Archives for October 2009

Thursday Night Handicap Rides

We will be starting these rides again on November 12th. The first ride will be an individual time trial to help set handicap times.

Refer to the Bunch rides page for full details.

Pre-Taupo Training ride -Awesome

Firstly a big thanks to the DoC ladies for their efforts supporting this event, it made a tough ride so much more enjoyable. Secondly what a great effort by all those who rode the course,  that was a tough course.

Thank you to all those who provided feed back about the day it looks like we will be running something like this next year too (probably a little earlier) If you want to have you’re say please post a comment on this post.


Under 5hr Ride SUN 25th October

Hi Everyone

With the cancellation of the pre Taupo training camp we will no have our bunch ride as part of the DoC 150km ride on this Sunday so come prepared. We will have the luxury of a van with the bunch so if you want to put in extra gear or food then bring it along. Ride leaves Parakai at 8:30am Sunday morning and follows the Auckland Challenge Course.

Please advise Rochelle that you will be attending and riding in the 28km/h bunch

Now that the racing the season is here the next months riding will look like this:

  • 150km Parakai ride (this weekend)
  • Bike the Lake, Rotorua November 8th
  • La Primavera Cycle Challenge (Formerly Rodney Rabbit)
  • I will organise an evening to cover race prep & tactics before Taupo

Volunteers Wanted

We are seeking riders to help facilitate our Saturday morning rides. Due to the increased popularity of theses rides we need more resources to ensure we continue to operate both the 35km and 45km rides safely and to the benefit of all riders.

No special requirements, just need another pair of eyes in the bunch and to keep a bit of structure to the ride.  Facilitators are rostered so you can expect to take 1 ride (with another DoC rider) approximately every 6-8weeks.

If you are interested in helping out please let me know by email

Taupo Day Night Thriller

2009 Taupo Day Night Thriller was an awesome event with nearly 500 teams and solo riders competing on the new course!

AvantiPlus Waitakere and the Department of Cyling had strong representation, coming home with Gold and Silver medals in Bike Shop category and another Silver in womens category.

Congratulations to the winners and big thanks to all those who contributed to their success.