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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 Twilight Rides

All Wednesday twilight rides leave from the Matamata Primary School flagpole at 6pm sharp. 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, right Broadway, left Tower, left Mowbray, left SH27 (over railway), right Link, left Landsdowne, left Gunn, right Peria, left Matai, right Puketutu, left Hopkins, left Hinuera, straight Firth and return to Matamata Primary School flagpole. (Approx. 42km.)

Group 2
Start Flagpole at Matamata Primary, left Broadway, over railway, right round roundabout, back over railway, left Waharoa East, right Cadman, left Ward, left McGowan, left SH27, right with care Link, left Landsdowne, left Gunn, right Peria, left Matai, right Puketutu, left Hopkins, left Hinuera, straight Firth and return to Matamata Primary School flagpole. (Approx. 35km).

Group 3 & 4
The usual 21km to 25km distance, either the Peria Rd/Puketutu Rd loop or the Tower Rd/Waharoa loop, depending on wind direction.
 

Sunday Morning Rides

The Sunday morning rides leave from Tainui Press, 7 Short Street starting 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, 17th December 2017
PARATU RAMBLE
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, right Short, left Smith, right Sheffield, right Station, right Matai, left Morgan, right Piakoiti, right Morrinsville-Walton, left Hutchinson, left Kiwitahi Station, right Morrinsville-Walton, left Bell, left Chepmell, right Morrinsville-Walton, right Paratu, right Paratu West, right Paratu, left Piakonui, right Piakoiti, straight Henry Watson, right Matai, right Puketutu, left Hopkins, straight Hinuera, straight Firth and home to coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 83km)


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, right Short, left Smith, right Sheffield, right Station, right Matai, right Peria, left Gunn, straight Landsdowne, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Hutchinson, left Kiwitahi Station, left Milliken, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Paratu, right Paratu West, right Paratu, left Piakonui, right Piakoiti, straight Henry Watson, left Matai, right Peria and home to coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 65km)


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, right Short, left Smith, right Sheffield, right Station, right Matai, right Peria, left Gunn, straight Landsdowne, left Morrinsville-Walton, left Paratu, right Paratu West, right Paratu, left Piakonui, right Piakoiti, straight Henry Watson, left Matai, right Peria and home to coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 54km)


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, right Short, left Smith, right Sheffield, right Station, right Matai, right Peria, left Gunn, straight Landsdowne, left Morrinsville-Walton, left Piakoiti, straight Henry Watson, left Matai, right Peria and home to coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 45km)

 
Sunday, 24th December 2017
Please Note Route Changes
TE AROHA EXTENDER
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, left Short, left Firth, right at roundabout, left Waharoa East, right Rawhiti, left Tower, right Okauia Springs, left Old Te Aroha, straight Te Aroha-Gordon, straight Whitaker, left Wild, right Rewa, left Kenrick, left Stanley, right Waihou, left Lovegrove, right McCabe, left Mikkelson, right Waikekau, left Piraunui, right Diagonal, cross with care SH27 onto Kereone, left Pakarau, left Hutchinson, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Landsdowne, straight Gunn, left Peria and home to coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 87km)


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, left Short, left Firth, right at roundabout, left Waharoa East, right Rawhiti, left Tower, right Okauia Springs, left Old Te Aroha, straight Te Aroha-Gordon, left Shaftesbury, right Manawaru, left School, right Alexandra, left Waihekau, left Piraunui, right Diagonal, cross with care SH27 onto Kereone, left Settlement, left Hutchinson, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Landsdowne, straight Gunn, left Peria and home to coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 80km)


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, left Short, left Firth, right at roundabout, left Waharoa East, right Rawhiti, left Tower, right Okauia Springs, left Old Te Aroha, straight Te Aroha-Gordon, left Shaftsbury, left Manawaru, right Baker, left Waghorn, right Wardville, left SH27, left Walker, right Ward, right Waharoa East and home to coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 60km)


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, left Short, left Firth, right at roundabout, left Waharoa East, right Rawhiti, left Tower, right Okauia Springs, left Old Te Aroha, left Armadale, straight Wardville, left SH27, left Walker, right Ward, right Waharoa East and home to coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 38km)

 
Sunday, 31st December 2017
KIWITAHI VISIT
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, right Short, right Smith, left Barnard, right Western, left Peria, right Gunn, straight Landsdowne, left Morrinsville-Morrinsville-Walton, left Chepmell, left Waterworks, right Te Miro, left Maungakawa, left Te Miro, right Brunskill, left Whitehall, left Karapiro, right Taotaoroa, left SH29, left Hopkins, left Hinuera and home to coffee and cake.
(Approx. 85 kms)


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, right Short, right Smith, left Barnard, right Western, left Peria, right Gunn, straight Landsdowne, left Morrinsville-Walton, left Chepmell, left Waterworks, left Te Miro, left Brunskill, left Whitehall, left Karapiro, right Taotaoroa, left SH29, left Hopkins, left Hinuera and home to coffee and apple strudel (or if you must, have a healthy slice).
(Approx. 76 kms)


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, right Short, right Smith, left Barnard, right Western, left Peria, right Gunn, straight Landsdowne Rd, left Morrinsville-Walton, left Chepmell, right Bell, right Morrinsville-Walton, left Kiwitahi Station, right Hutchinson, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Landsdowne, straight Gunn, left Peria and home to coffee and chocolate brownie.
(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.

