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Rides

Riding Groups

Group 1
Fast: 30+ km/hr average

Group 2
Not So Fast: 27+ km/hr average

Group 3
Middle Range: 24+ km/hr average

Group 4
Leisure: < 24 km/hr average

Ride Ethos

It is important for people contemplating riding with the Wednesday & Sunday Groups, to understand what we are about - which is safety, fun, improving fitness and comradeship.

Group riding is about learning/experiencing riding with other cyclists all around you.

If you are looking for ultra competitive riding and racing, there are other groups that would better suit your needs. We suggest riders who want to go quicker, to do so in the last third of the ride on the way home, but you must let others know your intentions! "Communication is the key"

Also, please don't leave anyone stranded and out there on their own.

 

Wednesday Ride

We are going to trial a winter Wednesday ride for a while to see how it goes. First ride is on 18th April. Meet at the Matamata Primary School flagpole at 4pm sharp. The ride route and groups will be determined on the day. You must have a rear light as a minimum but we strongly advise that you have both a front light and a rear light. We will return to town before it gets too dark.
 

Sunday Ride

The Sunday morning rides leave from Tainui Press, 7 Short Street starting at 9:00am. Please be there 5 minutes before the ride is due to start for a quick ride briefing prior to departure. Please refer to the Location Maps page for the start location.
 
Sunday, 22nd April 2018
A MODIFIED CHICKEN

Group 1

Start at Tainui Press, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Campbell, L Kereone, L Pakarau, R Hutchinson, R Settlement, S Maungakawa, R SH27, L Ngarua, R Waihekau, R Piraunui, L School, R Manawaru, L Shaftesbury, R Te Aroha-Gordon, S Old Te Aroha, R Okauia Springs, L Tower and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 82km).   Route Map


Group 2

Start at Tainui Press, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Campbell, L Kereone, R Maungakawa, R SH27, L Ngarua, R Waihekau, R Piraunui, L School, R Manawaru, L Shaftesbury, R Te Aroha-Gordon, S Old Te Aroha, R Okauia Springs, L Tower and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 74km).   Route Map


Group 3

Start at Tainui Press, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Campbell, R Kereone, S Diagonal, S McLaren, R Manawaru, R Wardville, L SH27, L Walker, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 63km).   Route Map


Group 4

Start at Tainui Press, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, R Landsdowne, R Link, L SH27, R Mowbray, L Tower, R Armadale, R Old Te Aroha, R Okauia Springs, L Tower and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 45km).   Route Map

 
Sunday, 29th April 2017
STU'S FAVOURITE

Group 1

Start Tainui Press, R Firth, S Hinuera, R Puketutu, R SH29, R Taotaoroa, L Karapiro, R Whitehall, L French Pass, U-turn at top of French Pass, R Whitehall, L Karapiro, L Buckland, L Puketutu, L Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 79km).   Route Map


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, R Firth, S Hinuera, R Puketutu, R SH29, R Taotaoroa, L Karapiro, R Whitehall, U-turn at Brunskill, L Karapiro, L Buckland, L Puketutu, L Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 72km).   Route Map


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, R Firth, S Hinuera, R Puketutu, R SH29, R Taotaoroa, R Buckland, L Puketutu, L Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 58km).   Route Map


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, R Firth, S Hinuera, R Puketutu, R Matai, L Henry Watson, S Piakoiti, L Piakonui, R Paratu, R Morrinsville-Walton, R Piakoiti, L Morgan, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 29km).   Route Map


 
Sunday, 6th May 2018
BUNGARDS BUSTER
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, L Firth, R Broadway, L Waharoa East, R Rawhiti, L Tower, R Okauia Springs, R Old Te Aroha, U-turn at Bungards Corner, L Mace, L Alexander, L Manawaru, R Wardville, L SH27, L Walker, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 87kms)   Route Map


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, L Firth, R Broadway, L Waharoa East, R Rawhiti, L Tower, R Okauia Springs, R Old Te Aroha, U-turn at Bungards Corner, L Shaftsbury, L Manawaru, R Wardville, L SH27, L Walker, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 74 km)   Route Map


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, L Firth, R Broadway, L Waharoa East, R Rawhiti, L Tower, R Okauia Springs, R Old Te Aroha, U-turn at Barton, L Shaftsbury, L Manawaru, R Wardville, L SH27, L Walker, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 65km)   Route Map


Group 4

Start Tainui Press,L Firth, R Broadway, L Waharoa East, R Rawhiti, L Tower, R Okauia Springs, R Old Te Aroha, U-turn at Douglas, L Armadale, S Wardville, L SH27, L Walker, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 40km)   Route Map

 
Sunday, 13th May 2018
OKOROIRE TREK
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, L Totman, R SH27, L Langlands, L Okoroire, R SH28, L Waiomou, S Pakaraka (u-turn at the top), R Kakahu, L Rapurapu(SH28), L Te Poi South, R Okoroire, R Rangitanuku, L SH29, R Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 82km)


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, L Totman, R SH27, L Langlands, L Okoroire, R SH28, L Waiomou, L Kakahu, L Rapurapu(SH28), L Te Poi South, R Okoroire, R Rangitanuku, L SH29, R Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 70km)


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, L Totman, R SH27, L Langlands, L Okoroire, L Rangitanuku, L SH29, R Hinuera, L Firth and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 50km)


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, L Matai, R Puketutu, L Hopkins, L Hinuera, L Firth and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 30km)

 
Sunday, 20th May 2018
WALTON WANDER
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Morrinsville-Walton (at Kiwitahi School), L Bell, L Scotsmans Valley, R Tauwhare, R Tahuroa, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Kiwitahi Station, S Hutchinson, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 85 km)   Route Map


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Morrinsville-Walton (at Kiwitahi School), L Bell, L Chepmell, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Kiwitahi Station, S Hutchinson, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Piakoiti, S Henry Watson, L Matai, R Station and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 68 km)   Route Map


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Morrinsville-Walton (at Kiwitahi School), R Kiwitahi Station, S Hutchinson, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 50 km)   Route Map


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Piakoiti, S Henry Watson, L Matai, R Station and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 35 km)   Route Map

 
Sunday, 27th May 2018
PAPARAMU SURPRISE

Group 1

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, L SH1, L Paparamu, L SH1, R Hillcrest, L Parapara, L Taumangi, S Webster, L SH5, R Hetherington, R Okoriore, R Sommerville, L SH28, L Okoriore, R Rangitanuku, L SH29, R Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 80km)   Route Map


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, L SH1, L Paparamu, L SH1, R Hillcrest, L Parapara, L Taumangi, S Webster, L SH5, R Hetherington, R Okoriore, L Rangitanuku, L SH29, R Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 72km)   Route Map


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, L SH1, L Paparamu, L SH1, L Okoriore St, R Okoriore Rd, L Rangitanuku, L SH29, R Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 59km)   Route Map


Group 4

Meet at Tainui Press and decide on the direction and distance that you want to ride that day. The ride will be dependent on the ability of those present on the day.
(Approx. 35km)  

 
 
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