Day 8 - Waihi Beach - Little Waipa Reserve (Waikato River Trails)

After a days rest in Waihi Beach, we were ready to rock on with the next stage of the trip - getting to the #RiverTrails

The weather held up while we rode through the #Waihigorge and through from #Paeroa to #TeAroha for lunch, making really good time on the Flat and fast #HaurakiRailTrail section.

A few kms out of Matamata the weather bomb hit!! We rode through the heaviest rain we’ve had in a long time - and felt like kids again heading through the massive puddles in the streets. 

A quick stop at the iSite in Matamata and the rain kept pouring down... so we ploughed on towards SH1.

The section from Matamata to Piaere was also quite quick through some back roads, and we sailed through the section on SH1 through to the start of the River Trails.

The last part of the day was through the first stop on the River Trails, to Little Waipa Domain. Our biggest day yet, around 125kms, but all very fat and quick riding.

The hugest thank you to Tori and the Prendergast family who took us in to avoid us having to sleep in our tent in the rain and wind.

We’re nearly halfway!


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