Events & Runs

Important Runs Information

For all rides, please be at the departure point no later than 15 m before the nominated start time with a FULL GAS TANK and an EMPTY BLADDER. If you are not sure if the run may be cancelled because of inclement weather phone the RIC before leaving home.

Ride format

SHORT: 150 km, MEDIUM: 150 - 300 km, LONG: 300 - 500 km, XTRA/LONG: Over 500 km.

CRUISE: These runs, usually monthly on a Saturday are offered at a more leisurely pace and of short distance.

ANYONE: A ride for any Club member, noting that you are to assess your own capability in relation to the RIC of the day, the destination and likely distance.

EXPERIENCED: Intended for experienced riders only as less than sufficiently experienced riders may find these rides too challenging.

Each RIC will carry a Mobile Phone for emergencies. You will be required to provide your own details and an ICE contact details on arrival and before the ride briefing.

Ride Guidelines (revised version 17th May 2021)

•        The RIC (Rider in Charge) oversees the ride.  The RIC will always do a "Riders’ brief" explaining the route, use of corner markers, destination and appoint a TEC (Tail End Charlie).  Pay attention.  You are responsible for your ride.  Know the terms of the ride and the protocols.

•        Less experienced riders ride towards the rear -   the TEC will bring up the rear.  Corner markers and regroup stops will prevent people getting lost.  You may ask to, or choose of your own will, to ride behind the TEC, perhaps with a buddy rider.

•        Overtaking is allowed - where it is safe and legal to do so.  Overtaking should be done individually, do not blindly follow the rider ahead. If you pass the RIC you are deemed to have "left the ride".

•        Ride in staggered formation where possible - except through corners. Be considerate and give each other space.

•        If the group needs or has to stop, irrespective of where the RIC stops, ensure you locate yourself in a safe stopping place.  Ensure you do not lengthen the stopped tail where the sight line is inadequate for a safe stopping distance for those coming behind.  All compulsory stops are to be complied with (meaning “we stop at Stop signs”).

•        If you plan to leave the ride, please advise the RIC or TEC - we do not want to go looking for you.  Be considerate.

•        Ride your own ride - do not feel pressured into riding outside your comfort zone. In all situations, you are responsible for yourself.  Please ensure you are sufficiently self informed, capable and competent, to enjoy the ride.  You alone have this responsibility.  Be always aware whilst on the ride of what is around you.

•        Enjoy yourself and have fun - that is what it is all about.

RIC Contact List

Please read the Guide to Staggered Formation before going on any of our organised rides.

Need a Printable copy of the latest RUNS LIST? CLICK HERE to download.

  • Saturday 7 August

  • Riding training with John Heebink. E-mail: john.heebink@gmail.com, Home: 09 8109160, Mobile:021 1285806. The address is: Corner of Browns Road and Dalgety Drive, Homai. It is a big carpark next to the Homai Railway Station. Starts at 2 pm.
    Date: Sat 07 Aug 2021
  • Sunday 8 August

  • Chris is RIC - Phone 09 298 1702 or 021 034 7996. Departs Bombay Z 10-00am
    Date: Sun 08 Aug 2021
  • Tuesday 10 August

  • This will be a normal Tuesday ride leaving Papakura Service Centre at 10:30. Pick Destination on the day. Charlie 09-638-8949 or 022-345-9309. Departs Papakura Service Centre 10-30am The longer ride has been postponed for one week.
    Date: Tue 10 Aug 2021
  • Thursday 12 August

  • Venue: New Lynn RSA. 2 Veronica St, New Lynn.
    Date: Thu 12 Aug 2021
  • Friday 13 August

  • Early start 09-00am. Chris is RIC - Phone 09 298 1702 or 021 034 7996. Departs Bombay Z 09-00am
    Date: Fri 13 Aug 2021
  • Saturday 14 August

  • Keep this in mind. This is a "Must Do" event for club members. Please try to keep this weekend free. Arrange own accommodation. Awesome party to balance the solemnity of the remembrance speeches. Rotorua for a lunch break. We will then regroup at Whakarewarewa for the parade to Taupo. Depart 12-00. MAKE YOUR OWN WAY THERE.
    Date: Sat 14 Aug 2021
  • Tuesday 17 August

  • Tuesday Longer Ride Day (postponed from last week). This ride leaves the same location as all Tuesday rides, except 30 minutes earlier at 10.00 a.m. The ride will be gravel-oriented and take roads on the western side of Highway 22.. Tuesday longer rides are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month, subject to weather and numbers allowing. We aim to be back at Papakura around 3.00 p.m. Tony Kay is the coordinator. 020 414 85160. Departs Papakura Service Centre 10-00am. There will also be a normal Tuesday ride leaving Papakura Service Centre at 10:30 for those who don't want the longer ride. Pick Destination on the day. Charlie 09-638-8949 or 022-345-9309. Departs Papakura Service Centre 10-30am
    Date: Tue 17 Aug 2021 - Tue 24 Aug 2021
  • Thursday 19 August

