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Summer riding program has started.........see details below.
Tauranga Road Cycling Club Inc.
James Bachellier, Treasurer


Congratulations to all the riders who took part in the clubs "Five Angels Hilly Time Trial" today, 76km in distance and 1650m of elevation gained during the ride. Just to finish this ride is a real achievement. Strong winds and lots of loose seal on the downhills meant that Daniel Molyneux's 2011 record (2:01:22) was not in danger of being broken, but there were still some very good times. A few dramas as usual, including Stacey Pask who was going very well until getting a puncture and Fraser Sharp taking a tumble. Great sportsmanship by Tom Carter in helping Fraser get back under way and keeping an eye on him.

James Johnson took out first place in a great time of 2:12:45, Heath Lett in 2nd on 2:13:50 and Fergus Hamilton, in his first week back on the bike after breaking his arm in the Dynamo Winter Series, in 3rd place with 2:14:19.

Thanks to Greg Taylor for organising the race (and riding as well!), the Registration Team (Jackie Stanton and Rachel Kilgour), the Marshalls (Greg & Rachel Kilgour, Talbot Munro, Dave Emslie, Graham Roberts, Raewyne Cathie, Stephen Lewis, Ray & Pauline Schrafft), the morning tea by Jan Taylor and Raewyne and the time keeping (Mark Ireland)

James Johnson 2:12:45
Heath Lett 2:13:50
Fergus Hamilton 2:14:19
Fraser Sharp 2:16:03
Todd Davidson 2:22:04
Shane Kaio 2:22:35
Tom Carter 2:24:33
Greg Taylor 2:25:33
Brad Smith 2:26:34
Sarah Backler 2:27:26
Steve Neill 2:28:06
Bron Healey 2:28:37
Blake Miller 2:29:08
Richard McKey 2:30:18
Phil Rayner 2:30:35
Liam Miller 2:30:48
Shawn Savage 2:33:11
Stuart Meadows 2:33:52
Stacey Pask 2:35:15
Wayne Arthur 2:35:53
Jamie Shields 2:39:03
Harry Low 2:41:35
Rob Huggins 2:46:54
Rick Emerson 2:48:06
Kylee Mudgeway 2:50:23
Scott Carley 2:51:50
Emily Kneale 2:58:09
Matt Lochhead 2:58:53
Matt Johns 2:59:34
James Wilkins 3:00:30
Quintan Moore 3:01:09
Abbie Mortimer 3:04:19
Matt Moynihan 3:05:14
Liam Dunne 3:11:21
Martin Horne 3:15:17
Grace Blissett 3:23:58

Fraser Sharp Olympic Evening
Come and hear about Fraser Sharps Rio Paralympics Experience - Friday 14th OctoberTauranga Road Cycling Club invites you to enjoy a sociable Friday evening event, with drinks, food, and Fraser Sharp telling us all about his incredible experience at the Rio Paralympics.

We look forward to the pleasure of your company and a good social time.

Where: Mount Ocean Sports Club (MOSC) Salisbury Wharf, Upstairs Room and Bar, Mount Maunganui
When: Friday 14th October 2016
Time: 5.30 pm onward  -  just as soon as can get there after work.
The Bar will be open for all to purchase your own drinks.

6.30pm -7.00pm  Special Guest Speaker Fraser Sharp - Fraser will share his experience at the Rio Paralympics

Cost: $16.00 per person – for platter finger food consisting of Sandwiches, Savouries, Mini mince pies, Sausage Rolls, Samosa, Spring Rolls, Chips …
To be paid on Arrival at the Bar Upstairs: to Michelle – manager/host at Mount Ocean Sports Club.
Eftpos available.

We look forward to seeing you there!!
Tauranga Road Cycling Club Committee


Tuesday Night Training Rides - Departing at 6.00pm
Choice of:
1. Mount / Papamoa / Welcome Bay loop. Meet at AvantiPlus Mt Maunganui..
2. Oropi Rd - choice of Oropi / Ohauiti Loop, or Glue Pot Rd OR up to the school and back down Oropi. The faster groups will decide route on the night, the control pace group will do up to the school and back down each week. Meet at Renner Park Golf Club carpark.

Care is needed on both rides, particularly the ride from the Mount, as you will be on busy roads and travelling through many intersections.
1. All road rules apply, in particular giving way at all intersections and roundabouts.
2. Ride in single file
3. "Lap off" only to the left, regardless of wind direction, so you don't pop out unexpectedly in front of overtaking cars
4. Keep left
5. Riders at the front are the "eyes" for the entire group - make sure you let the group know if you are slowing or stopping for traffic and point out hazards on the road (pot holes, road kill, glass etc)
6. Front and Rear lights are required and make sure the rear light is on for the whole ride.
7. Display courtesy to other road users. Even if a car gives some abuse, don't shout back or gesture at them. No good has ever come from doing that.

Thursday Night Races - Registration by 6.00pm if possible, race starts at 6.15pm
Meet on Te Tumu Road, Maketu, just past the Kelly Rd intersection.
3 laps of the Kelly Rd / Maketu Rd / Kaituna Rd / Te Tumu Road circuit..(33km in total)
Handicap start racing.
Entry fee $1 for members, or $5 for non-members.
This year you will be able to pay in advance for the whole season ($20 for current and prospective members) - Jackie will keep track of this and it will save scratching around for coins every Thursday night.
Spot Prize draw after the race each night.
A few rules:
1. Pick up your number and enter before your warm up if you can - makes life easier for the handicapper.
2. All road rules apply, give way at the intersections and one lane bridges if required.
3. Keep to the left half of the road - it is quite narrow in places.
4. Lights are required.
5. At the start / finish, keep off the road. Unless your bike is moving, stay on the grass.

See you out there!

2016 Club Champs results here..........Click Here

2016 Our latest events calender is here, feel free to download as a reference.....
Click Here
2017 events here.......Click Here

For more information on the club contact: taurangacyclingclub@gmail.com

We do operate a Facebook Goup which many members belong to. This is a place where members can post results themselves and chat about anything to do with the club or cyling in general..........follow this link and become a member of this group:Click Here

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