Archives for November 2011

DoC Day of Cycling. This Sunday 4th Dec 2011

Hi Everyone

Don’t Forget, this Sunday is the DoC day of Cycling. You can RSVP to any of these events on our facebook page or by email to Catherine or simply turn up on the day.     Check out the event Flier  Event Flier

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First up is the 3 up TT

Registration from 7:30am at Avantiplus Waitakere.

Ride start 8:00am

Cost:   Gold coin donation

You will put into teams of three and set off on the 23km Ride (course announced on the day) There is a stop at half way where you will need to complete a mystery challenge before completing the ride. The last person accross the line stops the clock for your team. Fastest team wins but watch out, penalties will be handed out for teams taking things too seriously. This is a fun event and extra points will be given for best costume and craziest bike!!

Next event for the day is the Club AGM @ 1pm.

All club members are invited to attend the AGM to be held at the Waitemata Rugby Clubrooms (96 Swanson Road) If you are unable to attend and wish to contribute to the AGM please email info to

Primary objective is to elect the officers of the club. Members are invited to nominate for the following commitee positions

  • Chairperson     (Jeff Webb standing for re-election)
  • Secretary  (Sue Turk standing for re-election)
  • Treasurer  (Rob Norcross standing for re-election)
  • Road Delegate (Club Captian-Road)
  • MTB Delegate  (Club Captian -MTB)
  • Membership Co-Ordinator
  • Events/Logistics Co-ordinator   (Rochelle Young standing for re-election)

We will also be calling for interested parties to fill the following Sub-committee positions

Events/Logistics (3), Road (2), Mtb (2)

Jafakids representavies and committee are not up for renewal at this time.

A person will also be co-opted to handle communications either at the AGM or at a later date.

Annual Community Cycling Awards @ 2pm (venue same as above)

Join the DoC team to celebrate this years cycling acheivments. Enjoy a complimentary drink and nibbles on arrival,  cash bar and Guest speaker Greg Cross from the Pure Black Racing team. At the awards you will also have the opportunity to:

  • Be the first  to sign up for next years 100K Flyer
  • Pay club fees and purchase club merchandise (eftpos will be available)
  • Win spot prizes
  • See who wins this years prestigous Community Cycling Awards
  • Have an enjoyable afternoon with a great bunch of people
  • Theres even a bouncy castle for the kids

Cost:    FREE

Have your say and send your nominations online for awards today (nominations close Friday 2nd Dec 5pm)

Click here to send your nomination via internet

Race Results, Thursday 17th

Here are last weeks results

Results Nov 17th

Whats on before Taupo

Hi All


THIS WEEKS RIDING (18th – 27thNov)

  • SUNDAY (20th)–
    • Ladies MTB ride – Sunday’s, leaving from Avantiplus Waitakere @2:30pm. Email Catherine to join in.
    • Sunday Bunch Ride – 7:00 AM START   We are now in the “Race Tuning” phase of our training.
      • Course map– 75km
      • Interval point.  Pomona Road -2 Laps of Thursday Race Circuit (4 up TT)   High intensity (Race Pace) Interval
      • Release point – Tunnell Hill
      • Course Map – A Shorter Option 52km
      • Now operating according to “the plan” Click here for full detials

  • TUESDAY (22nd) – Casual 29km hill ride around Swanson leaving Avantiplus Waitakere @ 5:30 pm All welcome, self seeded groups depending on numbers. Course Map
  • WEDNESDAY (23rd)

    • Pre Taupo Breifing Night. 7pm @ Avantiplus Waitakere. Find out when & where to meet on the day, organise your bottle drop buy a meal voucher for after the ride, pre order kit and renew your membership all on the one night. Eft/credit card facilities will be available on the night.
    • Dept of Cycling MTB night ride:
      • Beginners Group,  Meet at Avantiplus @ 6pm or at Woodhill Forest car park @ 6:30pm.       
      • Flying XC Squad, Woodhill this week.  Meet at Avantiplus @ 6pm or at Woodhill Forest car park @ 6:30pm. Over 18yo riders only. Enquires, email Martyn
  • THURSDAY (24th) – 27km Handicap start road race starts from Kumeu Community Centre. All riders are welcome, be ready to ride at 6:30pm, Registration from 6:00pm Thursday Race Flier
  • FRIDAY (25th) – End of month drinks from 5:30pm @ Bar 159.
  • SATURDAY (26th) -Round Taupo & Huka Challenge events. Get your meal ticket and join the rest of the DoC team at the Les Mills/Department of Cycling tent afterwards.
  • SUNDAY (27th) – No official bunch ride today, Feel free to show up and get a group together if you’re around. Sorry the shop will not be open until 10:00am


  • DoC Kit orders – We have a small order arriving around the end of November. To place an order now either print the Clothing Form and drop it in to Avantiplus Waitakere or email Catherine
  • Pre Taupo breifing evening – Wed. 23rd Nov 7pm @Avantiplus Waitakere. Sign up for the bottle drop and get together with a start group for the ride
  • Round Taupo – Nov. 26th Join the DoC team at the Les Mills/DoC tent after the event
  • Day of Cycling – Sunday Dec 4th. Starts with a Christmas 3 up TT at 8:00am followed by Club AGM at 1:00pm and then the annual prizegiving celebration at 2:00pm


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