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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 9:00am. 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, 21st April 2019
STU'S FAVOURITE
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, R Taotaoroa, L Karapiro, R Whitehall, L French Pass, R Maungakawa, L Fencourt, R Aspin, R Te Miro, L Waterworks, R Chepmell, R Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 91km).  


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, R Taotaoroa, L Karapiro, R Whitehall, U-turn at Brunskill (Whitehall School), L Karapiro, L Buckland, L Puketutu, L Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 72km).  


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, R Taotaoroa, R Buckland, L Puketutu, L Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 58km).  


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Henry Watson, S Piakoiti, L Piakonui, R Paratu, R Morrinsville-Walton, R Piakoiti, L Morgan, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 41km).  


 
Sunday, 28th April 2019
PARATU RAMBLE
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, R Short, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, R Matai, R Peria, L Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Hutchinson, L Kiwitahi Station, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Bell, L Chepmell, R Morrinsville-Walton, R Paratu, R Paratu West, R Paratu, L Piakonui, R Piakoiti, S Henry Watson, R Matai, R Puketutu, L Hopkins, S Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 85km)


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, R Short, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, R Matai, R Peria, L Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Hutchinson, L Kiwitahi Station, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Bell, L Chepmell, R Morrinsville-Walton, R Paratu, R Paratu West, R Paratu, L Piakonui, R Piakoiti, S Henry Watson, L Matai, R Station and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 75km)


Group 3

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. 54km)


Group 4

Start 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. 45km)

 
Sunday, 5th May 2019
OKOROIRE TREK
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, L Totman, R SH27, L Langlands, L Okoroire, R SH28, L Waiomou, S Pakaraka (u-turn at the top), R Kakahu, L Rapurapu(SH28), L Te Poi South, R Okoroire, R Rangitanuku, L SH29, R Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 82km)


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, L Totman, R SH27, L Langlands, L Okoroire, R SH28, L Waiomou, L Kakahu, L Rapurapu(SH28), L Te Poi South, R Okoroire, R Rangitanuku, L SH29, R Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 70km)


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, L Totman, R SH27, L Langlands, L Okoroire, L Rangitanuku, L SH29, R Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 50km)


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, L Matai, R Puketutu, L Hopkins, L Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 30km)

 
 
Matamata Peddlers Cycling Club, Matamata, New Zealand