Exploring Cambridge New Zealand with Gordon Jones

This week, Gordon Jones takes us through a spin of Cambridge, New Zealand/Aotearoa with a great collection of shorter recovery focussed rides.

Cambridge, Kemureti in te reo, is also the home of the New Zealand Cycling team and also played host to the 2019-20 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup!

As a bonus, we’ve also released the elite and age group 2022 New Zealand National Road Championship courses filmed by Cycling New Zealand.

You can find all these rides under NEW in the FulGaz App.

PODIUM CAFE TO SPOKEN CYCLES

Having downed a cappuccino and a slice, it's time to head back into town where this time we go on the road. A super fast Strava sector keeps flashing on your Garman and you're aero-tucked looking at the watts as the dot hovers over that PB. If you're holding over 40kph and get to the meeting point you will be rewarded with maybe the fastest for the day. You get another chance to open the tap coming into Cambridge approaching the narrow bridge then there's bragging rights to who can get to the cafes first. We finish at Spoken cycles. Blair and his team sponsor a good number of events and put on a great Saturday 6.30am group ride from his shop.

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9.24km
DISTANCE
0:20:42
DURATION
38m
ELEVATION

SPOKEN CYCLES TUESDAY MEETUP

This is a regular Tuesday night meetup ride for sometimes over 80 riders. Going through Cambridge's main street we then cross the narrow bridge out of town to then all meet up at the Karapiro corner. If there is time, some riders will ride to the lake and back. You can ride that section in my Karapiro ride.

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5.08km
DISTANCE
0:12:37
DURATION
25m
ELEVATION

SPOKEN CYCLES TO PODIUM CAFE

A nice easy flat ride along one of Cambridge's frequently travelled cycle paths. The ride finishes at the Podium Cafe where we see a rather nice view of the river and Karapiro Rowing club where Hamish Bond our multiple Olympic Gold medalist trains. Take the "Podium cafe to Spoken Cycles" road ride back for an excellent TT sector ride.

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7.07km
DISTANCE
0:14:04
DURATION
27m
ELEVATION