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Riding Groups

Group 1 - Ferrets

Lithe, athletic, difficult to catch and harder to like

Fast: 30+ km/hr average

Group 2 - Silver Foxes

Well rounded individuals, born to ride semi-hard

Not So Fast: 27+ km/hr average

Group 3 - Komodo Dragons

Surprisingly quick, sharp tongued assassins who strike early then wait for you to fade before moving in for the kill

Middle Range: 24+ km/hr average

Group 4 - Wise Owls

They know that a straight line is the shortest distance to the coffee shop

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 3:30pm 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 Matamata Primary School flagpole on Broadway at 09:30am. 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, 9th August 2020
Tolkien's Toil
Return to Torturoa where Mt Doom awaits and many a ring has been burnt. Meander home past Hobbiton, where the tourists used to frolic before the Covid dragon did lay waste unto Middle Earth

NOTE!!! New starting point!

Group 1

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S Peria, L Matai, R Puketutu, R at Conders Corner onto SH29, R Taotaoroa, R Buckland, L Puketutu, L Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris for Robert Harris. (Approx. 62km).


Group 2

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S Peria, L Matai, R Puketutu, R at Conders Corner onto SH29, R Taotaoroa, R Todd, R Buckland, L Puketutu, L Matai, R Station and home to Robert Harris for Robert Harris. (Approx. 55km).


Group 3

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S Peria, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R at Conders Corner onto SH29, R Taotaoroa, u-turn at 2nd Quarry entrance (just below the top of the hill), L SH29, L at Conders Corner onto Hopkins, L Hinuera, S Firth and home to Robert Harris for Robert Harris. (Approx. 43km).


Group 4

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S Peria, L Matai, R Puketutu, L Hopkins, L Hinuera, L Puketutu, R Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris for Robert Harris. (Approx. 34km).

 
Sunday, 16th August 2020
Plains Sailing
Lose yourself on the Manawaru Plains. Which one's Waghorn? I thought that was Piraunui?! Isn't that Paeroa?? Follow the leader, but remember, Robert Harris closes at 3
Group 1

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, straight across Broadway to Vosper (with care), R Rawhiti, L Tower, R Springs, L Old Te Aroha, L Armadale, R Manawaru, L School, L Piraunui, L Diagonal, S McLaren, R Waghorn, R Wardville, L SH27, R Hawes, L Factory, R Landsdowne, L Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 64km).


Group 2

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, straight across Broadway to Vosper (with care), R Rawhiti, L Tower, R Springs, L Old Te Aroha, L Armadale, R Manawaru, L McLaren, L Waghorn, R Wardville, L SH27, R Hawes, L Factory, R Landsdowne, L Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 53km).


Group 3

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, straight across Broadway to Vosper (with care), R Rawhiti, L Tower, R Springs, L Old Te Aroha, L Armadale, L Tower, R Mowbray, L Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 43km).


Group 4

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, straight across Broadway to Vosper (with care), R Rawhiti, L Tower, L Wardville, L SH27, L Mowbray, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 33km).

 
 
Matamata Peddlers Cycling Club, Matamata, New Zealand