Mt Somers Mountain Challenge

Saturday 23rd February


Established by the Mayfield Lions in 2006, the Mt. Somers Mountain Challenge Bike Race is an event for all ages and all capabilities. Bellbirds and fantails accompany riders on their journey through this rugged, captivating landscape that weaves through tussock and flax, shady forests and the flourishing native bush of the historic Mt. Somers Station. With all proceeds going directly to charity, this invigorating ride is broken down into three individual events, depending on the skill level and competitiveness of each rider, making it a day the whole family can enjoy.

The Foothills Race is sponsored by RDR. You may be wondering who they are! This is the Rangitata Diversion Race Company which manages the canal between the Rangitata and Rakaia rivers. The canal was commissioned in 1945 and provides irrigation water to three irrigation schemes and two power stations.It is NZs largest irrigation scheme and is largely responsible for the economic well being of Mid Canterbury and the wider Canterbury area.

Our two other race sponsors are Hokonui Radio Mid Canterbury and Skinners Bikes, Mowers and Saws. Hokonui Radio Mid Canterbury coordinate our media advertising and provide an MC on the day.