Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it! We have decided to postpone the Arch Hill Spin and Club Xmas Party till the New Year. Thanks to all those who entered and were planning to enter today. Also a big thanks to all the organisers who got early txt messages this morning. As they say – ‘there is more fun to be had in the sun’ and the Arch Hill Spin is all about the fun so we want to maximise this. See you in the New Year!
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Long-time club supporter Bruce Chambers has let us know about a new cycleway that Auckland Transport are working on. It will follow the Eastern Rail line for 7kms to Tamaki Drive. which will link Auckland University Tamaki Campus with the city. It will be on one side of the Purewa Stream and they hope at a future date to add a trail on the other side so as to make a figure 8 with a cross over at a proposed new station half way along.
Auckland Transport have organised a meeting on Saturday 22 November 2014; Timed 8.30 am to 12 noon at St Chads Church, 38 St Johns Rd Meadowbank in the form of an Open Day to explain it.
For more details see their website: https://at.govt.nz/easternpath
Update from the guys at 440.
Updated trail map for this coming season. A brand spanker new DH race track, and a machine built easy trail to access the lower slopes.
440 are excited to announce some changes for the 2014-15 season. We will now have a pay per run system which means you will no longer have to book online. This means you will be able to purchase a pass either on our website shop or at the park on the day you ride. This means there is no pressure on when you arrive and how many runs you decide to do. It also gives you the opportunity to take a pedal to the upper trails if you wish.
Described by the Kennett Bros as “a great little ride”, the walkway follows the coast of the Manukau Harbour, starting at Ambury Regional Park, and ending 7km later on a secluded beach with stunning views out to the heads. We’ll stop for a chinwag and some lollies then head back the way we came.
Because the track follows the coastline it’s almost entirely flat, which makes it perfect for younger children (suitable for kids under 12, see our policy on parental supervision), pull-along trailers and less experienced riders. For the more skilled, it’s a pleasant hour or two taking in the sea air and the views. :)
Meet at Ambury Regional Park at 8:45am, ride starts at 9am.
Ride Leader: Peter Stoneham
Big thanks to all that turn up to CX in The City and our sponsors.
We had 70 people racing and lots of spectators cheering us on. The course was better than we hoped for.
If you had fun send an email to email@example.com and we will pass it on to Auckland Council Parks department so we can run more events in city parks.
Check out the photo’s on our Facebook site, thanks to Brent Neighbour
Another working bee on this weekend.
3-5pm. Txt Jon on 0210 406 044 if you’re keen to attend.
Check out the pics from the last session..
Round one of the Endura Series this Sunday. The team have a great course at Woodhill in store for you all. Events starting from 10am.
It’s that time of the year, the most important evening for the club our annual AGM.
The evening is an opportunity to hear about the developments and achievements from the past year in events, club rides, trail building and advocacy, but more importantly for you as members to provide input and support for the future direction of the club.
Thanks to the familiar faces around the committee over the past few years, the club has developed from a small committee with a heavy workload to well oiled, strong team, leading and supporting many great initiatives.
This year there is a real need to inject new blood and energy to support into the committee.
At the coming AGM Mike Mangino and Hayden Russell will be stepping down from their respective Treasurer and President roles. Continue reading
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We made a good start on the pump track at Kophai Reserve in Titirangi last weekend. Despite the dismal weather forecast, seven blokes, three kids and two dogs showed up and got stuck into shifting and shaping dirt. The initial … Continue reading
We’ll be out at Hunua this Sunday (14th September) for the first working bee of spring. Come along and help us break through with the new trail (working title Coronation St, apparently the name of the old workers houses situated there during the construction of the dam in the 1960s).
Trail Fund have come to the party and helped fund the purchase of five trail tools for this project. All we need now is some volunteers to wield them! If you’re keen drop Hayden an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll repay you with a high-energy lunch, some ice cold beers and maybe even a few snarlers at the ranger station afterwards.