Spooners / Reay Hills / 88 Valley
This is one of our Saturday race courses that we run in our Spring and Summer programs. The route can be viewed on Strava here: https://www.strava.com/routes/22762052
Registration is at Sales Yard, River Road, Brightwater:
This course includes a climb of Spooners Hill and the Reay Saddle. Course distance is approximately 61 km.
From the registration at Sales Yard, River Terrace Rd, the race is neutral along SH6 and through the left turn onto Robertson Road. Racing begins after bearing right onto Lord Rutherford Rd South.
The race then continues along Lord Rutherford Road South until it becomes Higgins Road. Riders then turn right onto Bird Road until they come to the stop sign on the junction of SH6. There should be a marshal here and you will need to obey their instructions.
Riders turn left onto SH6 and continue through Wakefield, Wai-iti, Fox Hill and Belgrove until reaching the foot of the Spooners Hill. Carry on over the top of Spooner Hill and then descend the other side and continue to follow SH6 until turning left onto North Road and immediately left again onto Valley Road.
Continue all the way along Valley Road and then left onto Stock Road which will take the race over the Reay Saddle and down until turning right onto 88 Valley Road. There should be a marshal here and you will need to obey their instruction.
Follow 88 Valley Road for about 8 km to the finish of the race.