Kiwi Randonneurs

long distance cycling in New Zealand

All our events are unsupported unless explicitly stated in the event details. 

Upcoming events

    • 3 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Palmerston North
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    Description: An extra ride for one we missed during lockdown. 

    Coffee stops at Colyton, Hunterville and Bulls. Stunning views of Ruapehu from Stormy Point and  down to Kapiti from the modest hill above Hunterville. 


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    Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34237765

    Event Type:

    BRM
    Nominal Distance 200

    Road surface:
    Sealed roads

    Deadline for Registration:
    Date   2/10/2020
    Time 5pm

    Ride Organiser:
    Name Tim O'Brien
    email  timonz06@mac.com


    • 3 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • 4 Oct 2020
    • 2:00 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • Palmerston North
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    Description: An extra ride for one we missed during lockdown. 

    Start the day climbing the hills up to Rangiwahia. Rest the legs on the long downhill into Feilding before the climb back up to Stormy Point.  

    Coffee stops at Kimboulton, Feilding, Hunterville and Bulls. Stunning views of Ruapehu from Stormy Point and  down to Kapiti from the modest hill above Hunterville. 


    Photo: 


    Map: 


    Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34237760

    Event Type:

    BRM
    Nominal Distance 300

    Road surface:
    Sealed roads

    Deadline for Registration:
    Date   2/10/2020
    Time 5pm

    Ride Organiser:
    Name Tim O'Brien
    email  timonz06@mac.com


    • 10 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • 11 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 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.

    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.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33434342


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

    Checkpoints:

    Morrinsville 73

    Te Kauwhata 150

    Morrinsville 234

    Matamata 302

    Fellowship of the Chain Ring 400

    401.40kms 2,131m of climbing

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33434235

    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.

    Checkpoints:

    Morrinsville 73

    Te Kauwhata 150

    Taupiri 204

    Morrinsville 282

    Paeroa 331

    Matamata 401




    Fellowship of the Chain Ring 600

    600.80kms 3,230m of climbing

    Day 1

    356.50kms 1,973m of climbing

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33432628

    Day one follows the 400km course, but cuts off at Springdale on the return trip (290km), to return to Matamata.

    Checkpoints:

    Morrinsville 73

    Te Kauwhata 150

    Tupiri 204

    Morrinsville 282

    Matamata 356



    Day 2

    244.30kms 1,257m of climbing

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33432786

    Day two is a flat ride up to Kaiaua and back. The dog leg is on the out leg, so a shorter leg coming back.

    Checkpoints

    Ngatea 451

    Kaiaua 483

    Te Aroha 561

    Matamata 601






    • 24 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • 25 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 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.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33434342


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

    Checkpoints:

    Morrinsville 73

    Te Kauwhata 150

    Morrinsville 234

    Matamata 302