Taupo Cycling Club

SpringSeries 

Results for 21st Oct here 

And while we have your attention our AGM will be held at 6:15pm on Monday 10th November at the club rooms AC Baths (near the climbing wall). 

 

Results for racing 14th Oct Here 

And for those wanting more info on the  Gran Fondo ride link to FB here 

Great Turnout for the first race  8 Oct

Results here  *

  • *There are missing places in A and B grade, if you know who you were let Barry know.

 

We also need to get a couple of other messages out there:

  • Instead of marshalling the Crit The Taupo Cycle Club is helping out at the Time Trial on Friday 28th November. If you can offer some time between the hours of 11:00 and 5:00 on that day can you please let Barry know.
  • Barry would like to get the Grade D/E rides on the Sunday Morning Bunch Rides going again. If there is any takers please let him know.

 

The ever popular spring series kicks off again on Tuesday the 30th Sept.

Look forward to seeing you all there. 



Tail Light Taupo

 

Taupo Cycling Club wants to turn the town red! 

See flyer here  

The club is keen on safety and with the nights closing in and the days darker as winter approaches it can be hard to identify cyclists on the road.

Often cyclists have bright fluro clothing, but it can be hard to pick up if the sun is hiding behind clouds and the day is dull.

That is why they are pushing the use of tail lights on a bike anytime that it is on the road, day or night.

Over the next two months Taupo Cycling Club along with the local Bike shops are running the “Tail Light Taupo” campaign. With the emphasis on getting cyclists in the habit of having a tail light operating at all the time.

“Be safe, be seen” as the secretary of the club Carl Smith says. “It’s easy for cyclists to forget that a car is travelling at speed on the open road and anything that can help identify other road users is a real bonus.” Along with the shorter daylight hours as winter approaches “A couple of times I have seen cyclists lately just on dark cycling home with no visible lighting”

In conjunction with this, the local bike shops are offering a variety of specials and offers, trade ins and upgrades on tail lights. To get the specials all you have to say is “Tail Light Taupo”

 With the added incentive of one lucky person winning the purchase price back on the light, by tagging a photo on the clubs Facebook page.

The promo will run for the two months of June and July and will use their Facebook page Taupo cycling club and encouraging the use of the hashtag #tailighttaupo

So expect to see more red lights flashing in the district.

For more information contact Carl Smith on 021741903 or leave a note on the https://www.facebook.com/taupocyclingclub


2014 Memberships: 

Hopefully you have renewed your membership for 2014. If not, refer to the membership page here for more details.


Sunday morning Winter Rides

Welcome to the winter!   Just to let you know that the Sunday morning rides leave at 9 am from the 1 June and leaves from the Farmers Building down town Taupo.

These are great rides, esp on fine crisp mornings.  So don't let your summer fitness go to waste, and keep those wheels turning! 


We need you!

The Taupo cycling club needs you!  We have had a number of our wonderful committee members resign and move away from here.

I know it sounds cliched but we can only run the club on volunteer help.


About the Taupo Cycling Club

Taupo Cycling Club provides activities for cycling enthusiasts.

The club was the major driving force behind the building of the local cycling velodrome. This project was supported by the community, through various fund raising activies.

The goal of the club is to encourage & develop the sport of cycling, through organised activities.

As well as organising weekly rides like the Sunday Morning Social Ride, Tuesday Night Racing and Skills Session or Racing at the Velodrome, the club encourages entry into a variety of local, regional and international cycling events and you can check out the event calendar to find out more.

Keep up to date with everything cycling in the Lake Taupo region by subscribing to our eNewsletter, liking us on Facebook or checking out our Latest News page.  Get in touch with Taupo Cycling Club to find out more!

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