The Novice tour is for licenced under 13, 15 ,17 and 19 year old riders and is recognised as a premier junior cycle tour. It is a 4 stage 2 day tour held within the Manawatu region. The tour is being held at the end of the school year andwill be followed by an optional training camp for under 17 and under 19 riders at Massey University. The Novice tour is the final event in the Bike NZ Junior National 2013 points series.
This is the 40th running of the tour and comes complete with General Classification, Sprint Ace and King/Queen of Mountain points and prizes.
The 4 stages - 2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday - include 2 road races, a criterium and a hill climb time trial.