Sunday 26 March 2023
MartonRotary Pedal4Pleasure 2023

Welcome to Pedal 4 Pleasure

The Marton Rotary's Pedal 4 Pleasure is returning to Marton this March and is excited to be running alongside Marton’s Harvest Festival.

Pedal 4 Pleasure is now becoming an iconic event and what started out as a fun day out for a few friends has developed into a fantastic day for all. Last year we had over 200 entrants cycling the beautiful Rangitikei country roads and enjoying the iconic Marton Harvest Festival after their ride.

The funds raised from this event help Marton Rotary support local youth, and wellbeing initiatives . "The event is an awesome opportunity for families, novice riders and competitive people to take part in a wonderful bike ride around the scenic Rangitīkei." Your non-riding friends and family can enjoy the day at the iconic Marton Harvest Festival with loads of quality stalls, food, a beer tent and live entertainment. Don’t fret if your riding and want to enjoy Harvest Festival too, the harvest festival is open until 4pm. Marton town turns it on with loads of local support in spot prizes including the Major Spot Prize of a Lazy Boy chair from Wards Furniture Ltd!

Pedal 4 Pleasure offers rides for all abilities from the challenging 86 km with a 1200 metres climbing, the 42 km with 500m climbing scenic ride and the 21.5 km fun ride offering a country morning tea stop on the way which is perfect for all ages. E-bikes are welcome on all rides.

All prizes are by draw. Every entrant is eligible for the Major Spot Prize of furniture from Wards Furniture Ltd. And due to our generous community there are heaps of other spot prizes too!!!
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“Nature loves bicycles because no harm to nature comes from the bicycle!”

Mehmet Murat ildan
This year the three courses take you from the historic town of Marton into the beautiful Rangitīkei countryside and around the spectacular hill country, which is ideal for sheep and cattle farming.  There is are three courses to choose from catering cyclists of all abilities, giving everyone a chance to participate whether a family, novice or seasoned veteran.

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Heart of the Rangitikei

A Great day Out For All The family!
McVerry Crawford
Motor Group
Marton Rotary
John Turkington Forestry
Rangitikei District Council
The Downs Group
Electrical & Mechanical Contractors
BJW Motors Ltd
Wards Furniture

Our Sponsors

BJW Motors - Marton Challenger

McVerry Crawford -  Rangitīkei Gold

Starting at 11.00am - this easy pace ride takes you from Marton following the Tutaenui and around the picturesque farms located on Fern Flats. All types of bikes are welcome, and children can ride with parental supervision. Midway around the course is a refreshing morning tea for drinks, fruit and delicious muffins.

Downs Group - Tutaenui Gentle Pace

Starting at 10.00am – this  ride is ideal for riders who want to challenge themselves a bit more, you’ll meander along the Tutaenui Rd, past the town reservoir and into the Turakina Valley, past historical farms, and between the beautiful hill country of the Rangitīkei.
Starting at 8.00am - this  course is for the serious riders who want a combined distance and hill climbing challenge. You will head through the Tutaenui area into Leedstown, returning through the Turakina Valley.
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