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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!!).



SUNDAY RIDES

PEDDLERS' CLUB AGM - SUNDAY 9TH JUNE @ 6:30PM AT THE GOOD MERCHANT
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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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PEDDLERS' CLUB AGM TONIGHT - SUNDAY 9TH JUNE @ 6:30PM AT THE GOOD MERCHANT
Sunday, 9th June 2024
PEDDLERS' ROAD RIDE
START TIME 9:00AM
THE FIERY PITS OF MT DOOM!
And we're off! There are challenges aplenty climbing headlong into Mordor (well, Whitehall anyway). Probably the only Peddlers' ride which lasts longer than a Lord of The Rings movie, this will severely test the Fellowship. Who will be crowned king when we return? I will make you now this solemn promise - it won't be me. I'll be dragon my sorry (insert another more polite word for arse here) up those hills like frozen molasses on a dead snail's back. I won't be busting a gut, because my ring too, is precious. I'll be taking "Thou Shalt Not Pass!!!" to a whole new level and I should be at RH by 2pm Tuesday if anyone would like to join me. I'll be the one who looks like he just lost a battle with an Orc. See you Sunday/Tuesday
Route 2 - Check it out here!

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S Peria, L Smith, R Sheffield, R Station, L Matai, R Puketutu, R SH29, R Taotaoroa, R Buckland, L Puketutu, L Matai, L Station, L Kowhai, R College, L Firth, R Tainui, L Arawa and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 55km).  


Route 3 - Check it out here!

Start Matamata Primary School flagpole, L Broadway, (straight through roundabout with care) S Peria, 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, L Station, L Kowhai, R College, L Firth, R Tainui, L Arawa and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 68km).  


Tail End Charlie this week - TBD on the day
 
Sunday, 16th June 2024
**********START TIME 09:00AM************
BUNGY'S JUMP
Bounce your butt out of bed and plunge headlong into the Old Te Aroha Gorge, where the Great Chasm of Bungard awaits! Dont worry though, you'll be snapped back up to the top of the hill faster than Henry racing to the front of the queue at RH when there's only one apple strudel left. From there you'll be stretched out over the Manawaru Plains like a Peddler in a 10 year old club jersey (am I right Wayne??!?!?!). Back at the cafe I'm sure you'll agree, Bungy will leave you cored. Right, that's enough elastic jokes, any more and I'll be (rubber) banned. If I'm honest they're starting to repeat on me anyway
S__e__e____y__o__u____S__u__n__d__a__y.__Se_e____yo_u____S_u_n_d_ay. See__yo_u__S_u_nday. 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, R Old Te Aroha, U-turn at Barton, L Shaftesbury, L Manawaru, R Baker, L Waghorn, R Wardville, L SH27, L Walker, R Ward, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 64km)  


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, R Old Te Aroha, U-turn at Bungards Corner, L Shaftesbury, L Manawaru, R Baker, L Waghorn, R Wardville, L SH27, L Walker, R Ward, L Waharoa East and home to Robert Harris.
(Approx. 72.7 km)  


Tail End Charlie this week - TBD on the day