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Interested in the Old Ghost Road?  Here is a link to a trip the Tregurtha’s  did, thanks to the Christchurch Singletrack Club and the businesses involved.

Kids Rides

Due to lack of personnel to look after this area there is nothing currently in line specifically for kids.  However, many competent young children take part in the Core Loop race at the Summer Series.  If you have an interest in organising this area of the club email


November 2011  – Saturday 5th November from Governors Bay to Living Springs and back, will start riding at about 1.30pm and will be riding for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on how many laps of Living Springs Lower Loop we do.

Will assemble at car parks on Jetty road opposite Governors Bay Hotel from there we will ride around the Foreshore track to Allendale reserve then up into the start of Living Springs Loop track in the Farm Park, will ride one complete loop including new tracks currently being built ( may do 2nd lap depending on amount of enthusiasm shown ) then return to Governors Bay via Foreshore track again.

This is a social ride for all existing, new and potential CSC members & people who havenā€™t ridden Living Springs before ā€œ it is not a race ā€œ. An intermediate level of riding ability & fitness would be recommended for this ride. Please also bring some local currency with you as there will most likely be a need to Re-hydrate and tell stories at the hotel after the ride.

January 2011 – Sunday 9 January is a return trip to Living Springs. Meet at the bottom of Old Dyers Pass Track (layby 1.3km up from Sign of Takahe) at 8am. Riding up ODP Track, down Wooff’s Track to Governors Bay, around the Foreshore Track to Allendale, 1-2 laps of Living Springs, then return the same way. Expect 2.5-3 hrs riding which will get us back in time to watch most of the elite road nationals race.

December 2010 – Sunday 19 December  is in to Packhorse Hut. Meet at PMH at 9:00am to car pool, drive to Motukarara (Blue Duck Cafe) and ride from there.  Grade 3-4, a comfortable 500m climb with a couple of short pushes to the saddle with great views over Lyttelton and south over the Peninsula. Lovely swoopy downhill. About 22km/2 hours peddling plus stops.

November 2010 – Craigieburn weekend

October 2010 – Monday 25 October – Graham is planning on leading a trip in to Wharfedale – for those club members who might not have been there before (and others who have).  It will be a low key, not fast, no pressure trip.  If you are interested, get in touch with Graham by emailing allan.gbr at and he will try and rationalise transport options. He will aim to be / meet at Oxford and be on the bikes & on the track by 10.30. Expect 3-4 hours biking time, lazing about, eating & resting extra.

September 2010 – Sunday 26th September, 10am – meet at the Cashmere Rd carpark of Halswell Quarry.  If the tracks are dry, ride will be up the road, up Kennedys, along Summit Rd and down Flying Nun, around to Traverse and down Old Bowenvale.  If the tracks are wet, it will be just up and down Kennedy’s.  If it’s raining, she won’t be going at all.

August 2010 – Sunday 1st August, 8.30 am, meet at Sumner surf club carpark and ride out to Godley Head and back.

July 2010 – Saturday 31st July, 8am, meet in McLeans carpark, ride will be approx 1 hour.