Kiwi Randonneurs

long distance cycling in New Zealand

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

Upcoming events

    • 18 Jan 2020
    • 5:00 AM
    • 19 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Picton
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    3-4-6 weekends allow to choose your longer distance, but we try and set the first 100-odd kilometres the same so that riders of 300km, 400km or 600km routes can share some camaraderie.

    For our Picton weekend during Wellington Anniversary weekend we have:
    - our often appreciated Marlbourough Marvels 400km route
    - a new 300km route that follows eighty-eight valley to St Arnaud "Rotoiti Splash". This ride checks out at Blenheim, so consider the 28km back to Picton a neutral stage, or phone a friend.
    - we've moved the 600km turnaround to Cape farewell, offering an overnight opportunity at ~360km at Motueka, which should be logistically easier than the previous Picton-Westport-Picton Route.

    All three routes start together and follow the same through Queen Charlotte Drive, Whangamoa Hill, and the Coastal Route around Nelson to Richmond. From there the 300K heads toward Wakefield while the 400K and 600K pass through Ruby Bay, Motueka and Riwaka, where the 600K continues to Takaka and Cape Farewell while the 400 heads up Motueka Valley.

    300K: Rotoiti Splash

    RideWithGPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30404161

    For access to all RideWithGPS features on our club rides join our RideWithGPS Club

    400K: Marlbourough Marvels

    RideWithGPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30404161

    For access to all RideWithGPS features on our club rides join our RideWithGPS Club

    600K: Picton-Farewell-Picton

    RideWithGPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31738018

    For access to all RideWithGPS features on our club rides join our RideWithGPS Club

    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 AM
    • 26 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 PM
    • Miranda Hot pools
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    Description: Auckland Anniversary Weekend. A chance to ride around the Hauraki Plains and the South Auckland area in either a 400km or 600 km ride.

    All rides start and finish at the gated entry to the Miranda Hot Pools.  The two rides are on mostly different courses. Because the 600 only does 350kms for the first leg, the 400km ride ended up with a demoralising 50km extra bit to finish. This has been eliminated for the 400km ride, by putting the out and back dog leg at the start.

    Note the start time is 6AM. Be there at least 15 minutes before hand for briefing.





    400kms

    A few major adjustments to the route, to get some better food stops along the way, and to eliminate the 50km extra at the end. The 400km route does the 50km extra bit at the beginning. This means that the first checkpoint will be at Ngatea (71kms). The route to Te Kauwhata, is different, and is now at the 162km mark. The path from Te Kauwhata goes down the East side of the Waikato river back to Morrinsville for the next checkpoint of (230kms). After that it goes on down to Matamata (299kms), and then returns to Ngatea for checkpoint (382kms), as the Z station will be open then, and then the final blip on to Miranda to finish.

    Start time is 6am, with a time limit of 27 hours (9am 25th January finish time).

    Checkpoints are:

    71kms: Ngatea

    162kms: Te Kauwhata

    230kms: Morrinsville

    299kms: Matamata

    382kms: Ngatea

    400kms: Miranda


    Map:



    600kms

    The 600km ride is split into two loops. An initial 350km loop, and a 250km loop.

    Leg One, goes down through Tahuna, and back up to Maramarua (almost), before dropping back down through Te Kauwhata, and down the west side of the Waikato river down to Ngarauwahia, and then across to Morrinsville. Heading across to just below Te Aroha, the first 350 finishes in Miranda.

    Leg Two, is a 250km run up the East coast of the Hunuas, over to Clevedon, across to Takanini, and out to Clarks Beach on the West coast. Continue down through Tuakau ad on to Te Kauwhata, before returning up through Mercer, and across to Mangatawhiri. Continue on to Kaiaua and back to Miranda to finish.


    Start time is 6am (25th January), with a time limit of 40 hours (10pm 26th January)

    Check points are:

    150kms: Te Kauwhata

    234kms: Morrinsville

    331kms: Ngatea

    423kms: Takanini

    517kms: Te Kauwhata

    600kms Miranda


    Map:

    Leg 1: 350kms


    Leg 2: 250 kms

     





    Route links: 

    400km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31687569

    600km Leg 1 rwgps link here:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31533701

    600km Leg 2 rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31533715


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


    • 6 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Martinborough
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    Description: The Eketahuna Dash is one of our most popular flatlands rides. Starting in Martinborough it makes its way north to Eketahuna through some of the best Wairarapa countryside you can find. Controls are at Eketahuna on the way up and Masterton as you return.

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    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/8899101

    Event Type:
    BRM, 200km

    Road surface:

    All sealed.

