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Upcoming Rides, Rallies, etc.

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Epsom Road, Sockburn, 03 3413490 (Next to Avon City Ford at the Sockburn Roundabout)
              www.avoncitysuzuki.co.nz

Rides Coordinator : Peter Carrington email

Notices -- Notices

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Note --- unless stated below, ALL rides will leave from "Z" , Curletts Road , or from the Belfast Hotel (usually known as The Peg). Sunday rides leave at 10.30am (Summer) - 11am (Winter), or as stated below, with a FULL TANK and an EMPTY BLADDER.

*** RIDES & EVENTS *** 2014

    
December

17th Dec Ulysses Canterbury Social Evening at the Cashmere Club from 7:15pm. 50 Colombo St. All welcome. Come and see what we are about. Further information from Robert Edgeler Coordinator 027 6622611 

21st Dec Gravel Ride Grant Hyde will be leading a gravel ride starting at the Soda Cafe 305 Lehmans Rd Rangiora at 9.45 on Sunday 21st December.
The route will take in the banks of the Ashley River to German Rd, then just before the Ashley Gorge head inland to Lees Valley.  Lunch will be at the upper Ashley picnic area -you will need to bring your own food and drink. After lunch we will cross the Okuku River and it's here that we may decide to push some bikes through, not because of the water depth but for road bikes with plastic belly pans they may be vulnerable to the rocks in the river. Grant has promised Geoff a Harley to ride through the river and there is no reason for Harley's not to do the ride as with a lot of Gravel Rides the scenery is spectacular as the road winds above the Ashley River.
After the river crossing we ride over the Okuku Pass and finish back in Rangiora.
Total distance of the ride will be about 150km. The only other thing to be aware of is that Lees Valley is a loop road so there is no point to pull out and return to Christchurch. There will be at least 3 experienced gravel riders along, one in the front, one in the middle and one behind to offer advice and assistance if required. This ride is for all riders to come along and enjoy the scenery etc. it won't be fast paced so if the Christmas preparations have got to you, fire up your bike and come along.
For those not so sure of Rangiora, Geoff will call past the Peg Hotel at 9.15am and meet anyone there that wants to follow him to the Soda Cafe.

Geoff Davis #7881 & Grant Hyde #7525

21st Dec 2014 Southern Solstice Ride:  Sunday 21st December 5.15 AM. Due to work comments by many on Monday 22nd  the 14 HOUR ride will go this  Saturday 20th December at 5.15 am  from Rolleston. Group briefing at 5.05am Either  first to Hokitika onto Haast Plan B Twizel / Wanaka  onto  Haast and Hokitika.

IF FINE AND CLEAR MY CHOICE TO GO HOKITIKA first as petrol will not be an issue at the end of the day. We may well have two bikes,  two up so petrol consumption is an issue. This a fun ride and not a race. Members are welcome just to accompany us a short distance and watch the sun rise on the move. If weather rough  Plan  C-  Travel south to Cromwell for lunch onto Alexandra / across the Manatoto Plains to Palmerston South and turn left for OAMARA  880 KLMS.

Petrol will an issue for some if ending the day through  Hokitika onto CHCH.  Springfield will be closed. 7pm.   Carry an fuel container to fill. If you have space carry an empty petrol container to help others. Carry water and watch the dehydration in your self and others. Carry cash for fuel or other emergency. Route direction seriously  subjected  by  wind and weather. Alternative day Saturday 27th December.  A howling southerly storm on the Canterbury Side will only stop me. Pete Carrington pc5364@clear.net.nz or 348 5008

27th Dec Ladies Coffee morning at Anna’s Café in Tower Junction from 10am Saturday morning. Drop in table booked. You don’t need to be a member, or even related to one

FishnChip Ride. Saturday 27th December. We've got a couple of volunteers willing to organise and lead what'll probably be our last branch event for 2014 so please add it to your diary and come out and join us. I'll confirm details in this blurb next week, so watch this space!

28th Dec to Staveley Café. SHW 77   Departure 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts.

2015

January    4th      Coffees at Sheffield / Oxford / Cust Depart 10.30am Belfast Hotel “The Peg”

                10th     Wonder Rally
                11th     Hurunui Tavern  ( Wonder Rally) Returning via Waiau. Depart 10.30am Belfast Hotel “The Peg”
                18th     Gore Bay Picnic Depart 10.30am Belfast Hotel “The Peg”

21st Ulysses Canterbury Social Evening at the Cashmere Club from 7:15pm. 50 Colombo St. All welcome. Come and see what we are about. Further information from Robert Edgeler Coordinator 027 6622611 

                24th     Hokitika Woodstock Rally
                25th     Arthurs Pass  (Hokitika Woodstock weekend).
Depart 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts.

                        31st Ladies Coffee morning at Anna’s Café in Tower Junction from 10am Saturday morning. Drop in table                         booked. You don’t need to be a member, or even related to one. See you there.

Feb         1st         Dommet Café  SHW 1 north  /Cheviot. Departure 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts.

