Sam Gray: Off to the World Championships

coronet peakAlthough Cycle Action is all about everyday, transport cycling, we are always happy to see a New Zealander doing well in the world of sport cycling.

Belmont local Samantha Gray has been selected by Cycling New Zealand as a wildcard to compete at the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Denmark in September, and she needs to fund her own way to get there. Sam will be representing New Zealand in the Time Trial and the Road Race in the M2 Masters Women Category.

We hope you will support these local events to help raise funds to get Sam to Denmark to compete against the best amateurs in the world. For further information see and to donate directly to her cause see . (If you are a local business interested in sponsoring Sam and having your brand represented on North Shore roads for many hours a week, please contact her directly on her FB page)

Spin Class with Gordon McCauley

Gordon McCauley invites you to a spin class for all road cyclists of any age and ability. This is an opportunity to learn from the People’s Champion, Gordon McCauley – 5 times NZ Road Race champion, Commonwealth Games medallist, ex pro-cyclist and all round good guy.

When: Monday 29 June at 7pm

Where: Takapuna Grammar – in the Old Gym, access and parking from either St Leonards Rd or Winscombe St entrances. See this link to map – it is the building marked “Gym”

Cost: $10 ($5 for school students) cash.

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Set up from 6.45pm – bring your own road bike and windtrainer. Got a bike but no windtrainer? – hire one there for a $5 donation to TGS. A great way to kick of the week’s winter training, and get underway for your early summer events like the Lake Taupo Challenge. Whatever your fitness or ability level, you’ll get a lot out of this class. Tap into Gordy’s decades of cycling wisdom and experience! Don”t forget your drink bottles and a towel. Changing facilities available.

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Cycling Gear Bring and Buy Sale

Is that Italian Cycling Kit you thought you’d fit into one day sitting in the bottom of the drawer? Are those carbon race wheels gathering dust instead of kms in your garage? Have you got a garage full of bikes the kids have grown out of? Do you need new kit, parts or a bike but can’t stretch the budget to buy new? Come along to the Bring and Buy sale! Bring all that kit and bike gear you need to get rid of, or bring your cash and an eagle eye for a bargain. What can you sell and buy? Anything at all cycling related. Clothing, parts, wheels, bikes, etc. (No tubes with punctures though!)

When: Monday 29 June 6.30pm – 7pm (in between the spin classes)

Where: The Old Gym at Takapuna Grammar School, Use either the St Leonards Rd or Winscombe St entrances for access and parking.

Cost: Buyers – a gold coin donation. Sellers $10 plus 10% of the value of your sales in cash. Donations very welcome.

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If you don’t want to sell your gear, but you want rid of it, donate it to the sale! Message Sam on the FB page and she’ll arrange pick up or a dropoff location. This is a great opportunity to unload gear as it takes place right after the Takapuna Grammar and Belmont Intermediate Students spin classes and before the Gordon McCauley public spin class, so there will be lots of cyclists there!

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