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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!!).

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' ROAD RIDE - NEW START TIME 5:30PM
Meet at the Matamata Primary School flagpole at 5:25pm 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.

NEW WEDNESDAY EVENING RIDE - PEDDLERS' FAMILY RAIL TRAIL RIDE - START TIME 4:25PM
Meet at the Matamata Primary School flagpole at the kid-friendly time of 4:15pm to get organised. Great for Mum, Dad and the kids! Electric bikes welcome! Get Kelly and Bud off the couch and join us for a trip out and back along the new rail trail for 45 minutes to an hour! There's no set distance, so you can turn around when you feel like it, but it's a great way to get out there and ride with Peddlers as a family (kids must be accompanied by Peg, Al or a guardian). We'll be back before 5:30 in case any members of the family want to do the road ride.
 

Sunday Rides

START TIME 9:00AM
The Sunday morning rides leave from Matamata Primary School flagpole on Broadway at 09:00am. 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, 25th October 2020
OKOROIRE TREK
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
Group 1 - Check it out!

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. 86.7km)


Group 2 - Check it out!

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. 71km)


Group 3 - Check it out!

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. 50.3km)


Group 4 - Check it out!

Start Tainui Press, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, L Matai, R Puketutu, L Hopkins, L Hinuera, L Puketutu, R Matai, R Station, L Kowhai, R College, L SH27 and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 31.6km)

Tail End Charlie this week - Stu
 
 
 
Matamata Peddlers Cycling Club, Matamata, New Zealand