Leaving Timaru about 8am, 13 keen Mountainbikers headed  to North Opuha on what promised to be a stunning day.

Starting off with a short climb to get warmed up, the spectacular North Opuha basin loomed into view North Opuha basin after a few kilometers, showing why it is now a conservation area.  

On arrival at the historic musterers’ hut we had a poke around, a bite to eat then back onto our trusty steeds for the ride back out.

Historic musterers hut

A great ride on a great day  – many thanks to Kelvin and Paul for organizing it.

Well worth a look if you’re up that way.  Total distance to the hut and back is about 19km.

Here’s a ride profile:

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