Skip to main content

North Island Cup next stop: Auckland

Round two of the RaboPlus New Zealand North Island Cross Country Cup heads to the purpose-built Woodhill Mountain Bike Park near Auckland this weekend on January 10.

Road racer Clinton Avery, national champion Stu Houltham and Mike Northcott will do battle in the elite men's race while in the elite women's field, young racers Monique Avery and Samara Sheppard will race each other for the first time in the New Zealand Cup this year. Sheppard is making the move to the elite field after dominating the U19 category. After last weekend's sprint finish between Patrick Avery and Dirk Peters and considering the talents of Reuben Horn, another exciting race is expected for the under 19 men.

Racers will tackle multiple laps of an 11km course including some of the most technical sections in the park.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

after your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.