Mayoral Challenge


2012 Mayoral Challenge update

In order to introduce new events and initiatives for Bike Wise in 2012, we had to make the decision to redirect our funding from some of the existing events. We will not be running the Mayoral Challenge in 2012.

Bike Wise Coordinators: We realise that this event has become an annual fixture for many communities, and we encourage you to continue to run a family-focused cycling day or event. Registering your event with us means you will still be eligible for a coordinators kit, however we won’t be providing bikes and helmets as we have done previously for Mayoral Challenges.

What was the Mayoral Challenge?

The Mayoral Challenge was a national event held throughout February
every year for local communities and families
to enjoy and celebrate cycling with community leaders. 

During the Mayoral Challenge, New Zealand towns and cities competed
for the title of ‘Cycle Mad City’ by getting as many people as possible
to follow their Mayor on a fun bike ride. 

2011 Mayoral Challenge Results

The town or city with the highest percentage of their population out on a bike behind the Mayor wins!





Coordinating
Organisation
Participants Region Population % popluation
         
City /
District Winner over 58,000+
       
New Plymouth
District Council
887 New Plymouth District 68,901 1.29
Sport
Manawatu
452 Palmerston North City 75,543 0.60
Franklin
District Council
238 Franklin Ward 58,647 0.41
Sport Waikato 470 Hamilton City 129,249 0.36
Rotorua
District Council
173 Rotorua District 65,901 0.26
Sport
Northland
160 Whangarei District 74,460 0.21
Sport Otago 225 Dunedin City 118,683 0.19
Sport BOP 65 Tauranga City 103,635 0.06
Wellington
City Council
59 Wellington City 179,466 0.03
         
City /
District Winner between 11,000 - 58,000
       
         
CHB District
Council & RoadSafe HB
256 Central Hawke's Bay
District
12,957 1.98
Upper Hutt
City Council
728 Upper Hutt 38,000 1.92
Sport Waikato 361 Matamata-Piako
District
30,483 1.18
Thames
Coromandel District Council
300 Thames-Coromandel
District
25,938 1.16
Taupo
District Council
205 Taupo District 22,300 0.92
Sport Tararua 150 Tararua District  17,634 0.85
South
Taranaki District Council
200 South Taranaki
District
26,484 0.76
Horizons
Regional Council
280 Wanganui District 42,639 0.66
Waipa
District Council
262 Waipa District 42,501 0.62
Selwyn
District Council
202 Selwyn
District-Malvern
33,669 0.60
EBOP 194 Whakatane District 33,297 0.58
Sport Waikato 97 Hauraki District 17,190 0.56
Rodney
District Council
254 Rodney Ward 49,293 0.52
Marlborough
District Council
180 Marlborough District
Council
42529 0.42
Tasman
District Council
180 Tasman District -
Motueka
44,628 0.40
Sport
Manawatu
110 Manawatu District 28,254 0.39
Tasman
District Council
135 Tasman District -
Takaka
44,628 0.30
Waitaki
District Council
45 Waitaki District 20,223 0.22
Queenstown
Lakes District Council
30 Queenstown Lakes
District
22000 0.14
Nelson City
Council/TearFund
75 Nelson City 55,359 0.14
Sport Clutha 20 Clutha District  16,839 0.12
Sport
Wellington - Kapiti
57 Kapiti Coast District 46,197 0.12
Timaru
District Council
40 Timaru District 42,867 0.09
Sport West
Coast
Cancelled Grey District 13,000 0.00
         
City /
District Winner under 11,000
       
         
Eastern Bay
of Plenty
371 Kawerau District 7,000 5.30
Eastern Bay
of Plenty
354 Opotiki District 8,976 3.94
Wairoa
District Council
237 Wairoa District 8,481 2.79
Kaikoura
District Council
65 Kaikoura District 3621 1.80
Timaru
District Council
61 Mackenzie District 3,804 1.60
South Sports
Cantebury
107 Waimate District 7,206 1.48
Sport Waikato 112 Waitomo District 9,438 1.19
Stratford
District Council
100 Stratford District 8,998 1.11
Carterton
District Council
69 Carterton District 7,101 0.97

 

Who won?

2011

  • New Plymoth District – over 58,000 category 
  • Central Hawke's Bay District and Roadsafe HB - 11,000 - 58,000 category 
  • Kawerau District -under 11,000 category 

2010

  • Upper and Lower Hutt cities – over 58,000 category 
  • Central Hawke's Bay District and Roadsafe HB - 11,000 - 58,000 category 
  • Wairoa - under 11,000 category 

2009

  • New Plymouth District - over 58,000 category
  • Central Hawke's Bay District - 11,000 to 58,000 category
  • Opotiki District - under 11,000 category

2008

  • Rodney District Council - over 58,000 category 
  • Central Hawke's Bay District Council - 11,000 - 58,000 category 
  • Opotiki District Council - under 11,000 category