DoC Email Newsletter 21st April

Power up for Winter

Make sure you are free to visit AvantiPlus Waitakere on Tuesday 28th April 2015 for an evening of Beer, wine, chips and cheese along with great information from Taylor Gunman of Avanti Racing Team is guest speaker on the night.

Taylors results speak for themselves

– 2014 National Time Trial Champion

– 2015 New Zealand Cycle Classic Champion

– 2015 Oceania Continental Road Race Champion

amongst a long list of achievements.

He will be talking to us about a few key training tools that make him a better racer / cyclist amongst topics suggested by you on the Facebook Event.

There will be massive deals on clothing on the night, not to be missed as this could kit you up for winter or set up your kit for next summer’s racing season.

As always with their events the doors are open to everyone so make sure you get in early to get a good spot and be in with a chance to win a door prize.

Register your interest on Facebook here

Hill Climb Series is back


Sunday April 26th 2015

Crows Road is to host the first of the Department of Cycling hill Climb Series for 2015.

Come along and test yourself on a 2.5km climb. This event is both challenging and fun.

Riders start at 30 second Intervals and ride against the clock and times will be taken at the top.

The race will be preceded with the Rec Ride Course A from AvantiPlus Waitakere at 7.30am.  The ride will finish at the corner of Birdwood road and Crows Road by 10am where registration will take place and briefing at 10.15am.

If you would like to have warm clothes or nutrition taken to the start leave it in the Van before the Rec ride and it will be taken to the start line for you.

If you decide to skip the Rec ride and make your own way to the start line please park on Glen Road or Bradnor Meadows Drive.

Volunteers needed for timing and start line.  Please email Darrell

Last Friday of the Month Drinks

Get yourselves ready for the Hill Climb with a yarn and secret planning.

Come along to Bar 159 for a couple of drinks with the rest of the DoC crew.

Friday 24th April


Bar 159

Lincoln Road

Henderson 0610

New Zealand

Click here for more information.


Tuesday Ride starts at 6.00pm.

The Tuesday night ride has been brought froward to 6pm due to daylight running out on us closer to the end of our rides.

We are using the Tuesday  night ride course instead of the Ride of Truth due to Christian Road being closed for foreseeable future.

  • Leave Avanti at 6pm OR
  • Leave Community Hall cnr Don Buck / Red Hills at 6.20pm
  • 30km or 35km depending where you leave from.
  • Click here for Course

When the winter is in full swing the lights go on and we start our Night Rides on the same course. 

Spin Class starts tomorrow

Thursday 23rd April 2015

Run by AvantiPlus Waitakere

  • $10 to spin

Concession cards available.

  • $40 for 5

The focus is on providing a professional, challenging and fun environment. All levels of cyclist are welcome to attend any session.

Are you a Mountain Biker?  Get a slick on your wheel and get yourself a wind trainer to join in the fun.

Remember you cannot be dropped on a wind trainer!


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