Christchurch’s Armstrong Peugeot Festival of Cycling continues on its quest to become the most prestigious cycling event in New Zealand. The latest development for the event, scheduled for December 2-3, is the signing of New Zealand’s most successful road team, Subway Cycling, which is led by Christchurch riders Hayden Godfrey and Fraser McMaster.
Close to 2000 riders, both elite and recreational, are expected in the two-day event, which features a 75 km road ride around the Lyttelton Harbour bays, and an inner city criterium around the Oxford Terrace café strip that will double as the New Zealand Criterium Championship.
Entries already include Commonwealth Games medallists Hayden Roulston and Gordon McCauley, as well as former world champions Greg Henderson and Katie Mactier, who dominated last year’s inaugural Festival of Cycling.
Supporting McMaster and Godfrey will be Subway Cycling teammates Logan Hutchings (Papamoa), Daren Shea (ChCh), Dan Waluszewski (Wgtn) and youngsters James Williamson (Alexandra), Myron Simpson (Akld) and Jason Christie (Ashburton).
Entries for the Armstrong Peugeot Festival of cycling are still open. For more details, go to www.festivalofcycling.co.nz.