All the data and stats you might be interested in knowing

I think Jason started logistics for this challenge back in June.  Final preparations are well under way for this epic journey. We leave home for our big drive north on Wednesday.  I have to say I am excited about touching base with people I love dearly and about being there to support my lovely man. 




Day One  178 km  Elevation 1680m


Sunday 23 December 2018 start at Cape Reinga Lighthouse and finish in Rawene on the Hokianga Harbour


Day Two  157 km  Elevation 1401m


Monday 24 December 2018 start in Rawene and finish in Waipu


Day Three  93 km  Elevation 1537m


Tuesday 25 December 2018 start in Waipu and finish in Orewa


Day Four  190 km  Elevation 1511m


Wedneday 26 December 2018 start in Orewa and finish in Cambridge


Day Five  132 km  Elevation 1863m


Thurday 27 December 2018 start in Cambridge and finish in Taupo


Day Six  168 km  Elevation 2750m


Friday 28 December 2018 start in Taupo and finish in Havelock North


Day Seven   233 km  Elevation 1603m


Saturday 29 December 2018 start in Havelock North and finish in Greytown


Day Eight   104 km  Elevation 1454m


Sunday 30 December 2018 start in Greytown, ride through to Wellington, jump on the Interislander and ride from Picton to finish in Blenheim


Day Nine  100 km  Elevation 1149m


Monday 31 December 2018 start in Blenheim and finish in Saint Arnaud


Day Ten  222 km  Elevation 1565m


Tuesday 1 January 2019 start in Saint Arnaud and finish in Greymouth


Day Eleven  172 km  Elevation 1563m


Wednesday 2 January 2019 start in Greymouth and finish in Franz Josef


Day Twelve  143 km  Elevation 1635m


Thursday 3 January 2019 start in France Josef and finish in Haast


Day Thirteen 200 km  Elevation 3493m


Friday 4 January 2019 start in Haast and finish in Arrowtown (a night in our own bed)


Day Fourteen  229 km  Elevation 1344m


Saturday 5 January 2019 start in Arrowtown and finish at the top of Bluff Hill




We have coffee, lunch and some dinner spots planned but if anyone has any recommendations please do add any suggestions in the comments below.


 Interesting to see that if Coronet Peak is 1187m then Jason is riding this every day and more often much higher.


To finish I thought I might share the course profile with you.  Google says that this is 30,000m of climbing.  Strava 24,548m.  I will be interested to see what the stats on Jason’s bike computer come in with.