Fifteen of us riding today. I took us to a place that only one of us had been to previously: Matakawau Point, on the Awhitu Peninsula. The road to the point had lovely views over the Manukau Harbour and surrounding countryside, and the reserve on the point had many pohutakawa in flower. This would be a good place to come for a picnic as it has lots of room, many picnic tables, shade, and toilets. Lunch at Porter Bros in Waiuku afterwards.