Paris-Brest-Paris has long been the pinnacle of Audax/Randonneur achievement but London-Edinburgh-London seems to be trying to catch up.

See Damon Peacock’s video on PBP & LEL

Garmin Edge 810

The touchscreen Edge 810 rovides navigation and advanced training capabilities for the dedicated cyclist.

It connects through your smartphone to access live tracking, social media sharing and weather.

The 810 works with detailed street or TOPO maps for navigation when touring, commuting or doing other activities. Its GPS capabilities provide accurate data and navigation capabilities worldwide.

Read a detailed assessment of the Garmin 810

Vale Douglas Mabey

Douglas mysteriously collided with a trailer on a training ride on 5th January 2013, apparently skidding across the centreline into a trailer being towed in the opposite direction. This was most uncharacteristic of a man who was such a skilled cyclist and known for promoting safe cycling.

He was a stalwart of Kiwi Randonneurs and an active organiser and two times Paris-Brest-Paris ancien.

Douglas was actively involved in Kiwi Randonneurs since 2007 when he first completed PBP. He was the longest serving member and a great advocate of randonneuring in New Zealand. Riding with Doug we all remember our friend who mentored, encouraged and ensured the safety & enjoyment of us all.

Douglas also contributed greatly to cycling in Wellington, organising the Featherston Fun Ride and as a long serving committee member of the Wellington Masters Cycling Club.

Our condolences to Kay and family.

We have lost a wonderful friend and endurance riding legend.

Eulogy by Derek Locke

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Kiwi Randonneurs 2013

Kiwi Randonneurs have got off to a good start with a number of rides completed for this year.

Last weekend saw the Picton-Westport-Picton 600 run with a variety of weather conditions from headwinds on the first leg to Murchison followed by rain through the spectacular Buller Gorge with a very hot following day through the Nelson hills.