Ride length: 200.80kms
Vertical Metres: 1,901
Time Limit: 13.5 hrs
Ride with GPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34938458
Ride Organiser: Kelvin Spicer 027-368-7266
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. On September 11, 1921 The Audax Club Parisien (ACP) was created, thus forming the first all randonneurs club.
In celebration of this, randonneuring clubs around the world are holding a special 200km brevet ride on that date, with a special medal available for finishers of the ride.
The Auckland version of the event will start in front of the Auckland museum, at 7am.
It will take in the light path, and head west on the cycleway to Te Atatu, bfore Heading out West Through Henderson onto the Opanuku Stream Cycle and Walkway. The course then takes Candia Road to Swanson and heads out towards Waitakere, and onto Kumeu. From Kumeu, the course heads up Ridge Road to Albany Heights, and north onto SH31.
A right turn at the northern base of the Albany Hill, onto Durey Road, take us to East Coast Road, to continue the Northern trail. A left onto Wilkes Road, and a dog leg onto Kahikatea Flats road, leads us towards Helensville, where a short loop around the back of Hellensville, gets us to the halfway mark of the ride.
After a restful lunch at Helensville, we head back to Dairy Flat, and up the Albany Hill. At the top of the hill, we turn left onto Albany Heights Road, and then right onto East Coast Road.
From East Coast Road, we head west at Sunnynook, onto Sunset Road, and head to West Harbour. At West Harbour, we reconnect with the North Western Cycle path and follow it back into Waterview.
We follow the Waterview cyclepaths out to Onehunga, and onto the Manukau Foreshore Walkway, all the way onto Hugo Johnston Drive. From here it is a short run up to Great South Road, and back into Newmarket to finish where we started, at the museum.
Auckland Museum: 0kms
Kumeu (The Pie Shop): 44kms
Helensville (Mr Bons Bakery): 102.5kms
Northcross (Z Northcross Service): 142kms
Parnell (Mobil): 200kms (Ride on to the Museum to celebrate)