Stage One

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Masterton – Alfredton - Masterton
Distance 122.5km
Start time: 10.00am
Finish time approximate: 13.25pm
Start: Solway Hotel - Neutralised
Official Race start: Henley Lake
Finish: Dixon St - Masterton

START LINE in the Carpark of the Copthorne Hotel, turning LEFT onto High Street, to travel neutralised north through Masterton.

The field leaves Masterton via Te Ore Ore Road towards Eketahuna via Whangaehu Valley Road

Best place to view

The first early opportunity to view the stage is at the start of the race at Henley Lake.  Spectators can drive early to Whangaehu Valley and see riders go past on their way to Alfredton.  If you want to see the finish, make sure you are at Dixon St - outside the Swimming poll before riders get there.

Race Route:

10:00hrs START LINE – Copthorne Hotel – Masterton
Neutralized for Approx. 5.5 km

LEFT Turn into Opaki Road
0.0km RACING STARTS Henley Lake
1.2km turn Left onto Te Ore Ore Bideford Rd.
8.6km turn Left onto Whangaehu Valley Rd.
27km go pass Dreyers Rock Road on the left.
29Km Whangaehu Valley Road become Route 52.
43km turn Left onto Alfredton Road.
55km go onto Mangaone Valley Road
65.5km Turn Right onto Pa Valley Road.
75km Go Right onto Route 52.
78km go Left to stay on Route 52.
93km Route 52 becomes Whangaehu Valley Road.
94km go past Dreyers Rock Road on right.
113km Turn Right onto Te Ore Ore Bideford Road.
118.0km Turn Right onto Te Ore Ore Rd.
120.0km Left Turn onto Opaki Road
121km Left onto Dixon St
122.5 km Finish Dixon St