Peter Laing Trust
Funds from this event will go to the Peter Laing Memorial Trust. The Trust grants scholarships to Wairarapa people, or people with strong Wairarapa connections who want to work in agriculture. They are designed to help people obtain practical training for entry into the agricultural industry or alternatively, for those commencing their first farm employment and requiring dogs, or specialist equipment such as a saddle.
Peter Laing managed Castlepoint Station for nearly 40 years, from 1954 until his retirement in 1991, earning a reputation over the years as a hardworking, practical man who was also a great visionary in his field. Laing died in 2004, aged 74.
Castlepoint Station Woolshed
off Castlepoint Jetty Road
The event is open to riders who have a reasonable degree of skill and fitness. There is no age restriction, but the event is not suitable for riders who haven’t mountain biked before, as there are some steep, rocky and bumpy parts to all the courses which require a reasonable level of skill to negotiate.
7km Short Loop (1-1.5 hours) - in green on map
14km Long Loop via Beach (1-2.5 hours) - in red on map
20km Limed Road to Otahome and back (2-3.5 hours)
(Loops are anti-clockwise)
.... or just explore all the tracks!
Registration: from 8.00am
Access to Castlepoint Station is at 9am
Registration closes at midday
Riders will be unable to enter Castlepoint Station after midday and must be off the station by 3pm.
Registration before 5pm, Saturday 21 January
$20 per individual
$60 for family of four
Registration after 5pm, Saturday 21 January will be on the day
$30 per individual. (please note Eftpos will be unavailable).
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