Waikato

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Cafe riders Hamilton

No drop social ride ... speed determined by rider ability..mostly cycle ways and quite roads ending with a cafe stop. Any bike is fine for this ride. Over winter this ride will meet Sunday's.

mike.young@cyclingnewzealand.nz
Start Location: Cafe Fresca, Alison street, Hamilton

Flagstaff Social Trail Riders - Tuesday

Social ride around Hamilton roads and river pathways. Periodic stops to allow slower rider's to catch up. Always finish with coffee. Any bike is okay and only a low level of fitness required to cover 15-25kms (depending on who turns up).

Bill Blackmore 07 8540146 , 0276310719 diane.billb@xtra.co.nz
Start Location: Flagstaff shopping center, Hamilton
Time: Tuesday, Weekly, 9am
Ride Length (Approx): 1-1.5hrs

Flagstaff Social Trail Riders - Friday

Social ride around Hamilton roads and river pathways. Periodic stops to allow slower rider's to catch up. Always finish with coffee. Any bike is okay and only a low level of fitness required to cover 15-25kms (depending on who turns up).

Bill Blackmore 07 8540146 , 0276310719, diane.billb@xtra.co.nz
Start Location: Flagstaff shopping center, Hamilton
Time: Friday, Weekly, 9am
Ride Length (Approx): 1-1.5hrs

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Ladies Social Cycling Group - Monday

Hamilton's Ladies Social Cycling Group is a NON-competitive, supportive, fun cycling group for like minded women of all ages, shapes, sizes, experience; clad in Lycra or not, makes no difference! This ride varies in distance and route depending on the riders competency level on the day and the leader's recommendations. Every effort is made to accommodate all riders! Sometimes the group may split and take two different routes. When this happens, the leaders' work it out so all riders come together for the essential, cafe stop.

Start Location: Hamilton Gardens, Gate 2 top car park
Time: Monday, Weekly, 9.30am
Ride Length (Approx): 1-2hrs

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Ladies Social Cycling Group - Thursday

Hamilton's Ladies Social Cycling Group is a NON-competitive, supportive, fun cycling group for like minded women of all ages, shapes, sizes, experience; clad in Lycra or not, makes no difference! These rides vary in distance and route depending on the riders competency level on the day and the Leaders recommendations. Every effort is made to accommodate all riders! Sometimes the group may split and take two different routes. when this happens, the Leaders work it out so all the riders come together for the essential, cafe stop.

Start Location: Flagstaff shopping center, Hamilton
Time: Thursday, Weekly, 9.30am
Ride Length (Approx): 1-2hrs

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Ladies Social Cycling Group - Saturday

Hamilton's Ladies Social Cycling Group is a NON-competitive, supportive, fun cycling group for like minded women of all ages, shapes, sizes, experience; clad in Lycra or not, makes no difference! These rides vary in distance and route depending on the riders competency level on the day and the Leaders recommendations. Every effort is made to accommodate all riders! Sometimes the group may split and take two different routes. when this happens, the Leaders work it out so all the riders come together for the essential, cafe stop.

Start Location: Winter: Wintec Rotokauri Campus. Summer: Ann street, Beerescourt, Hamilton
Time: Saturday, Weekly, 9.30am
Ride Length (Approx): 1-2hrs

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Rapha Cambridge Coffee Ride

Starting at 6.15am this is a social road cycling ride for those capable of 24-28kph average. We only do a 1hr flat ride, then finish with coffee in Cambridge village, before work.

Amy Taylor 0212534789
Start Location: Empire street red telephone box
Time: Friday, Weekly, 6.15am
Ride Length (Approx): 1hr

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Saint Andrews river ride

A cycle pathways easy river ride. All abilities welcome.

Geoff Genner, 0275997217

Start Location: Opposite 1 Saint Andrews Terrace, by the river walk access
Time: Monday, Weekly, 9am
Ride Length (Approx): 1hr

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Sunday social ride

Mostly path riding with some roads. Each week will be different, but will include a stop at a cafe. Open to all riders, family groups are welcome.

