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Recce Day 4 September 2016

If you haven't been over the course and want some expert local advice then sign up for the recce day on 4 September (11 September Back up day).

Sunday 4 September 2016

Booking is essential

This is a great opportunity to scope out the course with locals on hand to advise and assist. There will be two different groups:

  • kayakers

  • mountain bikers/runners/road cyclists

Group 1: Kayakers

This group will meet at the kayak get-out point at 10am. If you not familiar with this location, it’s relatively easy to find. Drive towards Gisborne from Ōpōtiki for about 8km, on your right you will see a pull over area with a gate. Fred Wingate, the kayak coordinator, will be waiting there with a few helpers.

Fred will help organise transport and split the group as required into beginner and intermediate.

Where: Kayak to cycle transition, Waioeka Road, Ōpōtiki

When: 10am Sunday 13 September

Estimated return to Ōpōtiki: 2pm.

Contact person: Fred Wingate- 027 351 6946

Group 2: Mountain bikers/runners/road cyclists

This group will meet outside Carlson Dodds on the corner of St John St and Elliot St at 9am. Some in this group will want to mountain bike, while others may want to run or do the road cycle. There will be several locals on hand to assist with transport to T1 and T2 at Motu Village.

Where: Carlson Dodds, cnr St John Street and Elliott Street, Ōpōtiki

When: 9am Sunday 13 September

Estimated return to Ōpōtiki: 3pm.

Contact person: Rosalie Teddy – 027 384 5961 or 07 315 7280


Please allow plenty of time for both activities. Shuttling of vehicles may be required.


Please bring your own vehicle – it may be required for shuttling.

Booking and enquiries to: or phone 073080960

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