reliable Shimano Sora 2x9 Drivetrain is paired with Hydraulic Disc brakes for all weather stopping performance, while the 700c wheels are fitted with 25mm Maxxis Pursuer tyres. Disc cooling technology reduces head build up by up to 35%, through CNC-milled cooling fins under the disc brake calipers and all cables are internally routed and clamped under pressure.


99 Bikes - Marin Bobcat Trail 5 Hardtail Mountain Bike - valued at $1399.99

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The Bobcat Trail is a capable mountain bike with modern trail geometry build for exploring singletrack trail systems. Best-in-class frames and solid, serviceable spec make the Bobcat Trail a solid choice for the recreational rider looking to step up to modern geo and step deeper into mountain biking, and for the experienced rider in search of an update that doesn't break the bank. 


4 x Garmin Prize Packs - valued at $1500.00 each

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See and Be Seen with Varia™ RTL515

Varia™ RTL515 rearview radar provides visual and audible alerts for vehicles approaching from behind up to 140 metres away. This radar works seamlessly with your Edge bike computer or compatible smartphone as well as select Garmin wearables or the optional radar display unit. Time spent charging is not as good as time spent riding. Get up to 16 hours of battery life in day flash mode and up to 6 hours in solid mode.

Explore your world and your limits with Edge® 1030 Plus.

This advanced GPS cycling computer helps you set and exceed training goals with structured workouts that sync to your device. It also provides suggestions based on your training load and VO2 max1. With ClimbPro pacing guidance to get you through a tough ascent and MTB dynamics that track every epic jump, this tour de force is ready for any ride.

See the light with Varia UT800 Smart Headlight

Whether you’re riding on the streets or the trail, you won’t have to quit when the sun does. When your speed varies, Varia UT800 adjusts too. When paired with compatible Edge cycling computers the UT800 smart headlight adjusts brightness to give the lumens you need for up to 4 hours, so you can ride with confidence.

Lakesider Prize

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One lucky rider in the Lakesider will win a $500 gift card from Pascoes.

 Spot Prizes T & C's

Major spot prizes for the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge are drawn at Prize Giving and you must be present at Prize Giving to claim the prize. Minor spot prizes are drawn and collected at Registration.

To be eligible for the major spot prizes you must …

  • Enter the event
  • Be present in person at Prize Giving
  • Indicate your presence on the domain within 30 seconds of your number being drawn
  • Provide identification if requested

No one can win more than one major spot prize.

There will be a re-draw for any prize not claimed after 30 seconds.

Prizes can not be transferred or exchanged for cash.

 Ultimo Get Your Kit On Competition


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 BDO 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:

Forrest Wines Largest Group Prize

If you are the largest adult group or team taking part in this years BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, Forrest Wines want you to celebrate the occassion and have a case of their wine up for grabs.Forrest 3 resized to 800x300

Elite Prizes

Keith Crate Cup

Keith Crate Cup is awarded to the winner of the Men’s Open Race.

Walter de Bont Cup

Walter de Bont Cup is awarded to the winner of the Women’s Open Race.

Joe Mickelson Cup & Lockwood Cup

Joe Mickelson Cup (male) and Lockwood Cup (female) awarded to winners of the BDO Huka Challenge Race.


Dan Dunne Awards

The Dan Dunne Award is for that special person who rides the Cycle Challenge ‘against the odds’. It is awarded annually to a cyclist who overcomes hardship and adversity to complete the Cycle Challenge. Dan Dunne completed the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge in 1996 after struggling for some time with life-threatening cancer. Dan and his family became friends and active supporters of the Cycle Challenge and after Dan’s death his family dedicated a trophy to his memory. We are proud to be part of this annual award, and hope that we live up to Dan’s memory each year as we choose a worthy recipient. Nominations for the Dan Dunne Award can be made using the form below and handed in to the Information marquee on Event Day before 1pm.

Nomination forms are also available from the Information marquee on Event Day.

Nomination Form

Matthew Dryden Memorial Cup

Awarded to the most promising young cyclist, this cup is in memory of promising young cyclist Matthew Dryden who died tragically in 2005 aged 14 years.

Fred Ogle Award

This award is for a ‘Good Samaritan’ act during the event. The award is in memory of Northland cyclist Fred Ogle who was killed in 2008. Fred was a regular entrant.

Nomination forms are available from the Information marquee  on Event Day and must be submitted before 4pm.

Nomination Form

Debbie Jaine Award

The Debbie Jaine Award is awarded to the first Taupo female in the BDO Huka Challenge.

Debbie was an active member of the Taupo Mountain Bike Club for many years and helped build a lot of the tracks that we ride now and which are part of the Huka Challenge. She was one of the original cyclists that rode around the lake with Walter DeBont, spending most of the day doing it. 25 years later she cycled around again, completing the challenge after undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Sadly Debbie lost her battle with cancer in July 2009.