Archives for April 2012

Road – Sunday May 6th rides

It’s Cycleforlife challenge weekend

For those of you riding the cycle for life this weekend, good luck, have fun and hopefully you all achieve your goals.

For those still in Waitakere Sundays ride is the Rec “A” course

Birdwood – Red Hills – Old North – School – Annandale – Waitakere (Tunnel ) -Swanson – Coffee!

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/11431767

The objective of this ride is to maintain the group. No one is to be dropped (please wait for those with punctures or mechanical issues) and a steady pace to be maintained on the climbs.

Regroup where necessary (e.g. top of the climbs ) and have a good time.

Sunday 13th May – watch this space, we’ll be doing something completely different and a whole lot of fun.

AGS race at riverhead on Sunday

Attention Jafakids.

ENTRY FEE: $20-00 (no entry on the day)

Manager to email list of those entering, school, gender, and age group to mtb@ags.school.nz BY Friday 27 April 2012 (before 1 pm).

Weekly email 24th April 2012

Another great weekend for DoC riders

This weekend saw a lot of riding and a few medals for our members.

Saturday hosted the Manawatu Cycle Classic 2012

and saw great results from club members who entered.  Gordon McCauley managed second and Morgan Smith, in his first elite event held on for 13th.  Great work guys and looking forward to seeing more results soon.  Click here for results search page


Geoff and Brendan Medals and all

Sunday saw the Auckland Road Championships

An awesome day was had by all and some great results too.

  • Morgan, fresh off his 160km race on Saturday, grabbed second in his race.
  • Brendan McGrath grabbed silver in the Masters 1 race
    Read race report here
  • Geoff Mathews pulled through with bronze in Masters 6.
    Read race report here

Picture right of Brendan and Geoff with well earned jewelery.

Well done guys and thanks for the reports.


Martyn Pearce taking on the challenge

Riverhead hosted the inaugural ‘Riverhead Super D’ on Sunday

A few club members took up the challenge and results are still to come.

Read the article here on Spoke Magazine and also see a great picture of Martyn Pearce (right)


Cycle for Life

Sunday 6th May 2012: If you haven’t entered yet its time to get in.  Here is a deal for your entry.
Cycle for Life Challenge


THIS WEEKS RIDING

  • WEDNESDAY – The official Dept of Cycling Night ride is not on this week.
    Instead, a few people will be heading out to Woodhill at 3.30pm.  Check out facebook for more details.
    Back to the regular casual ride next week,  for more info email here)

Upcoming events

April

May

We look forward to seeing you all out there.

Cheers

Dept of Cycling

Spin Classes are here

Spin Classes Start Soon

Tuesday nights from May 1st are spin nights.   Come and join Gordon McCauley on a Tuesday night spin with Department of Cycling and AvantiPlus Waitakere.  Every Tuesday night from 7pm at the shop (here).  Please click here for pricing and more information.  (info coming soon on deal from Avanti for winter training)

Remember, you cannot be dropped on a spin bike

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 by clicking here.
To see more on the event web site click here

Strava Cycling App

Join the fun with Strava

Who is King of the Mountains? It could be you! 
If you have a garmin, smart phone or a GPS unit take it with you on a ride, when you get back in front of a computer upload the ride to Strava and compare your climbs against others.  Maybe just compare your time against your last ride.  Follow other DoC members i.e Gusto and see what secret training they have been doing!!

Click here for more information

Join Paul for a ride to Wellsford

Join Paul Sharp on a ride to Wellsford

Sunday 29th April 2012  join Paul on a ride from Mt Albert up to Wellsford.   Looking at a good 7hours in the saddle so a decent hike.  You are more than welcome to join him on his journey at any point if you would like to cut the journey down.  The ride is weather dependant.  Please click here for more details. 

Feedback Wanted

Feedback is important

for everyone to get more. If you were at the Flyer with the DoC crew it would be great to get your feedback.   Please let us know what was done well and what could have been done better.  This is really important for us to maintain excellent events and cater for everyone in our club.  Please click here to send your feedback.

Sunday 29 April Rides

Start time 7:30am sharp from the shop.

Long ride -75km

Triangle-Redhills-Old North-Taylor-School-Foster-Thursday TT loop-Waitakere-Tunnel

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/57123534

Just the ticket for getting ready for the cycle for life. For those that want to test out the leg speed – 2 laps of the TT course at pace would be a good measure, great to open up the legs, lungs and getting the feel for going hard followed by a quick climb at the end. Recommended that this is ridden as a group – work together hold a steady pace and reform at the top of the climbs.

 

Short ride -57km

Out and back Rec

Triangle -Taupaki -Waitakere -Hanham-Awa-Foster- School -Muriwai-School-Foster-Awa-Annandale-Cottle-Tunnel

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2411383

A nice ride, undulating to keep it entertaining, good to keep the cadence up for the climbs, some fun downhills.

Have fun and ride safe

 

Weekly Email 19th April 2012

Woodhill MTB Big Day out

Mountain Bike Big Day Out

Saturday 21st April 9am to 4pm

Get yourselves along to an event of epic proportions.

“We have combined all of our goodness events into one biggie.”

– More demo/test bikes than ever before
– Prizes
– Music
– Airbag jumps (even without your bike)
– Giveaways
– Pump Track Race
– Dirt Jump Demonstration
– Good times
The Demo Fleet will be there.9am-4pm Saturday April 21st

Avanti will be there with The Demo Tour.

Check out the fleet of bikes that will be available to test.

Click here for fleet. 


Cycle for Life

Sunday 6th May 2012: If you haven’t entered yet its time to get in.  Here is a deal for your entry.
Cycle for Life Challenge


THIS WEEKS RIDING

  • WEDNESDAY – Dept of Cycling MTB night rides are on and thanks for an amazing turn out last week
    Casual ride,  Meet at Avantiplus @ 6pm (this week  is lead rider.  for more info 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

April

May

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. 

Click Here

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.

Spin Classes are here

Spin Classes Start Soon

Tuesday nights from May 1st are spin nights.   Come and join Gordon McCauley on a Tuesday night spin with Department of Cycling and AvantiPlus Waitakere.  Every Tuesday night from 7pm at the shop (here).  Please click here for pricing and more information.

Remember, you cannot be dropped on a spin bike

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 by clicking here.
To see more on the event web site click here

Strava Cycling App

Join the fun with Strava

Who is King of the Mountains? It could be you! 
If you have a garmin, smart phone or a GPS unit take it with you on a ride, when you get back in front of a computer upload the ride to Strava and compare your climbs against others.  Maybe just compare your time against your last ride.  Follow other DoC members i.e Gusto and see what secret training they have been doing!!

Click here for more information

Join Paul for a ride to Wellsford

Join Paul Sharp on a ride to Wellsford

Sunday 29th April 2012  join Paul on a ride from Mt Albert up to Wellsford.   Looking at a good 7hours in the saddle so a decent hike.  You are more than welcome to join him on his journey at any point if you would like to cut the journey down.  The ride is weather dependant.  Please click here for more details.