Club Racing Season 2013

A few of you already know about Counties racing and the fun that is club racing.

A quick prep for those that haven’t or are unsure of what to do.

The 2012 season is now over (races are normally held over the winter months – on Saturday afternoons)

  •       To race you require a license: Bike NZ Membership link – and info Bike NZ info. CMC will gracefully let you have a couple of races without a license, to get a taste, but you should have a license ready to show after the      2nd ride ( tip select Dept of cycling as your club )

TIP:  If you intend to race locally  – either a club or local license will suffice.

If you want to race in the Waikato a center license is needed, and if you want to try your hand further afield ( e.g. Taupo-Napier) a National License is  required.

  •       Once you have your license – have a look at the calender Counties race calender – select the races you think suit you or look like fun. ( Did I say fun? 😉 )
  •       Online entry is brilliant – Counties online entry page – this is  critical – if they don’t get enough entries the race will be cancelled ( Traffic management requires they have a minimum of 70 riders)
  •       Pick a grade. If you’re unsure – either ask around or start at the bottom and work your way up. And don’t worry – this is new to a lot of people, so don’t expect to be an expert on the first ride.
  •       Course maps –  Download page – with added benefit of all the requisite documentation you may need.
  •       Results – of course there’s results too –Results page  – and if you’re nosy like me you have a look at how people have done and try and compete.
  •       Carpooling – its a long way to some of the races – so its a good idea to carpool – maybe log on onto the DOC site and leave a note that your racing and looking for transport/passengers?

If you have questions or are interested in racing in 2013 – talk to some of the team that have done it already  – we’re all keen to help out and pass on what we know.

The more DOC riders we have competing in inter club events – the stronger we are as a club, the stronger Cycling in Auckland can become, and the better we become as cyclists.

And the last word – don’t worry, or think its only for elite riders – everyone started somewhere – the range of riders is huge ( under 15’s through to 75+ ) and what you get to take away from the race is always greater than what you have to put in.

See you on the road.

Mike

 

Te Rangi Hiroa and Birdwood Winery Estate reserve projects – a great chance to have a say in our Cycling facilities

Te Rangi Hiroa & Birdwood Winery Estate Recreation and Park Development Plan

The Henderson-Massey Local Board is seeking to improve Te Rangi Hiroa and Birdwood Winery Estate Reserve but needs a plan to guide and prioritize development.

A draft Park and Recreation Plan has been produced and we would like to hear your ideas on this plan and the future development of this reserve.

It’s Online here. To give your feedback, please complete the online submission form here  by October 26th.

A public open day will be held from 4-8pm on 23rd October at Starling Park, Glen Rd, where the community can view the plan, talk to the project team and provide comments.