Day 92, Tuesday 21 November 2017
Riding with a group of Ulyssians around the back roads of the Waikato today, and the lead rider turned down a road I had never been down before. Churchill Road, Puketawa, is a nice twisty country road which runs from Highway 22 down to the banks of the Waikato River and then upstream to the Glen Murray Road. I understand it used to be entirely or mostly unsealed with some quite difficult gravel, but now all is sealed except for the last few kilometres, which are in good condition. I’m always pleased to find a road I haven’t previously ridden, and this one has some nice views over the river.
Photo by Chris Henderson, at our lunch stop in Mercer.
Distance travelled: 229 km. Total distance so far: 13,340 km