    Deadline for Registration:
    Date   
    Time

    Ride Organiser:
    Name Janet Chilton
    Phone 027 5029344


    • 8 Feb 2020
    • 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. A challenging hill climb back up to Okaihau, before finishing with a nice long down hill run back to Opua.

    There is a slight change to the course this year. The loop around Lake Omapere is replaced, with an additional section by Opua, to get the distance to 200kms.

    The Horeke tavern would make a great place to stop for a bite to eat, but the past two years it has been rather lacklustre in its opening hours. Okaihau is a better option for the food/drink refresh.

    Note: I have done the main part of this course on 25mm road tyres, but 28mm or better is nicer.

     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.

    Note, on the dogleg out to Waikare Road. U-Turn at the entrance to the Waikare Marae. If you go past the cemetery, you have gone too far.

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

    Checkpoints:

    Okaihau: 94kms.

    Okaihau: 149kms.

    Opua: 209kms.

    Map:



    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29668382

    Event Type:
    208 km on gravel track. There is 20km on tar seal back road at the start. 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

    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    • Tokaanu
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    Ruapehu

    And thus ends the flat rides. Starting off from the Oasis Motel & Thermal Pools, Tokaanu, this is a simple ride around Mt Ruapehu.

    201.7kms, with 2,531 metres of climbing.

    Time limit of 13.5 hrs.

    Checkpoints

    Raetihi: 109kms

    National Park: 142kms

    Map:






    For rider safety, and in accordance with the club rules, please ensure you have two functioning lights for both front and rear, and hi vis clothing. You can re familiarise yourself with the club rules here:

    https://kiwirandonneurs.org.nz/Rules


    Distance  GPS Route 
     200 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31274127
     



    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 AM
    • 22 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 PM
    • Matamata
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    Description

    All rides start and finish at the Matamata information centre.






    400kms

    The 400 km ride does an initial loop up to Tahuna, and Orini and back to Matamata before finishing with a nice flat 230km run up to Kaiaua and back. Total climbing is 2,085 metres.

    Start time is 6am, with a time limit of 27 hours (9am 23rd December finish time).

    Checkpoints are:

    58kms: Tahuna

    169kms: Matamata

    286kms: Kaiaua


    Map:


    Pink Loop first, then Green.


    600kms

    The 600km ride is split into two loops. An initial 350km loop, and a 250km loop.

    Leg One, goes up to Tahuna, and then on to Te Kauwhata. From Te Kauwhata, the route travels down the Western side of the Waikato river, before heading up to Taupiri. Passing through Morrinsville, the route Leg one finishes at Matamata.

    Leg Two, is a 250km run up to Kaiaua and back.


    Start time is 6am, with a time limit of 40 hours (10pm 23rd December)

    Check points are:

    145kms: Te Kauwhata

    210kms: Taupiri

    270kms: Morrinsville

    350kms: Matamata

    486kms: Kaiaua (return leg from Waharau)

    600kms: Finish

    Map:

    Leg 1: 350kms


    Leg 2: 250 kms

     





    Route links: 

    400km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29127946

    600km Leg 1 rwgps link here:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30894438

    600km Leg 2 rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30894493


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


    • 4 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    • Rotorua Government House
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    Rotorua

    Starting at the Rotorua Museum, in the Government Gardens. This ride takes you out to the coastal town of Te Puke and returns up the Eastern side of Lake Rotorua. Continue on to Waimangu valley, and cross over the Waikite Valley, before returning back to the gardens.

    200.3kms, with 2,700 metres of climbing.

    Time limit of 13.5 hrs.

    Checkpoints

    56kms: Te Puke

    145kms: Waimangu Valley

    Map:






    For rider safety, and in accordance with the club rules, please ensure you have two functioning lights for both front and rear, and hi vis clothing. You can re familiarise yourself with the club rules here:

    https://kiwirandonneurs.org.nz/Rules


    Distance  GPS Route 
     200 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31266088
     



    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Auckland war memorial museum

    ANZAC 1,200

    This is it. A challenging 1,200km ride around the Auckland region.

    This is an UNSUPPORTED event to be run under the auspices of les Randonneurs Mondiaux.

    Bag drops are not offered.

    You may need to organise your own accommodation

    Support that will be provided on this Unsupported ride

    ·         Printable Maps & Cue sheets

    ·         GPX Track files (for most GPS) & TCX Course files (for most Garmin Edge only GPS).

    ·         Web tracking and oversight of progress whilst riders are on the course.

