Bunch Rides WE 17 Feb

Sunday Bunch Ride  : Figure 8 Hill ride.

Departing 0730.  Two groups.

Course is from the Shop – Swanson – Scenic Drive – Forest Hill Road – Henderson Valley – Vineyard –  Coulter – eventually back to Christian Road in Swanson -Short Course to turn back to shop.  Long course to continue up Christian – Kay Road – Sunnyvale – Red hills – Back to Shop.

Sunday10th Longer Bunch Ride

Sunday 10th – 0730 – 105km.

With many great rides just around the corner its time to start adapting our riding to the longer and faster pace that is usually experienced in the big rides such as the Flyer, The REV, Lake Taupo, etc….

This weeks Sunday ride will be 105km long and formatted as follows – 

First hour – warmup under 30km easy (Upper Harbor to Top of Albany Hill)

Next 90mins – steady quick riding on flat slightly rolling roads (Coatesville – Pine Valley – Helensville) riding up to the mid 30kms/perhour,culminating in a fast 5km  run into Helensville to the 50km signs on the way in!

Last hour – steady easy roll back to shop for coffee and tall stories about brakes rubbing , slow flats, missed turns on the front etc… 😉

Please note there will be a 65km option for riders not wishing to ride the entire 105km.   This will be announced at the start of the ride, and the turn off point will also be communicated during the ride.   Handouts of the exact course (Maps)  will be available at the start.  Thanks Brendan.

weekending 10/2 road riding

Hi Team,

This weeks road rides are as follows.

Tuesday 5th – Ride of Truth – 1800 – 30km Depart Shop

Wednesday6th – Waitangi Family fun day – Depart shop at 0930 for Saunders Reserve Albany (see post re Waitangi Day)

Saturday 9th – 0800 – Shop Rides (35km and 45km)

Sunday 10th – 0730 – Shop Rides – 105km and 65km options.

Bunch Riding this Weekend – 26/27 January

The weather looks stunning.  Time to touch up on your tan?

Saturday 26 Jan – 0800 From Avanti Plus  Waitakere- 35km & 45km Options.  Expect to be back at Avantiplus around 0940.

Sunday 27 Jan – 0730 – From Avanti Plus Waitakere – With the Rev 100 looming up in February its time to make good use of the fine weather and get in a few miles.  Two bunch rides depart at 0730 a longer 70-100km and a shorter 50-60km

For further information on DoC regular Bunch Rides see the “Club Rides” Menu item above.

SRAM Tour De Ranges – Jan 19 2013

SRAM Tour De Ranges , 19 Jan, 2013.


DoC Riders wishing to Car Pool should meet at Avanti Plus Waitakere at 0615 with a view to departing for the event 0630 latest.  You will need to organise yourselves into vechicles.  As the Shop and the Events centre (Ardmore) are both very close to the motorway departing the shop at 0630 will have you at the event about 0700.  Futher event information is avalibale at the SRAM link above.

8:00am – 110km Elite Men
8:05am – 110km Elite Women
8:15am – All remaining 110km cyclists
8:30am – All 30km cyclists
1:00pm – Awards and Spot Prizes