Chop­per prize for clas­sic

Waipa Post - - The Country -

Waipa¯’s num­ber one cy­cling sup­porter could take to the skies in Jan­uary to cheer on rid­ers in the in­ter­na­tional New Zealand Cy­cle Clas­sic.

The world-class race, spon­sored by Grass­roots Trust, will have over 120 rid­ers racing around the Waipa¯ district from 23-27 Jan­uary.

To show­case the district and thank sup­port­ers, a cham­pion sup­porter’s prize pack is on of­fer. It in­cludes a 30-minute scenic he­li­copter ride for four peo­ple from lo­cal com­pany Helicorp.

The win­ner will also get re­served view­ing spots at the fin­ish line, a VIP tent for up to 12 peo­ple at the clos­ing party and com­pli­men­tary food and drinks through­out the day on Sun­day, Jan­uary 27.

Waipa¯ mayor Jim Mylchreest said while the district of­ten cel­e­brates Waipa¯’s cham­pion ath­letes and sports­peo­ple, cham­pion sup­port­ers were just as im­por­tant.

“Events like this at­tract a huge range of peo­ple, both lo­cals and vis­i­tors,” he said.

“We want to cel­e­brate our fan­tas­tic lo­cal sup­port­ers who not only wel­come the vis­i­tors to Waipa¯ with open arms, but also get be­hind our ath­letes and sup­port them ev­ery day.”

As a key sup­porter of the race, Waipa¯ District Coun­cil is pro­vid­ing a range of ac­tiv­i­ties and spot prizes for sup­port­ers through­out the week to en­cour­age them to stay longer in the district and en­joy all it has to of­fer.

There will be free ac­tiv­i­ties for sup­port­ers at the fin­ish lines of the fi­nal three stages, in­clud­ing a Party in the Park on Sun­day, Jan­uary 27.

The party will be held at Cam­bridge’s Vic­to­ria Square from 12.30-5pm.

“We’re look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing the Three Peaks Ride New Zealand’s Cy­cling Fes­ti­val and Grass­roots Trust New Zealand Cy­cle Clas­sic to Waipa¯ and en­cour­age the com­mu­nity to get along to some of the races and other events planned dur­ing the week.”

The com­pe­ti­tion to win the prize pack, in­clud­ing the he­li­copter ride, will be run via Coun­cil’s Face­book page.

En­tries close on Fri­day, Jan­uary 18.

Full terms and con­di­tions for the prize are avail­able on coun­cil’s web­site.

■ Visit RIDE2019 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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The prize pack in­cludes a 30-minute scenic he­li­copter ride for four peo­ple from lo­cal com­pany Helicorp.

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