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Shimano backs Edition Zero Gravel


New Zealand, 1 May 2023

Shimano, a leading cycling component manufacturer, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Edition Zero Gravel, a premier gravel racing event in New Zealand. The sponsorship is part of Shimano's commitment to supporting the ongoing development of gravel racing.

Edition Zero Gravel is a two-day event that will take place in the scenic countryside of South

Canterbury in November 2023. The event focused on facilitating adventure on two wheels, providing a challenge for all, and creating a positive community impact. The event will feature three challenging courses that showcase the natural beauty and diverse geography of the region.

Shimano's sponsorship will help to enhance the overall experience for participants and spectators alike. "We're thrilled to be partnering with Edition Zero Gravel to support the growth of gravel racing in New Zealand," said Shimano New Zealand's Sales Manager Taylor Gunman. "As a company, we're committed to promoting and supporting New Zealand cycling events and the communities that are actively involved in supporting the sport we enjoy. The Edition Zero Gravel is a natural extension of that mission."

"We are excited to have Shimano on board as our sponsor," said Edition Zero Gravel's Race Director, Andy Chalmers. "Their support will help us to provide an exceptional experience for all participants, from the novice rider to the seasoned racer. We look forward to working with Shimano to promote gravel racing in New Zealand and beyond."

For more information about Edition Zero Gravel, please visit the event website at

About Shimano: Shimano is a global manufacturer of high-quality cycling components, fishing tackle, and rowing equipment. Founded in 1921, the company is committed to promoting cycling as a healthy and sustainable form of transportation and recreation. Shimano has a strong presence in New Zealand, with a dedicated team of professionals who provide technical support and expertise to the cycling community.

Contact: Andy Chalmers, Race Director Edition Zero Gravel

Taylor Gunman, Sales Manager Shimano New Zealand

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