Fit4farming Rural Cycle Tour Itinerary

Day 1 FMG0045-FARMSTRONG-logo Jpeg

18 March



Ngatea to Morrinsville

Morrinsville to Cambridge 

Est. Ride Time
0730 Tour launch breakfast Ngatea War Memorial Hall Orchard East road Ngatea.  


0900 Peloton rides out from Pioneer park in Ngatea  to Kerepehi School (10km) 30-50 min
9.50am Peloton leaves Kerepehi and rides on to Morrinsville 120 min
12.00pm Scheduled stop in Morrinsville. Quick toilet stop and refuel at FVC Anexa Clinic at 25 Moorhouse St, Morrinsville 20 min
12.20 pm Ride on to Te Miro Mountain Bike Park 50-60 min
1.30 pm Lunch at Te Miro Mountain bike park-                       Rural schools bike extravaganza taking place at Te Miro bike park 60-70 min
3.00 pm Depart for Cambridge (18.9km) 40 min
4.00pm Arrive at Town Hall, Cambridge
6.00pm Load up and drive to accommodation in Te Awamutu   Accommodation is at Albert Park Motor Lodge TeAwamutu 30 min

 Day 2 – Event Day Toyota logo_H_300dpi_CMYK_rev1_jpg

19 March


Waikato Event Day

Leamington Domain Cambridge,Wordsworth Street Leamington

Est. Ride Time


  Participants need to bring a bike and helmet (if riding) and a picnic.  There will be BBQ burgers for sale.  
1000 40 km ride commences (View Map) 90-120 min






12 km ride commences (view map)

5 km walk/run commences (View Map)

 Children’s obstacle bike course run by Project Energise on the domain grounds during this time.



1130 Riders, walkers due to arrive back
1200 BBQ
1230 Announcements; Farmstrong messages. 

Event day promotion bike drawn from registrations.



 Accommodation is at Albert Park Motor Lodge TeAwamutu

Dinner is at the TeAwamutu rugby club at 5.45pm after the club rugby.


Day 3 BLNZ logo


20 March



Map link:  Te Awamutu to TeKuiti

Map link:  Onaero to New Plymouth

Est. Ride Time



0800 Riders (Peloton & Public) depart from the i-site on Gorst Ave, Te Awamutu for Otorohanga, via Pokuru (33kms) 90 min
0930 Public ride ends at Otorohanga Kiwi House on Ouruwheru Road

Public make their own way back to TeAwamutu.

0940 Peloton continue riding to Te Kuiti (21.8km) 50 min
10.30 Arrive at TeKuiti. Ride on to the i site toilets 131 Rora Street. Load cycles onto trailers.
10.45 Leave TeKuiti by vehicle for Mokau on route to Onaero. 60 min
11.45 Short lunch stop at Mokau. Toilet stop. Packed lunch provided by tour. 20 min
1205 Depart Mokau for  Ohanga Rd Onaero arrive 1pm 50 min


Peloton will ride from Ohanga Road intersection onto SH3 to Taranaki Cycle Park.

Inland route (27km) **Open to public to join Peloton. 


80 min

2.30pm Peloton arrive at the Taranaki Cycle Park 60 min


Depart Taranaki Cycle Park for New Plymouth via the cycle way and meet the Mayor or Taranaki council CEO at the wind wand on Saint Aubyn Street 4 pm (8kms)

–          Accommodation is at the Auto Lodge Motor Inn on East Devon street, New Plymouth.

25 min


7pm Dinner at the Marbles restaurant.

Day 4 – Event Day Anzco logo


21 March




Map link: Mangamahoe Mountain bike park

Map link: Mangamahoe mountain bike trails map

Est. Ride Time





0730 Peloton depart accommodation for Taranaki Event Day  
0800 Set up for event day activities and registrations  



Taranaki Event Day at Mangamahoe Mountain Bike Park   The Park provides a 5 km walk/run around a lake and a mix of easy riding trails and extreme mountain bike tracks.

–          Event Day exercise options:




1015                 90 min mountain bike ride  
1030                 60 min mountain bike ride  


                30 min mountain bike ride

                6km walk


40-60 min

1115                 6km run 30-50 min
1200 BBQ lunch  
1230 Announcements;

Farmstrong messages. 

Event day promotion bike drawn from registrations.


