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Why not make a weekend of it?

Wheels and Vines

 Its not just a fun bike ride in Martinborough on Sunday 28 October - its Wheels and Vines : a celebration of all things cycling in Martinborough, and part of the Wairarapa Summer of Cycling

There will be a series of fun activities over the weekend leading up to the Fun Ride on the Sunday. 

The events:

Road Racing Clinic with Gary Gibson "Stay Safe and work on your road skills".  $30 per person, 2pm Saturday 27 October, meet at Green Jersey Cycle Tours in Martinborough at 2pm.  Bookings essential.  Mail to wairarapabikefestival@gmail.com

Tour de Vines.  Saturday.  Five vineyards, 15 tastings and lunch on 2 wheels.  $60 per person (plus $40 for bike hire if hiring a bike).   greenjersey.co.nz

Le Ride film night.  Recreating the 1928 Tour de France.  Presented by Jonathan Kennett and featuring John "Sifter" Randall.  $20, starts 7.30pm on Saturday at the Circus Cinema in Martinborough.  www.circus.net.nz

The Martinborough Fun Ride is part of the Wairarapa Summer of Cycling.

So enter the ride, come for the weekend, and enjoy a cycling fiesta!

To help find accommodation in and around Martinborough we have put some information at the bottom of the "Ride Info" page.


Results from last year can be found on the "history" page under "2017"


The charity we have chosen for the 2018 ride is the Wairarapa Whanau Trust, and in particular helping build its youth facility in Featherston.

Wairarapa Whanau Trust

All proceeds go to Charities. 

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2018 results are available on the History page


Photos of the 2018 ride are now available for viewing on our facebook page!



Web entries will close at midnight on Friday 26 October, but late entries will be taken on either Saturday night (between 6pm and 8pm) or Sunday (between 7am and 9am) at the Martinborough Rugby Club.


Check out the details of supporting events on in Martinborough the weekend of the Fun Ride.

The 2018 Ride is now only a few days away.  Entry numbers are good so far, and its pleasing to see lots of new riders this year.

As usual there will again be 3 rides - 48km, 67km and 115km.  Same routes as in previous years.  All rides start at Martinborough. 

The 48km ride is a loop of Longbush Rd, Millars Rd to Ponatahi and back to Martinborough.

The 67km ride goes along Longbush Rd to Gladstone, across to Carters Line, Ponatahi and home.

The 115km ride is the 67km loop first, followed by the 48km loop.

E bikes welcome!!  Over $4,000 worth of spot prizes!

Please make sure that you look closely at the map of the course to ensure you know what your chosen route is and where you should be going

The base for the event is to again be the Martinborough Rugby Club on the corner of New York St and Regent St.  All rides will start and finish there, with the lunch and prize-giving also there.

We will again be selling the MCFR jerseys through this web site and at the ride itself.  Fantastic Buying and a great jersey - see the Merchandise tab above.

A coffee cart has been booked for the day and ride sponsor Cycle Science will again be there with riding equipment for sale and a bike mechanic.

There will be plenty of loos available.  Note that there are more loos across the grounds towards New York St  in that lonely building!

Lunch is provided.  Riders who come in after the caterer has left can still get a lunch by coming into the hall and to the kitchen.  We will also be keeping prizes for late finishers if you are on the winners list.