MTB Ride – Saturday 16 June

Beginer – Intermediate MTB ride at Woodhill this Saturday.

Ride starts at 7:30am sharp.  90-120 minutes at an easy – moderate pace.

More details on the calendar.

 

Thanks for the good times Moonride!

It was bad enough doing one lap. But to do forty six 6.5 km energy sapping laps over 24 hours is mind blowing.
That’s what Ian Wright did to win the 24 hour solo event of the 2012 Cateye Moonride.
That was one lap more than our very own Jared Scollay who did 45 laps for second place.
Ex Jafakids rider Adrian Retief was 3rd and Andrew Jameson finished 6th.

A new venue for 2012 – Tui Ridge Park on the edge of the Mamakus and 15kms from Rotorua.
This years racing was tough. Rain during the week had made sections of the course unrideable for many.
However it didn’t deter the majority of our riders who were keen to get stuck in and do the business – and with outstanding results for the club.

The strong tradition we have of podiums in the junior grades was maintained as Jafakids picked up 1st and 3rd in the Junior 12 hour event.
The competition was just as fierce amongst the Jafakids dads with the 3 teams picking up 6th, 7th and 8th out of the 25 teams in the Older Dudes category of the 12 hour event.

Three podiums were also achieved in the 6 hour event with team of Jafakids mothers winning the 6 hour women’s category and Jafa girls coming in for second.  A team of three led by Gary Hutchinson with some outstanding laps by Jafakid’s Callum ‘Mittens’ Mcelroy helped their team place 3rd in the Open category.

What was fantastic about this years event was the number of DoC Jafakids, parents and DoC adult members riding for other teams who also faired well.

  • Endura sponsored riders Jemma Manchester and Harriet Bevan were part of the Endura NZ Girls team who won the Womens category.
  • Duane Watene, Jamie Till, Martyn Pearce, Paul Carroll and Jamie Jameson took the Shop category title for Avanti Plus Waitakere in the 12 hour race
  • Sasha Smith, Charlotte Delamore and Gunner Wester won the 24 hour Mixed category
  • Bruce Weir, Alan Postance and Brent Partridge rode as part of the CCC group to take 2nd in the Older Dudes category of the 24 hour event (they were 5th overall)

Notable were also the efforts of roadies and Coast to Coasters George Bradfied and Kent Hiku who fronted up to their first Moonride and helped their team to 6th in the 24 hour Older Dudes category.

Well done all and congratulations on the participation and results.
Thank you to all of those who helped to make it happen.

Bring on Day Night Thriller in September.

Check out the results table here

DoC Jafakids results from Moonride

DoC Jafakids Teams (Parents and Children) 

Team

Race

Division

Division Place

Overall

# of overall Teams

Gingernuts

12 hr

Junior

1st

7th

166

Camel Ears

12 hr

Junior

3rd

11th

Pink Fluffy Unicorns

12 hr

Junior

7th

29th

Midgets

12 hr

Junior

13th

101st

Unlimited Horsepower

12 hr

Mixed

5th

37th

Grinders

12 hr

Mixed

10th

74th

Faster Smarter Greener

12 hr

Older Dudes

8th

42nd

Luna Research

12 hr

Older Dudes

7th

40th

DoC Jafa Dads

12 hr

Older Dudes

6th

36th

Team

Race

Division

Division Place

Overall Place

# of overall Teams

Wheely Good

6 hr

Junior

5th

34th

72

Blackberries

6 hr

Junior

10th

46th

Giant Jafas

6 hr

Junior

8th

44th

Jafa Girls

6 hr

Junior

2nd

33rd

Mums Having Fun

6 hr

Female

1st

29th

Senioritas

6 hr

Female

8th

71st

Other Teams with current and ex Jafakids, Jafakids parents and DoC adult members

Team

Race

Division

Division Place

Overall Place

# of overall Teams

No Its Your Turn (George Bradfield / Kent Hiku)

