Ramblers do not organise any training rides however there are many groups that meet regularly for evening and Sunday training sessions. These are:
Leaving outside HB Today Heretaunga Street East 8am every Sunday.
The course is normally posted on our facebook page and normally consists of a long and short ride.
This group is generally a bigger group especially suited for riders wanting to join a training programme leading up to the Tour of the Bay or the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge and also for those wishing to learn or improve bunch riding skills.
|Winter 2017, shorter rides with bail out options if the weather isn't that great|
|Sunday, 13 August 2017||Tutira||95km|
|Sunday, 20 August 2017||Tuki||100km|
|Sunday, 27 August 2017||Kahuranaki, rtn via Tukiahuranaki, rtn via Tuki||92km|
|Sunday, 3 September 2017||Kereru return||107km|
|Sunday, 10 September 2017||Whanawhana end Crownthorpe Settlement||110km|
|Sunday, 17 September 2017||Waipatiki Seafield Apley||100km|
|Sunday, 24 September 2017||Taihape Otamauri Ohiti Swamp||97km|
|Sunday, 1 October 2017||Tuki, Middle, Ngatarawa, Swamp||97km|
|Sunday, 8 October 2017||Whakapirau||90km|
|Sunday, 15 October 2017||Seafield White Pine Bush Kaiwaka||96km|
|Sunday, 22 October 2017||Hawkes Bay Tour||No Sunday Ride|
|Sunday, 29 October 2017||Valley Rd Mangaroa Havelock Lawn||100km|
|Sunday, 5 November 2017||Patoka||90km|
|Sunday, 12 November 2017||Hill, Waipunga, Glengarry, Apley, Swamp||90km|
|Sunday, 19 November 2017||Lawrence Rd return||110km|
|Sunday, 26 November 2017||Tutira||95km|
This group tends to comprise more experienced riders (generally grades A, B and C) and averages around 30km/h. New members are welcome.
Ensure you have adequate fluid and food for long rides.
Keep your tyres in good condition.
Please stop and assist with punctures when ride does not return on same road.
Please indicate and point out hazards on the road and when changing direction at intersections.
Please remember race day is Saturday not Sunday!
Consider buying a rear wheel guard for the wet weather.
Coffee at Florian (New World Greenmeadows) to finish.
The Pain Train leaves Te Mata Road/Danvers Street opposite the Hair at 88 Salon at 5.45pm every Tuesday evening. This group tends to comprise more experienced riders (generally grades A and B) and travels at a fast pace. It stops to regroup at the corner of Moore & Tukituki Rds where it often joins the Havelock Train for the return trip to Havelock North.
The Havelock Train leaves from the Church just after TeMata Rd & St Hills Lane every Tuesday evening at 5:40pm. This group tends to comprise of riders from Grades C and D. New members are welcome. It stops to regroup at the corner of Moore & Tukituki Rds where it often joins the Pain Train for the return trip to Havelock North.
The Tuesday Night Hammer leaves Taradale Clocktower at 5:15pm during daylight savings and travels over Apley & Seafield Rds. Regroup at the end of Seafield & return either past the airport or back over Seafield & Puketitiri. Average speed around 30km/h so most suitable for A-D graders, but all welcome.