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.
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.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (Craig McGregor) if you see omissions or inaccuracies in this calendar
- These rides are also available from our Google Calendar page. Using Google Calendar, you can import our rides into your Gmail Calendar, or via an ICS calendar file into the calendar functionality provided by other e-mail clients.
- To contact a ride organiser, e-mail redirection will take place if you send your e-mail to email@example.com
Note: The Randonneuring calendar operates from 1 November to 31 October of each year.
New Zealand Randonneuring Events 2014
|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
|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|
|Greymouth – Inangahua||Sat, 13 Sep||Greymouth||200||Road/BRM||Duncan McDonald|
|Greymouth 300||Sat, 27 Sep||Greymouth||300||Road/BRM||Duncan McDonald|
|Marlborough Mayhem||Sat, 18 Oct||Picton||400||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Matakana 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
|Road/Multi-lap||Fitzherbert Lions Club
Contact Tim Neal for multi-lap entries
|Le Petit Brevet||Sat, 16 Nov 2013
Sun, 3 Nov
|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
|Kiwi Brevet||Sat, 1 Feb 2014||Blenhiem||700
|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