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Matamata 400 / 600

  • 21 Mar 2020
  • 6:00 AM
  • 22 Mar 2020
  • 10:00 PM
  • Matamata


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




All rides start and finish at the Matamata information centre.


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 2,085 metres.

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

Checkpoints are:

58kms: Tahuna

169kms: Matamata

286kms: Kaiaua


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 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

486kms: Kaiaua (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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