Kiwi Randonneurs

long distance cycling in New Zealand

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

Upcoming events

    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 AM
    • 1 Mar 2020
    • 2:00 AM
    • Palmerston North
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    Description: Celebrate leap year with a 300km ride in the Manawatu. 

    An unreasonably tough 160km up through the Pohangina Valley through to Mangaweka and back to Kimboulton, followed by a ridiculously gentle 140 down to Foxton and back to Palmy.

    Photo:

    Map:

    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30405322

    Event Type:
    BRM
    Nominal Distance 300km

    Road surface:
    Sealed

    Deadline for Registration:
    Date   28/2/20
    Time Noon

    Ride Organiser:
    Name Tim O'Brien
    email timonz06@mac.com
    Phone 0800 838383


    • 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
     



    • 8 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 AM
    • 9 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 PM
    • Christchurch
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    This is the classic central South Island weekend ride - a loop of Arthurs and Lewis Passes.

    The course will be similar to last year, although probably not starting and finishing in Lincoln:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29680093


    Event Type:
    BRM
    Nominal Distance 600km

    Road surface:
    Sealed

    Deadline for Registration:
    Date   3/3/20
    Time Noon

    Ride Organiser:
    Andy Trevelyan

    Email: andrew.trevelyan@otakaroltd.co.nz

    Phone 027 406 0636


    • 20 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 AM
    • 24 Mar 2020
    • 12:00 AM
    • Christchurch
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    Join us for a lap of our spectacular Southern Alps. We head down the drier, eastern side of the island before riding up through the stunning West Coast rainforest, finishing in the alpine town of Hanmer Springs with its leg-soothing geothermal hot pools.

    This event will be run under the auspices of les Randonneurs Mondiaux.

    If entries are low, this may be run as a relatively unsupported event. We would provide course information, web tracking, four nights accommodation (Twizel at 316ks, Lake Paringa at 645ks, Kumara at 952ks and the finish in Hanmer 1227ks) and a lift back to Christchurch the following day. Entry fee is likely to be NZ$300.

    If there are sufficient numbers we will have a vehicle on the course carrying a bag. The entry fee is likely to be NZ$450. A decision will be made just before entries close on 20 Feb.

    Be prepared for:

    • cold,
    • rain,
    • headwinds,
    • tailwinds,
    • milk and log trucks,
    • erratic tourist drivers,
    • tourist coaches,
    • wandering sheep and/or cattle,
    • long distances between towns, and
    • other unexpected hazards.

    There are a couple of short sections of gravel but these are comfortably rideable on a road bike.

    Weather

    NZ weather can change rapidly and we have been known to have snowfalls at any time of the year.

    You may need clothing suitable for temperatures from zero to 30+ degrees Centigrade.

    Tracking

    A GPS tracking device will be mandatory for this ride as much of the route is not within the range of cell phone signals. A hire device will be included in the entry fee.

    Draft Route

    Here is the RidewithGPS file of the draft route.


     
    • 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

    A single loop course, with 2,831 metres of climbing. Starting in Matamata

    Start time is 6am, with a time limit of 27 hours (9am 22 March finish time). Meet up outside the Hobbiton information centre.

    Checkpoints are:

    74 kms: Morrinsville

    150kms: Te Kauwhata

    281kms: Morrinsville

    333kms: Paeroa


    Map:




    600kms

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

    Leg One, rides with the 400km riders, until the 300km mark, where the 400km riders continue on to Paeroa. At this junction, head south back to Matamata, to complete leg one.

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


    Start time is 6am, with a time limit of 40 hours (10pm 22nd March)

    Check points are:

    74 kms: Morrinsville

    150kms: Te Kauwhata

    281kms: Morrinsville

    353kms: Matamata

    489kms: Kaiaua (return leg from Waharau)

    603kms: Matamata (Finish)

    Map:

    Leg 1: 350kms


    Leg 2: 250 kms

     





    Route links: 

    400km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31867829

    600km Leg 1 rwgps link here:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31903675

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


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


    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Martinborough
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    Description:

    Come along for an easy 200km brevet through quintessential rural Wairarapa countryside and perhaps catch up with the crew for beer and bullshit in Martinborough afterwards. 

    We have a bunch of 200 medals left over from the 2019 season so if you complete the ride, I'll be handing them out post ride. Love to see you there.

    Photo:



    Map:


    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9436158

    Event Type:
    BRM, 200

    Road surface: Sealed, good condition

    Deadline for Registration:
    Get your registrations in by Friday before the ride.

    Ride Organiser:
    Phil  Hendry 0220979293


    • 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
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    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

    The time limit for this event is 90 hours.

    Start time will be 6pm on the 24th April. 

    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).


    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.


    The full course map is as follows.


    Ride with GPS route is: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31858732




    There are three sections to this ride.

    Section 1:

    The first section 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. There is a 500m section of gravel road at the 140km mark, heading back into Wellsford. This first section finishes back in Auckland.

    Section 2:

    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.

    Around the 528km mark there is a 3km section of flat gravel road.

    Section 3:

    The third, final section 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.

    Checkpoints will be:

    0kms: Auckland Museum

    115kms: Wellsford

    260kms: Helensville

    377kms: Newmarket (Auckland)

    483kms: Port Waikato

    547kms: Te Kauwhata

    639kms: Te Kauwhata

    731kms: Taupiri

    784kms: Morrinsville

    897kms: Matamata

    979kms: Ngatea

    1,104kms: Mercer

    1,200kms: Auckland Museum (Finish).



    Base entry fee will be $15.00.  The aim is to keep the cost of entry as low as possible, with no surprises.


    Ride Organiser: Kelvin Spicer. 027-368-7266

Past events

15 Feb 2020 Blackball 200
8 Feb 2020 Twin Coast Gravel - Opua 200
6 Feb 2020 Eketahuna Dash
25 Jan 2020 Miranda 400 / 600
18 Jan 2020 Picton 3-4-6
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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