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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 3:00pm 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 at 9:30am. 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.
 
Sunday, 24th May 2020
Okoroire Trek Winter
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L 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).


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L 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).


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, L Short, R Firth, S Hinuera, R Hopkins, 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. 47km).


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, L Matai, R Puketutu, L Hopkins, L Hinuera, L Puketutu, R Matai, R Peria and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 34km).

 
Sunday, 7th June 2020
Bungards Buster Winter
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, L Short, L Firth, R round roundabout, L Waharoa East, R Rawhiti, L Tower, R Okauia Springs, R Old Te Aroha, U-turn at Bungards Corner, L at Armadale, S Wardville, L SH27, L Mowbray, R Tower and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 66km).


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, L Short, L Firth, R round roundabout, L Waharoa East, R Rawhiti, L Tower, R Okauia Springs, R Old Te Aroha, U-turn at Bungards Corner, L at Armadale, S Wardville, L SH27, L Mowbray, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 56km).


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, L Short, L Firth, R round roundabout, L Waharoa East, R Rawhiti, L Tower, R Okauia Springs, R Old Te Aroha, U-turn at Douglas Rd, L Armadale, S Wardville, L SH27, L Mowbray, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 42km).


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, L Short, L Firth, R round roundabout, L Waharoa East, R Rawhiti, L Tower, R Okauia Springs, L Old Te Aroha, L Armadale, S Wardville, L SH27, L Mowbray, R Ward, R Cadman, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 37km).

 
Sunday, 14th June 2020
Campbell Cruise
Group 1

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Campbell, L Kereone, L Bolton, S Kiwitahi Railway, L Hutchinson, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 62km).


Group 2

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Campbell, L Kereone, L Pakarau, R Hutchinson, L Kiwitahi Station, L Milliken, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 55km).


Group 3

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, R Morrinsville-Walton, L Campbell, L Kereone, L Pakarau, L Hutchinson, L Morrinsville-Walton, R Landsdowne, S Gunn, L Peria and home to Robert Harris (Approx. 46km).


Group 4

Start Tainui Press, R Short, R Smith, L Barnard, R Western, L Peria, R Gunn, S Landsdowne, R Morrinsville-Walton, U-turn at start of Campbell Rd, and return home, via same route, to Robert Harris (Approx. 31km).

 
 
 
Matamata Peddlers Cycling Club, Matamata, New Zealand