Rides

Rides

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

Our rides are best suited to road bikes and e-bikes.

Come for a ride and see how we roll:

Home Rides:

Our regular rides depart from a community hall where there is free parking and toilet facilities.

Riders stay on for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat afterwards. $ 3 is payable per ride to cover hall hireage and refreshments.

View our scheduled rides for 26th May 2024 Click on the links below, if you would like to join us, it’s best to email or phone a club member before the ride so we can ensure our current members are there to support you on the day.

40 KM

53 KM

75 KM

Full ride schedules and route maps are available to members via the Members Area of this website.

MVCC wellness basics:

If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend club rides or events

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MVCC flags flying outside a community hall

Away Rides:

We frequently organise away rides for members (e.g Clevedon, Te Kauwhata, Rangiriri, Tuakau), which are usually followed by a shared barbeque or cafe lunch. Great fun!

We encourage sociable, sensible and safe cycling

Distance guidelines:

Long ride typically 60 km to 70 km
For experienced riders, including some moderate to hard climbs.
Medium ride typically 45 km to 55 km
For recreational riders looking to maintain or raise their fitness level.
Leisure ride typically 30 km to 40 km
For beginners or anyone wanting a cruisy ride.
These are indicative distances for different ride routes

Pace guidelines:

Fast pacetypically 26 to 29 km/hr
Medium pacetypically 20 to 22 km/hr
Leisure pacetypically 18 to 21 km/hr
These are indicative average speeds for different ride groups

The basics:

These items are the responsibility of each individual rider:

  • Prepare for a bunch ride
  • Carry sufficient food and drink
  • Be able to change punctures
  • Ensure bike mechanical fitness
  • Select which group to ride with
  • Be on time for your particular group’s departure
  • Know the route you wish to ride on the day
  • Help any other rider who is struggling

Check out our Ride Skills page for some awesome video content.