After recently arriving back in New Zealand for a long summer, I’m happy to announce another exciting development for my brother Duncan and myself in our roles as event organisers: Stage 1 of Dirty D Sprint The Bay 2013 will now be a World Ranking Event 🙂
The first stage of the 6-race sprint tour will take place in the morning of the 15th of January (less than 12 weeks away). The area consists of a private girl’s school and it’s surrounding grounds.
|Sample of Woodford Terrain|
Set on the foothills of Havelock North’s Te Mata Peak, the terrain is relatively steep and riddled with intricate building, park and farmland detail. With the World Cup and Oceania Carnival coming to an end only 2 days beforehand, we expect to see some interesting international fields over all grades donning their racing flats on the morning of Tuesday the 15th. Entered participants from around the globe (including 2 current World Champions and a Junior World Champion) are already preparing themselves for the 3 days of intense and diverse sprint racing coupled with a vibrant event atmosphere around the lovely Hawkes Bay region (renowned for it’s great weather and wine production).
In other news, Sprint The Bay is now using it’s profile to help raise funds for the New Zealand breast cancer foundation. Also, in an effort to promote breast cancer awareness we have now changed the white singlet competition to the pink singlet competition in 2013. Credit card donations directly to the foundation can be made on our NZBCF fundraising page. Please help us support this cause.
Lastly, for a little bit of entertainment, check out this video made for Jamie Stewart, the winner of our photo competition (photos from STB 2012):