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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

We are currently running a Wednesday winter 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, 23rd September 2018
KIWITAHI VISIT
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Chepmell, L Bell, L Scotsmans Valley, R Tauwhare, R Tahuroa, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Kiwitahi Station, S Hutchinson, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 83 km)


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Morrinsville-Walton (at Kiwitahi School), L Bell, L Chepmell, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Kiwitahi Station, S Hutchinson, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Piakoiti, S Henry Watson, L Matai, R Station and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 68 km)


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Morrinsville-Walton (at Kiwitahi School), R Kiwitahi Station, S Hutchinson, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 50 km)


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Piakoiti, S Henry Watson, L Matai, R Station and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 35 km)

 
Sunday, 30th September 2018
A MODIFIED CHICKEN
Group 1

Start at Tainui Press, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Campbell, L Kereone, L Pakarau, R Hutchinson, R Settlement, S Maungakawa, R SH27, L Ngarua, R Waihekau, R Piraunui, L School, R Manawaru, L Shaftesbury, R Te Aroha-Gordon, S Old Te Aroha, R Okauia Springs, L Tower and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 82km)


Group 2

Start at Tainui Press, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Campbell, L Kereone, R Maungakawa, R SH27, L Ngarua, R Waihekau, R Piraunui, L School, R Manawaru, L Shaftesbury, R Te Aroha-Gordon, S Old Te Aroha, R Okauia Springs, L Tower and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 74km).


Group 3

Start at Tainui Press, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Campbell, R Kereone, S Diagonal, S McLaren, R Manawaru, R Wardville, L SH27, L Walker, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 63km)


Group 4

Start at Tainui Press, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, R Landsdowne, R Link, L SH27, R Mowbray, L Tower, R Armadale, R Old Te Aroha, R Okauia Springs, L Tower and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 45km)

 
Sunday, 7th October 2018
WATERWORKS FUN
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Chepmell, L Waterworks, R Te Miro, L Maungakawa, L Te Miro, R Brunskill, L Whitehall, L Karapiro, L Buckland, L Puketutu, L Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 85 km)


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Chepmell, L Waterworks, L Te Miro, L Brunskill, L Whitehall, L Karapiro, L Buckland, L Puketutu, L Hinuera and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 78 km)


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne Rd, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Chepmell, R Bell, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Kiwitahi Station, R Hutchinson, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(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, 14th October 2018
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)

 
 
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