Pedal for Pleasure cycling event caters for all abilities!

The Ward’s Furniture Pedal 4 Pleasure cycle event is back! The Marton Rotary event, supported by Sport Whanganui and sponsored by Wards Furniture will be held this Sunday (18th of March) in Marton. This longstanding event goes back 20 years, when the Marton Rotary started a cycle group which has since flourished into a major event on the Marton sporting calendar.

Last year the event was a great success with over 100 participants cycling the beautiful Rangitikei pathways. The funds raised from the day will again be donated to Marton Rotary youth programs.

The Pedal 4 Pleasure event is aimed to give people of all abilities the opportunity to participate with three distances to select from – 15km, 40km and 80km. Event organiser Marie Kinloch from Sport Whanganui encourages people of all ages and fitness levels to consider entering, “The event is an awesome opportunity for families, novice riders and competitive people to take part in a wonderful bike ride around the scenic Rangitikei”.

The three courses are as follows:
McVerry Crawford Motors 80km Long Course: Includes Makohau, Waimutu Roads, plus Galpins, Warrens, Griffins, Jeffersons, Leedstown, and Tutaenui Roads.
BJW Motors Ltd 40km ride Medium Course: This course involves the Makohou and Waimutu Roads circuit.
The Downs Group 15km Ride Short Course: Family friendly, this heads around Fern Flats and Bryces Line.

The sponsor of the event, Wards Furniture are very pleased to be involved. They have provided a Lazyboy Chair as the main spot prize on the day, which will be awarded after the event at the Marton Rugby Clubrooms.

Check in and bib collection will be from 7.30am – 8.30am at Marton Park, Follet Street Marton on field 1 under the Mc Verry Crawford Marquee. South Makirikiri School will be onsite with delicious barbeque food that will be available for purchase on the day.

To enter the event go to for more information please contact Andrew Shand from Marton Rotary Club on 06 327 6513 or Marie Kinloch Event organiser on 027 440 9305.