Archives for June 2014

DoC Mid Winter Dinner 5th July

Department of Cycling committee would like to invite DoC members and partners to our Mid Winter Dinner.

Tickets are $40 per person (subsidized by DoC)
Limited tickets available so get in quick.  Final payments to be in by 5pm Sunday 29th June 2014.

Being held at AvantiPlus Waitakere on the same night as the start of Le Tour de Franc you are invited to enjoy 3 courses of French cuisine cooked by Chef to the stars Nina Parry, greeted at the door with a glass of fine Champagne to kick things off from 6pm.

First course will be served at 7pm after a short welcome from el Presidente Allan Postance.

The evening will be filled with fun activities including TDF quiz and bring some cash for betting action.

For tickets and more information please contact Catherine Webb.


Get your ICE App

If you have a smart phone it is more than likely that you have a lock on your phone to keep those prying eyes off your personal information.  If there is an accident on the road your phone could be your lifeline to vital information for emergency response personnel.

There are many applications available to allow emergency services to access your information or just see emergency information at a glance.   Here are a couple.


ICE (In Case of Emergency)

ICE (In Case of Emergency) is the best app in the store for organizing your emergency medical and contact information. ICE uses the information you already have about your emergency contacts in your device’s Contacts app so you don’t have to store separate records that need their own maintenance.

• Keep your emergency information organized – medical conditions, allergies, emergency contact
• Put your medical and emergency contact on your lock screen
• Store an ID card image just in case


Google Play

Emergency, Medical & Contact information for emergency services and first responders In Case of Emergency (ICE). SOS message.

•Custom screen lock – app can be accessed through password protected screen lock. In Case of an Emergency – emergency services & hospital staff will only have access to ICE Emergency app.
• SOS – sends SOS message to your Emergency Contacts, automatically includes GPS location
• Emergency Contacts – Call or SMS from App
• Medical History – vital information for first responders and hospital staff:
+ Allergies
+ Blood group
+ Diabetic information


These applications are in no way a replacement for an emergency contact card in your back pocket or bike bag.  Your Department of Cycling membership card holds this information.
Please check your cards to make sure all of your details are correct.

  • name
  • allergies
  • emergency contact information
  • if you don’t carry id on you please make sure your phone is unlocked and you have an ICE number (in case of emergency)

ICE number should be a contact in your phone eg. ICE Joe Bloggs – 555-1234.

First Aid/CPR information evening

First Aid

We are having an informative/educational evening at the shop to up skill our members/cycling community in CPR and potential cycling accident risks.

  • Monday 23rd June 2014
  • 7pm to 9pm
  • AvantiPlus Waitakere
  • 192 Universal Drive, Henderson

DOC members can attend free of charge, non members can attend for a gold coin donation as a minimum.

This is NOT a first aid certificate but practical skills to assist others in need.

We have all required assistance of some sort over the years, so why not gain some skills that can help someone else!

Please pass the word around and also comment on Facebook page to indicate your interest and availability.

Click here for calendar event.

Weekend Rides w/e 8th June – Volcano Rides


Long Ride

Saturday Long Ride D: 45.98km

Ride leader:- Sandra Postance
35km short ride
Ride leader: Bernadette Mark

Sunday Volcano Ride

This ride has been put together for “something a little different” as has been requested by members.

There are 2 rides of different distances.  The bunches will be split into groups of 5 or 6, of similar ability, for safety reasons.  Each group will be given a map and a ride leader assigned.

3 Summits DoC ride  46km