Kiwi Randonneurs

long distance cycling in New Zealand

Southern Alps 1200

This is an UNSUPPORTED event to be run under the auspices of les Randonneurs Mondiaux.

Bag drops are not offered.

You may need to organise your own accommodation.

Support that will be provided on this Unsupported ride

  • Printable Maps & Cue sheets
  • GPX Track files (for most GPS) & TCX Course files (for most Garmin Edge only GPS).
  • Web tracking and oversight of progress whilst riders are on the course.

Be prepared for:

  • cold,
  • rain,
  • headwinds,
  • tailwinds,
  • milk and log trucks,
  • erratic tourist drivers,
  • tourist coaches,
  • wandering sheep and/or cattle,
  • long distances between towns, and
  • other unexpected hazards. 


NZ weather can change rapidly and we have been known to have snowfalls at any time of the year.

You may need clothing suitable for temperatures from zero to 30+ degrees Centigrade.


A GPS tracking device will be mandatory for this ride as much of the route is not within the range of cell phone signals.

Draft Route



Qualifying Rides

  A Super Randonneur Series comprising of 600km, 400km, 300km, & 200km BRM rides (or longer ACP/LRM ride) since July 2019.

Safety Recommendations

  • Mandatory front and rear lights and reflectors that comply with NZ Road Rules    
    Spare lights highly recommended
  • Reflective vest or equivalent meeting "AS/NZS 4602:1:2011 – Garments for high risk applications" requirements for day/night applications

Start Date

20-March 2020

Start & Finish Location



There will be a limit on the number of entries to be accepted.


Andrew Trevelyan


Registrations are not yet open.

email the organiser to express your interest.

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