The Mountain

100 years of a cycling classic

History is brought to life in this celebration of the Taranaki Round the Mountain Classic cycle race.


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For more than a century now, cyclists have tested their mettle in this hundred-mile race around the majestic cone of Mount Taranaki. New Zealand’s longest-running cycle race, the mountain circuit has been a prestigious yardstick for top amateurs and professionals to compare themselves with past and present champions.

Collected here, along with race memorabilia and photographs, are stories of the sweat, tears and nail-biting finishes, broken bikes, coveted prizes and the triumphs of cycling legends from 1911 to 2010.


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