The final biggie for the season. Starting from the Papakura clock tower, at the intersection of Elliot Street, Broadway, and Great South Road.
Starting at 6am on the 12th of September.
The four legs to this ride start and finish at this clock. So accommodation can be booked in the area. This is an unsupported ride, making the use of the loops better as well.
Total distance is 1,201.7kms, with 12,261m of climbing.
Leg 1: 357.70kms with 2,724 m of climbing
Leg 2: 344.80kms with 3,786 m of climbing
Leg 3: 269.60kms with 2,921 m of climbing
Leg 4: 229.60kms with 2,830 m of climbing
Leg 1: A gentle ride Out past Clevedon down the East Coast, to Huntly and back. The flatter leg of the series, with 160kms of Hauraki peat plains and coastal roads to ride on, this leg is a good chance to get some kms under the belt.
Leg 2: Is a trip out to the South West of Auckland. Heading out past Pukekohe and down to Port Waikato, before stopping off at Te Kauwhata, and then continuing down the Western side of the Waikato river past Huntly to Ngarauwahia. A quick loop around Horsham Downs, and then back up the Western side of the Waikato rover to Pukekohe, before finishing leg 2 at Papakura.
Leg 3: This time we travel North up Great South Road to Newmarket. A quick detour past the Auckland museum, and a short down and back trip on the Auckland pink cycle path, before heading out West on the North Western Cycle path to Westharbour. Cross over East to East Coast Road, and head up past the North Shore Aerodrome. Cross over to Helensville, and continue out to Shelly Beach. Turn round, and return back to Dairy Flat. Head down through Riverhead to Kumeu, and out to Taupaki, before joining the North Western Cyclepath again. At Point Chevalier, head South to Mangere Bridge. A really good restaurant is here. Good solid, well priced meals. Continue on East to Great South Road, and then head south to Papakura.
Leg 4: If you are still with us, Leg 4 heads east to travel down the Western side of the Hunua Ranges. Cross over to Kaiaua on the coast, before returning back to Mercer, on the Waikato river. Travel up to Pokeno. NOTE: There is a 300 metre section of course to travel on the Waikato Expressway. The verge is a good metre plus in width to ride on. Ride through Pokeno, and head out west to Waiuku, and onto Kariotahi Beach. Head back to Pukekohe, and up to Bombay, before heading North on Great South back to Papakura, to finish.
Ride with GPS Routes:
Leg 1: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32665329
Leg 2: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32665269
Leg 3: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32655760
Leg 4: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32664502
Contact: Kelvin Spicer 027-368-7266