  • Venue-: Downstairs Bar, Ed Street Bar, 27 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe.
    Date: Thu 19 Aug 2021
  • Saturday 21 August

  • Karaka General Store & Cafe, 257 Linwood Road, Karaka. Meet at 10:00am for a coffee and chat, choose your own departure time.
    Date: Sat 21 Aug 2021
  • Sunday 22 August

  • Vance is RIC - Phone 09 278 7229 or 021 023 83498. Departs Warehouse Cvrd Car park, Albany 10-30am
    Date: Sun 22 Aug 2021
  • Tuesday 24 August

  • Pick Destination on the day. Charlie 09-638-8949 or 022-345-9309. Departs Papakura Service Centre 10-30am
    Date: Tue 24 Aug 2021
  • Thursday 26 August

  • Venue: RSA Papakura, Elliott Street, Papakura
    Date: Thu 26 Aug 2021
  • Saturday 28 August

  • Ole is RIC - Phone 09 299 3705 or 021 214 3323. Departs Papakura Service Centre 10-00am
    Date: Sat 28 Aug 2021
  • Sunday 29 August

  • Mark is RIC - Phone 09 274 1195 or 027 836 1669. Departs Bombay Z 10-00am
    Date: Sun 29 Aug 2021
  • Tuesday 31 August

  • Pick Destination on the day. Charlie 09-638-8949 or 022-345-9309. Departs Papakura Service Centre 10-30am
    Date: Tue 31 Aug 2021
  • Saturday 4 September

  • Riding training with John Heebink. E-mail: john.heebink@gmail.com, Home: 09 8109160, Mobile:021 1285806. The address is: Corner of Browns Road and Dalgety Drive, Homai. It is a big carpark next to the Homai Railway Station. Starts at 2 pm.
    Date: Sat 04 Sep 2021
  • Sunday 5 September

  • Tony is RIC - Phone 020-414-85160. Departs Bombay Z 10-00am
    Date: Sun 05 Sep 2021
  • Monday 6 September

  • Branch meeting, Manukau Cruising Club. Meeting starts at 7:30 pm.
    Date: Mon 06 Sep 2021
  • Tuesday 7 September

  • Pick Destination on the day. Charlie 09-638-8949 or 022-345-9309. Departs Papakura Service Centre 10-30am
    Date: Tue 07 Sep 2021
  • Thursday 9 September

  • Venue: New Lynn RSA. 2 Veronica St, New Lynn.
    Date: Thu 09 Sep 2021
  • Saturday 11 September

  • Sig is RIC - Phone 027 497 2594. Departs Bombay Z 10-00am
    Date: Sat 11 Sep 2021
  • Tuesday 14 September

  • Pick Destination on the day. Charlie 09-638-8949 or 022-345-9309. Departs Papakura Service Centre 10-30am
    Date: Tue 14 Sep 2021
  • Saturday 18 September

  • Back to Lime Tree Café. Meet at 10:00am for a coffee and chat. Lime Tree Café. Whitford
    Date: Sat 18 Sep 2021
  • Sunday 19 September

  • Chris is RIC - Phone 09 298 1702 or 021 034 7996. Departs Bombay Z 10-00am
    Date: Sun 19 Sep 2021
  • Tuesday 21 September

  • Pick Destination on the day. Charlie 09-638-8949 or 022-345-9309. Departs Papakura Service Centre 10-30am
    Date: Tue 21 Sep 2021
  • Thursday 23 September

  • Venue-: Downstairs Bar, Ed Street Bar, 27 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe.
    Date: Thu 23 Sep 2021
  • Sunday 26 September

  • Brian is RIC - Phone 09 849 3263 or 021 806 833. Departs Bombay Z 10-00am
    Date: Sun 26 Sep 2021
  • Tuesday 28 September

  • Pick Destination on the day. Charlie 09-638-8949 or 022-345-9309. Departs Papakura Service Centre 10-30am
    Date: Tue 28 Sep 2021
  • Thursday 30 September

  • Venue: RSA Papakura, Elliott Street, Papakura
    Date: Thu 30 Sep 2021
  • Sunday 3 October

  • Craig is RIC - Phone 021 797 487 or 021 797 487. Departs Warehouse Cvrd Car park, Albany 10-00am
    Date: Sun 03 Oct 2021
  • Monday 4 October

  • Branch meeting, Manukau Cruising Club. Meeting starts at 7:30 pm.
    Date: Mon 04 Oct 2021