Laskey's Bush Cycle Tour
Arguably the best cycling event in the Tararuas, bring your leg power to Mangatainoka on Saturday, March 14th for the annual Bush Cycle Tour. All new races this year comprising of Paperplus Kids 5 km, Tour De Toki 15 km, MCI Associates Ltd 40 km, Martin Beveridge Ltd 80 km and MacDougalls 125 km Ultimate Challenge, all avoiding any main roads.
- Marked course attended by marshals
- Paid Rapid Response Paramedic situated centrally on course.
- Electronic timing (excludes 5km Kids Flyer)
- Camelbak bottle RRP$19.95 (excludes 5km Kids Flyer)
- Sag Wagons
- Spot prizes given after the ride
- Refreshments for all finishing riders, served by the Tui HQ Team
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DAY THIS YEAR TO A SATURDAY.
Buffet lunch must be purchased with your registration by 1st March. The BBQ meal will be catered for by Tui HQ at a cost of $15.00 per person and to be purchased with your entry by 6 March.
MACDOUGALLS 125KM ULTIMATE CHALLENGE
The ALL NEW MacDougalls 125km ride starts and finishes at the Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka. This challenging ride takes riders through the rolling farmland surrounding Pahiatua through Alfredton, Pongaroa and return. Being a circuit means no support vehicles are required leaving support crew time to enjoy a visit to the Tui Museum and refreshments at Tui HQ.
Anyone wanting to accept this challenge who are unsure whether they can compete the ride within 5 hours, we have a non-race start time of 8am. This will allow you to complete the event without the worry of missing prizegiving.
MARTIN BEVERIDGE LTD 80KM FLYER
The ALL NEW Martin Beveridge Ltd 80km Flyer starts and finishes at the Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka. It takes riders through the back of Pahiatua and Eketahuna to Alfredton and return. Once again it is a circuit so no support crew will be required.
MCI & ASSOCIATES 40KM EXPERIENCE
The MCI & Associates 40km Experience is a completely new event leaving Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka and heading out via Kumeroa township completing a lap and returning to Tui Brewery. This back-country road is very quiet and suitable for all ages capable of riding this distance.
TOUR DE TOKI 15KM RIDE
A whole new course aimed at both younger riders and those who may not be fit enough to try the longer distances. Children 10 years and under are to be accompanied by an adult rider. Entry is $25.00 per person. Accompanying adults are free.
PAPERPLUS KIDS 5KM
A 5km course for children, designed to encourage those young riders wanting to get out there and have a go, but feel that 15km is just a bit too far. Entry is $10.00 and all riders must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults are free. ENTRY DOES NOT RECIEVE FREE DRINK BOTTLE BUT CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE DAY. A meal is not included as part of this ride, but extra meals can be purchased from the Tui HQ café menu. Riders who complete the course will receive a Pahiatua New World snack pack on crossing the finish line. Prizegiving for this event will be held 15 minutes after the last rider for this event finishes. All children who complete the ride will go in the draw to win a spot prize sponsored by PaperPlus Select Pahiatua and Shape Up with Sarah Tuhura.
Entry fee for this event is $100.00 per tandem team and both riders will receive refreshment on the finishing the event.
E-Bikes are welcome on all courses in their own category. Please ensure you tick the category E-Bike on entry form.
START/FINISH (125KM, 80KM & 40KM)
A controlled start from inside the Tui Compound, left on to Kohinui Road, right on to middle road and from Carisbrook intersection it will be at the lead vehicles discretion as to when this controlled start finishes. The finish line is on Kohinui Road and then riders will be funnelled into the Tower compound into a single file to receive a free drink.
UNDER 19 RIDERS / OVER 65 RIDERS
This year all under 19 and all over 65 riders will pay no more than $45.00 each entry fee.
Loved it, very entertaining tour, great lunch, great beer, great coffee, highly recommend, definitely plan on a return visit - Michelle O, Trip Advisor, 5 stars
The service was excellent & staff friendly. Loved the food & atmosphere - EuniceC807, Trip Advisor, 5 Stars
Really liked this place. Welcome is super friendly and brewery tour simple but informative. Great merchandise in the shop there and above all else the food is excellent. Well worth a visit - argwatkins, Trip Advisor, 5 stars
Great atmosphere. Great staff. Well worth waiting for the place to open. The tastings are worth the stop and even better if you get a passport from them - Jeannette B, Trip Advisor, 5 Stars
Great, friendly staff who are extremely welcoming. Furthermore perfect meal to make the roadside stop memorable - Dean S, Trip Advisor, 5 Stars
Great food and even better beer. It was colder out and inside the fire was going. Atmosphere was warm, relaxed and welcoming - Ramirezmp, Trip Advisor, 5 Stars
The food was good and reasonably priced, the beer was great, and the tour was fun. A great overall experience. And did I mention that there was good beer?! - Paul H, Trip Advisor, 5 Stars
We will be back. This place has everything. The history is amazing, I recommend doing a tour. The food is great and the staff are just awesome. Come in and relax, hit the gift store and enjoy - Alan H, Trip Advisor, 5 Stars
Stopped on a whim. So glad we did. Excellent short tour with lovely tour guide. Great information and the tastings were good. Loved it would recommend - Christine S, Trip Advisor, 5 stars
A must for anyone passing through. The beer is great, and the staff is friendly. If you are interested in beer making, make sure you do the tour. There are tasting as part of the tour, so don’t fill up beforehand. There are many brews available that you cannot buy anywhere else. We would go again! - EDammen, Google Bus., 5 stars
A great place to stop and enjoy all things Tui. It's not just beer, there are gardens, fashion line, and plenty of history in the area. The brewery tour is a good way to aid in the digestion of the wonderful food and beer matches at the cafe/bar. The staff are great and helpful even to the point of finding the perfect Tui gnome - Psyckers DO, Google Bus. 4 stars