Heartland Tour – Wild West Coast <14/04/2024>

We are off to the Wild West Coast of the South Island!

14-24 April 2024

This would suit experienced cyclists, happy to ride all day for several days. There will be a wide variation of terrain so a Hardtail Mountain Bike or Gravel Bike with grippy tyres and a wide range of gears would be best.

You don’t need to carry the Kitchen Sink as we will have the Queen of Support helping us each and every day.

But it’s not just about the cycling, we will bombard your senses and tastes with historical and cultural visits as well as sampling the best of what the region has to offer.

Don’t miss out, book your space now.
$1050NZD per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > Payment
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.
Flights are not included.

What’s included:
Pick up and drop off at the airport/ train station
All transport during the tour
Transport to sightseeing areas of interest.
Guided cycle rides
Support vehicle on group rides
Limited Mechanical assistance
Accommodation (twin share)
Breakfasts, lunch & most dinners

WTF?! GravelFondo <13/10/2024>

Where’s the Food?!
Where’s the Finish?!
What the F**k?!
What the Fondo?!
GravelFondo – it’s the new golf.
This is a mullet ride – all business at the front and a party at the back.
Take it easy with us or ride it at your own pace *cof* race it *cof*, it’s up to you, we will have very easy to follow cue sheets for you!

We start at 0800hrs in Hawarden.

Designed to be a step up from our popular intro Gravel rides – Grins & Gravel and Baby Roubaix, there are two courses a 50k Taster and a 90k Lap (that you can do up to 3x.) There is  a plethora of grippy climbing but plenty of fun, views and photo stops. This is on a mixture of gravel and sealed roads.

Choose 1, 2 or 3 laps. 90k/180k/270k.

Each Lap
Distance – 89km
Elevation – 683m
Categorised Climb/s:
(1) – 1.0km, +61m, 5.5%
(2) – 2.6km, +132m, 4.8%
Surface (approx.):
Paved – 24%
Unpaved – 76%

WTF?! GravelFondo Lap
WTF?! GravelFondo Lap

The Course
Distance – 50.4km
Elevation – 246m
Surface (approx.):
Paved – 41%
Unpaved – 59%

Enjoy the start, take in the majority of the course and then kick back and watch the rest suffer from the comfort of a deck-chair.

WTF?! GravelFondo TASTER
WTF?! GravelFondo TASTER

 

The cost will be $30 per person.

Here is the link to the payment portal > Payment
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.
Register now as there are limited places.
 
What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level rider however we can help you make the
transition (you should be comfortable riding a bike for 4-6 hours)
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.
 
A detailed ride guide and gear list will be sent to registered riders.

 

GravelFondo OK <15/09/2024>

GravelFondo – it’s the new golf.
 
Take it easy with us or ride it at your own pace *cof* race it *cof*, it’s up to you, we will have very easy to follow cue sheets for you!
 

We start at 9am in Loburn.

Designed to be a step up from our popular intro Gravel rides – Grins & Gravel and Baby Roubaix, this is 110kms with a plethora of grippy climbing but plenty of fun, views and photo stops. This is on a mixture of gravel and sealed roads.

Distance – 110.5km
Elevation – 1654m
Categorised Climb/s:
(1) – 13.2km, +479m, 3.8%
(2) – 2.9km, +191m, 6.6%
(3) – 1.8km, +90m, 4.2%
(4) – 2.8km, +162m, 6.2%
(5) – 2.0km, 142m, 6.4%
Surface (approx.):
Paved – 30%
Unpaved – 70%

GravelFondo OK
GravelFondo OK

 

The cost will be $30 per person.

Here is the link to the payment portal > Payment
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.
Register now as there are limited places.
 
What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level rider however we can help you make the
transition (you should be comfortable riding a bike for 4-6 hours)
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.
 
A detailed ride guide and gear list will be sent to registered riders.
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Hurunui Highlights <21/04/2024>

GravelFondo – it’s the new golf.
 

Take it easy with us or ride it at your own pace *cof* race it *cof*, it’s up to you, we will have very easy to follow cue sheets for you!

We start at 9am in Amberley.

 Designed to be a step up from our popular intro Gravel rides – Grins & Gravel and Baby Roubaix, this is a grippy 101kms with that includes plenty of sustained climbing but plenty of fun, views and photo stops. This is on a mixture of gravel and sealed roads.

Distance – 101.5km
Elevation – 1215m
Categorised Climb/s:
(1) – 5.4km, +197m, 3.5%
(2) – 2.3km, +93m, 3.8%
(3) – 2.6km, +132m, 4.8%
(4) – 1.0km, +60m, 5.7%
(5) – 1.2km, 69m, 5.7%
(6) – 1.2km, +74m, 5.9%
Surface (approx.):
Paved – 57%
Unpaved – 43%

Hurunui Highlights
Hurunui Highlights
The cost will be $30 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > Payment
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.
Register now as there are limited places.
 
What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level rider however we can help you make the
transition (you should be comfortable riding a bike for 4-6 hours)
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.
 
A detailed ride guide and gear list will be sent to registered riders.

This is Why Tour – Surrey Hills <26/04/24>

We are off to the Gorgeous Green Hills of Surrey
26 April  – 3 May 2024

This is Why Tour
This is Why Tour

This would suit experienced cyclists, happy to ride all day for several days. There will be a wide variation of terrain so a Hardtail Mountain Bike or Gravel Bike with grippy tyres and a wide range of gears would be best.

You don’t need to carry the Kitchen Sink as we will have the Queen of Support helping us each and every day.

But it’s not just about the cycling, we will bombard your senses and tastes with historical and cultural visits as well as sampling the best of what the region has to offer.

