Kiwi Randonneurs

long distance cycling in New Zealand

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

Upcoming events

    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Smales Farm Park, Takapuna
    • 9
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    An easy 200kms as we get closer to the middle of the year. And only 2,529 metres of climbing.

    This ride will be run at a slower paced group ride. If you would like to give the 200 a go, we will ride as a group, and have decent stops. We will wait for stragglers, and have everyone finish together. If you can do 120kms+ this is the one for you.

    Starting at the Shorecare Pharmacy, on The Blvd, Smales Farm Park.

    The course heads North West towards Kaukapakapa, and then out past Helensville, out to Shelly Beach. We will stop for lunch on the way back at Helensville, the 93km mark. After lunch, we will continue back to Dairy Flat, and head out towards Riverhead, Kumeu, and then a loop round Taupaki and Waitakere. Returning through Kumeu, we will stop again at the Riverhead Tavern, on Queen street (172kms). It's then a short 30km ride back to Smales Farm Park

    Start time will be a leisurely 7.30am. Note the later start time. So it isn't too dark.


    Time limit for the ride will be 13.5 hours.


    Ride with GPS Course

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33094535





    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 6:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Papakura
    • 10
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    The second of the longer events held in Papakura. 

    Leg one is an easy out and back run to Huntly. Fifty nine kilometres as the tui flies. But we will travel like a drunken kereru. Head east from Papakura to Clevedon, and around the Seabird Coast. Travel down through Ngatea, and sweep back west to stop at Huntly for a well earned lunch, and then reverse the journey back to Papakura, for a total distance on day one of 357.70kms. Climbing metres is only 2,724 for this leg.

    Leg two is a 245.90 km, 3,044 m of climbing, trip along the Western side of the Hunua ranges down to Kaiaua on the East Coast, before returning back to Port Waikato on the West Coast. From there a stop at Pukekohe for refreshments, and then meander back to Papakura to finish.

    Start time, again, is the uncivilised time of 6am. at the Clock tower, on the Intersection of Elliot street and Great South Road.

    Checkpoints

    Papakura 0

    Ngatea 94 (Cafe's, Petrol stations)

    Huntly 179 (Cafe's, Petrol stations)

    Ngatea 264 (Cafe's, Petrol stations, supermarkets)

    Takanini 356 (Cafe's, Fast foods, takeaways, supermarkets)

    Kaiaua 425 (Takaway - closes at 8pm, petrol station)

    Port Waikato 499 (dairy, cafe)

    Pukekohe 540 (Cafe's, supermarket, petrol station)

    Papakura 600

    Day One:



    Day Two:


    Ride with GPS courses:

    Day1: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32665329

    Day2: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32677402

    Contact: Kelvin Spicer 027-368-7266

    • 8 Aug 2020
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • Martinborough
    Register

    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.

    Photo:


    Map:


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

    Event Type:
    BRM, 200km

    Road surface:

    All sealed.

    Deadline for Registration:
    Date   7 August
    Time   4 pm

    Ride Organiser:
    Name Phil Hendry
    Phone 0220979293


    • 22 Aug 2020
    • 6:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 23 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Greymouth
    Register

    Looking for a post-COVID event to train for? How about a scenic ride up and down the stunning South Westland Highway ... with very little tourist traffic?


    Route map

    • 12 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 16 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • Papakura, Auckland

    The final biggie for the season. Starting from the Papakura clock tower, at the intersection of Elliot Street, Broadway, and Great South Road.

    Starting at 6am on the 12th of September.

    The four legs to this ride start and finish at this clock. So accommodation can be booked in the area. This is an unsupported ride, making the use of the loops better as well.

    Total distance is 1,201.7kms, with 12,261m of climbing.

    Leg 1: 357.70kms with 2,724 m of climbing

    Leg 2: 344.80kms with 3,786 m of climbing

    Leg 3: 269.60kms with 2,921 m of climbing

    Leg 4: 229.60kms with 2,830 m of climbing

    Leg 1: A gentle ride Out past Clevedon down the East Coast, to Huntly and back. The flatter leg of the series, with 160kms of Hauraki peat plains and coastal roads to ride on, this leg is a good chance to get some kms under the belt.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32665329




    Leg 2: Is a trip out to the South West of Auckland. Heading out past Pukekohe and down to Port Waikato, before stopping off at Te Kauwhata, and then continuing down the Western side of the Waikato river past Huntly to Ngarauwahia. A quick loop around Horsham Downs, and then back up the Western side of the Waikato rover to Pukekohe, before finishing leg 2 at Papakura.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32665269

    Leg 3: This time we travel North up Great South Road to Newmarket. A quick detour past the Auckland museum, and a short down and back trip on the Auckland pink cycle path, before heading out West on the North Western Cycle path to Westharbour. Cross over East to East Coast Road, and head up past the North Shore Aerodrome. Cross over to Helensville, and continue out to Shelly Beach. Turn round, and return back to Dairy Flat. Head down through Riverhead to Kumeu, and out to Taupaki, before joining the North Western Cyclepath again. At Point Chevalier, head South to Mangere Bridge. A really good restaurant is here. Good solid, well priced meals. Continue on East to Great South Road, and then head south to Papakura.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32655760


    Leg 4: If you are still with us, Leg 4 heads east to travel down the Western side of the Hunua Ranges. Cross over to Kaiaua on the coast, before returning back to Mercer, on the Waikato river. Travel up to Pokeno. NOTE: There is a 300 metre section of course to travel on the Waikato Expressway. The verge is a good metre plus in width to ride on. Ride through Pokeno, and head out west to Waiuku, and onto Kariotahi Beach. Head back to Pukekohe, and up to Bombay, before heading North on Great South back to Papakura, to finish.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32664502



    Ride with GPS Routes:

    Leg 1: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32665329

    Leg 2: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32665269

    Leg 3: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32655760

    Leg 4: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32664502


    Contact: Kelvin Spicer 027-368-7266



Past events

4 Jul 2020 Flatlands Series Wainuioru
4 Jul 2020 Wairarapa Winter 600
20 Jun 2020 Solstice 200km Day ride
20 Jun 2020 Papakura 400
6 Jun 2020 Smales Farm 200
23 May 2020 Smales Farm 300
24 Apr 2020 Cancelled Auckland ANZAC 1200
4 Apr 2020 Cancelled Rotorua 200
28 Mar 2020 Cancelled AGM 200 (Wainuioru)
21 Mar 2020 Cancelled Matamata 400 / 600
20 Mar 2020 Cancelled Southern Alps 1200
8 Mar 2020 Alpine Passes 600
7 Mar 2020 Ruapehu 200
29 Feb 2020 Leap ride 300
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 200
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 300
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 400
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 600
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 Summit Splendour 200
8 Dec 2018 Auckland - Miranda 200
8 Dec 2018 Auckland - Miranda 300
8 Dec 2018 Auckland - Waharoa 400
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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