Rides

Rides

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

The ride schedule and route maps are available to members via this website and the club’s private Strava group.

Camaraderie is a key reason for the club’s popularity

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.

Got questions?

Email us with your ride queries.

MVCC flags flying outside a community hall

Away Rides:

We organise monthly away rides for members (e.g Te Kauwhata, Clarks Beach, Parakai Springs, Rangiriri), 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 70 km to 90 km
For experienced riders, including some moderate to hard climbs.
Medium ride typically 50 km to 70 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 27 to 30+ km/hr
Medium pacetypically 23 to 27 km/hr
Leisure pacetypically 18 to 23 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.