New Zealand Smiddy Challenge

Don’t miss your chance to experience incredible New Zealand on your bike, as part of a fully supported peloton riding for cancer research.

The 2017 Challenge is sold out but you can still help

There’s still time to donate to cancer research and support this year’s riders. If you missed out make sure to visit the site to keep in the loop for the 2018 challenges or try the Alice to Darwin Challenge. Keep reading for some details and insights into what to expect next year.

Are you ready for New Zealand’s best cycling? Ride over 700 km from Christchurch to Queenstown as part of the 2017 New Zealand Smiddy Challenge peloton.

You’ll ride through the stunning Southern Alps, through lush valleys and up soaring mountain climbs. And you’ll finish in Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world — if the fast descents down Kiwi mountains get you going, you can complete your adrenaline fix with bungee jumping, jet boating and paragliding at the end of your ride.



Your accommodation, meals and ride nutrition are all taken care of by the dedicated Smiddy road crew, and the tour mechanic and front and rear support vehicles make sure enjoy every minute of your ride.


The New Zealand Smiddy Challenge is SOLD OUT but for your scoop on the 2018 edition and other events check out


The NZ Smiddy Challenge  is sold our but there’s still time to help cancer research, visit the website, email or phone 1800 440 155.