 
Sunday, 7th January 2018
CHICKEN & DIAGONAL DASH
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, right Short, left Smith, right Sheffield, right Station, right Matai, right Peria, left Gunn, straight Landsdowne, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Kiwitahi School, right Kiwitahi Station, straight Hutchinson, straight Settlement, straight Maungakawa, right SH27, left Waihekau, right Alexandra, left Manawaru, straight Tower and home to Robert Harris for coffee and donuts.
(Approx. 83Km)


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, right Short, left Smith, right Sheffield, right Station, right Matai, right Peria, left Gunn, straight Landsdowne, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Hutchinson, right Settlement, straight Maungakawa, right SH27, left Waihekau, right Alexandra, left Manawaru, straight Tower and home to Robert Harris for coffee and donuts.
(Approx. 75Km)


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, right Short, right Smith, left Barnard, right Western, left Peria, right Gunn, straight Landsdowne, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Hutchinson, right Pakarau, right Kereone, straight Diagonal, left Piraunui, right Parker, right Alexandra, left Baker, right Manawaru, straight Tower Rd and home to Robert Harris for coffee and cake.
(Approx. 60Km)


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, right Smith, left Barnard, right Western, left Peria, right Gunn, straight Landsdowne, right Morrinsville-Walton, left Campbell, u-turn at Cuff Rd junction, right Morrinsville-Walton, left Landsdowne, straight Gunn, left Peria and home to Robert Harris for coffee and cake.
(Approx. 47km)

 
Sunday, 14 January 2017
WALTON WANDER
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, right Short, right Smith, left Barnard, right Western, left Peria, right Gunn, straight Landsdowne, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Morrinsville-Walton (at Kiwitahi School), left Bell, left Scotsmans Valley, right Tauwhare, right Tahuroa, right Morrinsville-Walton, left Kiwitahi Station, straight Hutchinson, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Landsdowne, straight Gunn, left Peria and home to coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 85 km)   Route Map


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, right Short, right Smith, left Barnard, right Western, left Peria, right Gunn, straight Landsdowne, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Morrinsville-Walton (at Kiwitahi School), left Bell, left Chepmell, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Kiwitahi Station, straight Hutchinson, right Morrinsville-Walton, left Piakoiti, straight Henry Watson, left Matai, right Station and home to coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 68 km)   Route Map


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, right Short, right Smith, left Barnard, right Western, left Peria, right Gunn, straight Landsdowne, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Morrinsville-Walton (at Kiwitahi School), right Kiwitahi Station, straight Hutchinson, left Morrinsville-Walton, right Landsdowne, straight Gunn, left Peria and home to coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 50 km)   Route Map


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, right Short, right Smith, left Barnard, right Western, left Peria, right Gunn, straight Landsdowne, left Morrinsville-Walton, left Piakoiti, straight Henry Watson, left Matai, right Station and home to coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 35 km)   Route Map

 
Sunday, 21st January 2017
BUNGARDS BUSTER
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, left Short, left Firth, right at roundabout, left Waharoa East, right Rawhiti, left Tower, right Okauia Springs, right Old Te Aroha, U turn at Bungards Corner, left Mace, left Alexander, left Manawaru, right Wardville, left SH27, left Walker, right Ward, right Cadman, left Waharoa East and home.
(Approx. 87kms)   Route Map


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, left Short, left Firth, right at roundabout, left Waharoa East, right Rawhiti, left Tower, right Okauia Springs, right Old Te Aroha, U turn at Bungards Corner, left Shaftsbury, left Manawaru, right Wardville, left SH27, left Walker, right Ward, right Cadman, left Waharoa East and home.
(Approx. 74 km)   Route Map


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, left Short, left Firth, right at roundabout, left Waharoa East, right Rawhiti, left Tower, right Okauia Springs, right Old Te Aroha, U turn at Barton Rd, left Shaftsbury, left Manawaru, right Wardville, left SH27, left Walker, right Ward, right Cadman, left Waharoa East and home.
(Approx. 65km)   Route Map


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, left Short, left Firth, right at roundabout, left Waharoa East, right Rawhiti, left Tower, right Okauia Springs, right Old Te Aroha, U turn at Douglas, left Armadale, straight Wardville, left SH27, left Walker, right Ward, right Cadman, left Waharoa East and home.
(Approx. 40km)   Route Map

 
Sunday, 28th January 2017
OKOROIRE TREK
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, right Short, left Smith, right Sheffield, right Station, left Matai, right Puketutu, right SH29, left Totman, right SH27, left Langlands, left Okoroire, right SH28, left Waiomou, straight Pakaraka (u-turn at the top), right Kakahu, left Rapurapu(SH28), right Te Poi South, right SH29, left Stopford, right Tauranga(SH24), left Old Te Aroha, left Okauia Springs, left Tower, right Broadway and home to Robert Harris for coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 84km)


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, right Short, left Smith, right Sheffield, right Station, left Matai, right Puketutu, right SH29, left Totman, right SH27, left Langlands, left Okoroire, right SH28, left Waiomou, left Kakahu, left Rapurapu(SH28), left Te Poi South, right Okoroire, right Rangitanuku, left SH29, right Hinuera, straight Firth St and home to Robert Harris for coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 70km)


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, right Short St, left Smith, right Sheffield, right Station, left Matai, right Puketutu, right SH29, left Totman, right SH27, left Langlands, left Okoroire, left Rangitanuku, left SH29, right Hinuera, left Firth and home to Robert Harris for coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 50km)


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, right Short, right Smith, left Barnard, right Western, left Peria, left Matai, right Puketutu, left Hopkins, left Hinuera, left Firth and home to Robert Harris for coffee and cakes.
(Approx. 30km)

 
 
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