Kiwi Randonneurs

long distance cycling in New Zealand

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

Upcoming events

    • 5 Feb 2022
    • 5:00 AM
    • Greytown
    Register

    Description: Leaving from  Prendiville Lane, Greytown at 5am  on Saturday, February 5th, enjoy whirling around  beautiful, rolling, rural Wairarapa and Tararua country roads. Stop for coffee and lunch in the villages of Martinborough and Eketahuna.


    Map:

    Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33716476

    Event Type:
    BRM
    403.5km

    Road surface:
    Sealed rural roads

    Deadline for Registration:
    Date 03/02/22   
    Time 5pm

    Ride Organiser:
    Name Janet Chilton
    email  janet.chilton@xtra.co.nz
    Phone


    • 19 Mar 2022
    • 3:00 AM
    • 22 Mar 2022
    • 6:00 AM
    • Greytown
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    Description:

    Leaving from  Greytown at 3am  on Saturday, March 19th, enjoy exploring isolated scenic roads in the Lower North Island.  Take in the country roads of Wairarapa and Tararuas, the Manawatu Scenic Trail, the Whanganui River road through Jerusalem, the steep Gentle Annie route  to Hastings then back to the Greytown via Route 52. This is a challenging, tough, unsupported  ride with over 11,000  metres of climbing. The aim is to complete it within 75 hours.Two overnight stops are planned at Whanganui and then Waipawa. See the routes below for more information:

    Photo:


    Map: (see route links for each day)

    Route link: 

    Day One: Greytown to Whanganui (378kms)  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38254564  

    Day Two: Whanganui to Waipawa (340kms) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38254778 

    Day Three: Waipawa to Greytown (279kms)  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38255167 

    Entry does not include accomodation. There will be additional accommodation costs for the overnight stops at  Whanganui and Waipawa. 

    Event Type:
    BRM
    Nominal Distance 1000km

    To be eligible for the ride you must have completed at least one of our  400 or 600k rides (there are some scheduled in the next few months) or have proof of completing major multi-day cycle events. 

    Road surface:
    99% Sealed roads. About 10kms of gravel/trail

    Deadline for Registration:

    Date   10/03/22
    Time 5pm

    Ride Organiser:
    Name Janet Chilton
    email  janet.chilton@xtra.co.nz  



    • 9 Apr 2022
    • 6:00 AM
    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 10:00 PM
    • Rangiora, Canterbury

    Description:

    Join us for a lap of our spectacular Southern Alps. We head from Rangiora down the drier, eastern side of the island before crossing Haast Pass and riding up through the stunning West Coast rainforest, before crossing Lewis Pass and completing the loop in Rangiora.

    This event will be run under the auspices of les Randonneurs Mondiaux.

    This is almost certain to be a supported ride, with a vehicle carrying a bag for each rider to accommodation in Twizel (320ks), Lake Paringa (647) and Reefton (989). The entry fee is yet to be determined but is likely to be about $250.

    To be eligible for the ride you must have compelted at least one of our 600k rides (there are some scheduled in the next few months) or have proof of completing major multi-day cycle events.

    Be prepared for:

    • cold,
    • rain,
    • headwinds,
    • tailwinds,
    • milk and log trucks,
    • erratic tourist traffic,
    • wandering sheep and/or cattle,
    • long distances between towns, and
    • other unexpected hazards.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38174315