On Labour Day last month when the weather turned unlike normal Welly weather i.e. windless, warm and sunny, we decided to venture out for a ride to Belmont Regional Park
The park covers 3500 hectares of hills and valleys between Porirua and Hutt Valley, including the 1200 hectare Waitangirua Farm. Visitors to the park can check out Korokoro Dam, World War II ammunition magazines, and part of the original Old Coach Road. There are also some pretty impressive views of the park and beyond on offer from several peaks including Boulder Hill, Round Knob, Cannons Head, and Belmont Trig.
The gradual climb through native bush on the 4 Degrees trail to start isn't too punishing at all and the easy track is a really enjoyable warm up.
From 4 Degrees we moved on to Electric Avenue, an intermediate level trail. It was mostly digger built and completed by hand by BAMBA. The trail offers a really nice flow with some challenging berms and two great table tops just after the start.
From 4 Degrees we chose the Weta descent to get back which is a more challenging Advanced level track. Although it's only around 649 metres in length, it's a great one to keep you on your toes. Running from a skid site half way up Danzig, it follows on nicely from Electric Avenue. The challenge of the sustained steep sections was pretty invigorating to say the least.
All in all a great ride and a nice way to end a long weekend.