Thank you Kings & Queens

Hi everyone

Rex taking it on!

Well, the first (and hopefully not last) “King & Queen of the Cog” event is over, and what a great success it was. We had 61 riders competing which I think is a really great achievement for a first event. I really hope that they had a great experience and this number will only grow.

You may have noticed that at the event briefings and prize-giving I really did not go into thanking people individually and that is because there was just so many people involved in the event, which culminated in it’s success. Many members, and non members, contributed in days up the event in promotion, lending equipment, managing registration etc…along with all the help on the day timing, marshaling, setting up/packing down, course design, course marking, baking of home made cookies for the finish line (!) and much more.

There were also a bunch of lovely people who just jumped in on the day to help out here and there when they saw me a bit overwhelmed, couldn’t have done it without you.

Thanks again and happy riding.

Sarah Natac


Click here for the results page


Can you help? Equipment and man power needed for “King & Queen of the Cog”

Hey guys

Thanks for a bunch of hard-working club volunteers, planning of our event is well underway. We are now looking for on-the-day volunteers and equipment for the event. Can you help?

Road race – 6 March 2014

MC x1 (5pm – 7:30pm), ideally can do Saturday as well

Timers/starters x2 (5:30pm – 7:30pm)

Finish line marshal x1 (6:30pm – 7:30pm)

Event base set up/pack down x1 (5pm – 7:30pm)

MTB race – 8 March 2014

MC x1 (9am – 2pm), ideally can do Thursday as well

Course marshals x3 (9:30am – 1pm)

Timers/starters x2 (9:30am – 1pm)

Tail end charlie x1 (9:30am – 1pm)

Event base set up/pack down (9:30am – 2pm)


Sound system

Trophy maker?

Stop watches x2

Pop up tent x1

Some corflute signage (can you make this or do you have a contact who could donate?)

Pigtails & tape (LOTS!!!)

Metal stands for signage x2 (similar to those used my estate agents for open home signs)

Thank you for your consideration. Please email Sarah at asap if you can help in any way, or text/call 021 278 9726.

King & Queen of the Cog FINAL 2014




Whats up DoC – Monday 17th February

Monday 17th February 2014

Our first get together of the year.

All DoC members are invited to come along and find out the plans for the year and put your own ideas forward.  We are encouraging your input.

Thank you to AvantiPlus Waitakere again for hosting us on the evening.  Arrival from 6.30pm and official proceedings will start at 7pm.

This will also be a special general meeting to ratify the audited accounts for 2012 and 2013 along with changes to the constitution.

Come along and meet all the new crew running DoC and put faces to the names.

Topics of conversation for Monday night

1. Chairman welcome
2. Treasurer Report (adoption of 2012-2013 accounts)
3. proposed constitution changes
4. MTB
5. Internet info (How and where to find info on Facebook, Website, email newsletter)
6. Road
7. Jafakids
8. Allan Postance (New Kit?, What do you want as a member?)
9. Open Floor

Volunteers needed for our event on 6 & 8 March

Hi there members, we are looking for a bunch of volunteers for our event which takes place on 6 & 8 March. If you are not yet aware of the event, you can check out the details here:

Can you fulfill one of the following roles? Please email or leave a message on our Facebook page. Thanks so much!

Thursday 6th March – road event @ Kumeu, volunteers needed from time specified until around 8pm

– 2x starters/timers (from 5:30pm)

– finish line marshal (from 5:30pm)

– helper to set up traffic management (from 5pm)

– 1x marshal for out on course (this is in additional to the usual numbers of marshals we have for this road course) (from 5:45pm)

– a few people to help with event base set up, registrations, general questions

– 1x MC (ideally someone who can do both days)

Saturday 8th March – mtb event @ Riverhead Forest, volunteers needed from around 9am – 2pm

– a few people to help with event base set up, registrations, general questions

– 2x starters/timers

– 1x finish line marshal

– 5x course marshals

– 1x tail end charlie (on bike or running WITH current first aid certificate)

– 2x people to organise BBQ and drinks for participants

– 1x MC (ideally someone who can do both days)

Also anyone keen to put together a music mix for the event that can be played before/during/after the event? Start line song ideas??

MTBers – please let us know your plans for 2014 (quick 2 question survey)

Club members chilling out after T42 at National Park.

Club members chilling out after T42 at National Park.

A couple of times a year we like to attend an event/race as a club. If it’s out of Auckland it might be in the form of group accommodation, transport and meals. If it’s in Auckland, it might just be putting up a club tent and providing a place for members to hang out and support eachother. In 2013, the DoC-supported mtb events were T42 and Woodhill 360, then the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge/Huka Challenge for the whole club, both road and mtb.

Please let us know what events you plan to enter or are keen on attending this year so we can put together some DoC support for the most popular. Click to complete the survey here, it’s only 2 questions!

Jafakids – We haven’t put in your ASSS events into the options but please fill it out if you are keen to complete any other events. Last year it was awesome to have the Page family join us for T42.

Thanks everyone for your time!