Kiwi Randonneurs

long distance cycling in New Zealand

Upcoming events

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • 27 Jan 2019
    • 2:00 AM
    • Fairlie, South Canterbuey
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    Description:
    A nice diverse loop taking in the vast MacKenzie Basin, Waitaki Valley, a short section of SH1 and then the quiet backroads through Pareora Gorge back to Fairlie.

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    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28450587

    Event Type:
    300 km (330k)

    NOTE: This is a BRM ride which can be used as a qualifier for PBP

    Road surface:

    All sealed

    Deadline for Registration:

    9 January 2018

    Ride Organiser:
    Andy Trevelyan

    027 406 0636

    andrew.trevelyan@otakaroltd.co.nz


    • 2 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • 3 Feb 2019
    • 2:00 AM
    • Greymouth
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    Description:
    Enjoy the scenery as you ride up the Coast Road sandwiched between the sea and the Paparoa Range, then down the Grey Valley to Ngahere where you detour to Moana and back to Greymouth via the Arnold Valley.


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    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20585143

    Event Type:
    300 km BRM

    Road surface:
    All sealed except for 4.5 km of good gravel on Deep Creek Road at about 246km

    Deadline for Registration:
    18:00 1st Feb 2019

    Ride Organiser:
    Duncan  duncanpfm@gmail.com  021 267 2193


    • 2 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Martinborough Square
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    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9436178 

    https://www.facebook.com/KiwiRandonneurs/videos/1912533802090887/

    Usual favourite route. 8am start Martinborough Square.  Please arrive early. If you dont want to ride the short gravel section to the lighthouse just turn around at Ngawi and go to Lake Ferry Pub to make up the 5 kms.
    • 9 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    • opua
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    Description:
    Stunning scenery, one challenging hill. Starting in Opua in the Bay of Islands, this route follows the old railway line all the way to Kaikohe, before following a gravel trail set out to the West Coast pub of Horeke. The return trip has a quick 20km detour around Lake Omapere, before finishing with a nice long down hill run back to Opua.

    Note: I have done the main part of this course on 25mm road tyres. The bulk could be done, but the Lake Omapere section is very loose and deep gravel. 28mm or better is needed.

    This year, the course is not a BRM event. Time limit for the event is 13.5 hours. This makes it a challenging, but achievable event.

    The sooner you finish, the more likely you will be able to order a pizza from the Opua General Store. It is a popular pizza place.

    Start time is 7am. Meet outside the store at 6.45am for briefing.

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    Start and finish is at the Opua General Store, Opua.

    Checkpoints:

    Horeke: 87kms.

    Okaihau: 144kms.

    Opua: 200kms.

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    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26646953

    Event Type:
    200 km on gravel track. 12kms is a loop on a gravel road, with another 12kms on tarmac. Also, there is a 1.2km section on boardwalks at Horeke. 


    Deadline for Registration:
    Time and date

    Ride Organiser:

    Kelvin Spicer, kelvinrspicer@gmail.com. 027-368-7266

    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Masterton
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    Description:
    Come for a ride that takes in the best of the Wairarapa coast. Starting in Masterton (at McDonalds) up over Gladstone Hill and through the forest to Riversdale Beach, then onto Castle Point and home. This ride is lumpy, and has approximately 25km of metal road between Gladstone and the coast. 28mm tires or wider are recommended.

    This is an unsupported rando. Controls are at Riversdale and Castlepoint.

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    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19413727

    Event Type:
    BRM, 200, Gravel

    Road surface:
    15% of its gravel otherwise quiet rural roads (blue on the map)

    Deadline for Registration:
    Get your registrations in by Friday 15 Feb

    Ride Organiser:
    Phil  Hendry 0220979293


    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Thames
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    Description:
    Stunning scenery, quiet roads, challenging hills in places.

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    To be added


    200 kms

    A fast, flat, easy 200km ride. A quick run up to Kaiaua, before heading down to Te Aroha, and returning to Thames.

    Start and finish point is intersection of Brown and Mary street, by the KFC Thames.

    Checkpoints:

    Kaiaua: 57kms.

    Te Aroha: 135kms.