Start Location: Waikato Settlement Center, Boundary Rd, Hamilton
Time: Sunday, Weekly, 10am
Ride Length (Approx): Up to 2hrs including a cafe stop

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Tamahere Friday Cycling Group

All levels of cyclist welcome. E-bikers, trail bikers and beginners. We enjoy a coffee stop and social time at some point in the ride finishing by 11.30am-12 noon. Many group members arrive on E-bikes and/or are getting back onto cycling in retirement. All fabulous.

Contact Gail 0226003345
Start Location: Tamahere Community Centre carpark, Devine Road
Time: Friday, Weekly, 9.30am
Ride Length (Approx): Rides usually 20-30kms

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Te Awamutu Seriously Social Cycling Group

Depending on weather where we go 15km, 18km, 25km or we have out of town ones up to 30km. We can cut off and make these shorter to suit so whoever turns up, and we have plenty of breaks so it is a no-drop ride. Most of our rides are quiet rural roads. All welcome, on any bike as we cater for all and always finish with coffee.

Betsy Bryant 0274951138 limavady@farmside.co.nz or Petula Brisco 0212695095
Start Location: Mitre10 carpark Cambridge road, Te Awamutu
Time: Wednesday, Weekly, 9.30am
Ride Length (Approx): 1-2hrs

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Twisted Wheels - Cambridge

This is a no drop ride, with lovely people and a great culture, averaging 28-30 kph and generally cover 60-80kms for our road rides. We also occasionally do MTB and track rides. We are a social riding group, all welcome.

Lynn Power or Chris Foggin on twistedwheelscycling@gmail.com
Start Location: Avantidrome, Cambridge
Time: Sunday, Weekly, 9am
Ride Length (Approx): Up to 3 hrs

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Wheels in Motion

Wheels in motion is dedicated to all riders of tricycles. Though mainly an adult group we encourage everyone of any age to be a part of riding for fun, fashion and fitness. Do you have a health issue that needs a little more input, Parkinson, Stroke, Asthma, Balance issues and so many more disabilities can be helped by riding a trike on a regular basis.

Aaron Ure, 0274 843664

Bay of Plenty

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Katikati Greyhounds

Social cycle group that explores trails around Katikati. Every week we ride in a different location plus on occasions we do 'away' rides. Suitable for mountain and trail bikes.

Barbara McGillivray 07 549 0900 or 021 238 5195
Start Location: Location varies, contact organiser
Time: Thursday, Weekly, 9am
Ride Length (Approx): Contact the organiser

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Katikati Whippets

Social cycle group that explores quiet roads and off road cycle ways around Katikati. Beginners welcome.

Graeme and Judith (07) 549 5806 or email grmclean@paradise.net.nz
Start Location: Meet Talisman car park, Main Rd, Katikati
Time: Sunday, Weekly, 10am
Ride Length (Approx): Contact the organiser

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Never say never mountain bike group

Join us for a ride and discover off-road trails all around Tauranga. Lights are essential in winter.

Tracey 0221545640 or Martin 0272947394
Start Location: Outside Gouda Cheese Shop, 394 Cameron Rd, Tauranga
Time: Wednesday, Weekly, 6.15pm
Ride Length (Approx): 2-2.5hrs

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Papamoa Cruisers Saturday

This group is all about cruising, whether it's on your bike, walking with a pram, walking frame or cruising on your mobility scooter. Get out and about, meet new people and go exploring with us. Please contact us if you do plan to come on a mobility scooter.

Iain Bibbly 075722987 or 0275722987

Start Location: Evans Rd, Community Church, Papamoa
Time: Saturday, First Saturday of each month 9:15am, third Saturday of each month, 11:30am
Ride Length (Approx): Contact the organiser

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Sulphur point recreational cycle group

For those keen to explore Tauranga on bike, meet other cyclists and have fun. Suitable for those who have a mountain, commuter or trail bike. Four levels from fast to leisurely.

Cam, 07 552 4513, camac@xtra.co.nz or Richard, 027 474 5122, richguthrie1@gmail.com
Start Location: Marine Park, off Cross Rd, Sulphur Point
Time: Wednesday, Weekly, 9am
Ride Length (Approx): 1-1.5hrs

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Sunday cyclists

Cycling for fun, fitness and friendship. Sunday morning road rides in rural low traffic areas to suit cyclists of all abilities from beginners to experienced. We believe in looking out for each other. You won't be left behind.

