Thank you to our sponsors

Gravel and Tar has partnerships with organisations and businesses throughout the region, who help to make these events possible. 

We're happy to be able to bring a lively event and economical boost to the region and the support is received with gratitude.


Get your business in on the action

On January 19, 2019, Manawatu will host two international cycling events aimed at attracting elite cyclists from around the world to compete for UCI points and prizemoney.
A cycling campaign will surround the two international events with the aim of having something for everyone - from cycling fanatics to the people that just want to head out for a family ride with the kids on the weekend. It will promote that cycling is both fun and competitive, is more than just a means of transport but not always a race, and certainly an investment in health.
Several community events and initiatives will accompany the two international events to showcase cycling in the region, create awareness of the events and allow the community to take part.


We have sponsorship opportunities available, so get in touch by clicking the button below or contact race director Steve Stannard by emailing