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Rides

Our 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 probably other groups that would better suit your needs, but please get in touch to discuss what you're after. During the last third of the ride, some riders may wish to increase tempo, but no-one will be left to ride home alone (unless they are winning!!).

SUNDAY RIDES

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

Wednesday Rides

PEDDLERS' WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ROAD RIDE - WINTER START TIME 3:00PM
Meet at the Catholic Church on Hohaia St at 2:55pm 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'll be back in town before it gets too dark.

Sunday Rides

PEDDLERS' SUNDAY ROAD RIDE - START TIME 09:30AM
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.

 
START TIME 9:30AM
Sunday, 31st July 2022
It's Oko, OK?
An old favourite returns. Everything about this ride will remind you why you don't live in Auckland. It's all lush green paddocks, rolling hills and historic pubs. There's no time for a beer though - as quickly as Okoroire springs upon you (get it????!!! Okoroire Springs!? Get it???!!! Oh never mind), you'll be on your way back to town. Ferrets had better watch out for the Komodo Dragons on this one - all the nice food will be gone by the time you get back
Route 1 - Check it out!

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S 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).


Route 2 - Check it out!

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S 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).


Route 3 - Check it out!

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S Peria, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, 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. 50km).


Route 4 - Check it out!

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 (Approx. 34km).


The Cockies' Challenge - 10:00am start - 30km/h +

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S Peria, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, 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. 50km).


 
START TIME 9:30AM
Sunday, 7th August 2022
We've All Gone Completely Loopy
Well it feels like we've been in a Covid loop for years now, so it seems appropriate that we all travel in ever decreasing circles this week. The Ones do the Paratu loop twice. I'm not sure if that qualifies as the Paratutu Loop, but anyway it's Paratu too for the Twos, once (or, as the kids these days would say - it's Para2 2 4 da 2z, x1). The Threes and Fours can just sit back at the top of their Henry Watson Loop and watch the Ones and Twos circling the drain. We'll then all meet at RH to discuss why cyclists travel anticlockwise in the Southern Hemisphere and what exactly is blocking Theo's plug-hole
Route 1

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S Peria, 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).


Route 2

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S Peria, 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).


Route 3

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S Peria, 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).


Route 4

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Piakoiti, S Henry Watson, L Matai, R Station and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 33km).

The Cockies' Challenge - 10:00am start - 30km/h +

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S Peria, 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).


 
 
 
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