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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!!).



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Riding Groups

Group 1 - Wise Owls

They know that a straight line is the shortest distance to the coffee shop

Leisure: < 24 km/hr average

Group 2 - 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 3 - Silver Foxes

Well rounded individuals, born to ride semi-hard

Not So Fast: 27+ km/hr average

Group 4 - Ferrets

Lithe, athletic, difficult to catch and harder to like

Fast: 30+ km/hr average

Wednesday Rides

MATAMATA RECREATIONAL PEDDLERS' WEDNESDAY MORNING RIDES - START TIME 9AM
If you're looking for social riding, here's the group for you! Matamata Recreational Peddlers have weekly rides on Wednesday mornings leaving from the Matamata Primary School flagpole on Broadway at 09:00am. Most of the riders have e-bikes and the focus is on getting out and being active, rather than covering distances. The ride route and groups will be determined on the day. For more details email Neal Butt nealbitunes@gmail.com

PEDDLERS' WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ROAD RIDE - START TIME NOW 3:00PM
With the days shortening and all the daylight having been saved over summer, the Wednesday evening rides now leave from outside the Catholic Chiurch on Hohaia St at 3:00pm. 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 front & rear. We'll be back in town before it gets too dark.

Sunday Rides

PEDDLERS' SUNDAY ROAD RIDE - START TIME NOW 09:00AM
The Sunday morning rides leave from Matamata Primary School flagpole on Broadway at 09:00am. Please be there at least 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.

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WINTER SEASON START TIMES
WEDNESDAY MORNING RECREATIONAL PEDDLERS RIDE 9:00AM - Contact Neal nealbitunes@gmail.com
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS NOW 3:00PM
SUNDAY RIDES NOW 9:00AM
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DON'T FORGET THE PEDDLERS' CLUB AGM - SUNDAY 9TH JUNE @ 6:30PM AT THE GOOD MERCHANT
Sunday, 26th May 2024

START TIME 9:00AM
TESTING THE WATER
The sweat will be coming off you like an atmospheric river after this one. I don't know how much you know about town water supplies, but this ride takes us past the Morrinsville supply dam. Those of you who have been to Morrinsville will know that the water pressure there is fantastic! The key, I'm reliably assured, is good head. Hard to get, unless you park your pond halfway up a bloody mountain - good for the old hose in Morrinsville, but not much fun for old hose on a bike. Anyway, my point is, that we're riding past, and we keep climbing. Then there's a heap more hills after that. Both Morrinsville and I will be feeling the pressure. Oh and when I say we, I mean you, because, I'm doing something (anything) else. Enjoy. Won't see you Sunday
Route 2 - Check it out here!

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


Route 3 - Check it out here!

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabouts with care) S Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, L Morrinsville-Walton, L Chepmell, L Waterworks, U-turn end of Waterworks, R Chepmell, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Kiwitahi Station, R Hutchinson, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 70.8 km)



Tail End Charlie this week - TBD on the day
 


DON'T FORGET THE PEDDLERS' CLUB AGM - SUNDAY 9TH JUNE @ 6:30PM AT THE GOOD MERCHANT
Sunday, 2nd June 2024
START TIME 9:00AM
The Eagle Has Landed
After a couple of weeks of hard graft, I'd better lay off the hills for a week to get back in your good books. Therefore it's time for some flat roads and some sweet 70's country rock legend double entendres. If you're recovering from another Tequila Sunrise, you should check out The New Kid In Town, the veritable Johnny-come-lately of Peddlers' rides (different, according to Ange, from the Kevvy-Come-Quickly). You may start with a Peaceful Easy Feeling, but it won't be long until The Heat Is On (did I mention we're doing solo hits too?) and you're living Life In The Fast Lane. There will be no Wasted Time (unlike the queues to get onto SH1 at the end of SH29) and The Boys Of Summer (the Ferrets that is) will likely be Already Gone (like hope in the eyes of a hospitality worker). Nobody on the road, nobody on the beach, (well, it is Autumn after all!), so settle in for The Long Run and Take It To The Limit (or as close to the limit as you feel like anyway). Long After The Thrill Is Gone (like Chris Who-pkins), you'll be rewarded with a seat at the Sad Cafe, where the Lyin' Eyes and mouths will be out in force (cyclists, not govt ministers), and cycling Desperado(s) will tell stories of how they've been out ridin' fences, for so long now.
Life's Been Good so far, so what's the reason for all these terrible Eagles' puns? Seemed like a great idea, but right now I Can't Tell You Why (like the Crusaders' new coach).
See you Sunday


Route 2 - Check it out here!

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, straight across Broadway to Vosper (with care), R Rawhiti, L Tower, R Okauia Springs, L Old Te Aroha, L Shaftesbury, L Manawaru, R Baker, L Alexandra, Immediate R Diagonal, S Kereone (across SH27 with care), L Campbell, R Walton, L Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria, and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 63.4km as the desperado rides fences)


Route 3 - Check it out here!

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, straight across Broadway to Vosper (with care), R Rawhiti, L Tower, R Okauia Springs, L Old Te Aroha, L Shaftesbury, L Manawaru, R Baker, L Alexandra, Immediate R Diagonal, S Kereone (across SH27 with care), L Campbell, R Walton, S Morrinsville Walton, L Piakoiti, S Henry Watson, L Matai, R Peria, and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 72.8km as the eagle swoops).




Tail End Charlie this week - TBD on the day