Velo Vino <27/03/2021>

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

49 kms 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.

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a musette of goodies, 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!

The cost will be $40 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/velo-vino/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

$ includes guiding, transport, and some lunch.
Bring some cash and a backpack for any wine that takes your fancy.

Register now as there are limited places.

Leithfield Saunter <09/01/2021>

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

This is a great introduction to gravel riding, it is mostly flat 60ks with a bunch of gravel sections, a bit of highway and a number of quiet rural roads.

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a few cafe stops.

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.

The cost will be $20 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/leithfield/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

Register now as there are limited places.

The Bermuda PieAngle <13/12/2020>

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

This is a great introduction to gravel riding, it is mostly flat 60ks with a bunch of gravel sections, a bit of highway and a number of quiet rural roads.

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with plenty of cafe stops.

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.

The cost will be $20 per person.

Register now as there are limited places.

Grins & Gravel <22/11/2020>

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

This is a great introduction to gravel riding, it is mostly flat 60ks with a bunch of gravel sections, a bit of highway and a number of quiet rural roads.

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with plenty of cafe stops.

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.

The cost will be $20 per person.

Register now as there are limited places.

Distillery Daze <07/11/20>

Something a little different,

Another great introduction to non-traditional riding, it is flat 47ks with a little bit of road, sand, single-track, gravel and highway.

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a couple of cafe 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.

The cost will be $20 per person.

 

Oxford Gravel Picnic Ride <18/10/2020>

A gentle introduction to the joy of gravel grinders with a few stops to relax, rejuvenate and rest at.
 
This is a great introduction to gravel riding, it is mostly flat 60ks with a bunch of gravel sections, a bit of highway and a number of quiet rural roads.
 
This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a cafe stop only at the beginning and end. We have an awesome picnic lunch spot, but you have to bring it along with you!
 
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.
 
The cost will be $20 per person.
 
Register now as there are limited places.

Dirty Day Out <15/03/2020>

Each month I will host a Dirty Day Out.

Essentially as it sounds, I will take you out and show you one of the awesome riding locations in the greater Canterbury & West Coast region.

This is a no-drop, guided half day of enjoyment and general bicycle hooliganism. The day will finish in an establishment that will provide refreshments and nourishment so we can spin tales of our grand adventures.

Even if you are grizzled veteran, I can promise you something you haven’t seen before.

Where exactly will depend on the weather and what you have or haven’t done!

The cost will be $30 per person.
$$$ includes guiding, transport and some goodies.

What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level or experienced rider however we can help you make the transition
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.
If you don’t have your bike with you, we can help you get an appropriate bike to bring out.

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

Register now as there are limited places.

Dirty Day Out <08/02/2020>

Each month I will host a Dirty Day Out.

Essentially as it sounds, I will take you out and show you one of the awesome riding locations in the greater Canterbury & West Coast region.

This is a no-drop, guided half day of enjoyment and general bicycle hooliganism. The day will finish in an establishment that will provide refreshments and nourishment so we can spin tales of our grand adventures.

Even if you are grizzled veteran, I can promise you something you haven’t seen before.

Where exactly will depend on the weather and what you have or haven’t done!

The cost will be $30 per person.
$$$ includes guiding, transport and some goodies.

What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level or experienced rider however we can help you make the transition
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.
If you don’t have your bike with you, we can help you get an appropriate bike to bring out.

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

Register now as there are limited places.

Dirty Day Out <12/01/2020>

Each month I will host a Dirty Day Out.

Essentially as it sounds, I will take you out and show you one of the awesome riding locations in the greater Canterbury & West Coast region.

This is a no-drop, guided half day of enjoyment and general bicycle hooliganism. The day will finish in an establishment that will provide refreshments and nourishment so we can spin tales of our grand adventures.

Even if you are grizzled veteran, I can promise you something you haven’t seen before.

Where exactly will depend on the weather and what you have or haven’t done!

The cost will be $30 per person.
$$$ includes guiding, transport and some goodies.

What you need:
A sense of adventure & fun!
Be an intermediate level or experienced rider however we can help you make the transition
A well maintained bike, spares and gear sufficient for a day of riding.
Any medication you require and food/water for the day.
If you don’t have your bike with you, we can help you get an appropriate bike to bring out.

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

Register now as there are limited places.

Distillery Daze <02/03/19>

Something a little different,

Another great introduction to non-traditional riding, it is flat 40ks with a little bit of road, sand, singletrack, gravel and highway.

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a couple of cafe 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.

The cost will be $20 per person.
Date > 02 March 2019.

Register now as there are limited places.