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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

Meet at the Matamata Primary School flagpole at 4:00pm 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 starting 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, 8th September 2019
Manawaru Muster
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, L Short, L Firth, R at roundabout, L Waharoa East, 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 coffee and cake (Approx. 64km).


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, L Short, L Firth, R at roundabout, L Waharoa East, 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 coffee and cake (Approx. 53km).


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, L Short, L Firth, R at roundabout, L Waharoa East, 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 coffee and cake (Approx. 43km).


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, L Short, L Firth, R at roundabout, L Waharoa East, R Rawhiti, L Tower, L Wardville, L SH27, L Mowbray, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to coffee and cake (Approx. 33km).

 
Sunday, 15th September 2019
Return to Taotaoroa
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, R Taotaoroa, R Buckland, L Puketutu, L Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris for coffee and cake. (Approx. 62km).


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, R Taotaoroa, R Todd, R Buckland, L Puketutu, L Matai, R Station and home to Robert Harris for coffee and cake. (Approx. 55km).


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, R Short, 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 coffee and cake. (Approx. 43km).


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 for coffee and cake. (Approx. 34km).

 
Sunday, 22nd September 2019
Kiwitahi Visit Winter
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 coffee and cake (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 coffee and cake (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 coffee and cake (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 coffee and cake (Approx. 30km).

 
Sunday, 29th September 2019
Okoroire Trek Winter
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 coffee and cake (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 coffee and cake (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 coffee and cake (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 coffee and cake (Approx. 34km).

 
 
 
Matamata Peddlers Cycling Club, Matamata, New Zealand