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Matamata Pancakes 200 / 300 / 400 / 600

  • 28 Dec 2018
  • 29 Dec 2018
  • 4 sessions
  • 28 Dec 2018, 7:00 AM 8:30 PM (NZDT)
  • 28 Dec 2018, 7:00 AM (NZDT) 29 Dec 2018, 3:00 AM (NZDT)
  • 28 Dec 2018, 7:00 AM (NZDT) 29 Dec 2018, 10:00 AM (NZDT)
  • 28 Dec 2018, 7:00 AM (NZDT) 29 Dec 2018, 11:00 PM (NZDT)
  • Matamata


  • Includes Brevet Card to be homologated by Audax Club Parisien on finishing the event within the specified time limit.
  • Includes Brevet Card plus medal from Audax Club Parisien for those who finish this event.

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Description: Get taht one last ride in for the 2018 year. A chance to do either a 200, 300, 400 or 600 kms, starting on the 28th December.

All rides start and finish at the Opal Hot Springs and Holiday Park 257 Okauia Springs Road, Matamata.


A fast run up to the Miranda hot pools and back. Dead flat with only 361 metres of climbing.


100kms: Miranda

200kms: Matamata



A two loop run, around the Hauraki Plains. Only 956 metres of climbing. The first loop (Blue) runs up to Tahuna and around to Orini before heading back to the start. The second loop (Red) goes up to Paerora and back.


58kms: Tahuna

167: Opal Hot Springs

236kms: Paeroa

300kms: Opal Hot Springs



The 400 km ride does an initial loop up to Tahuna, and Orini and back to Matamata before finishing with a nice flat 230km run up to Kaiaua and back. Total climbing is 1,083 metres.

Start time is 7am, with a time limit of 27 hours (10am 29th December finish time).

Checkpoints are:

58kms: Tahuna

167kms: Opal Hot Springs

279kms: Kaiaua

396kms: Matamata Township (Sorry, this is a short loop to the town to get the full distance)

400kms: Finish - either at or in the pools themselves.


Blue Loop first, then Red.


The 600km ride does an initial loop up to Tahuna, but continues on to Te Kauwhata, before passing down through Rangiriri and heading down the western side of the Waikato river to Ngarauwahia, before heading onto Orini and back to Matamata (256 km loop). A second loop then heads up past Kaiaua to the Waharau regional park, and back for a nice flat 241km loop. The final 103km loop  heads up past Morrinsville before returning through Morrinsville and Matamata township to finish. Total climbing is 2,307 metres.

Start time is 7am, with a time limit of 40 hours (11pm 29th December)

Check points are:

114kms: Te Kauwhata

256kms: Opal Hot Pools

385kms: Kaiaua (on the return from Waharau)

497kms: Opal Hot Pools

558kms: Morrinsville

600kms: Finish


Blue Loop First, then Red, then Pink.

Route links: 

200km rwgps link here:

300km rwgps link here:

400km rwgps link here:

600km rwgps link here:

Ride Organiser:
Kelvin Spicer. 027-368-7266

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