Jenny 0274353669, or John 075331262 cyclebop@ihug.co.nz
Start Location: Paengaroa Hall, Old Coach Rd, Paengaroa Village
Time: Sunday, Weekly, 9am
Ride Length (Approx): Varies, contact organiser

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Tauranga Retro Riders

Social recreational cycle group that is ideal for beginners. Each week we meet at a different location around Tauranga and ride for approximately 1 – 1 ½ hours. Most rides are fairly flat and we finish with a coffee at a local café.

Denise 027 555 4680 or 07 552 6395

Start Location: Varies, contact organiser
Time: Thursday, Weekly, 9:30am
Ride Length (Approx): 1-1.5hrs

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Te Puke women on wheels

We are a mixed group of ladies ranging from late 30s to early 70s. We ride in 4 to 5 groups depending on speed and distance requirements. All welcome.

Susan Fowler tsfowler@xtra.co.nz or Maggy Buhler k.m.buhler@farmside.co.nz

Start Location: Varies, contact organiser
Time: Monday, Weekly, 9am
Ride Length (Approx): Contact organiser

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Welcome bay wheelers

For those keen to explore Tauranga on bike, meet other cyclists and have fun. Suitable for those who have a mountain bike, commuter or trail bike. First Tuesday of each month is usually an out of town ride so be sure to contact organiser.

Andrew 0224137295 pamandsam@xtra.co.nz
Start Location: Palmers Garden Centre, Ohauiti Rd, Welcome Bay
Time: tuesday, Weekly, 9am
Ride Length (Approx): Contact the organiser

Hawke's Bay

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BMShe Pathway Ride

We are a social women's group ride on the Hawke's Bay Trails - we are a friendly group, who stick together and who enjoy riding the trails and always a coffee to be had. A bike suitable bike for pathways is ideal, however mountain bike or road bikes are welcome.

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BMShe Womens Road Cycling Ride

We are the road cycling group ride of the BMShe women's club. Also pathway's rides available, see separate listing. We have both long and short ride options. We have a no-drop policy which means no one is left behind. We’ve all started at some point and we’d like you to enjoy your ride, no matter your ability. If you are new to the group, all welcome. We'll help you to meet other like minded women and build your fitness and knowledge of riding in bunches on the road.

Vicki Butterworth 0274709030

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Beginners Recreational Ride

Gentle fun ride for people who haven't ridden for a while, aimed at confidence building and socialising.

Denise Woodham, 0273577000 denise@woodhams.co.nz

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E bike social riders Hawke's Bay

Pathways and rural roads, no drop social ride where a coffee stop is mandatory.

Charlie Davey 0272898717 or Peter Shea 0212173456 charlie_davey@hotmail.com

Start Location: Pettigrew Green Arena, Taradale, Napier
Time: Tuesday, Weekly, 10am
Ride Length (Approx): 3hrs including coffee

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USO Bike Ride Hawkes Bay

Naumai haere mai-Afio mai to USO Bunch rides in Hawkes Bay. Our bunch rides are split into novice/beginner riders and those that want to ride well in cycling events. A Lead Rider(s) is assigned with each bunch. For each route there are shorter options for the novice/beginner riders. There is always a post ride coffee catch up and all rides explore different roads and routes in Hawke's Bay.

Start Location: See web link for details
Time: Saturday, Weekly, meet at 7:50am
Ride Length (Approx): Varies, contact organiser

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Panias Peddlers

Pathway rides or road, not at a fast pace. Stop for coffee along the way or at the end.

Tina 0273702282 or tinaschrider@gmail.com
Start Location: Varies, contact organiser
Ride Length (Approx): 30-35kms

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At your pace

We welcome and encourage you to discover or rediscover the joys and benefits of cycling. Our small, friendly, relaxed, slow paced group gently supports you to whatever goal you may have.

