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Matamata 400 / 600

  • 22 Dec 2019
  • 6:00 AM
  • 23 Dec 2019
  • 10:00 PM
  • Matamata


  • Includes Brevet Card to be homologated by Audax Club Parisien on finishing the event within the specified time limit.

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Description: Build up that appetite for Christmas by belting out a quick 400/600 kms. You'll be able to justify a double helping of pav after this weekend.

All rides start and finish at the Matamata information centre.

Note the start time is 6AM. Be there at least 15 minutes before hand for briefing.


The 400 km ride does an initial loop up to Te Kauwhata, before passing back down through Morrinsville, and on to Matamata. First loop is 254kms.  The second loop is a short run up to Paeroa and back. Paeroa has a 24 hour McDonalds. Total climbing is an easy 2,634m.

Start time is 6am, with a time limit of 27 hours (9am 23rd December finish time).

Checkpoints are:

115kms: Te Kauwhata

184kms: Morrinsville

254kms: Matamata

327kms: Paeroa

400kms: Matamata


Pink Loop first, then Green.


The 600km ride is split into two loops. An initial 350km loop, and a 250km loop.

Leg One, goes up to Tahuna, and then on to Te Kauwhata. From Te Kauwhata, the route travels down the Western side of the Waikato river, before heading up to Taupiri. Passing through Morrinsville, the route Leg one finishes at Matamata.

Leg Two, is a 250km run up to the Waharau Regional Park, 7kms north of Kaiaua, and back.

Start time is 6am, with a time limit of 40 hours (10pm 23rd December)

Check points are:

145kms: Te Kauwhata

210kms: Taupiri

270kms: Morrinsville

350kms: Matamata

436kms: Ngatea

519kms: Ngatea (return leg from Waharau)

600kms: Finish


Leg 1: 350kms

Leg 2: 250 kms


Route links: 

400km rwgps link here:

600km Leg 1 rwgps link here:

600km Leg 2 rwgps link here:

Ride Organiser:
Kelvin Spicer. 027-368-7266

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