Thirsty after a 20-kilometre ride, the Carterton cycling group – including four-legged member Skipper – relaxes in the autumn sunshine at Millennium Park.

For more than four years, the group has gathered every Wednesday morning.

Organiser Irene Price said more and more people in Wairarapa were taking to two wheels.

“A couple of us used to cycle, and whenever we saw a person riding along it’d be ‘hey, want to join our cycling group?’ And it’s just grown from there.”

Today, the 20-strong peloton explores the roads west of Carterton, riding a mix of traditional and e-bikes.

“The best thing is the people, the camaraderie. Everybody gets along, and on top of that we all like to go for a cup of coffee afterwards,” Price said.

The friendly squad takes a different route each week and welcomes riders of all experience levels.

  • For more details, contact Irene Price on 027 634 9167.