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EPIC day for a EPIC ride

Date: April 27th, 2018

A particularly cold start (frozen water bottles!!!!) did give way to a beautifily clear sunny day which brought about near-record breaking results and a lot of smilesand allowed you all to enjoy the magic scenery that is a big part of this ride.

Race of the day has to go the Classic Open Men’s. Close racing with the lead changing and only the final sprint to the line after 95km splitting the lads up with seconds between them.

Tim Rush from Oamaru managed to fend off course record holder, Dougal Allan, by 6 mins to take out the signature EPIC race. New comer to the Epic saw multi sport athlete, Simone Maier, keep our super model, Kath Kelly from her 8th Epic victory.

Mike Sangster from Alexandra went from a 3rd in the Epic last year to a victory in the 100miler this year. Ronel Cook from Dunedin moved from a 2nd last year to a first this year, also in the Centurion

To see the results from all the categories click HERE 



The date is set….. April 13, 2019.

Get in early!! Tell your mates to get in early!! We don’t like disappointing anyone but the smooth running of the race is in part due to our concrete cut off. We will return 75% of your entry fee before March 30 for any reason so there are no excuses.

Epic and Classic entries are open NOW click HERE to enter. We hope to have the rest sorted by the end of May. We will post on FB when these are open.


There are some phenomenal shots of this remote terrain with you as the lead character. You can view and purchase HERE 

If you don’t like to brag then just buy some merchandise. Cycle jerseys and tees are still available online via our merchandise page click HERE.

If you missed out on a sticker and you would like anyone driving behind you to know where you were on the weekend please just drop us an email and we will post out to you.


If completing NZ’s ultimate and most remote mountain bike event didn’t give you enough of a feel-good factor then have a look at what else your money did.

Tea and scones raised over $1400 for the Pony Club to import and subsidise a coach for the local children. Bike wash raised $1100 for the Mount Aspiring College 1st 11’s trip to Wellington. Your entry fees and Contact donations helped fund $6000 to local community volunteer groups and an additional $13 000 will be part of a community fund that locals can access. A group of riders raised over $1500 for CANTEEN.

And we had a group of 12 riders who rode for children living in extreme poverty in Africa. These SO THEY CAN riders raised over $2500. If you wish to support further by sponsoring a child please contact Raewyn on raewyn.phipps@xtra.co.nz .


These will be sitting outside                          14 Hidden Hills Dr until Sunday night.

Feel free to send someone around to check/collect if you have lost something. After that date they will be taken to the recycling centre.


We have had some great feedback about the race from a lot of riders on Facebook and via email.

We work hard to keep improving your experiance and welcome your views and how we can achieve this.

We acknowledge that it was a little too cold this year and will have the temperature increased by  4 or 5 degrees for next year. Other than that please feel free to email us at info@lmsevents.co.nz.


Keep an eye on our FB page as we are posting stories and photos from the event. We look forward to seeing you all next year for Contact Epic 2019 and thank you for your part in making this great day what is was.


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