Story: Bay of Plenty region

The Mōtū challenge

The Mōtū challenge

The Mōtū challenge has several components: 65 kilometres by mountain bike, a 17-kilometre run, 52 kilometres by road cycle, and final stages of kayaking (27 kilometres), road cycling (8 kilometres) and running (3 kilometres). The race starts and finishes in Ōpōtiki, taking a route along the coast, up the Mōtū Road and back to Ōpōtiki through the Waioeka gorge. Here a contestant tackles the kayak stage of the race.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Life and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6607/the-motu-challenge (accessed 28 September 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Aug 2016