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 200, 300, 400 & 600km rides between 1 November and 30 June are recognised for the purpose of qualifying for Paris-Brest-Paris 2015
- "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
- 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 2015
Due to the number of exciting new routes for 2015 we do not have all routes loaded on this website (yet). This will take a while due to all of the riding we have to do.
|Inland Whale Watch||Sat, 1 Nov 2014||Culverden||200||Road/BRM||Shane Davidson|
|Tasman Tour||Fri, 7 Nov 2014||Brightwater||200||Road/BRM||Adi Coventry-Brown|
|Sea to Source to Sea||Sat, 8 Nov 2014||Westport||300||Road/BRM||Shane Davidson|
|Pongaroa Pub Ride||Sat, 15 Nov 2014||Ashhurst||200||Road/BRM||Simon Henderson|
|Tasman Parks||Fri, 21 Nov 2014||Brightwater||300||Road/BRM||Iwao Fujii|
|Mackenzie Muster||Sat, 29 Nov 2014||Timaru||400||Road/BRM||Shane Davidson|
|Taupo Challenge||Sat, 29 Nov 2014||Taupo||300||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Round the Tararuas||Sat, 6 Dec 2014||Waikanae||300||Road/BRM||Simon Henderson|
|Gold in the Hills||Fri, 12 Dec||St Arnaud||300||Road/BRM
Note: Some gravel
|Alpine Passes||Sat, 13 Dec 2014||Christchurch||600||Road/BRM||Shane Davidson|
|Longest Saturday Fleche||Sat, 20 Dec 2014||Anywhere||360+||Road/Fleche Nationale||Craig McGregor|
|Black Sands & Surf||Mon, 29 Dec 2014||Auckland||300||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Farewell Return||Fri, 2 Jan 2015||Brightwater||400||Road/BRM||Niel Coventry-Brown|
|Coromandel Green Gravel Grovel||Sat, 10 Jan||Thames||200||Road/BRM
|Picton-Westport-Picton||Sat, 17 Jan||Picton||600||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Eketahuna Dash||Sat, 24 Jan||Martinborough||200||Road/BRM||Simon Henderson|
|Apiti Hills||Sat, 31 Jan||Feilding||200||Road/BRM||Simon Henderson|
|Volcanic Excursion||Fri, 6 Feb||Ohakune||600||Road/BRM
|Volcanic Excursion||Sat, 7 Feb||Ohakune||300||Road/BRM||Peter Cole|
|Pahiatua Delight||Sat, 21 Feb||Martinborough||300||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Gran Turismo Series
Qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris in eight days!
|Hanmer Hottub||Sun, 1 Mar||Christchurch||200||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Mountain Springs||Mon, 2 Mar||Hanmer||300||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Marlborough-Tasman Magic||Wed, 4 Mar||Nelson||400||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Nelson-Christchurch||Sat, 7 Mar||Nelson||600||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Pongaroa Pub Ride||Sat, 14 Mar||Ashhurst||200||Road/BRM||Simon Henderson|
|Dannevirke Desserts||Sat, 21 Mar||Martinborough||400||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Inland Scenic Route||Sat, 21 Mar||Amberly||400||Road/BRM||Shane Davidson|
|East Cape Explorer||Fri, 3 Apr||Taihape||1000||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Sunny Northland||Sat, 11 Apr||Whangarei||400||Road/BRM||Peter Cole|
|Coleridge Return||Sat, 18 Apr||Christchurch||200||Road/BRM||Shane Davidson|
|Gentle Littl' Ride||Sat, 25 Apr||Feilding||600||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Twin Rivers||Sat, 2 May||Rakaia||300||Road/BRM||Shane Davidson|
|Whanganui Rapids||Sat, 9 May||Feilding||400||Road/BRM||Simon Henderson|
|Waitaki Wonders||Sat, 9 May||Glenavy||400||Road/BRM||Shane Davidson|
|Forgotten Highway||Sat, 16 May||Stratford||300||Road/BRM||Tim O'Brien|
|North Rakaia Loop||Sat, 23 May||Christchurch||200||Road/BRM||Shane Davidson|
|Off to the Bay||Sat, 30 May||Martinborough||600||Road/BRM||Simon Henderson|
|Canterbury Circle||Sat, 6 Jun||Christchurch||200||Road/BRM||Shane Davidson|
|Winter Solstice||Sat, 20 Jun||Martinborough||200
|Glacial Lakes||Sat, 20 Jun||Tekapo||200||Road/BRM||Shane Davidson|
|Round the Tararuas||Sat, 4 Jul||Upper Hutt||300||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Eketahuna Dash||Sat, 11 Jul||Martinborough
|Apiti Hills||Sat, 18 Jul||Feilding||200||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Fire & Ice (route change for 2015)||Sat, 25 Jul||TBC||200||Road/BRM||Jeremy Rowe|
|Paris-Brest-Paris||Sun, 16 Aug||Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines||1200km||Audax Club Parisien|
|Te Anga||Sat, 12 Sep||Pirongia||200||Road/BRM||Christine Couldrey|
|West Coast Wonders||Sat, 19 Sep||Greymouth||200||Road/BRM||Duncan McDonald|
|Waihi Goldrush||Sat, 26 Sep||Waihi||300||Road/BRM||To be confirmed|
|Apiti Hills||Sat, 10 Oct||Feilding||200||Road/BRM||Craig McGregor|
|Otira Odyssey||Sat, 17 Oct||Greymouth||200||Road/BRM||Duncan McDonald|
|TBC||Sat, 24 Oct||TBC||300||Road/BRM||Tim O'Brien|
Other New Zealand Long-Distance Cycling Events 2015
|Ride Name||Date||Start location||Dist||Type||Organiser|
|Tour de Manawatu
(2 & 3 lap options)
|Sat, 1 Nov 2014
Sun, 2 Nov
|Road/Multi-lap||Fitzherbert Lions Club
Contact Tim Neal for multi-lap entries
|Extreme Enduro||Wed, 26 Nov 2014||Taupo||1280||Road/Multi-lap||Moana Rotary Club of Taupo|
|Maxi Enduro||Fri, 28 Nov 2014||Taupo||640||Road/Multi-lap||Moana Rotary Club of Taupo|
|Enduro||Sat, 29 Nov 2014||Taupo||320||Road/Multi-lap||Moana Rotary Club of Taupo|
|Kiwi Brevet||Sat, 31 Jan 2014||Blenhiem||700