DoC Day of Cycling. Poker Run, AGM and Prizegiving

In December the Department of Cycling holds the Day of Cycling on a suitable Sunday.

In 2015 we start Sunday 13th December with The Poker Run!

8am start at AvantiPlus Waitakere

This is followed at 1pm by the Annual General Meeting, the serious business of the day and is located in Langtons on Lincoln.

All members are invited to have their say after a short run down of the year in Department of Cycling from the president and committee positions filled.

After a short break refreshments will be served and prize giving will commence.  (from 2pm)  Please help with these prizes by filling in a nomination form.

You are welcome to come to any or all of these events and we encourage you to have your say.  You must be a current member 2014 / 2015 membership year to have a vote in the AGM and cast your nominations for positions and awards.

If you have any queries regarding these events please contact Bernadette

Last Friday of the Month Drinks

Get yourselves ready for the season with a yarn and secret planning.

Come along to Bar 159 for a couple of drinks with the rest of the DoC crew.

Friday 28th August

Bar 159
Lincoln Road
Henderson 0610
New Zealand

DoC Mid Winter Christmas Dinner

Join us  for this Mid Winter celebration to warm up your winter training or just get out of the house for a night.

We are celebrating Christmas in the middle of winter so your best Christmas costume is welcome on the night!


Your DoC subsidized $60 ticket will include a stunning 3 course buffet dinner prepared by our hosts Langtons on Lincoln!  (menu will follow soon and all gluten free) and non-alcoholic drinks and with a cash bar on venue. It will not be a dry night!

Children are welcome on the evening.
Under 12yrs will be $30 Under 5yrs will be free.

We will be having a Santa Snatch on the evening so please bring along a wrapped present valued between $5 and $10.  If you have never played Santa Snatch you are in for a great surprise.

We will also be revealing the new DoC kit on the evening!  This will be your first chance to see the new design and we will be taking pre-orders on the night with mobile eftpos available to pay for this too.

Numbers need to be confirmed by Monday 13th July so your final chance to buy a ticket is 5pm on Sunday 12th July 2015!  Don’t miss out.

Get in touch with Bernadette Mark – or Sandra Postance –


Whats Up DoC? Monday 23rd March

Monday 23rd March 7pm

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.

Drinks and Nibbles provided!

Round the Mountain 150km in Taranaki

New committee member on events, Geoff Cooke has put together two great packages for events at the beginning on 2015.

Department of Cycling Taranki / Rev Click the link to check out the letter from Geoff regarding both events

Taranaki New Plymouth. “Round the Mountain” cycle 150km.

Saturday January 24th, perfect timing for Auckland Anniversary weekend.

$80 per entry. ( You get a meal and drink ticket with the entry).

This is a very fast ride, undulating hills, nothing as challenging as Taupo or K2, so ideal for all levels!!


  • Arrive Friday 23rd arrange your own dinner. I shall arrange accommodation, there is a really good back packers very handy to the event location, we have stayed there past three years.
  • Race day, group booking for dinner after prize giving, then off to see the festival of lights (free activity, live bands etc), also walking distance from our accommodation.
  • Sunday 25th options include, ride up to Mt Egmont Nat Park (bit winding and hilly) and or shopping, a visit to White Cliffs organic Brewery, and lunch there an option. Waterfront walk is a must do as well. For those more adventurous there are some great treks to do, various levels up the western flank of Mt Taranaki.

Heaps to do, other suggestions welcome. I do need to get an indication of numbers please. The plan will be to return to Auckland Monday 26th, in time to return to work on the Tuesday.Yay!!.

If you are interested please get in touch with Geoff directly.

Geoff Cooke
021 061 6573