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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

All Wednesday twilight rides leave from the Matamata Primary School flagpole at 6:00pm. Please be there at 5:50pm for a quick ride briefing prior to departure. Please refer to the Location Maps page for the start location.

Group 1
Start Flagpole at Matamata Primary, L Broadway, over railway, R round roundabout, back over railway, L Waharoa East, R Cadman, L Ward, L McGowan, L SH27, R Link, L Landsdowne, L Gunn, R Peria, L Matai, R Puketutu, L Hopkins, L Hinuera, L Puketutu, R Matai, R Station and return to Matamata Primary School flagpole. (Approx. 40km.)

Group 2
Start Flagpole at Matamata Primary, L Broadway, over railway, R round roundabout, back over railway, L Waharoa East, R Cadman, L Ward, L McGowan, L SH27, R Link, L Landsdowne, L Gunn, R Peria, L Matai, R Puketutu, u-Turn at Buckland Rd, L Matai, R Station and return to Matamata Primary School flagpole. (Approx. 35km).

Group 3 & 4
The usual 20km to 25km distance, either the Peria Rd/Puketutu Rd loop or the Tower Rd/Waharoa loop, depending on wind direction.
 

Sunday Ride

The Sunday morning rides leave from Tainui Press, 7 Short Street 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, 13th October 2019
TAHUROA TICKLE
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Hutchinson, R Pakarau, L Kereone, L Settlement, R Hutchinson, S Kiwitahi Railway, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Bell, R Starky, L Tahuroa, L Tauwhare, L Scotsmans Valley, R Bell, R Chepmell, R Morrinsville-Walton, R Piakoiti, L Morgan, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 93km)


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Hutchinson, R Pakarau, L Kereone, L Settlement, R Hutchinson, R Kiwitahi Station, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Tahuroa, L Starky, L Bell, R Chepmell, R Morrinsville-Walton, R Piakoiti, L Morgan, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 72km)


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Hutchinson, R Pakarau, L Kereone, L Settlement, R Hutchinson, L Milliken, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Piakoiti, L Morgan, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 53km)


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Hutchinson, U-turn at Settlement, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 40km)

 
Sunday, 20th October 2019
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)


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).


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)


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)

 
Sunday, 27th October 2019
WATERWORKS FUN
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Chepmell, L Waterworks, R Te Miro, L Maungakawa, L Te Miro, R Brunskill, L Whitehall, L Karapiro, L Buckland, L Puketutu, L Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 85 km)


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Chepmell, L Waterworks, L Te Miro, L Brunskill, L Whitehall, L Karapiro, L Buckland, L Puketutu, L Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 78 km)


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne Rd, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Chepmell, R Bell, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Kiwitahi Station, R Hutchinson, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 60km)


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.

 
 
Matamata Peddlers Cycling Club, Matamata, New Zealand