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2020 Brevet

How to enter

There is no entry fee, but you do have to pay at least $100 to a charity and offset your carbon footprint. Once you’ve emailed touraotearoa@kennett.co.nz the receipts, along with your name and where you’re from, we will confirm your entry (obviously there will be no refunds if you pull out later).

You can choose your own charity, but it must be registered – all the bonafide charitable organisations are. Pay $100, or more, to that charity in lieu of an entry fee, and send us a copy of the receipt. Simple!
A good charity to donate to is the Waikato River Trail: https://www.waikatorivertrails.co.nz/page/donate-now/

Carbon offsetting is what needs to be done to pay for your travel pollution now rather than deferring the cost to future generations. I believe most northern hemisphere riders will have their heads around this concept already. Some airlines already offer offsetting as a service, but I'd like you to use Ekos or Enviromark because they are independent.

The carbon offsetting for your travel emissions depends on how far you are travelling to get to the start of the event and back home again. It will be approximately:
Londoners = 8 tonnes = $300
Australians = 2 tonne = $60
New Zealanders = 0.4 tonne = $30

Dr Sean Weaver from Ekos has calculated the average emissions for entrants from different parts of the world and set up a page especially for the Tour Aotearoa, so that you can offset very easily:

When you have the receipts for both the charity and carbon offset send a copy of them to touraotearoa@kennett.co.nz  along with your name, where you’re from, and preferred start date (see below for options). A few days later we will reply to your email with a confirmation of your entry (obviously there will be no refunds if you pull out later).

Note: this will add you to our email list (it is not an entry to the 2020 event!). We send out update emails occasionally when there is something important to notify you about. It is not a regular newsletter. We send out more emails leading up to a TA group ride (every two years) and very few at other times. If you have a question about the route or event please visit the Tour Aotearoa group on Facebook and ask there - you'll get an answer much faster. Also have a look on the FAQ page. And if all those fail use the Contact Us form.

Read 11 rules for riding the 2020 Brevet event.

2020 start dates

Start time
Low tide
Mon 17 Feb 2020 - FULL 7:00 am 10.50 am
Tues 18th Feb 2020 - FULL 8:00 am 12.04 pm
Wed 19th Feb 2020 - FULL 9:00 am 1:17 pm
Thur 20th Feb 2020 - FULL 10:00 am 2:18 pm
Fri 21st Feb 2020 - FULL 11:00 am 3:09 pm
Sat 22nd Feb 2020 - FULL 12 noon 3:52 pm
Sun 23rd Feb 2020 - FULL 1:00 pm 4:40 pm
Tue, 3 March 2020 - FULL 7:00 am
Wed, 4 March 2020 - FULL 8:00 am
Thu, 5 March 2020 9:00 am
Fri, 6 March 2020 10:00 am
Sat, 7 March 2020 11:00 am
Sun, 8 March 2020 12:00 noon

Ride your own brevet anytime

As the tour follows public roads and tracks, you can organise your own group ride. You are free to use and share all the information on this website.