MANUKAU VETERANS CYCLE CLUB Inc.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND


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The Manukau Veterans Cycle Club holds organised group rides on Sundays.

The ride schedule and routes are available to members via this website and the club's private Strava group.

 

Home Rides:

Our regular rides depart from a community hall where there is free parking and toilet facilities. Stay for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat afterwards. $ 3 is payable per ride to cover hall hireage and refreshments.

You can try out our Sunday group rides on two occasions before becoming a member.

You'll be asked to fill in a Visitor's Form and pay the $ 3 ride fee before going riding.

Email us with your ride queries.

 

Away Rides:

We organise monthly away rides for members (e.g Te Kauwhata, Clarks Beach, the Seabird Coast), which are usually followed by a shared barbeque or cafe lunch. Great fun!

 

DISTANCE GUIDELINES:

Long for experienced riders and include some moderate to hard climbs. Bring snack food and drink for on the ride. Allow 1 bottle of fluid per hour of riding. Bring spare tubes in case of a puncture(s). Usually 50 km to 70 km.
Medium for recreational riders and those wanting to raise their fitness level. Usually 40 km to 60 km.
Short for beginners and riders recovering from time off the bike. They are shorter rides of around 30 km to 40km.

SPEED GUIDELINES (average speed):

Slow 20 - 24 km/hr
Medium 23 - 27 km/hr
Fast 30+ km/hr

Please familiarise yourself with our Club Riding Protocol

 

CLUB RIDING PROTOCOL

RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH INDIVIDUAL RIDER:

  • Preparation for a bunch ride,
  • Food and drink,
  • Able to change punctures,
  • Bike mechanical fitness,
  • Selection of group to ride with,
  • Knowledge of our bunch etiquette, (read more on bunch etiquette)
  • Being on time for their particular group departure,
  • Knowing the route they wish to ride on the day,
  • To talk to fellow riders who may not be complying to club standards,
  • Nurture any other rider who is struggling.
Click here to download full details of our club's riding protocol.

as at 02 December 2015

 

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