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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, 2nd February 2020
STU'S FAVOURITE
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, R Taotaoroa, L Karapiro, R Whitehall, L French Pass, R Maungakawa, L Fencourt, R Aspin, R Te Miro, L Waterworks, R Chepmell, R Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 91km).  


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, R Taotaoroa, L Karapiro, R Whitehall, U-turn at Brunskill (Whitehall School), L Karapiro, L Buckland, L Puketutu, L Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 72km).  


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, R Taotaoroa, R Buckland, L Puketutu, L Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 58km).  


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Henry Watson, S Piakoiti, L Piakonui, R Paratu, R Morrinsville-Walton, R Piakoiti, L Morgan, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 41km).  


 
Sunday, 9th February 2020
PARATU RAMBLE
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, R Short, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, R Matai, R Peria, L Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Hutchinson, L Kiwitahi Station, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Bell, L Chepmell, R Morrinsville-Walton, R Paratu, R Paratu West, R Paratu, L Piakonui, R Piakoiti, S Henry Watson, R Matai, R Puketutu, L Hopkins, S Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 85km)


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, R Short, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, R Matai, R Peria, L Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Hutchinson, L Kiwitahi Station, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Bell, L Chepmell, R Morrinsville-Walton, R Paratu, R Paratu West, R Paratu, L Piakonui, R Piakoiti, S Henry Watson, L Matai, R Station and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 75km)


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, R Short, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, R Matai, R Peria, L Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Paratu, R Paratu West, R Paratu, L Piakonui, R Piakoiti, S Henry Watson, L Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 54km)


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, R Short, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, R Matai, R Peria, L Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Piakoiti, S Henry Watson, L Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 45km)

 
Sunday, 16th February 2020
WALTON WANDER
Group 1

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


Group 3

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


Group 4

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

 
Sunday, 23rd February 2020
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 Baker, L Waghorn, R Wardville, L SH27, L Walker, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 87kms)  


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 Baker, L Waghorn, R Wardville, L SH27, L Walker, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 74 km)  


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 Baker, L Waghorn, R Wardville, L SH27, L Walker, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 65km)  


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)  

 
Sunday, 1st March 2020
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 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 and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 30km)

 
 
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