Don’t miss out, book your space now.
$2,500NZD per person
Here is the link to the payment portal > Payment
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.
Flights are not included

Please note that there are minimum numbers required for this ride.

Contact us if you are interested.

What’s included:
Pick up and drop off at the airport/ train station
All transport
Transport to sightseeing areas of interest.
Guided cycle rides
Support van on group rides
Limited Mechanical assistance
Accommodation (twin share)
Breakfasts, lunch & most dinners

Register now as there are limited places.

What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level rider however we can help you make the
transition (you should be comfortable riding a bike for 4-6 hours)
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.

A detailed ride guide and gear list will be sent to registered riders.

Distillery Daze <23/03/24>

Something a little different,

Another great introduction to non-traditional riding, it is flat 50ks with a little bit of road, sand, single-track, gravel and highway.

We start at 9am in Kaiapoi.

Distance – 50.0km
Elevation – 269m
Surface (approx.):
Paved – 65%
Unpaved -35%

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a couple of café stops and a distillery tasting at the end!

Perfect for the person who hasn’t ridden off-road on a road bike before and wants to in a no pressure group. Or just a social play with friends new and old. It’s not a race!

Road bike, adventure bikes, fat bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes and everything in between welcome.

Distillery Daze
Distillery Daze

The cost will be $20 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > Payment
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

Register now as there are limited places.

What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level rider however we can help you make the
transition (you should be comfortable riding a bike for 4-6 hours)
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.

A detailed ride guide and gear list will be sent to registered riders.

 

Viva AshVegas <16/03/2024>

A gentle introduction to the joy of gravel grinders with a number of café/bars to relax, rejuvenate and rest at.

We start at 10am in Ashburton.

This is a step up from our introductory gravel riding, it has a lot of gravel, grass track and some intermediate level mountain bike trails. If you are uncertain about your skill level or just want to have fun, bring your mtb, if you want to see how capable your gravel bike is bring that along!

It is flat 47ks with a great deal of gravel & singletrack sections,  a bit of highway and a number of quiet rural roads.

We will have a café to start, a restaurant for lunch and a pub for afters…
Distance – 47.1km
Elevation – 260m
Surface (approx.): 
Paved – 17%
Unpaved – 83%
Viva Ash Vegas
Viva Ash Vegas

The cost will be $20 per person.

Here is the link to the payment portal > Payment
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.
Register now as there are limited places.
 
What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level rider however we can help you make the
transition (you should be comfortable riding a bike for 4-6 hours)
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.
 
A detailed ride guide and gear list will be sent to registered riders.

Leeston Lobster <09/03/2024>

A gentle introduction to the joy of gravel grinders with a number of café/bars to relax, rejuvenate and rest at.

We start at 9am in Leeston.

This is a step up from our introductory gravel riding, it has a lot of gravel, grass track and some intermediate level mountain bike trails. If you are uncertain about your skill level or just want to have fun, bring your mtb, if you want to see how capable your gravel bike is bring that along!

It is a flat 50ks with a great deal of gravel & singletrack sections,  a bit of highway and a number of quiet rural roads.
We will have a café to start, a restaurant for lunch and a pub for afters…

Distance – 50.9km
Elevation – 174m
Surface (approx.):
Paved – 67%
Unpaved – 33%

Leeston Lobster
Leeston Lobster

The cost will be $20 per person.

Here is the link to the payment portal > Payment
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.
Register now as there are limited places.
 
What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level rider however we can help you make the
transition (you should be comfortable riding a bike for 4-6 hours)
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.
 
A detailed ride guide and gear list will be sent to registered riders.

Leithfield Saunter <03/03/2024>

A gentle introduction to the joy of gravel grinders with a number of café/bars to relax, rejuvenate and rest at.

We start at 9am in Leithfield.

This is a great introduction to gravel riding, it is mostly flat 52ks with a bunch of gravel sections, some sand, one steady climb, a bit of highway and a number of quiet rural roads.

Distance – 52km
Elevation – 363m
Surface (approx.):
Paved – 60%
Unpaved – 40%

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a café stop at the start and at the finish.

Perfect for the person who hasn’t ridden on gravel before and wants to in a no pressure group. Or just a social play with friends new and old. It’s not a race!

Road bike, adventure bikes, fat bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes and everything in between welcome.

Leithfield Saunter
Leithfield Saunter

The cost will be $20 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > Payment
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

Register now as there are limited places.

What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level rider however we can help you make the
transition (you should be comfortable riding a bike for 4-6 hours)
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.

A detailed ride guide and gear list will be sent to registered riders.

Velo Vino <24/02/2024>

Wheels and Wine
Wine and Cheese
Tastings and Trails
A perfect pairing

We meet in North Christchurch at 9am and will transport you and your bike to Waipara.

This is a great introduction to gravel riding, it is a mostly flat 48kms of easy, fun cycling on gravel roads, sealed roads, farm tracks and of course plenty of wineries to taste the local fare with views a plenty.

Distance – 48.6km
Elevation – 280m
Surface (approx.):
Paved – 72%
Unpaved – 28%

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with plenty of stops, finishing at a wine restaurant, and a lift back to Christchurch

You can ride this on a gravel bike, CX bike, mountain bike and most things in between.

Perfect for everyone!

Velo Vino
Velo Vino

The cost will be $40 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > Payment
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

Bring some cash and a backpack for any wine that takes your fancy.
Bring some cash for lunch or sneak in some sammies..

Register now as there are limited places.

 

What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level rider however we can help you make the
transition (you should be comfortable riding a bike for 4-6 hours)
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.

A detailed ride guide and gear list will be sent to registered riders.