Archives for March 2012

Weekly Ride and Club news 26 March

Wednesday Night Flyer Briefing.

100km Flyer 2012 Itinerary

Come one come all!!!

Wednesday 28th March from 6.30pm there the pre-event briefing for the 100km Flyer will take place at AvantiPlus Waitakere.  If you are entered or have offered to lend assistance please come along to get final updates from organizers.  If you are able to help in any way please contact Rochelle by email here

See below for activities on the night

  • Cover off itinerary
  • DoC kit for sale
  • Selected specials for tyres, tubes, nutrition
  • Shave for a cure

What you need to bring

  • Race numbers for tagging bikes with security tags
  • Final payments if still outstanding
  • If you are a driver please bring your license so we can get a copy of it

If you are able to help pack the van please contact Jeff by emailing here or calling on 021 221 0145

  • Friday 29th March at 11am at AvantiPlus Waitakere
  • involves packing bikes into vans
  • packing bags into vans if there in time

If you haven’t received a membership pack please see Kathryn Eltringham on the night or email her here


THIS WEEKS RIDING

  • WEDNESDAY – Dept of Cycling MTB night rides are on!
    Casual ride,  Meet at Avantiplus @ 6pm (this group has a lead rider so if you would like to come email here)
    Flying XC Squad,  Meet at Avantiplus @ 6pm or check out DoC facebook page for ride location. Over 18yo riders only. Inquiry’s, email Martyn
  • SATURDAY – There is no official Saturday morning ride this week due to most people being away for the 100km Flyer and Avanti will not be open.  If you would like to meet up for a ride with others this can be organised through Facebook. 
  • SUNDAY – There is no  official Sunday ride this week due to most people being away for the 100km Flyer and Avanti will not be open.  If you would like to meet up for a ride with others this can be organised through  Facebook.
  • TUESDAY – “Ride of Truth” 29km hill ride around Swanson leaving Avantiplus Waitakere @ 5:30 pm All welcome, self seeded groups depending on numbers. Course Map

Upcoming events

March-

This Weekend

  • Wednesday 28th:  Briefing for Flyer and Shave for a cure.  Facebook Event
  • Sat 31st:  100K Flyer    Event details
    If you need support in the way of bike movement there may be a possibility of help from the club.  Please get in touch with Rochelle

We look forward to seeing you all out there.

Cheers

Dept of Cycling

Cateye Moonride

Calling all riders!!

Weekend of 11th May is the Cateye Moon Ride.  If you have never done a mountain biking event before this would be a great start for you.  This is a DoC supported event and its such an amazing atmosphere for all who participate.  If you are interested or just need more information please email Rona byclicking here.
To see more on the event web site click here

The Dual

The Dual Rocked!

Great fun had by all on the weekend!   There was quite a large contingent of DoC members involved in the Dual on Saturday on Rangitoto.  Great fun had by all in a few different disciplines.  Check out the results here

If you look through the results you can see some of the Jafakids starting to catch their parents (if not beat them).  Looks like the Jafa’s are getting stronger by the day.

Donate to Shave for a Cure

Shave Down For Charity:

A few have decided to help the cause, who wants to join them:  Alan Parry and Elliot pearce have decided to shave for a cure.  This will be happening at the Flyer briefing on Tuesday 28th March 2012 at AvantiPlus.  If you would like to join the cause please email Alan alanparry@ihug.co.nz.  If you would like todonate to the causeplease click here!!!

Sunday ride is on at 7am. (time change next week)

Sunday ride is on at 7am tomorrow

Hi guys

Special email to update everyone on Sunday ride tomorrow morning.

  • SUNDAY – Sunday Bunch Ride – 7:00 AM START
    This Sunday is a continuation of last Sunday’s efforts.  In preparation for the Flyer Mike has put together some notes to think about whilst on a different route to normal.
    This week the long ride will be split into smaller groups with the idea of concentrating on working as a team to get round the course.
    Please click here to read the notes and see maps for Sunday.

The ride will be following the same format as last week.  Click on the link above to read more.

There will also be a mid range ride which will be organized first thing in the morning with enough riders.


Jamie Till 100k flyer

100k Flyer Briefing night.

Wednesday 28th March 2012:  the support of the above event takes a lot of organization.  This is your chance to get all the information about timings of meals and transport.
Please email Rochelle here if you would like any further information.  As this date falls in the middle of ‘Shave for a Cure’ week there will also be some hairdressing on the night.
Tuesday 28th March 2012 briefing for Flyer at Avanti. See Facebook Event here

Remember the 100k Flyer briefing night on Wednesday night.  Arrive from 6.30pm onwards.

