Archives for January 2014

Sunday Ride – 12th January 2014

The Road sub committee are working on a training plan structured around the Flyer on April 5th.  This is the first ride of the plan, which will be posted next week.

Lead Riders roster is being compiled at the moment.  If you are available to lead some rides on either Saturday or Sunday please email Alan – to register interest.

There is only one ride posted but anyone who would like to go shorter is more than welcome to cut out the Bethells – Te Henga loop.

Rec Ride with Te Henga twist


Tirangle, Red Hills, Old North, Waikaukau Valley, Muriwai, School, Foster, Trigg, Puke, Tawa, Hanham, Waitakere,  Cottle, Cuthbert, Hunter, Waitakere, Bethells, Te Henga, Scenic, Swanson Home.

This group will be self seeded and break into two groups at the top of Triangle Road.

The aim is to ride together as groups working as a group until Bethells where the aim is to push hard until the end.

Wanted: Mtbers to help organise mtb stuff

1513222_10151932420379531_2061414803_nHey there, Sarah here! While I was out racing, cursing myself for putting my body through that much pain, and then subsequently drinking almost a whole litre of chocolate milk which meant I then needed to stop every hour on my way back to Auckland, I got nominated as MTB Delegate for 2014 at the DOC AGM. Thanks guys! But I need help…

Are you keen to put in a wee bit of time to help organise something that you love that you want to share with others? I’m looking for people to form the mtb subcommittee for this year and pick up responsibilities like the ones below, or start something new 🙂

– Organise the wed night mtb social ride (roster and weekly updates plus the mid winter ride and Christmas ride)

– Organise our coaching calender for the year plus work with the coaches to decide the focus and location of each session, plus promo etc… (maybe a few people to do this)

– Organise group away rides, day rides or overnight trips etc.. (Parahaki Mtb Club is keen to do an interclub ride this year)

– Work with Clint to organise the DOC-supported races

– Work with Jafakids to keep up to date with what they are doing and how we can share resources or events…

Email me at or text/call 021 278 9726. We normally meet on the first Monday of every month, cutting down to bi-monthly during winter when things are quieter.

Volunteers Wanted to Help Organise “King & Queen of the Cog 2014”

The inaugural “King and Queen of the Cog 2014” event is coming up soon in just two months time on the 6th (road) & 8th (mtb) of March. Are you keen to help get this event off the ground? Inparticular we are looking for people to help coordinate the following:

– Course (mtb) – people to set the mtb course(s) at Riverhead Forest, get maps done, organise tape/signs, course set up, marshalls etc…

– Promo & sponsorship – people to hunt out spot prizes, help promote the event

– Registration – someone to look after registrations/finances, prior to and on the day of the event.

– Timing – look after timing/placings at the event.

– Misc – people to organise trophies, first aiders, event set up etc…

Please email Sarah at asap or text/call on 021 278 9726.