Taupo Cycling Club

Taupo hosts the interclub race

On th 20th july Taupo hosts the interclub with Rotorua and Tokoroa. Registration is from 9 am, and racing at 10.

For all details see hereinterclub pdf 

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


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! 

Bike Taupo Road Cycle routes 

Bike Taupo have worked dilligently to provide a list of roads that are ranked in order of safety and disitance. With some good hints to stay safe. 

Please feel free to download here .  Bike Taupo Website 


2014 Central North Island Interclub

There was some great racing in Rotorua last weekend, on a great course and well organized as usual.  The interclub racing is low key and very social, and very doable by all members of our club.  it gives a fanastic lowcost introduction to road racing.  I encourage you all to attend Tokoroa's race next month.

Round 1 - Rotorua: Details & Results

http://cyclingrotorua.co.nz/2014-central-north-island-interclub/

Round 2 - Tokoroa -

Mid June (will confirm date & race details ASAP)

Round 3 - Taupo - 20th July

We need you!

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.


2014 Memberships: 

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


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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