Simon Hitchcock has made plans for a winter club trip to the Twizel area for 7-9th of June, to ride some of the DOC trails there. He has a busy weekend planned, and he needs to know numbers to arrange some accomodation.

Date: 07-08-09/06/2013

Where: Twizel area, accommodation not confirmed yet

Basically a fun filled, jam packed weekend of mountain biking!

It is fine if you wish to just do a day trip I am sure we can work in with that

Friday night: (the shortest day) Carpool at Morgans rd roadside car park be there 5.30pm leaving at 5.45pm! After getting set up at our campsite, we will ride the Twizel river trail (approx. 12km, 2 hours return) aiming to be on the bikes by 8.30-9pm this will require good lights and should see us return to camp by 11pm. (optional of course)

Saturday: (aiming to be ready by 8.30am) load up vehicles and head to an area just before the Ohau lodge to ride the Pearsons mtb trail, an 8km loop or 2 depending on time (approx. 2hours per loop). Back to Twizel for lunch then off up the Dusky Trail to Bakie Hut for afternoon tea, 3-4hours return (approx. 26km loop, does involve several river crossings) (may need to carry lights just in case) then back to camp to warm toes and for tea+brews.

Sunday: pack up camp, on way back we will stop and ride several short tracks, 1st being Simons Hill track (approx. 7km, 1hour) then on to Lake George Scott (approx. 3km, 30mins). After that it’s on to the Richmond trail (13km, approx. 1.5 hours) and if time allows we may stop in Fairlie and ride there river trail.

Note: This is a winter ride in the back-country. You will need to bring PLENTY of warm clothing and carry wet weather gear with you at all times! Pack a space-blanket and other emergency gear.
I would suggest bringing some breakfast, lunch, and lots of snack food for out on the trails also. Drinking water will be available from the home base. Tea on sat night could be at Twizel pub or the likes?

Neither the SCMTBC nor the organiser of this trip holds responsibility of any persons. It is up to you to ensure your own safety and not to exceed your ability level or endanger other riders, also that your bike/s are in good mechanical order. You should bring a minimum of spare tube, puncture repair kit, chain lube, and tools to properly service your bike although there will be others with tools should you require them.

R.S.V.P. by 01/06/13 please so accommodation can be arranged

Contact: Simon Hitchcock on 027 355 2030 or