Huri Huri News
14 September 2018
A celebration of all things to do with cycling will take place in the wine village of Martinborough this spring with a series of fun activities planned for people of all ages and stages of cycling.
Wheels & Vines will be held on Saturday, 27th October, the day before the popular Martinborough Charity Fun Ride, a long-standing event organised by the Rotary Club of South Wairarapa. Wheels and Vines will feature a special road cycling workshop, a screening of the popular film Le Ride with guest speaker Jonathan Kennett and a meandering lunch around four vineyards and an olive grove.
On the Saturday there will be a Road Racing Clinic with Gary Gibson aimed at cyclists looking to improve their skills when riding in a bunch and racing.
Le Ride will be shown at Circus Cinema in Martinborough. This popular movie recreates the 1928 Tour de France on period bicycles and will be introduced by cycling personality Jonathan Kennett. Following this screening John Randall, who rode the 2018 Tour course as part of a fundraiser for the Mental Health Foundation, will share his experiences with the audience.
Earlier in the day Tour de Vines - a meandering lunch on bikes - will be held at four Martinborough vineyards and include an olive oil tasting at Olivo Olive Grove. This will see vineyards offer up a delicious tasting plate and wine tastings.
The Martinborough Charity Fun Ride, which starts and finishes at the Martinborough Rugby Club on Sunday morning, features three loops to suit different cycling abilities. These include a 48km, 67km and 115km options. Proceeds of this event will go to the Wairarapa Whanau Trust, helping build its youth facility in Featherston.
WHAT: Wheels & Vines
WHEN: Saturday 27 October 2018
WHERE: Various locations around Martinborough, Wairarapa
Events include: Tour de Vines
Four vineyards, tasting plates and a olive oil tasting on two wheels. Bring your own bike or hire one at Green Jersey Explorer Tours.
$60 per person (plus $40 bike hire)
Road Racing Clinic with Gary Gibson
Stay safe and work on your road skills
$30 per person. 2pm meet at Green Jersey
Booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
Le Ride Film Night
Recreating the 1928 Tour de France
5,600 km, 22 stages over 26 days on period bicycles
Presented by Jonathan Kennett and featuring John ‘Sifter’ Randall
$20. Starts 7.30pm Circus Cinema
Sunday 28 October
Martinborough Fun Ride
Warm up for the summer season or just have fun.
Registration essential. Choose from 48km, 67km or 115km.
$65 (individuals) / $90 (tandems)
For more details visit www.hurihuri.co.nz. or for more information on booking accommodation visit www.wairarapanz.com
This event is part of Wairarapa Summer of Cycling.