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  1. #1
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    Cycling in Gisborne area???

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    Does anyone know whether there is a bunch ride in Gisborne? We are goinbg there for part of the Christmas school holidays & I'd like to go for a group ride?

    Road Raven - I thought you might know as you are the closest.

    Thanx L
    Last edited by nomummytummy; 10-30-2007 at 06:54 PM.

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    Well... there is a Gisborne Road Cycling Club
    http://www.gisbornecycling.co.nz/

    They do have a link to their calendar of rides, so hopefully one/a few of those fit with your holiday plans

    You just missed Gwaloop which they ran (I think the first time this year) a few weeks back
    http://www.gwaloop.co.nz/

    I have only been to Gisborne once, and that was to support my lads doing the interclub competition between them and our club, Ramblers (2 rides up there, 2 rides down here) earlier this year

    In 2008 I'm getting a bike racing licence and then I'll do the interclub with Gisborner too!

    Don't know if you have been there before, NMT, but I was very taken with it... the beach is stunning. We stayed in the holiday park on the waterfront - very very nice. My youngest son couldn't sleep very well and was up very early on th Sunday we were there, and we went walking in the morning twilight - just beautiful.
    Last edited by RoadRaven; 11-04-2007 at 07:55 PM.


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  3. #3
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    That's where we are staying. I saw more of NZ before I decided to stay here than I have since I married a kiwi. Funny how things change when you think you have forever to get around the country. It looks so beautiful and I quite like that it's chardonnay country.

    Thanks for the links - I've heard that it's the "perfect" climate for cycling, warm but not too warm & very little wind. Sounds divine after Wellington.

    Found the Gisborne Road club's website - they look very serious & race focused. Figuring I'll just ask around when we get there - there seem to be cyclists everywhere these days!
    Last edited by nomummytummy; 11-06-2007 at 11:22 PM.

  4. #4
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    I think the Gisborne club has a forum on that site... post a question about casual rides, or group rides that aren't racing... I'm sure you'll get some responses...

    Too funny that we both stayed/will stay in the same place... we found it quite adequate and comfortable

 

 

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