This is your chance to decide definitively how you are going to spend the night of 31 December 1999.

Answer the following questions correctly and you and your partner could win a unique holiday to celebrate the millennium in New Zealand: a three- week, 1,000km escorted cycle ride across New Zealand's north island from Auckland to Gisborne, in the company of 2,000 fellow holiday revellers from around the world. This cycle ride of the millennium, organised by 2000 "First to the Sun" and the New Zealand Tourist Board, will then be followed by a huge New Year's Eve bash in Gisborne, the first city on earth to see the sun rise on 1 January 2000.

The holiday is full board, includes flights on Air New Zealand, and is worth pounds 3,475 per person. Places on this unique adventure are strictly limited. For further information call 2000 "First to the Sun" on 01903 218176.

The questions are:

1) Which will be the first city in the world to see the sun rise on 1 January 2000?

2) Which dynasty ruled China in 1BC?

3) What year came after 1BC?

4) Whose novel Love and Mr Lewisham was published in 1900?

5) 1900 and 2100 are not leap years. 2000 is. Why?

6) What day of the week is 1 January 2000?

7) What is the sum of every number from 1 to 2,000 inclusive?

Answers on a postcard to: Millennium Competition, Travel Desk, Independent on Sunday, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. Answers must be received by 15 January 1998. The winner will be selected at random from all the correct entries. The travel editor's decision is final. Other Newspaper Publishing rules apply.