Peloton drives to Wanganui Accommodation is at 151 On London. 151 London Street Wanganui


Day 5NFMC_logo


22 March



Map Link: Whanganui to Feilding

Map Link: Feilding to Palmerston North

Est. Ride Time


0800 Peloton depart Wanganui via Fordell to South Makirikiri School, Marton (40km) 115 min
1015 Morning Tea at South Makirikiri School
1045 Depart School for NZX Agri HQ in Feilding via Halcombe (32km) 75 min
1200 Arrive at the Square in Feilding for lunch.


Continue on to accommodation in Palmerston North (21kms)-           Accommodation is at the Pavilion Motel and Conference centre, 262 Fitzherbert Ave,Palmerston North.  50 min

Day 6 – Event Day Gallagher jpeg


23 March



Map Link: Johnston Park Feilding

Est. Ride Time




Some peloton riders to accompany local riders on 90km morning ride  


0800 Set up for event day activities and registrations



Manawatu Event Day at Manfeild  Auto park, Feilding

–          Event Day exercise options:

–          40km road ride



120 min

1100 –          10 km shorter ride option 60 min
1115 –          5km run/walk

–          Bike maintenance displays

25-40 min
1200 BBQ Lunch



–          Farmer Speakers talking about fitness and health

–          Event day promotion bike drawn from registrations.

–         Farmstrong messages. 

2pm Event Day concludes
Accommodation is at the Pavilion Motel and conference centre, Palmerston North


Day 7Valley TOYOTA.

24 March

Map link Palmerston North to Tui Brewery Cafe

Map Link Masterton to Martinborough

Est. Ride Time



0800 Peloton depart Palmerston North for Pahiatua (39kms) 150 min
0945-1000 Stop at Tui Brewery café for morning tea. Load cycles onto trailer. 45 min
1030 Depart café and drive to Soldiers Park Dixon Street,  Masterton 45 min
1200 Disembark and cycle from Soldiers Park Masterton to Martinborough square (50km) 130 min
2pm Arrive Martinborough town square for late lunch
2.45pm Drive to accommodation in Lower Hutt

–          Accommodation is at Champers Motor Inn

60 min

Day 8logo


25 March



Map link: Picton – Anikiwa – Blenheim

Est. Ride Time


0730 Boarding time for Interislander Ferry

(Final check-in 8.00am)

0900 Depart Wellington on Interislander.
1230 Docking time at Picton
1pm Depart Ferry Terminal for best place to unload bikes and cycle to Anikiwa Lodge, Anikiwa via Queen Charlotte Drive (21kms) 150 min


2pm Late Lunch – Packed lunch provided by tour
2.30pm Ride from Anikiwa to Blenheim (59km)

Accommodation is at Aston Court Motel 72 Main Street, Townsend, Blenheim

220 min
6pm Evening debrief.

Day 9 fit4farming-logo_RGB


26 March DAY 9 REST DAY
– Day nine will be a rest day for the peloton and they are free to visit the vineyards, carry out repairs or just chill out in Blenheim.

Day 10


27 March



Map link: Molesworth Station ride

Est. Ride Time


0600 Bus departs Lugano Motel for Molesworth Station 120 min
0800 Ride 82km track of the most iconic station in New Zealand 5-7 hours
 Accommodation is at the Hot Springs Motor Lodge, Hanmer Spring.   

Day 11 – Event Day


28 March

Map link: Methven to Ashburton

Est. Ride Time


0700 Peloton leave Hanmer Springs and drive to Methven (221kms) 160 min
0830 Set up for event day activities
1100 Peloton cycle from Methven to EA Networks Centre, 20 River Terrace Ashburton (33kms). 75 min
1130 Activities begin at EA Networks Centre.

–          Incl. Bouncy Castle, kid’s activities

1230 Peloton due to arrive  
1245 BBQ lunch and official welcome from Ashburton Mayor  


Event Day exercise options:

–          Tony Archibald Memorial Rave 16 km time trial commences

–          Mountain Bike Fun Ride

–          5 km walk commences

–          Hilux Haul. Teams race against each other pulling a Hilux ute.

3pm Prize giving and announcements.

Farmstrong messages. 

Event day promotion bike drawn from registrations.

3.15 pm Event day concludes.

