The Rodney Mayoral Cycle Challenge is still on for 2010 and has been rescheduled for Saturday 6 March 2010. The Challenge will start at 10am, with registration from 9am at Centreway Reserve.
The challenge was originally intended to be held on Sunday 28 February but was not held because a tsunami warning was in effect for Rodney beaches.
The cycle challenge will now follow a new route from previous years, beginning at 10am at Centreway Road reserve and travel along the Millennium walkway and cycleway to reach Western Reserve.
Saturday 6 March is also National children's day and this is being marked across the country with a range of special events during March. As part of the celebrations the Mayor will lead people on their cycles to the Children's Day activities at Western Reserve which will be celebrated at Coast Day Out.
Coast Day Out is being organised by Rodney Women's Refuge, the Rodney District Council and Te Rito Rodney Family Violence Prevention.
This free event runs from 10am - 2pm and will feature games such as sack races, sports, a bouncy castle and bouncy bungee, skate display, food, and many other attractions. The day will also present ideas from local young people about how their area could be made safer to the community, which will then be workshopped by a range of organisations after the day.
Mayoral Challenge Registration
Registration for the ride is free. You can register on the day from 9am (the challenge starts at 10 am). Download a registration form here and bring it to the registration tent on the day.
There will be free goody bags and spot prizes for the first 1,000 people who register and vouchers awarded to the Rodney schools with the highest levels of participation.
Participants who registered for the challenge when it was to be held on Sunday 28 February will not be required to register again to participate in the event. You will need to bring your registration form to get your goody bag.
A helmet and shoes are required to participate.