Westport to Greymouth – The Coast Road Cycle Challenge


cyclists Coast road cycle challenge

November 15, an important day on the local cycling calender – the annual Coast Road Cycle Challenge, Westport to Greymouth.  Covering some 100kms following the coastal drive – named one of the top ten coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet.

cyclists climbing 12 mile hill coast road cycle challenge

Stephen headed out with his trusty instamatic to capture some of the riders as they come up the 12 mile hill – just north of us at Breakers.

cyclists coast road cycle challenge westport to greymouth

Offering outstanding views I don’t think many of the riders were making the most of their surroundings.

cyclist 12 mile hill coast road cycle challenge

Although there were some still brandishing large smiles………

cyclists smiling coast road cycle challenge westport to greymouth

The forecast for the day was a shocker with a heavy rain warning.  Thankfully the weather Gods were much kinder and while there were occasional showers there was more often blue skies making the ride much more bearable I’m sure.  Hard enough to bike 100kms without having to do it in pouring rain.

cyclists competing coast road cycle challenge

This next one is probably my favourite shot – the eventual winner of the race reaching the top of the last real hill climb, looking back to check on his progress and then he was gone.

cyclist winning coast road cycle challenge

The man in question won comfortably but unfortunately the results aren’t out so I don’t know his name but huge congratulations!

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  The West Coast named one of the top ten regions to visit in the world by Lonely Planet – come and visit and you’ll soon see why.

 

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About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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2 Responses to Westport to Greymouth – The Coast Road Cycle Challenge

  1. bulldog says:

    Wow this sounds similar to our two oceans race, also something like 90 odd km around our cape point in Cape Town… one of those races every one wants to do yet dreads the weather and wind…

    • coastingnz says:

      That is the problem with coastal races – contending with the weather. Didn’t envy them as they rode past. I was at the gate yelling my support but not getting any ideas of wanting to do it myself LOL

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