Peloton heads for Accommodation at  Taylors Motel 770 East Street Ashburton

6.00pm Dinner at the Ashburton RSA 14 Cox street Ashburtin

Day 12


29 March



Map link: Fairlie to Twizel

Est. Ride Time


0800 Drive to Fairlie (114kms). Destination is the bus stop on Talbot road. 90 min
1030 Disembark at Fairlie and cycle to Lake Tekapo via Burkes Pass (43kms) 120 min
1230 Stop for Lunch at the Church of the Good Shepard Tekapo. 30 min
1.00pm Ride to accommodation in Twizel (56kms) 120 min
3.00pm Arrive at accommodation in Twizel
6.00pm  Accommodation at the Mountain Chalet motels Wairepo Road, Twizel. BBQ Dinner

Day 13


30 March



Map link: Twizel to Cromwell

Est. Ride Time


0800 Peloton depart Twizel for top of Lindis pass (62kms) 180 min
1100 Lunch at top of Lindis pass on route.

If the weather is inclement or very windy cyclists will continue on to the snow gates 16 km down from the summit and regroup there for lunch.

1130 Ride to Cromwell accommodation (85kms)  210 min


Arrive at Accommodation at Heritage Boutique Lake Resort Cromwell, 15-23 Perriam Pl, Cromwell

Dinner is at the Lake Resort. Set menu covered by tour

Day 14


31 March

Map link: Cromwell to Clyde

Map link: Roxburgh Trail leg 1

Map link: Roxburgh Trail leg 2

Map link: Roxburgh dam to Millers Flat 

Est. Ride Time



0800 Depart accommodation on road cycles riding toward Clyde (32km). Ride to Trail journeys HQ 16 Springvale Road Clyde and transfer onto hired trail bikes for the Roxburgh Gorge Trail ride.  

75 min







Peloton swap from road bikes to mountain bikes for trail ride/ Jet boat experience through the Roxburgh Gorge from Clyde to Roxburgh Dam (33kms).

–          The Trail stage begins at Trail Journeys HQ heads back through Clyde before crossing the river and following the Clyde-Alexandra riverside trail on the opposite side of the Clutha river to Alexandra.

–          Crossing SHway 8 the trail continues on down Roxburgh Gorge to Doctors point (Boat jetty) 10 kms

–          Road cycles will be loaded onto the trailers at Trail Journeys by support and the vehicle will meet with the peloton at the Roxburgh Dam.


90 min – 120min




1145 Arrive at Doctors Point for jet boat transfer along the river to Roxburgh Dam jetty 45 min
1230 Disembark Jetboat and continue trail ride from boat jetty to Roxburgh Dam – 11 kms 60 min – 90min
2.00 pm Lunch at Lower Lookout car park at Roxburgh Dam
2.30pm Continue on road bikes to Millers Flat, via Teviot (25km) 60 min
3.30pm  Peloton change out of riding gear at the Millers Flat tavern SHway 8 and load up cycles onto trailer. 30 min
4.15pm Drive final distance to Gore (80kms)

Toilet stop at Tarras community hall on route to Gore

60 min
 Accommodation is at the Heartland Hotel 100 Waimea Street Croydon. Gore. 6.00pm Debrief

Dinner is at the Heartland Hotel. 




Day 15 – Event Day (‘Southland Farmers Classic’)


1 April



Map link: Road cycle Map of cycle ride Gore to Winton

Map link: Road cycle Shorter ride option Hedgehope to Winton

Map link: Winton to Invercargill 

Est. Ride Time




1000 Event Day ride departs Hamilton Park SH1 in Gore for Hedgehope (40km)  

105 min

1145 Peloton meet additional riders at Hedgehope hall and continue for 23km ride to Winton.  This leg of the ride suits less experienced riders.  

60 min

1245 Ride concludes with a BBQ at Vet South clinic in Winton at the Corner of Great North and Welsh Roads, Winton

Farmstrong messages. 

Event day promotion bike drawn from registrations.

1345 Peloton riders option to cycle or drive to accommodation in Invercargill (35kms)

Accommodation is at the Ascot Park Hotel Tay Street & Racecourse Rd, Ascot, Invercargill Dinner is at the Ascot.

70 min

Day 16


2 April



Map link: Final Day Ride To Bluff Hill


Est. Ride Time



1000 Peloton ride out to Bluff (31km) 75 min


Meet at bottom of Bluff hill climb ready for ascent

Glass of bubbles and nibbles at the top to celebrate tour completion (non-alcoholic option available)

45 min
1300 Final ride back to Invercargill (31km) 90 min
1500 Tour officially over
1830 Evening celebratory supper for Peloton and support crew

–          Accommodation is at the Ascot Park Hotel Tay Street & Racecourse Rd, Ascot, Invercargill