Weekly Update from Department of Cycling

This Week is about upcoming events.

Pre Taupo / Huka Briefing

When: November 19, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: AvantiPlus Waitakere
192 Universal Dr
Henderson,Auckland 0610
New Zealand
Contact: Catherine Webb
09 837 0680

Department of Cycling, Jafakids and GMC riders!!  Take Note!

Come along on Monday night for

  • Briefing on movements of DoC for Saturday 24th November
  • Pay for bottle drop on Challenge Lake Taupo Cycle Race.
  • Pay for meal & refreshment ticket in tent afterwards (open to DoC road, mtb, Jafakids and GMC riders)
  • Hear the tactics of group riders

Once again Department of Cycling will be out in force in Taupo on 24th November.  Normally we have tagged on to Les Mills tent but this year we have taken the leap into having our own tent at the post race event and would really love to see you all out there utilizing this. Refreshments will be available in the tent and this will be $20 per ticket which can be paid for on Monday night or by contacting Catherine (jeffandcat@clear.net.nz).  This ticket will include burger and refreshments.

The usual bottle drop (not feed station) will be available on Kuratau Hill.  Kathryn Eltringham will be there looking after bottles for you to pick up half way round.   $20 will get you 2 bottles filled with Peak Fuel and / or Water and a smile half way round to keep you going.  (Please be aware that this is not a feed zone but a bottle drop)  For further information please contact Catherine Webb – jeffandcat@clear.net.nz)

You will also be able to purchase Department of Cycling kit and membership on the night.

Click here for Event Calendar

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

Click here for Calendar Event

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.

Click here for calendar event

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 – Rides will follow in an update.

If you require further information please contact Mike here

Upcoming Events



We look forward to seeing you all out there.


Race report Auckland champs round 3

Auckland Champs round 3: Slater Road

by Robin Page

When it comes to bikes, the saying “That’s how I roll” actually makes sense. In my case, it was because Christmas had come early to the Page family household in the form of a custom built Stans Crest 29’r wheelset on Stans 3.30 Ti hubs. I’m not sure if it counts as a Christmas present when you buy it yourself, but nonetheless just riding around the cul-de-sac on these wheels, set up tubeless with my Racing Ralph tyres, was enough to make me giggle a little inside. And aloud too for that matter. I have always intended to put a lightweight wheelset on my XTC 29’r, as I have always known that the one thing that needed improvement was the wheelset weighing in at just over 2kg… Swapped out for the 1500g crests, the bike was down to 10.4kg, with pedals and a cycle computer. So, car packed and bike suitably blinged,  I headed off to Slater road to race the final of the Auckland Champs.
Read the rest of the report here…

Welcome Back Tour of Southland Boys.

Congratulations Tour of Southland Boys.

We welcome back our Tour of Southland heros after a great weeks work:

After a tough start to the Tour the boys, riding for Barry Stewart Builders and GMC coaching managed to get Gordon McCauley into 4th on general classification and hold their own in the pelaton.

Team consisted of

161 Gordon McCauley
DoC Rider
162 Morgan Smith
DoC Rider
163 Patrick Jones (U23) Dunedin
164 Nick Miller (U23)
Ex Jafakid
165 Alistair Burnett Invercargill
166 Richard Lawson (U23) Christchurch

Congratulations boys and we look forward to seeing you out there over the summer.

See detailed results here

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…

Join Strava

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.

Click here for more information

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