Robyn Davey robi_nz@hotmail.com 0276315350 Geoff Russell geoffruss56@xtra.co.nz
Start Location: Varies, contact organiser
Time: Thursday, Weekly, 9 or 10am (season dependent)

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Whispering Wheels

We’re only a small group looking to explore the cycle trails that Hawkes Bay has to offer
Come join our fun friendly casual recreational group. Riding 15 - 25 ks a week stopping for coffee or a chat if the mood takes us.
The group ride meets every Wednesday at 10am in winter 9am in summer.
Contact Melodie Luttrell 0273388008 or email melodiej@outlook.co.nz

Wellington Region

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Junior Bunch Ride

For riders who don't have a group to ride with around the 10-13 yrs age and new teenagers to road cycling. Parents are welcome to join in on the rides too. Please bring snacks with you for eating while on the go. (rental bikes and associated equipment may be available by prior arrangement). Rides include skills work then a ride. Most Saturdays during the Spring/Summer; or Most Sundays during the Autumn/Winter. Check with Gary to find out.

Gary Gibson getgazza@ihug.co.nz (04) 386 1262
Start Location: Evans Bay Marina (near the wind wand), Wellington
Time: Saturday, Weekly
Ride Length (Approx): Up to 2hrs

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USO Bike Wellington

All rides include shorter ride options for Novice or FRESH/beginner riders. Rides and courses are flexible to be adjusted depending on numbers, rider's skill level's and the weather on the day.

Start Location: Varies, see web link
Time: Sunday, Weekly, 7:50am
Ride Length (Approx): Varies, contact organiser

Canterbury

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CP Summer Weekend

All levels are catered for and this is achieved due to the interval based nature of the ride. Have a good honest ride in a fun group environment and finish off with Coffee at Coffee Culture Beckenham. Join us to help build up to your next event and make the most of your training time.

Richard 021 051 0071
Start Location: Pioneer Sport and Rec Centre 75 Lyttleton street

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CP Summer rides

Due to numbers attending on Wednesday we break into smaller groups to ensure you get feedback on your riding and stay safe on the roads. Groups are broken up based on fitness level and how speedy you are the bike. Each ride has a skill and fitness focus so if you are just starting out or been doing it for years you will be challenged to the right level due to the interval nature of the ride and our experienced coaching team.

Richard 021 051 0071
Start Location: Pioneer Sport and Rec Centre 75 Lyttleton street, Christchurch

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Frocks on bikes Christchurch

Slow paced, leisurely social/recreational rides in quiet (usually) urban settings. Any bike is fine. Most people ride commuter or leisure bikes on this ride.

Meg Christie and Connie Christensen meg.christie@cdhb.health.nz 027 8486927

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OCC Road Cycling Skills and Fitness Ride

Come join a friendly group with a professional coach and enjoy a coffee afterwards. 90 minute road cycling group ride south of Christchurch covering skills, and typically averages 29-31 kph.

Paul Odlin paul@christchurchcyclecoaching.co.nz
Start Location: Zeroes Cafe, 81 Cashmere road, Christchurch
Time: wednesday, Weekly, 7am
Ride Length (Approx): 90 minutes

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Revolve Christchurch

Revolve is encouraging women to get out and ride bikes. Female buddies to ride with, training towards an event, getting more confident or just having fun. Road, MTB, and casual bikes rides!

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SKODA Wave

We are a no drop road cycling ride. The pace is dependent on who turns up, but we generally average 28-32kms. This ride stops over winter - please contact organiser to find when it starts again.

James Tabak jtabak@milescontinental.co.nz 0211558226
Start Location: Cycle Surgery 3/92 Wilson rd, St Martins, Christchurch
Time: Wednesday, Weekly, 5.30pm
Ride Length (Approx): 1-2hrs

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SKODA hosted by Cycle Surgery Christchurch

Road cycling ride consisting of of two groups Speed group (30 +K/HR which goes out to Lincoln and meets slower (ladies) group 28+K/h with bunch ride training at Tai Tapu and return to town with speed session back to main road, group returns to St Martins New World for coffee (on SKODA if you wear SKODA kit). This ride takes a winter break - please contact organiser to ensure it's on.

James Tabak or Grant Wengler jtabak@milescontinental.co.nz
Start Location: Cycle surgery 3/92 Wilsons rd, St Martins, Christchurch
Time: Sunday, Weekly, 9am
Ride Length (Approx): 1.5 hrs

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