This was again a long days ride so we started early at 8.00. The main climb of the day was to 774 ft and then down to the town of Waihi for elevenses. We continued down the scenic Karangahake George to stop for lunch at the town of Paeroa.
The afternoon was notable for some pan flat dead straight roads which I personally found more tiring than the hills. One road left Peroa and continued flat and without a bend for about 7 miles.
We arrived in Hamilton for 7.30pm to complete 80.1 miles with 2227 ft of climbing at an average speed of 9.8mph