Fun biking group grows

A weekly biking group that started with just four Tamahere residents has blossomed and become something of an addiction for up to 30 regulars.

Named for the day of the ride, the Tamahere Friday Cycling group started by locals Gail and Mark Blackwell now regularly fields at least 20 cyclists for the weekly 30km ride.

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Locals angry at losing to cars

The high toll the Waikato Expressway is taking on the Tamahere community was made crystal clear at a public meeting last night.

More than a hundred people turned out for the biggest public meeting in living memory to express their disgust and frustration at the sacrifice expected of the community for the sake of the big State Highway 1 roading project.

Speaker after speaker identified the dangers to locals – children and adults – of simply trying to get around their own patch by foot or cycle in an area where speeding cars were the priority.

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