Description: Hit the ground riding for the New Year. A chance to do either a 200, 300, 400 or 600 kms, starting on the 2nd January.
All rides start and finish at the Opal Hot Springs and Holiday Park 257 Okauia Springs Road, Matamata.
A fast run up to the Miranda hot pools and back. Dead flat with only 361 metres of climbing.
A two loop run, around the Hauraki Plains. Only 956 metres of climbing. The first loop (Blue) runs up to Tahuna and around to Orini before heading back to the start. The second loop (Red) goes up to Paerora and back.
167: Opal Hot Springs
300kms: Opal Hot Springs
The 400 km ride does an initial loop up to Tahuna, and Orini and back to Matamata before finishing with a nice flat 230km run up to Kaiaua and back. Total climbing is 1,083 metres.
Start time is 7am, with a time limit of 27 hours (10am 29th December finish time).
167kms: Opal Hot Springs
396kms: Matamata Township (Sorry, this is a short loop to the town to get the full distance)
400kms: Finish - either at or in the pools themselves.
Blue Loop first, then Red.
The 600km ride does an initial loop up to Tahuna, but continues on to Te Kauwhata, before passing down through Rangiriri and heading down the western side of the Waikato river to Ngarauwahia, before heading onto Orini and back to Matamata (256 km loop). A second loop then heads up past Kaiaua to the Waharau regional park, and back for a nice flat 241km loop. The final 103km loop heads up past Morrinsville before returning through Morrinsville and Matamata township to finish. Total climbing is 2,307 metres.
Start time is 7am, with a time limit of 40 hours (11pm 29th December)
Check points are:
114kms: Te Kauwhata
256kms: Opal Hot Pools
385kms: Kaiaua (on the return from Waharau)
497kms: Opal Hot Pools
Blue Loop First, then Red, then Pink.
200km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29001920
300km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29006370
400km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29006412
600km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29004373
Kelvin Spicer. firstname.lastname@example.org. 027-368-7266