Teams can be made up of 3, 4 or 5 members and its the three teams across the line that count.

If you want to be in a team but are registering solo, we can match you up with a team of similar ability.

This year we are having a separate A grade section – so A,B,C and D. For any not in teams we will place them in to a team with likeness of age, riding ability and gender.


Active Timing are used for the 5 Passes Tour and will be timing the entire race

Official Accommodation Partner:

Just seven minutes from Christchurch airport, Peppers Clearwater Resort is for those who desire a classic New Zealand outdoor landscape with the convenience of a vibrant city nearby. This Christchurch accommodation epitomises the Canterbury region, and is set within beautiful grounds overlooking the clear, shimmering Lake Kaikainui. The Lakes Restaurant has a comprehensive menu showcasing the best of local produce. The wine list particularly showcases award-winning New Zealand wines. The Clearwater’s facilities include a world class 18 hole golf course, tennis courts and Wi-Fi access.

When making a booking via phone or email quote “Five passes cycling tour” group. The rates are listed below. The Clearwater would also have the capacity to store bike boxes and provide an area for you to work on your bike.

Preferred accommodation rates for 5 Passes team:

  • $250 lakeside rooms
  • $270 garden view suite
  • $310 lakefront suite/quay suite

Rates are inclusive of GST

Rooms are subject to availability.

Accommodation on Tour:

Night One: Hamner
Hanmer Springs Retreat

Night Two: Greymouth
Ashley Hotel (accommodation and breakfast)

Night Three: Arthurs Pass
Various accommodation providers within the village (linen  included)

Awards Night Menu

Note: limited partner tickets available. Click here to book extra Awards Dinner tickets.

Pre-Race Breakfast at Peppers Clearwater

Give yourself the extra edge with a pre-race grab and go breakfast… pre-book a $10 Bacon & Egg Butty and an Espresso Coffee.

Alternatively if you are staying at the hotel, order a $20 Continental room service tray the night before which features cereal, pastries, fresh fruit, cold meats and cheeses, toast and preserves, orange juice and a coffee.

Call 03 360 1012 before 4pm on Thursday 19th November to place your order.