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


  • 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



We look forward to seeing you all out there.


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.

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