Our Classics

Our Classics

Cycling Nelson has a long history, and many years ago it was both a track and road club.  The club now chooses to focus its' attention on the track, primarily to limit the demand placed on its' many volunteers.

We detail below, some of our historical Classics -

Marble Mountain Challenge:  
The Ultimate 15km Individual Hill Climb Time Trial
This Event is to be conducted under the combined programme with Tasman Wheelers 
See their programme for date. 

Queen of the Mountain
Biggest Improver from previous year
King of the Mountain


Nelson 80  

This Event is to be conducted under the combined programme with Tasman Wheelers

See their programme for date.
 The Olympic Trophy
  awarded for line honours
   The Nelson 80 goes back a long way............
This 80km event has been on the Cycling Nelson calendar for
many years in which time a variety of courses have been used.
In the 'good old days' groups of riders would travel north from
Christchurch for the weekend, racing the Marlborough 80
on the Saturday before heading to Nelson for another '80'
on Sunday.
Many 'famous' names of the past are etched on the event trophy
(Olympic Cup) which, on it's day, was a sought after achievement.
The course:
   Starting at the club rooms at Redwoods Valley (Kart Track) heading over the Moutere and
   down to Edwards Road.  At this point a left turn takes the riders through Waiwhero to Ngatimoti
   to turn left and follow the Motueka River Valley to Woodstock.  A left turn takes riders through
   to Dovedale via beautiful rural, and normally, very quiet roads.  At Dovedale another left turn
   brings the riders to the infamous Neudorf Hill before coming back to the  Moutere Highway. 
   A right turn at Prices Corner points everyone homeward - with just another climb of the
   Moutere, a fast descent, then home is in almost in sight.  A left into Redwood Road lines everyone
   up for the sprint home.
Nelson 40
The Trophies:
      Nick Carter Cup    Senior Men
       Barry Newport Cup Open Veteran
   WJS Cup           Women
      Bill Moffatt Cup    Open Junior

Bill Moffatt Cup
Barry Newport Cup
Nick Carter Cup