Weekly Update 21st November 2012

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Lake Taupo Cycle and Huka Challenge

Last minute updates

  1. Bottle Drop 
    $20 for 2 bottles (water or Peak fuel)
    Any extras for bottle drop need to be at the shop by 5pm Thursday.
    If you want your old bottle back label them clearly, these will be kept at the shop until next Friday then binned.
    You will only get a bottle if you have your orange sticker on  your bike!!
  2. Food Vouchers for After the race
    DoC have our own tent for MTB, Road, Jafakids and GMC riders this year.
    $20 for burger, nibbles and beer.  It also helps contribute to the site.
    These need to be purchased before Saturday so contact us if you haven’t got yours yet.  (email deptofcycling@gmail.com)
  3. Taupo Challenge Ride Bunches
    The main bunch will be leaving from McDonalds at 6.30am to roll to start line.
    GMC riders will be meeting at start at 6.30am and will break into 2 groups after the start of the race.

Make sure you get your ticket and join us for story telling and fun after the ride and if we don’t catch up before have a great day out there.

Race Report:  Morgan Smith’s Tour of Southland Report

People have been asking so here you go!

4km Team Time Trial
Woke up early after a restless night. We weren’t off until 4pm. How was I going to stay relaxed until then??
The team rode down early for presentation and to ride with the kids.  I got there saw them all as excited as I was.  How was that possible?  All the team vans set up.
“Man this is pro” ran through my head and did so the whole week! I started to warm up with the boys in the tent, starting to gee myself up!
This is it. Lined up on the start line looking flash and feeling the same. Nek minnet I was in the box!  Red had railed the first corner and we had drifted apart.  The next two corners were the same as I dropped wheels and had to miss a couple turns.
That was not the start I wanted.

Stage 1

160kms to Lumsden
We signed on as a team and rolled down into the Velodrome.  It is steep!
More and more riders joined in the lapping and with school kids lining the sides, chants were going up.
I think it was something like 8 sprints in the first 3kms of the race?  So the pace was maxed straight away, 20kms in I found myself heading towards the front.

Read the rest of the report here…

Christmas 3 up TT

When: December 9, 2012 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am
Where: AvantiPlus Waitakere
192 Universal Dr
Henderson,Auckland 0610
New Zealand
Cost: Free
Contact: Catherine Webb
09 837 0680

The morning of the AGM and Prize giving is traditionally filled with a 3 up TT and this year is no different.

  • Details to follow

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AGM Department of Cycling

When: December 9, 2012 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Waitemata Rugby Club
96 Swanson Rd
Henderson,Auckland 0610
New Zealand
Cost: Free
Contact: Rochelle Young

This is the time to have your say.

Come along to the AGM to hear what the club has achieved over the past year and where it is heading.

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Department of Cycling Prize Giving

When: December 9, 2012 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Waitemata Rugby Club
96 Swanson Rd
Henderson,Auckland 0610
New Zealand
Cost: Free
Contact: Catherine Webb
09 837 0680

Time for the annual prize giving and its going to be hard to choose the cup winners after such a great year.

This will be held after the AGM at Waitemata Rugby club.

  • Spot prizes on the day
  • Presentation of trophies
  • Guest speaker TBA
  • Fun for all, bring the kids!!!

Please click here to fill in a nomination form to help us out.


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  • SUNDAY – There is no official ride this Sunday but there will be people meeting at the shop at 7.30am for a pedal.
    This is the rec ride and is a great ride for all abilities.  A bit of everything for everyone.

If you require further information please contact Mike here

Upcoming Events



We look forward to seeing you all out there.


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Thursday nights are coming.

Thursday Nights are Coming!

Just a quick update so everyone knows whats happening

Currently we are awaiting council approval for this years traffic management plan. We update the plan every year  – to allow us to race legally on the roads.

At this point ( Nov 1 ) we are in a queue with the council officer in charge of Rodney district, and as soon as we get sign off that this has been rubber stamped, racing is on.

This year there will be a few changes- a new course! – we’re running a slightly longer course to accommodate the expected riders

a new timing system! ( we need about 4 volunteers to learn to run the system – please email: road@deptofcycling.com  if you’d like to volunteer please)

As you know  – with all good things there’s usually a wait  -currently we are anticipating mid – late November before we start, but as things progress we’ll update here – so watch this space.

In the interim, to keep those legs pumping, we’re looking to hold the inaugural DOC Criterium series at Trusts Stadium. Updates for this will be coming in the next few days -so again –



Membership Renewals

start from 30th Septemberwhich will take your membership through to 31st October 2013.

  • $50 for membership
  • Bike NZ affiliation
  • Discount voucher for AvantiPlus Waitakere
  • 14 months for price of 12
  • Discounted rates for some DoC events/packages.
  • Eligible to vote at AGM and hold a Committee member position

Click here to see more…

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DoC on 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!!

Join the DoC crew on Strava and view the rides at a glance on the right of the web site.

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