Whats on before Taupo

Hi All


THIS WEEKS RIDING (18th – 27thNov)

  • SUNDAY (20th)–
    • Ladies MTB ride – Sunday’s, leaving from Avantiplus Waitakere @2:30pm. Email Catherine to join in.
    • Sunday Bunch Ride – 7:00 AM START   We are now in the “Race Tuning” phase of our training.
      • Course map– 75km
      • Interval point.  Pomona Road -2 Laps of Thursday Race Circuit (4 up TT)   High intensity (Race Pace) Interval
      • Release point – Tunnell Hill
      • Course Map – A Shorter Option 52km
      • Now operating according to “the plan” Click here for full detials

  • TUESDAY (22nd) – Casual 29km hill ride around Swanson leaving Avantiplus Waitakere @ 5:30 pm All welcome, self seeded groups depending on numbers. Course Map
  • WEDNESDAY (23rd)

    • Pre Taupo Breifing Night. 7pm @ Avantiplus Waitakere. Find out when & where to meet on the day, organise your bottle drop buy a meal voucher for after the ride, pre order kit and renew your membership all on the one night. Eft/credit card facilities will be available on the night.
    • Dept of Cycling MTB night ride:
      • Beginners Group,  Meet at Avantiplus @ 6pm or at Woodhill Forest car park @ 6:30pm.       
      • Flying XC Squad, Woodhill this week.  Meet at Avantiplus @ 6pm or at Woodhill Forest car park @ 6:30pm. Over 18yo riders only. Enquires, email Martyn
  • THURSDAY (24th) – 27km Handicap start road race starts from Kumeu Community Centre. All riders are welcome, be ready to ride at 6:30pm, Registration from 6:00pm Thursday Race Flier
  • FRIDAY (25th) – End of month drinks from 5:30pm @ Bar 159.
  • SATURDAY (26th) -Round Taupo & Huka Challenge events. Get your meal ticket and join the rest of the DoC team at the Les Mills/Department of Cycling tent afterwards.
  • SUNDAY (27th) – No official bunch ride today, Feel free to show up and get a group together if you’re around. Sorry the shop will not be open until 10:00am


  • DoC Kit orders – We have a small order arriving around the end of November. To place an order now either print the Clothing Form and drop it in to Avantiplus Waitakere or email Catherine
  • Pre Taupo breifing evening – Wed. 23rd Nov 7pm @Avantiplus Waitakere. Sign up for the bottle drop and get together with a start group for the ride
  • Round Taupo – Nov. 26th Join the DoC team at the Les Mills/DoC tent after the event
  • Day of Cycling – Sunday Dec 4th. Starts with a Christmas 3 up TT at 8:00am followed by Club AGM at 1:00pm and then the annual prizegiving celebration at 2:00pm


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