Keen Queenstown cyclist Peter Yarrell (pictured), 79, is organising his seventh and final Tour of New Zealand charity cycling race this week.

More than 100 riders, including many from overseas, will be racing or riding 475km over six stages — starting at Arthurs Pass today and
finishing at the top of the Crown Range on Friday.

A prizegiving function follows at Skyline Queenstown.

Over the past six editions, Yarrell’s event — cancelled last year due to Covid — has raised more than $2 million for selected charities.

In the field will be former Olympian and Tour de France cyclist Julian Dean, 48, and his wife, Carole.

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