Almost Kingmaker 1000
Mark J Thomson went cycling.
April 17, 2022
This event centers on the Waikato town of Matamata. A sleepy little shire where the filming of hobbits began, and ended, where kingdom's rose and fell, and battles were won and lots.
But this ride is not about a fictional kingdom. This ride covers the land once ruled by a real kingmaker: Wiremu Tamihana… read more
April 19, 2022
I started at 06:00 on the 16th - Easter Saturday. It was cold but not enough for full jacket and winter gloves. Setting off into the quiet Waikato dark, the wrong way... hardly an auspicious start... re-orient... double check, go the right way!
I was mostly familiar with the route to Cambridge and growing… read more
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