So what is the 1KC?
The Distance Riders have taken over organising what was formerly the Capital 1,000km Cruise and are giving this event its own special flavour as part of our stable of rides.
This year’s events will be held on Saturday 7 November. That’s right: events plural!
This ride has always been popular with riders from around the North Island, so to make it easier for riders in the top half of the North Island to participate, this year there will be two 1KCs each with its own unique route. One will start and finish in Wellington, the second will start and finish in Hamilton.
The routes for both rides have been set and are outstanding. The Hamilton ride has some of the Wellington-based organisers seriously thinking about riding to The Tron for the weekend to be part of that event! The official routes will be sent to registered participants one week before the start date. Expect to see some route teasers between now and then!
Hamilton riders: Have you ever seen the movie Whale Rider?
Wellington riders: Have you ever seen the movie Goodbye Pork Pie? Well you won’t be going anywhere they did!
Rider entry requirements
Entry criteria aren’t as stringent for the 1KC rides, compared with our North Island 1,600 events – there’s no formal scrutineering of machines (although these must be registered and road legal) and pillions are allowed (as long as their feet can reach the fitted pegs).
If there are two bums on a bike, then both need to register for a 1KC ride. That means two signatures and two fees, as pillions in these events are deemed to be tougher than the riders and also receive recognition with badges and certificates as well as going in the prize draw. Proceeds from this event are donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand. $20 for one rider and $40 for two isn’t expensive and the proceeds are going to a great cause.
There’s an online entry form on our website http://www.distanceriders.org.nz/the-1000km-cruise-the-1kc.html as well as a downloadable PDF version which you can either post to us at P O Box 29017, Ngaio, Wellington; or scan and email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Riders and pillions using the online forms will need to provide a signature at the pre-start registration. Please familiarise yourself with this events terms and conditions published on the web page.