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Welcome to Kiwi Randonneurs Inc.

Long-distance cycling is growing in popularity in New Zealand. Many organised “fun” rides now have well established enduro versions featuring multiple laps of the same course for those wanting to test themselves beyond the traditional race distances.

Kiwi Randonneurs caters for those with a spirit of adventure who want to extend themselves and find their limits. The rewards are personal and extremely satisfying.
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Kiwi Randonneurs is the national organising body for long-distance, free-paced randonnées in New Zealand. These rides are sanctioned by Audax Club Parisien for randonnees of up to 1000km, and Les Randonneurs Mondiaux for randonnées of 1200km or longer.

In some countries randonnées are known as Audax events but strictly speaking, that term applies only where participants ride together at a speed controlled by a ride captain. Audax events are sanctioned by the Unions des Audax. Randonnées sanctioned under the free-paced rules of Audax Club Parisien or Les Randonneurs Mondiaux are known as randonneuring events.


Our randonneuring events are held throughout New Zealand, and you will be made welcome when participating in our rides. Our rides are open to all reasonably fit riders including non-members and visitors who are welcome to join our friendly and supportive participants. Randonneuring events range from small local events with only a handful of riders through to the feature event for all Randonneurs – Paris-Brest-Paris in which 5,000 riders accept a 1200km long challenge with a heritage dating back to 1891.

Randonneuring is a long distance form of cycling in which riders attempt courses from 50km to many hundreds of kilometres or more, passing through predetermined “controls” (checkpoints). Riders aim to complete the course within specified time limits, and receive equal recognition regardless of their finishing order. The challenge is not in racing, but to complete the event at your own pace within the time limit. Riders may travel in groups or alone as they wish, and are expected to be self-sufficient between controls.

Randonneuring and long-distance cycling disciplines have a long history. You may like to read about more about the history of RandonneuringAudax and long-distance cycling on our history page.

Many members of Kiwi Randonneurs are also interested in other genres of long-distance cycling, such as ultra-distance time-trials and long-distance records. We are currently establishing how to incorporate these other styles of long-distance cycling into our calendar.


Ride Calendar for 2014

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  • BRM rides operate under the RULES OF BREVETS RANDONNEURS MONDIAUX and are sanctioned by Audax Club Parisien and are recognised for the purpose of qualifying for longer international rides
  • “Other New Zealand Long Distance Cycling Events” are not organised or sanctioned by Kiwi Randonneurs or ACP. We have included other long-distance cycling events in this calendar that may be of interest to our members
  • Please e-mail webmaster@kiwirandonneurs.org.nz (Craig McGregor) if you see omissions or inaccuracies in this calendar
  • To contact a ride organiser, e-mail redirection will take place if you send your e-mail to firstname@kiwirandonneurs.org.nz

Note: The Randonneuring calendar operates from 1 November to 31 October of each year.


New Zealand Randonneuring Events 2014

 

Ride Name

Date

Start location

Dist

Type

Organiser

Eketahuna Dash Sat, 9 Nov 2013 Martinborough 200 Road/BRM Simon Henderson
Westcoast Wonders Sat, 9 Nov 2013 Greymouth 200 Road/BRM Duncan McDonald
Kaniere Sat, 23 Nov 2013 Greymouth 200 Road/BRM Duncan McDonald
Taupo Challenge Sat, 30 Nov 2013 Lake Taupo 300 Road/BRM Craig McGregor
Apiti Hills Sat, 7 Dec 2013 Feilding 200 Road/BRM Craig McGregor
Longest Day Fleche Sat, 21 Dec 2013 360 Road/Fleche Craig McGregor
Round the Tararuas Sat, 4 Jan 2014 Waikanae 300 Road/BRM Craig McGregor
Greymouth-Hokitika-Otira Sat, 4 Jan Greymouth 200 Road/BRM Duncan McDonald
Picton-Westport-Picton Sat, 18 Jan Picton 600 Road/BRM Simon Henderson
Greymouth-Hokitika-Otira Sat, 1 Feb Greymouth 200 Road/BRM Duncan McDonald
Coromandel Green Sat, 8 Feb Coromandel 200 Road/BRM Peter Cole
Westcoast Wonders Sat, 15 Feb Greymouth 200 Road/BRM Duncan McDonald
Volcanic Excursion Sat, 22 Feb Ohakune 300
600
Road/BRM
or Road/TT
Peter Cole
Whataroa Whun Sat, 1 Mar Greymouth 300 Road/BRM Duncan McDonald
Dannevirke Desserts Sat, 8 Mar Martinborough 400 Road/BRM Craig McGregor
Western Springs in Autumn Sat, 22 Mar Greymouth 400 Road/BRM Duncan McDonald
Brightwater – Top House Sun, 6 Apr Brightwater 200 Road/BRM Duncan McDonald
Sunny Northland Sat, 12 Apr Northland 400 Road/BRM Peter Cole
Gentle Littl’ Ride Fri, 25 Apr Feilding 600 Road/BRM Craig McGregor
Greymouth-Motueka-Greymouth Sat, 3 May Greymouth 600 Road/BRM Duncan McDonald
Black Sands & Surf Sat, 17 May Auckland City 300 Road/BRM Peter Cole
Greymouth – Ikamatua Sat, 7 Jun Greymouth 100 Road/BAR Duncan McDonald
Winter Soltice Ride Sat, 21 Jun Martinborough 200 Road/BRM Simon Henderson
Fire & Ice Sat, 19 Jul Rotorua 200 Road/BAR Peter Cole
Apiti Hills Sat, 26 Jul Feilding 200 Road/BRM Craig McGregor
Eketahuna Dash Sat, 9 Aug Martinborough 200 Road/BRM Simon Henderson
Greymouth – Ikamatua Sat, 9 Aug Greymouth 100 Road/BAR Duncan McDonald
Round the Tararuas Sat, 6 Sep Upper Hutt 300 Road/BRM Craig McGregor
Port Albert Run Sat, 13 Sep Auckland (Albany) 200 Road/BRM Peter Cole
Waihi Goldrush 300 Sat, 27 Sep Waihi 300 Road/BRM Peter Cole
Marlborough Mayhem Sat, 18 Oct Picton 400 Road/BRM Craig McGregor
Mangawhai Heads Express Sat, 25 Oct Auckland 300 Road/BRM Peter Cole
Greymouth 400 Sat, 25 Oct Greymouth 400 Road/BRM Duncan McDonald

