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Starting at Rockland's Station covered yards on Old Dunstan Road (sign posted from Clarkes Junction Hotel), Middlemarch Swimming Club challenges you to ride the Mountain to Middlemarch Mountain Bike Ride.
» 35km Recreational Bike Ride $40
» Rider and bike returned to Rocklands Station $10
» Download 2016 Entry Form (PDF, 49KB). Entries close 27/1/2015
Return completed, signed entry form (one form per rider) and payment to: Middlemarch Swimming Club, PO Box 5, Middlemarch. Cheques payable to Middlemarch Swimming Club or internet bank 03-1725-0039345-00. Confirmation will be emailed to every rider upon receipt of entry form. All proceeds of the event go to the Middlemarch Swimming Pool.
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
» Download Mountain to Middlemarch map as PDF (2.2 MB)
Starting 520m above sea level at the Rocklands Station covered yards, you will climb up the Old Dunstan Road to the Logan Burn (920m), a distance of about 7km. Now the fun starts on the Burgan track, a farmed access track with creek crossings. The track winds down the end of the Rock and Pillars and finishes on the corner of Kidds Road and Gladbrook Road on the Strath Taieri Valley floor.
A short gravel road section leads you then onto another farm track at Kelvin Grove, along to the Big Rock and across paddocks to rejoin the tarseal at the top of Browns Road and a downhill sprint to the finish at the Middlemarch Community Centre.
In 2015 a group of mixed age and experience took part on a grey and misty day. Times ranged from 2 - 4 hours on slippery down hill.
All of this happens in the beautiful mountains at Dunedin's back door. It happens in an area renowned for its climate extremes, so riders need to be prepared. It also happens in an area unspoiled by modern technology so do not rely on your phone to get assistance.
This ride happens in a part of our country that we think is pretty special.
We hope you will enjoy the ride and look forward to seeing you on 30 January 2016!
» Download Description of the course as PDF (36KB)