    Qualifying Rides

    A Super Randonneur Series comprising of 600km, 400km, 300km, & 200km BRM rides (or longer ACP/LRM ride) since July 2019.

    Safety Recommendations

    ·         Mandatory front and rear lights and reflectors that comply with NZ Road Rules    
    Spare lights highly recommended

    Reflective vest or equivalent meeting "AS/NZS 4602:1:2011 – Garments for high risk applications" requirements for day/night applications

    There are three legs to this ride.

    Leg 1:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31699937


    The first leg covers the North of Auckland This leg is 380kms long with 5,425 metres of climbing. There are hills with sections of steep gradients. This leg starts from the Auckland Museum. By utilising the North Western cycle paths, most of the traffic should be long gone by the time we hit the roads. Once out of Auckland the only overnight food stop, is at Wellsford (116kms, 147kms), which has a Caltex and MacDonalds. This first leg finishes back in Auckland.

    Leg 2:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31177921


    The second leg is an easier section of 382kms, with climbing of 3,840m. Heading down Great South Road, the route meanders down to Morrinsville. There are more locations for food and sleep.

    Leg 3:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31237990


    The third, final leg is 442kms long with 3,782m of climbing. The section between Ngatea and Pukekohe (130kms), has limited food stops late at night, so some discretion is required around the timing of the run.

    It has just come to my attention that over the Anzac weekend, the V8Supercars will be racing at Hampton Downs. This shouldn't affect riders too much, as motorists will be travelling on SH1, but it may be prudent about accommodation around the Pukekohe, Te Kauwhata areas.

    Ride Organiser: Kelvin Spicer. 027-368-7266

Past events

11 Jan 2020 Hauraki Rail Trail 200 Gravel
11 Jan 2020 Manawatu 400
28 Dec 2019 Festive 200km
22 Dec 2019 Matamata 400 / 600
7 Dec 2019 Flat Manawatu 400
7 Dec 2019 Kaiaua 200 / 300 ride: Round 2
23 Nov 2019 Auckland Museum 200 or 300
9 Nov 2019 Kaiaua 200 / 300 ride
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 600
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 400
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 300
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 200
5 Oct 2019 Eketahuna Dash
28 Sep 2019 Easy Manawatu 400
14 Sep 2019 Apiti Hills 300
7 Sep 2019 Seals & Bulldozers
24 Aug 2019 Apiti Hills 200
6 Jul 2019 Eketahuna Dash 200
22 Jun 2019 Solstice 200km Day ride
4 May 2019 Wainuioru
20 Apr 2019 Alpine Passes
13 Apr 2019 Dannevirke Desserts 400K
5 Apr 2019 KR Kit
30 Mar 2019 Mackenzie Mission 600
23 Mar 2019 Round the Tararuas 300
9 Mar 2019 Matamata 400 / 600
23 Feb 2019 Thames 200 / 300
16 Feb 2019 East Coast Surfing
9 Feb 2019 Twin Coast Gravel - Opua 200
2 Feb 2019 Seals and Bulldozers
2 Feb 2019 Paparoa 300
26 Jan 2019 Fairlie Cruisy 300
19 Jan 2019 Picton Westport Picton 600
19 Jan 2019 Marlborough Delights 400
18 Jan 2019 Annual General Meeting
12 Jan 2019 Cape Paliser Epic
12 Jan 2019 Fairlie Cruisy 300 [Non BRM]
5 Jan 2019 Round the Tararuas
2 Jan 2019 Matamata 200 / 300 / 400 / 600
28 Dec 2018 Matamata Pancakes 200 / 300 / 400 / 600
15 Dec 2018 Going big on the Southern Scenic Highway
15 Dec 2018 Decisions 2, 3, 4 or 600km
8 Dec 2018 Auckland - Waharoa 400
8 Dec 2018 Auckland - Miranda 300
8 Dec 2018 Auckland - Miranda 200
8 Dec 2018 Summit Splendour 200
1 Dec 2018 Decisions 2, 3, 4 or 600km
1 Dec 2018 Down and back 400km
24 Nov 2018 Canterbury Circle 200
24 Nov 2018 Miranda 200 / 300
24 Nov 2018 Blue Cod and Chips 300km
24 Nov 2018 Taupo Enduro
17 Nov 2018 The Catlins Coastal 200km Warmup
17 Nov 2018 Decisions 2, 3, 4 or 600km
10 Nov 2018 Miranda 200 / 300
10 Nov 2018 Decisions: 2, 3, 4 or 600km
3 Nov 2018 Decisions 2,3,4 or 600?
3 Nov 2018 Kaniere Canter 200

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