24 hr

Older Dudes

6th

14th

51

Team CCC – Swinger (Charlotte Delamore,  Sasha Smith and Gunner Wester)

24 hr

Mixed

1st

7th

Team CCC – Straight (Alan Postance, Bruce Weir, Brent Partridge)

24 hr

Older Dudes

2nd

5th

Team

Race

Division

Division Place

Overall Place

# of overall Teams

Team Endura NZ – Girls (Jemma Manchester & Harriet Bevan)

12 hr

Female

1st

13th

166

Stay Classy Avanti Plus Waitakere (Duane Watene, Jamie Till, Martyn Pearce, Paul Carrol, Jamie Jameson

12 hr

Shop Team

1st

8th

Avanti Plus Waitakere – The Vixens (Catherine Webb, Kathryn Eltringham. Sue Turk, Jenna Smith, Lou Smith)

12 hr

Female

4th

166th

Team

Race

Division

Division Place

Laps

# of overall Teams

Jared Scollay

24 hr

Solo

2nd

45

16

Adrian Retief

24 hr

Solo

3rd

35

Andrew Jameson

24 hr

Solo

6th

30

Team

Race

Division

Division Place

Overall Place

# of overall Teams

Hutch & Co (Gary Hutchinson, Callum Mcelroy and Rona Simanu)

6 hr

Open

3rd

4th

72

2012 Moonride Update

We have over 20 teams from the Department of Cycling attending this weekend’s Cateye Moonride. 18 of those teams will occupy the DoC site including 14 teams from JAFAKIDs and 2 teams from Avanti Plus Waitakere who will be providing support for our riders. A group of DoC riders will also be riding with teams under Bruce Weir in the 24 hour event.

All of the teams have paid and entered. Thank you for getting your entries in.

Make sure you and your bike are ready for the weekend. Check out the information on the calendar event if you need a steer. It has the venue and registration details.

Contact mtb@deptofcycling.com if you have any questions or go to the Event Promotions website http://www.moonride.co.nz/

The teams for 2012 are:

Gingernuts

12 hr

Junior

Camel Ears

12 hr

Junior

Pink Fluffy Unicorns

12 hr

Junior

Midgets

12 hr

Junior

Faster Smarter Greener

12 hr

Older Dudes

Luna Research

12 hr

Older Dudes

Unlimited Horsepower

12 hr

Mixed

Stay Classy Avanti Plus Waitakere

12 hr

Shop Team

Avanti Plus Waitakere – The Vixens

12 hr

Women

DOC JAFA DADS

12 hr

Older Dudes

Wheely Good

6 hr

Junior

Blackberries

6 hr

Junior

Giant Jafas

6 hr

Junior

Jafa Girls

6 hr

Junior

Mums Having Fun

6 hr

Women

Senioritas

6 hr

Women

Hutch & Co

6 hr

Older Dudes

No Its Your Turn

24 hr

Older Dudes

Some results from previous years include (Unfortunately the Moonride site is down so we cant check the results we have):

2010

  • 3rd 24 hour Open  – Team Bro Smuggle
  • 3rd 24 hour (category) – Team Wheely Wheelyfast
  • 1st 12h Mixed / 3rd overall – Jafakids Up Your …
  • 3rd 12 hour Junior – Jafas to Go
  • 2nd Shop  – AvantiPlus Waitakere

 2011

  • 3rd 24 hour Older Dudes – Team Knobblies
  • 1st 12 hour Womens  – Team AvantiPlus MTB DoC
  • 2nd 12h Womens – Team Jafakids Smoking Butt Loaf
  • 3rd 12h Womens – Team Rangiwai Riders

We also had team podiums in the 6 hour event including a group JAFAKIDs mothers, some of them riding in their first event!

Department of Cycling have two National Champions for 2011

The New Zealand Secondary Schools MTB Championships were held in Levin recently. DoC’s own JAFAKIDs were racing in the rain. Results here