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St Augustine’s Ramblers and Riders – Centre City to Onehunga
Sunday April 2 @ 1:00 pm
Intro: It has been a while since we have assembled and bicycled together. For some months the Onehunga train services have not been running due to the track replacement project. The services are now running again which makes the Waitemata Waterview Manukau Coast to Coast Ride viable for those who are not keen on the ride back to the start point at the Cloud. This means this magnificent 21km ride can be enjoyed by those who would prefer to ride a completely car free route!
Who is it for? The distance will determine who will manage, i.e. age wise. This is a great opportunity to see the best of Auckland’s beautiful harbours, and the good quality cycling infrastructure that connects them.
Details: We will meet at Williams Eatery G03/85 Daldy St in Wynyard Quarter between 1:00 and 1:30pm for a light lunch. From there we will start riding by 2:30pm along the waterfront, up the Nelson St cycleway, the Pink Path, the Ian McKinnon St cycleway, then along the North-western Path to the Waterview Path. We will make the short but worthwhile diversion to take in the beautiful renaturalised section in Walmsley and Underwood reserves in Puketāpapa/Mt Roskill where we will rejoin the SH20 cycle path down to our destination in Taumanu Reserve in Onehunga Bay. This is a 21km ride with some hills, none too strenuous.
Timing: The ride will take around 1.5-2:00 hours depending on how much time we spend stopping and enjoy the surroundings. Those who wish to return via train to the start point can pedal up to the Onehunga Train Station and catch the next available train into town. We plan to be done by 4:00pm at the latest.
As always, it is very helpful if you can register here so that we know you are coming. We don’t want to leave you behind. We will reserve seating at Williams Eatery based on your response. Please come back to me if you have any questions. Thank you to Tony Bader for the inspiration for this route.
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Noho ora mai