Urology Associates Car Park Cannon Ball coming to Christchurch Innovation Precinct

September 12, 2017

The Christchurch Innovation Carpark will be transformed into the venue for the Urology Associates Car Park Cannon Ball on Sunday 26 November 2017.

The Innvation carpark will become a unique sporting stadium as urban life meets urban cycle racers. The Urology Associates Car Park Cannon Ball is eight floors of speed and excitement as riders go head to head, two at a time from the bottom to top, each having two runs. The results are fast and furious; one rider goes through to the next round and one goes out in a series of elimination races heading towards the final. Riders need a combination of explosive strength, skills and speed to take on the ramps, hairpins and each other. It’s a tight and technical course – its urban life meeting urban bike riders – a bike event but not as you know it. The riders provide the entertainment, but that’s not all.  Great music and commentary will showcase the rider’s efforts mixing with the encouragement from the crowd. Appetites will be well catered for with hospitality available, a central part of the entertainment and the experience. This is without doubt the best fun to be had in a carpark with no cars in sight.

The Car Park Canon Ball cycle climb will be a first for New Zealand, and is part of a global series. A key Movember fund raising activity it is a bike race but not as you know it; head to head time trial racing in the Innovation Precinct car park building, a focal point for innovation and entrepreneurship in central Christchurch that will bring together graded club racers, fixed-gear hipsters and those who just love riding their bikes.

The event will be a key Movember fund raising activity and has the full support of the Movember Foundation.  Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide, and cycling is seen as a popular activity to support general health and wellbeing. We want to engage the city with the assistance of corporate businesses to bring the CBD alive and support men’s health and Movember.  This event is all about participation and community engagement as well as celebrating the rebirth of the central city and raising funds for Movember.