Rochelle will be finalising places onthe trip with DoC Saturday morning at 10am.  If you would like to join the DoC crew down there please email her by 10pm tonight. rochelle@deptofcycling.com

Shave for a cure

Shave Down For Charity:

A few have decided to help the cause, who wants to join them:  Alan Parry and Elliot pearce have decided to shave for a cure.  This will be happening at the Flyer briefing on Tuesday 28th March 2012 at AvantiPlus.  If you would like to join the cause please email Alan alanparry@ihug.co.nz.  If you would like to donate to the cause please click here

Alan and Elliot are getting ready to shave for a cure.  See you there on Wednesday night.

Thanks.

Team at DoC!

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This weeks riding and other news.

 

Department of Cycling upcoming events and weeks riding.  Keep up to date with news from the club.

Thursday Night Races Finished for another year.President Jeff looking serious

Thursday 15th March saw the last of the Thursday night races for the season with a 2 lap time trial followed by a few drinks in The Fireplace.

Thank you to everyone who attended / competed in these races through the year. It was great to finish off the way we started with a great social atmosphere throughout the evening.   (although some took it a little more seriously 😉 )  Check out the pictures on Facebook by clicking here.

Results for the TT can be found here.

Final points results for the year can be found here.


Give Way Rule Change 25th March 5am.  Goive Way rules change

Road rule changes back after 35 years:  To make our roads safer, two of the give way rules are changing. These changes come into effect at 5am on Sunday 25 March 2012. Until then the current give-way rules apply.

These changes will affect all drivers, riders, pedestrians and cyclists. Make sure you know the new rules so you’ll know what to do.

Read more here…

 


THIS WEEKS RIDING

  • WEDNESDAY – Dept of Cycling MTB night rides are on!Casual ride,  Meet at Avantiplus @ 6pm (this group has a lead rider so if you would like to come email here)Flying XC Squad,  Meet at Avantiplus @ 6pm or check out DoC facebook page for ride location. Over 18yo riders only. Inquiry’s, email Martyn

Upcoming events

March-

This Weekend

  • Sat 24th: Dual Rangitoto – Motutapu    Event Detailto register your interest in this event or if you have registered already please contact Rona

Rest of the month

  • Tuesday 28th:  Briefing for Flyer and Shave for a cure.  Facebook Event
  • Sat 31st:  100K Flyer    Event detailsIf you need support in the way of bike movement there may be a possibility of help from the club.  Please get in touch with Rochelle

We look forward to seeing you all out there.

Cheers

Dept of Cycling

Find us on Facebook

Find us on Facebook

Keep up to date with current events:

Dont want to miss out on the next Friday night drinks then check out our facebook for the latest news and views. 

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Calendar coming soon

Coming Soon

Calendar for DoC: As part of the DoC’s commitment to providing information for its members we will be starting a calendar of events.  More inormation on how to use this calendar will be coming in the coming weeks.

Boys in Kit

Spaces still available

If you need accommodation, meals and travel there is still time.  Due to some last minute cancellations we have a few spaces available for DoC supported 100k Flyer.  This includes transportation of bikes to the start line, accommodation, food at the finish, meal on the evening and breakfast on the Sunday morning.

Definitely worth checking out.  Click here to email Rochelle for more details.

Jamie Till 100k flyer

100k Flyer Briefing night.

Wednesday 28th March 2012:  the support of the above event takes a lot of organization.  This is your chance to get all the information about timings of meals and transport.

Please email Rochelle here if you would like any further information.  As this date falls in the middle of ‘Shave for a Cure’ week there will also be some hairdressing on the night.

Tuesday 28th March 2012 briefing for Flyer at Avanti.  See Facebook Event here

Shave for a cure

Shave Down For Charity:

A few have decided to help the cause, who wants to join them:  Alan Parry and Elliot pearce have decided to shave for a cure.  This will be happening at the Flyer briefing on Tuesday 28th March 2012 at AvantiPlus.  If you would like to join the cause please email Alan alanparry@ihug.co.nz.  If you would like to donate to the cause please click here!!!

Relay for life

Support Our Members at Relay for Life.

Jim Denton and Avril are walking in the relay for life in a team of 20 to raise money for the Cancer Society.  This year the event will be held at Kumeu Show grounds on Saturday 24th March.  They start walking at 3pm on Saturday and finish at 10am on Sunday.  Any support would be appreciated.  If you would like to donate please click here and fill in your details.  The event is at Kumeu Show grounds and the team is Don’s Team.

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Thursday Race Results

Final Results for the year. Great to see most TT times improving throughout the season for just about everyone.

Ind TT Results

Points Final

Keep in touch via facebook and this website, look out for upcoming Hill Climbs, Enduro 2 up TT on the Thursday Race course & GMC spin classes at Avantiplus Waitakere.

Thanks for a great season of racing.

Jeff

 

 

Thursday Race Results 8th March

Results 8th March

Last race tonight, indervidual TT (2 Laps) See you there