    Thames: 200kms.

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    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29006491

    Event Type:
    200 km BRM on sealed roads.


    Deadline for Registration:
    Time and date

    Ride Organiser:

    Kelvin Spicer, kelvinrspicer@gmail.com. 027-368-7266


    300 kms

    A fast, flat and still easy, 300km ride. A quick run up to Kaiaua, before running down to Tahuna and onto Morrinsville before crossing up to Te Aroha and returning to Thames.

    Start and finish point is intersection of Brown and Mary street, by the KFC Thames.

    A fully sealed road ride.

    Checkpoints:

    Kaiaua: 57kms.

    Morrinsville: 188kms.

    Thames: 300kms.

    Map

    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29006502

    Event Type:
    300 km BRM on sealed roads.


    Deadline for Registration:
    Time and date

    Ride Organiser:

    Kelvin Spicer, kelvinrspicer@gmail.com. 027-368-7266

    • 9 Mar 2019
    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Matamata
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    Description: A return to the Matamata region and the fast 400 / 600 courses. The courses have been updated based on the feedback from the December - January running. Mainly to get rid of the cruel 10km finish leg for the 400, and a swapping around of the loops for the 600 to allow a better middle point for a rest break. 

    All rides start and finish at the I-site visitor information centre: 45 Broadway, Matamata.


    400kms

    The 400 km ride does an initial 170km loop up to Tahuna, and Orini and back to Matamata before finishing with a nice flat 231km run up to Kaiaua and back. Total climbing is 2,083 metres.

    Start time is 6am, with a time limit of 27 hours (9am 10th March finish time).

    Checkpoints are:

    58kms: Tahuna

    169kms: I-Site Visitor Information Centre

    286kms: Kaiaua

    400kms: Finish - I-Site Visitor Information Centre.

    Map:


    Purple Loop first, then Green.


    600kms

    The 600km ride does an initial loop up to Tahuna, but continues on to Te Kauwhata, before passing down through Rangiriri and heading down the western side of the Waikato river to Ngarauwahia, before heading onto Orini and back to Matamata (259 km loop).

    The second Loop heads up to Morrinsville before heading east to head back down to Matamata (106km loop), making a first day total of 365km.

    The third loop is a flat run up to Kaiaua and back (236km loop). Total climbing is 3,700 metres.

    Start time is 6am, with a time limit of 40 hours (10pm March)

    Check points are:

    114kms: Te Kauwhata

    259kms: Matamata

    291kms: Morrinsville

    365kms: Matamata

    483kms: Kaiaua

    600kms: Matamata

    Map:


    Red Loop first, then Green, then Pink.





    Route links: 


    400km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29006412

    600km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29004373


    Ride Organiser:
    Kelvin Spicer. kelvinrspicer@gmail.com. 027-368-7266


    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • Upper Hutt railway stn
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    Every year we hold this classic ride and with a bloody good reason:  Its a classic.  Its got everything a classic should have: long climbs - twisty technical descents, cafes, pies, quiet rural roads in blistering heat, dinner in Palmy (thats not really that epic but with 180km you'll think its amazing), followed by the sunset over Kapiti, and a little bump over a quiet mountain road to get back to Upper Hutt.    

    2 sets of lights and reflective jacket are essential. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kntvGJzY4MM

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/8825251

    300km BREVET
    Checkpoint Date Time
    ========== ==== ====
    Upper Hutt
    0km start: 06/09 06:00
    close: 06/09 07:00

    Carterton
    54km open: 06/09 07:35
    close: 06/09 09:36

    Pahiatua
    144km open: 06/09 10:14
    close: 06/09 15:36

    Palmerston North
    180km open: 06/09 11:18
    close: 06/09 18:00

    Otaki
    254km open: 06/09 13:34
    close: 06/09 22:56

    Upper Hutt
    307km open: 06/09 15:00
    close: 07/09 02:00



    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • Christchurch - Twizel Return
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    A big weekend out! Take the quieter route around the foothills of the Canterbury Plains before heading up to the iconic Mackenzie Country. Catch some kip in Twizel before returning.

    RidewithGPS course link



    • 4 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Martinborough
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    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9436158


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