Spectators' Safety Top Tips!
Riders regularly reach speeds in excess of 60 km/h and 100 km/h on a downhill run. These safety top tips are for you to have the most fun and for everyone to stay safe.
- Plan your journey and consider all travel options available to you
- If you need to drive on a circuit, please drive in the same direction as the race or you might be asked to stop and wait for a while by the police
- Check here for road closures (coming soon)
- Arrive at your chosen spectating spot at least 30 minutes before the race is due to arrive
- Get involved as a spectator
- Bring a picnic and enjoy the setting even before and after the race has gone past
- Bring drums, bells, musical instruments; anything to make heaps of noise!
- Fancy dress is good too!
- Please take your litter home with you. The NZ Cycle Classic is showcasing the best of Wairarapa scenery and Wellington city to the world, so please respect your surroundings
- Be prepared for all weather conditions! Waiting for the riders you might need waterproofs or hopefully sun cream!
A safe race does have some rules
- Always obey the instructions of police and motorcycle escort marshals, volunteer marshals and race staff
- Please do not bring your dog. Dogs and high speed cyclists really do not mix well
General safety tips
- Riders travel at high speeds and can't swerve or stop suddenly
- Riders use both sides of the road including the edges
- Do not stand on the road
- Do not attempt to touch riders
- Do not hold objects in the path of riders during the race e.g. selfie sticks, flags, signs
- Do not leave or throw any object onto the road
- Listen for advance warnings from race officials and race commentators
- Monitor children and prams at all times. Prams should not be left by the edge of the road
- Keep pets on a leash and well back from the road at all times