The Karapoti Classic is New Zealand's premier mountain bike event based in Wellington's rugged Akatarawa Ranges, 10k north of Upper Hutt City. Combining a huge but achievable challenge with spectacular scenery. See www.karapoti.co.nz
The Armstrong Motor Group Wellington Marathon event is based at the Capital's famous Westpac Stadium, the fast, flat, scenic route around Wellington's spectacular waterfront. To be part of it click here: www.harbourcapital.org.nz
The Coppermine mountain bike event offers a chance for you to ride some of Nelsons best trails and traverses the spectacular Coppermine mineral belt. There are three courses to cater for different riding abilities. Check out www.coppermine.co.nz
The Crazyman is a scenic tour based around the iconic outdoor elements of Wellington's Hutt City showcasing the hills, beaches, harbour and river that make the outdoor wonderland that it is. It’s a “Hell of an event"! Check out: www.crazyman.co.nz for more info.
You can start the Tour of New Zealand at Cape Reinga or Bluff and the finish is celebrated with North and South Island riders meeting in Wellington for a criterium on a short circuit through the Parliament grounds. See www.tourofnewzealand.co.nz for more info.
The O’Neill Aotearoa Surf Festival is touring cinemas across New Zealand over the next couple of months with a curated selection of international surf feature films, documentaries and short films on a summer road trip to coastal towns celebrating the best of surf culture. Check to see if its in a cinema near you at www.asff.co.nz
The biggest cycling event on the South Island, the Forrest GrapeRide involves a 101km circuit through some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Find out more at www.graperide.co.nz (Photo courtesy of Forrest Graperide)