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Mt Ruapehu cycling camp

photo 1Twelve hardy Bike Manawatu riders are currently holed up at the Station Lodge in Ohakune on the second iteration of the Mt Ruapehu cycling camp. 

Ably assisted by Denise Brown and Carol Roberts, and shepherded by Steve Stannard, some of Bike Manawatu’s finest started the week (Monday) riding from Palmy to Wanganui via Hunterville. 

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After an overnight at the Wanganui Top 10 Holiday Park, the group rode up to Ohakune enjoying some great climbs and sunny weather. 

Yesterday (Wed) a quick ride up the mountain, if a 1km vertical ascent can ever be quick, and a ride in the afternoon saw yet another huge dinner and an early night.  Today’s ride up Fields Track, one of the classic road rides in NZ, was followed by a copious lunch and lots of sleeping!  Tomorrow we head down to Pipriki in the morning, the camp concluding on Saturday after another jaunt up the mountain.


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