 

 

 

 

International Grande Randonnée’s 2014

Ride Name Date Start location Dist Type Organiser
Sydney to Melbourne Alpine 1200  17 Nov 2013 Sydney, Australia Road/RM Audax Australia
Tour de Tasmanie  13 Feb 2014 Hobart, Australia 1200 Road/RM Audax Australia
Míle Fáilte 1200  21 June 2014 Midleton, Cork, Ireland 1200 Road/RM Audax Ireland
Ronde Aliénor d’Aquitaine 1200km  6 Jul 2014 Le Haillan, France 1200 Road/RM Les Randonneurs Autonomes Aquitains
Hokkaido 1200km  9 Jul 2014 Sapporo, Japan 1200 Road/RM Audax Japan Hokkaido
The Highlands, Glens & Western Isles  21 Jul 2014 Brodick, Isle of Arran, UK 1302 Road/RM Black Sheep CC / Audax UK
Perth-Albany-Perth    6 Oct 2014 Perth, Australia 1200 Road/RM Audax Australia

 

Other New Zealand Long-Distance Cycling Events 2014

Ride Name Date Start location Dist Type Organiser
Tour de Manawatu
(2 & 3 lap options)
Sat, 2 Nov 2013
Sun, 3 Nov
Palmerston North 232
348
Road/Multi-lap Fitzherbert Lions Club
Contact Tim Neal for multi-lap entries
Le Petit Brevet Sat, 16 Nov 2013
Sun, 3 Nov
Banks Penisula Off-road
Bikepacking
LePetitBrevet@gmail.com
Extreme Enduro Wed, 27 Nov 2013 Taupo 1280 Road/Multi-lap Moana Rotary Club of Taupo
Maxi Enduro Fri, 29 Nov 2013 Taupo 640 Road/Multi-lap Moana Rotary Club of Taupo
Enduro Sat, 30 Nov 2013 Taupo 320 Road/Multi-lap Moana Rotary Club of Taupo
Great Southern Brevet Sat, 18 Jan 2014 Tekapo 1200 Off-road
Bikepacking
Kiwi Brevet Sat, 1 Feb 2014 Blenhiem 700
1100
Off-road
Bikepacking
Simon Kennett
Graperide Mammoth Thu, 3 Apr 2014 Renwick 1010 Road/Multi-lap Top of the South
Graperide Ultimate Fri, 4 Apr 2014 Renwick 505 Road/Multi-lap Top of the South
Graperide Magnum Sat, 5 Apr 2014 Renwick 202 Road/Multi-lap Top of the South
Northland Easter Epic Fri, 18 Apr Whangarei 340 Off-road
Bikepacking
Hamish Pederson

3 Responses to Home

  1. I would love to hear more about Randonneuring opportunities. I finished two laps around lake Taupo on Monday <13 hours. I am seriously interested in Paris Bret Paris

    • Hi Annetta,

      The next PBP is in August 2015. To qualify you will need to complete a Super Randonneur series consisting of 200km/300km/400km and a 600km qualifying brevet between November and June 2015. We will be organising these rides and welcome you to join us on our rides.

  2. Hi Duncan,

    Congratulations on getting Kiwi Randonneurs up and running with this great website.

    It is with great regret that I wont be able to make it to the Kiwi Hunt. It was a hot topic at PBP, hopefully some of those will be inspired enough to make the trip.

    Several years ago I remember seeing the 200, 300, 400 & 600 being run in a single week. My second regret is that I wasn’t able to take part in this either.

    Hopefully I will be able to make it across the ditch and take part in one of your Randonnees very soon.

    All the best,

    Gareth