Archives for October 2009

Pukekohe Express

Congratulations to all who rode  the Pukekohe Express on Sunday. There were some great results for DoC members, including 2 firsts.

A brief look revealed the following.  Click here for full results

Gary & the Rodent         1st in Tandem catagory

Julia O’Gorman              1st in catagory

Geoff Matthews             6th in catagory

Tony Kelly                    10th in catagory

Lake Taupo Training Ride

Join us for a 150km or 100km  pre-Taupo training ride on the Auckland Challenge course starting at Parakai domain.

Date: Sunday 25th October (Labour weekend)

Start time: 8:30am

100km, 1 Bunch: 22-25km/h average  (4:30-5 hours)

150km, 2 Bunches: 25km/h Average (6 hours), 28km/h Average (5 hours 20 mins)

Cost: Members No Charge, Non-members $10 (to cover food & fuel)

Both bunches will be supported by a vehicle for breakdowns, additional food/fluid etc. The ride will be followed by lunch at Parakai domain.

If you are interested in joining us please email the following info to

Name, Phone number and  group you would like to ride in.

See you there


What to bring:

Warm gear for afterwards

Togs for the hot pools

Enough food and drink for the ride

Bike helmet etc

Spare tubes

Taupo Group Plan – Final

Click below to download the final 4 week training plan before Taupo!  The focus for this block is ……

1) Up the intensity for the mid week Tuesday and Thursday sessions
2) Pukekohe Race – 100km
3) Taupo Weekend as a big overload
4) Up the time for the long ride.

Any questions of comments- just pop Karyn an email

Taupo Group Plan Final.PDF

Bike the Lake

Join us in Rotorua for either 1 of 2 laps around the lake on November 8th. The  scenic 42km lap around the lake  caters for all levels.  We will be attending so if you would like to join us please register you’re interest by email to

Please let us know if you would like accommodation the night before as part of the package.  Members and non-members welcome

Northwest Cycleway closure

Beginning Monday next week (19 October) Auckland City will be resealing a section of the Northwest Cycleway, between Patiki Road and Te Atatu Road. In order to complete our work safely, we need to close the cycleway while we are working.
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