               6th    Friday 6th & Saturday 7th is the Vincent Rally. Friday 6th February is also Waitangi day.                 Leave for Rally Friday morning. http://www.bronzotago.co.nz/vincent-county-rally-2015/

               6th 7th 8th   I am pleased to announce the 2015 Patriots Motorcycle Rally.  This rally will be held over the weekend of Feb 6 - 8, 2015 in the mid Canterbury town of Hororata (60Km west of Christchurch) You may have been before, if so thanks, and we invite you back for next years event.  It promises to be bigger and better than last years event - I hope you can make it. If you have not been to this rally before then you are missing one heck of a good time Full rally information including entry forms are on our website: http://www.patriots.co.nz Or checkout our Facebook page - "Patriots Motorcycle Rally"

               8th        Hororata Café. ( Patriots Rally Hororata) Departure 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts.

14th  Sat - Sun Ladies Valentines Overnighter. Ride to Punakaiki. Bike or Car welcome. Men welcome but ladies in charge. If interested please contact Carol Smith 027 2446051

              15th       Hororata to Methven Blue Hotel Departure 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts.

18th  Ulysses Canterbury Social AGM Evening at the Cashmere Club from 7:15pm. 50 Colombo St. All welcome. Come and see what we are about. Further information from Robert Edgeler Coordinator 027 6622611

 Marlborough Back to Basics Rally, Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd February. Exactly what it says, "Back to Basics" meaning you need to take everything you'll be needing while there. I understand there are cooking provisions, so long as you take your own tucker, and good toilet and shower facilities. Again no registration form available, as yet, but once out you'll be the first to know! 

              22nd     Culverden.  (  Reefton Over nighter)  for Malcolm. Departure 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts.             

28th Ladies Brunch @ Brenda's Place. Ride or Drive to Southbridge to enjoy peace, tranquolity and great food. Meet at Anna's Cafe Tower Junction at 10pm for a hour ride, drive to Southbridge for Brunch at 11:30am.

If you are going please let Brenda know - 3242595

March. 1st          Greta Valley and Autumn Leafs Depart 10.30am Belfast Hotel “The Peg”

             8th         March Hare Rally Waimate
             9th         Ashburton  ( March Hare Rally Returning from Waimate) Departure 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts.
            15th        Twin Passes Arthurs Pass /Lewis  assemble Sheffield Pies. 10:30am

18th Ulysses Canterbury Social Evening at the Cashmere Club from 7:15pm. 50 Colombo St. All welcome. Come and see what we are about. Further information from Robert Edgeler Coordinator 027 6622611 

            22nd        S.H.W 77 Inland scenic route via Glentunnel until we find coffee Depart 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts

            28th     Ladies Coffee morning at Anna’s Café in Tower Junction from 10am Saturday morning. Drop in table                         booked. You don’t need to be a member, or even related to one. See you there.
            29th        Sheffield Pies and Beyond.
Depart 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts

April    4th         Sundowner Rally

            5th          Weka Pass / Waikarie  to SHW one./Amberley Nth Wester Cafe
            12th         Kaikorua Depart 10.30am Belfast Hotel “The Peg”

15th Ulysses Canterbury Social Evening at the Cashmere Club from 7:15pm. 50 Colombo St. All welcome. Come and see what we are about. Further information from Robert Edgeler Coordinator 027 6622611 

            19th         Hanmer Swim. Depart 10.30am Belfast Hotel “The Peg”

            25th     Ladies Coffee morning at Anna’s Café in Tower Junction from 10am Saturday morning. Drop in table                         booked. You don’t need to be a member, or even related to one. See you there.

            26th         Sheffield / Oxford & the Cust Cafe Depart 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts

 May    3rd           Weka Pass /Waikarie ./ Culverden
           10th          Little River Depart 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts

           16th          Ashburton Wheels Week
           17th          Ashburton. Wheels Week Depart 8:45 BP Rolleston

20th Ulysses Canterbury Social Evening at the Cashmere Club from 7:15pm. 50 Colombo St. All welcome. Come and see what we are about. Further information from Robert Edgeler Coordinator 027 6622611 

           24th          Culverden    Depart 10.30am Belfast Hotel “The Peg”

            30th     Ladies Coffee morning at Anna’s Café in Tower Junction from 10am Saturday morning. Drop in table                         booked. You don’t need to be a member, or even related to one. See you there.

           30 /31st     (Brass Monkey)

June    7th        Cheviot Depart 10.30am Belfast Hotel “The Peg”
           14th       Cust Café. Depart 10.30am Belfast Hotel “The Peg”

17th Ulysses Canterbury Social Evening at the Cashmere Club from 7:15pm. 50 Colombo St. All welcome. Come and see what we are about. Further information from Robert Edgeler Coordinator 027 6622611 

           21st             Gretas Valley Tavern to thaw out by the fire. Depart 10.30am Belfast Hotel “The Peg”

            27th     Ladies Coffee morning at Anna’s Café in Tower Junction from 10am Saturday morning. Drop in table                         booked. You don’t need to be a member, or even related to one. See you there.
           28th             Hororata /Sheffield.
Depart 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts

 

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