The 2022 Rides
We are riding again but for the time being we are limiting membership due to the high number of riders turning up for both the Saturday and Wednesday rides.
When we meet we will split up into two groups if there are more than thirty riders. Each group will be at least ten minutes apart. We ask that all riders keep two metres apart to prevent accidents.
All riders must be double vaccinated. Please send proof of this to the secretary as soon as possible.
The 2022 ride schedule for July and August is out now.
Regular Club Events
Well, you have come to the right place if you want to enjoy some social bicycle riding and the coffee and tea drinking that goes with it.
The East Auckland Seniors Cycling Club rides on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Join us at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am start on Wednesday, from the Scout Hall car park, Pigeon Mountain Road, Half Moon Bay. These rides are usually around 20 km. We may ride the Rotary Path alongside the Tamaki River up to Panmure and then could go around the Panmure Basin or along to Point England. Another ride would be along the Cascades Walkway to Burswood and Meadowlands. A new ride takes us to the parks in Pakuranga and another new ride heads out to Shelly Park and back around the Howick beaches and bays. Our final regular option takes us on a Half Moon Bay Tiki Tour, along Bucklands Beach to Musick Point and then back via Eastern Beach.
Our Saturday rides are usually a little longer. Sometimes we start from Pigeon Mountain car park, but may well start somewhere else. Starting places are shown on our rides list. Often we will take the 8.30 am ferry from Half Moon Bay to the city and start our ride from there. Saturday rides could be as short as 25 km and occasionally as long as 50 km.
All our Wednesday and Saturday rides include a coffee stop, of course!
Sometimes we head out of town for the weekend to places such as Napier/Hastings, the Pureora Timber Trail or the Twin Coast Cycle Trail.
We ride at a leisurely pace, probably averaging 15 – 20 km/h. Many of our riders now use e-bikes. On a ride, you should be self-sufficient. Your bike needs to be well maintained. You should carry a puncture repair kit and two spare tubes. You will be wearing a crash helmet and have something to drink to stay hydrated. We encourage you to be a considerate and careful rider. A loud bike bell will help alert walkers of your approach.
You can follow us on our Facebook page .
First Aid App
Here is a link that will enable you to look after anyone who has an accident. Do read it first though. https://www.redcross.org.nz/first-aid/first-aid-app/
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton