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The Fellowship of the Chain Rings

  • 24 Oct 2020
  • 6:00 AM
  • 25 Oct 2020
  • 10:00 PM
  • Matamata


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A return to the lovely Matamata region, to complete the interrupted season of riding. On offer is a 300, 400 or 600km ride. The last chance to complete a ride for the season.

All distances start and finish at the information centre in Matamata, all rides start at 6am, and follow the same course for the first 200 odd kms.

Matamata is a good place to start from, as the first 30kms is a gentle downhill run. It can get cold, early in the morning though. Matamata also has good eating options for the end of the day rides.

Fellowhip of the Chain Ring 300km

301.50kms 1,716m of climbing.

Starting in Matamata, the course Heads up to Te Kauwhata, before returning back to Matamata, detouring through Morrinsville, both ways.


Morrinsville 73

Te Kauwhata 150

Morrinsville 234

Matamata 302

Fellowship of the Chain Ring 400

401.50kms 1,577m of climbing

As with the 300km the course heads up to Te Kauwhata. On the way back to Orini, the 400km riders ride dwon through Taupiri and Ngaruawahia, before heading back to Morrinsville. After Morrinsville, the course heads up to Paeroa, before returning to Matamata.


Morrinsville 73

Te Kauwhata 150

Huntly 215

Morrinsville 264

Paeroa 332

Matamata 401

Fellowship of the Chain Ring 600

600.80kms 3,230m of climbing

Day 1

356.50kms 1,973m of climbing

Day one follows the 400km course, but cuts off after Morrinsville on the return trip to return to Matamata.


Morrinsville 74

Te Kauwhata 150

Huntly 214

Morrinsville 254

Matamata 356

Day 2

244.30kms 1,257m of climbing

Day two is a flat ride up to Whakatiwai Regional Park and back. 


Ngatea 451

Kaiaua 483

Te Aroha 561

Matamata 601

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