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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

We're all about safety, fun, improving fitness and comradeship. Group riding is about learning/experiencing riding with other cyclists around you.

If you are looking for ultra competitive riding and racing, there are other groups that would better suit your needs. During the last third of the ride, some riders may wish to increase tempo. "Communication is the key"

No rider will be left to ride home alone.

 

Wednesday Ride

Meet at the Matamata Primary School flagpole at 3:00pm 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 at 9:30am. 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, 5th July 2020
Cold Kiwi(tahi)
Group 1

Start at Tainui Press, R Short, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Henry Watson, S Piakoiti, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Chepmell, R Bell, R Morrinsville-Walton, R Piakoiti, L Morgan, L Peria and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 63km).


Group 2

Start at Tainui Press, R Short, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Henry Watson, S Piakoiti, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Morrinsville-Walton (at Kiwitahi School), R Kiwitahi Railway, R Milliken, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Piakoiti, L Morgan, L Peria and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 56km).


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Milliken, R Hutchinson, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 47km).


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 just before the railway crossing and return home, via same route, to Robert Harris (Approx. 30km).

 
Sunday, 12th July 2020
Henry Who?
Group 1

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, L Paratu, L Paratu West (a second loop of Paratu Rd), R Paratu, L Piakonui, R Piakoiti, S Henry Watson, L Matai, R Peria, and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 59km).


Group 2

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. 52km).


Group 3

Start at 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. 44km).


Group 4

Start at 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. 33km).

 
Sunday, 19th July 2020
Yono Oko
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, L Matai, R Puketutu, R at Conders Corner onto SH29, L Totman, R SH27, L Langlands, L Okoroire, R Somerville, L SH28, L Okoroire, R Rangitanuku, L SH29, R Hopkins, L Puketutu, L Hinuera, S Firth and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 66km).


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, L Matai, R Puketutu, R at Conders Corner onto SH29, L Totman, R SH27, L Langlands, L Okoroire, L Rangitanuku, L SH29, R Hopkins, L Hinuera, S Firth and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 56km).


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, L Short, R Firth, S Hinuera, R Hopkins, R at Conders Corner onto SH29, L Totman, R SH27, L Langlands, L Okoroire, L Rangitanuku, L SH29, R Hinuera, S Firth and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 47km).


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, L Matai, R Puketutu, L Hopkins, L Hinuera, L Puketutu, R Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 34km).

 
 
Matamata Peddlers Cycling Club, Matamata, New Zealand