The Mount Cook Classic 100km & 50km is a road cycling event held in October each year in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand.
The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is in the South Island of New Zealand near the towns of Twizel and Lake Tekapo. Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain stands 3753 metres above sea level and the Aoraki Mount Cook village lie within the park. The park covers a little over 700 km²with Glaciers covering 40% of the park area, notably the Tasman Glacier on the slopes of Aoraki Mount Cook.
Both events in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park encompass breath-taking scenery – cyclists an out and back course on the main Mount Cook Road that meanders its way amongst awe inspiring lake, mountain and glacial landscapes – quite possibly one of the world’s most scenic cycle races!