Geriatrix Cycle Touring Group

Geriatrix on tourThe Geriatrix Cycle Touring Group is an affiliated YHA Member Group, which began in 1993. They currently have around 50 members, who participate in annual domestic and international cycle adventures. These trips were all organised by Peter Bugler, the group’s founder from 1993 – 2012. 

Peter has retired from this hands-on role but remains very much involved with the group. In 2013 all this hard work was recognised and Peter was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for Services to Cycle Tourism.

Click here to read the story that appeared in the Marlborough Express in January 2013.

A Steering Committee has been established ensure the group continues. This group is made up of:

Message from the Steering Committee

As you will all be aware by now, Geriatrix members Bev Greig, Lynn Sleath, and Malcolm Wade have volunteered to act as a Committee. The main point for members to note is that the group can only continue with your input and assistance.  We need your ideas about future trips, and we need some people to offer to be trip organisers.

We are going to draft some notes to outline the role of a trip organiser and what it entails.  This person does not necessarily need to also lead the trip, or even attend.  We are also going to create a record of previous trips on the YHA website as a quick guide for all future organisers.

So please give this some consideration, perhaps you have some ideas about new trips – or want to again repeat a previous trip.  If you think you can assist, please send me an email.

Lynn Sleath
Steering Group Communications



To read about their recent trips, please open the following newsletters.

October 2014

July 2014

June 2014

    November 2013

    27 August 2013 - second newsletter

    9 August 2013 Newsletter

    May 2013 Newsletter

    January 2013 Newsletter This January newsletter is the last produced by Peter Bugler the founder of this group.
    He has also included copies of the first ever newsletter produced back in 1993. Why not take a trip down memory lane and see how things have progressed.

    Newsletter 1 - 1993

    Newsletter 2 - the trip around Tasmania


    November 2012 Newsletter

    September 2012 Newsletter

    July 2012 Newsletter

    May 2012 Newsletter

    March 2012 Newsletter

    Annual Report

    The Annual Report for the 2012 calendar year can be viewed by clicking here.
    This is the final report written by Peter Bugler

    Annual Report Jan - June 2013 can be viewed by clicking here
    This is the first report written by the Steering Committee. YHA financial year runs from July to June each year, so this report aligns with our reporting period.


    If you would like to be join this group, please contact Bev Greig by email who will be able to provide further details on this process. Membership costs $10 per year.

    Please complete a membership form and return it with your payment or alternatively you could email it to

    Pay by direct credit using either internet banking or at your local bank into our bank account Bank of New Zealand “YHA – Geriatrix Cycling Group” A/C No 020820-0205220-00. Please ensure you put your name in the description field so we can easily identify each payment.