Archives for October 2013

Partners and Helpers!

Are you doing TAUPO?

If you are going and have plenty of supporters looking for something to do on the day get them to call us.  We have a job for them.

Volunteers are the backbone of the club and we need some helpers for day.

We are looking for bodies to help set up the BBQ at the finish line and get the tent ready for the hungry riders at the finish!

These will not be tough tasks and won’t take all day as we expect others to help out.  The more names we have the less work there will be.

Please contact Alex

Message from Events

Hi Everyone

Please keep the 8th December free for the AGM and usual fun TT in the morning!
I am looking for prizes and/or sponsors for awards.

If anyone is interested please let me know.

We have K2, Bike the Lake, Bike the Bridge and Taupo all coming up soon, November will be a busy month, everyone take care out there and cycle safely.

Sunday Rides 27th October 2013

Short Ride

9okm – AvantiPlus Waitakere 90km

Triangle, Red Hills, Old North, Peak, Kahikatea Flats, Dairy Flat Hwy, Potter, Obrien, Ridge, Riverhead-Coatseville, Old North, Red Hills, Sunnyvale, Mcentee, Kay, Swanson, Universal Home.

Long Ride

104.7km – Endurance Ride 6

Triangle, Makora, Moire, West Harbour Drive, Luckens, Wiseley, Hobsonville, Squadron, Bridge, Upper Harbour Drive, Albany Highway, Dairy Flat hwy, Potter, Sunnyside, Coatesville-Riverhead hwy, Wake, Ridge, Coatseville-Rivehead, Deacon, Old North, Waikoukou Valley, Muriwai, School, Foster, Awa, Tawa, Annandale, Cottle, Waitakere, Taupaki, Amriens, McEntee, Bethels, Te Henga, Scenic, Swanson, Candia, Simpson, Metcalfe, Swanson, Lincoln Home.


As always Alan from Avanti will be riding the rec-ride to be back at the shop by 10am.  If you would like to ride 50km you are welcome to join him.

Free Road Coaching Sunday

Starting at 8am from AvantiPlus Waitakere you will be taken in small groups around our 35km social ride course.
This will be followed with coffee at Columbus on Lincoln road and debrief of the day’s session.

What to bring:
Bike, helmet, spare tube, tyre levers, pump, drinks and food.

At the moment there will be 2 groups of 6 riders taken by Allan Postance and Darrall Castle.

This is an open road coached session so numbers are limited. Get your RSVP in soon to confirm your spot.

To register a spot please email Alan –

Last Saturday of the Month coached ride October

Hi all,

A quick message to confirm the coaching this weekend. We have 8 students confirmed and possibility of a few more showing up also. There are a few on the ‘Going’ list who have said they can’t make it and a few who said they can so don’t take that list for gospel. If you still want to come but havn’t put your hand up yet, just show up on the day, we won’t stress out about it and you can slot yourself into a group on the day. The coaches we have organized are:

-Sophie Mary Bethell – Novice A Group.
-Royce – Novice B Group. Royce says that “The lesson Topic I would cover is Trailside Repairs. This covers a wide range of problems and how to fix them to either carry on or limp home level. It would be largely static so any riding would be up to the individuals on its conclusion. ”
-Martyn Pearce – Intermediate Group

To come for coaching please show up at the allocated time of 0900 in your riding gear with a safe working mountainbike and helmet. Please remember no helmet = no ride and don’t forget to bring $10 cash on the day.

The entrance to the WCRC trails at Riverhead is marked by the yellow arrow that says “You are here” on the map below. You might need to look at GoogleMaps to confirm exactly where you are going.

Hope you all have a good time.


Calendar Details here