The Covid-9 Pandemic
Now that we are in Level 2 of covid 19 we are starting our rides again. The first ride will be on Wednesday 10 June. Our group can be as big as 100. So we should be able to accommodate all that turn up and we may be able to have coffee together at the of the ride but you will probable have to check in at the cafe. You may want to download the app that makes this a lot easier.
Doug Humby has made these four videos available of some of the club’s activities. Just click on the link.
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/or Meadowlands. 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. 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.
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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton