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.

Detour the Race <13/03/2021>

Bypass the racing scene and experience a route that is worthy of a grand tour stage.

137 kms with some significant climbing and jaw dropping vistas. This is all on sealed road.

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride, cafe stops and you leave with a musette of goodies and a lift back to Christchurch from Akaroa.

The cost will be $50 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/dtr/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

Register now as there are limited places.

GranFondo K – Women’s 100k <28/02/2021>

​A Gran Fondo is a long-distance road ride and roughly translates into English as “Big Ride.”

Let’s face it, for most of us 100k is a pretty Big Ride, we aren’t all pro cyclists.

This ride is designed to be one of your first metric centuries, we will provide a friendly, inclusive and learning environment for you on an interesting and scenic route.
A Rookie 100 – this is not a race, it is a fun, social Sunday Hundy

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a musette of goodies, plenty of cafe stops, and a finish at a pub

The cost will be $30 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/gfk/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

$$$ includes guiding and some goodies.
We will take you through the signals & etiquette of bunch riding, nutrition tips and common maintenance.
If you need transport, we can take you, but there is a surcharge.

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

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 2 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.

Register now!

GranFondo K <27/02/2021>

A Gran Fondo is a long-distance road ride and roughly translates into English as “Big Ride.”

Let’s face it, for most of us 100k is a pretty Big Ride, we aren’t all pro cyclists.

This ride is designed to be one of your first metric centuries, we will provide a friendly, inclusive and learning environment for you on an interesting and scenic route.
A Rookie 100 – this is not a race, it is a fun, social Sunday Hundy

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a musette of goodies, plenty of cafe stops, and a finish at a pub

The cost will be $30 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/gfk/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

$$$ includes guiding and some goodies.
We will take you through the signals & etiquette of bunch riding, nutrition tips and common maintenance.
If you need transport, we can take you, but there is a surcharge.

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

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 2 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.

Register now!

Velo Vino <16/01/2021>

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

45 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, musette and some goodies.
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.

The Ton <30/01/21>

The mythical milestone of the ages.
The old school imperial.
A grand day out on the bicycle

163kms* with no significant climbing but plenty of fun and views and pie stops. This is all on sealed road.

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a musette of goodies, plenty of cafe stops, a finish at a pub, and a lift back to Christchurch.

The cost will be $50 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/ton2/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

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.

Baby Roubaix <23/02/21>

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

This is a great introduction to gravel riding, it is mostly flat 60ks with 13 gravel sections, there are a couple of easy climbs, 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!

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

Register now as there are limited places.

GranFondo S2C <06/02/21>

Follow the Mighty and Majestic Buller River from Source to Sea.

The mythical milestone of the ages.
The old school imperial.
A grand day out on the bicycle

163 kms* with no significant climbing but plenty of fun and views and pie stops. This is all on sealed road.

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a musette of goodies, plenty of cafe stops, a finish at a pub, and a lift back to St Arnaud.

Perfect for the person who hasn’t ridden 160 kms before and wants to in a no pressure group. It’s not a race!

The cost will be $50 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/gfs2c/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.
$ includes guiding, transport, musette and some goodies.

Register now as there are limited places.

* just to make sure Strava gets it

GranFondo T – Women’s 100k <24/01/2021>

​A Gran Fondo is a long-distance road ride and roughly translates into English as “Big Ride.”

Let’s face it, for most of us 100k is a pretty Big Ride, we aren’t all pro cyclists.

This ride is designed to be one of your first metric centuries, we will provide a friendly, inclusive and learning environment for you on an interesting and scenic route.
A Rookie 100 – this is not a race, it is a fun, social Sunday Hundy

This will be a semi-supported, no drop, guided ride with a musette of goodies, plenty of cafe stops, and a finish at a pub

The cost will be $30 per person.
Here is the link to the payment portal > https://itu.co.nz/shop/granfondo-t/
You need to register and pay before your place is secured.

$$$ includes guiding and some goodies.
We will take you through the signals & etiquette of bunch riding, nutrition tips and common maintenance.
If you need transport, we can take you, but there is a surcharge.

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

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 2 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.

Register now!