Club Officials


Richard Justice

My interest in cycling evolved from participation in duathlons and triathlons, where I represented NZ at 8 world age group World Championships, with a best place of 7th at the Duathlon Worlds in Rimini in 2001. With 2 girls competing in the St Cuthbert’s cycling and for the past 5 years having Max cycling at Grammar I’ve had an association for over 8 years in the administrative side of secondary school cycling, through an involvement in the cycling committees at both schools, the last 2 years as Chairman at Auckland Grammar. Throughout this period I’ve developed an increasing interest in racing myself, particularly time trialling with a best time of 21:05 on Tamaki Drive last year. Past sports experience includes rowing for over 15 years, again with both competitive and administrative involvement, serving for over 9 years as Club Treasurer and later Chairman at West End Rowing Club and being on the Finance Committee for the World Rowing Champs when these were last held in NZ. Later, too old for competitive rowing, I started running marathons, but a succession of injuries led me on to triathlon and duathlon and later to cycling. Now the challenge is to stay upright and avoid any more accidents, as the comeback process is more difficult each time! I provide management consulting services to companies needing expertise in the areas of business planning, forecasting / budgeting and capital raising, with recent experience in both IT and Biotech companies.

ph: 021 223 4741

Stuart Hill

I am 44 years old, married and work as an Account Manager for H E Perry Ltd for three days a week, with the other days looking after my 7 year old son. I was born and bred in Christchurch, moved to Otago in the late 1980s and then relocated to Auckland in mid the 1990s. I am an enthusiastic cyclist, both road and MTB. In MTB I rode in Dunedin extensively as well as racing there and in Central Otago. I also raced on the road, first in Otago as a member of Cycling Dunedin, and then on moving to Auckland I joined Akarana Cycling Club and raced locally and in centre champs. I was on the Committee of The Dunedin Mountain Bike Club and Cycling Dunedin before moving to Auckland. Since then I still MTB occasionally. Through Finn, my son, I have also developed an interest in BMX. From my past corporate life I have extensive administration and marketing experience, as well as a degree of experience in club administration as a committee member of various bodies through my life. I am strongly passionate about cycling in all its forms and guises.

ph: 021 224 9644

Mike Barnes

I am 61 years old married to Jennifer we have four children. I am now semi retired having been involved in a number of wide ranging investments including farming, aged care, and retail. I have been a cyclist since my school days in Australia and took it back up again 10 years ago. More recreational than competitive, I have ridden in events from K2 to Taupo and have ridden in Europe in a private capacity. After hip replacement surgery 2 years ago I switched my emphasis more to track riding and competed in the World Masters Track Championships in Sydney in 2009. I am a Trustee of the Charitable Company formed to develop and build a new indoor Velodrome for Auckland.

ph: 021 732 836

Murray Gate
Committee Member

47 yrs old Aucklander, who did a little cycling racing in school boy days and recall riding with the Royal Oak bunch some 35 plus years ago. I recently joined Veolia Transport as Fleet Performance Manager, so you can’t blame me yet for the odd train running late. The annual Taupo event is a big favourite and hope that I can contribute to safer cycling so that others don’t have the sort of accident that I had in 1997 while riding to work. Annette and I have two sons which both love cycle racing, Daniel has two more years with AGS cycling, while big brother Aaron is part of the Bike NZ track team. Three mornings a week over the last 10yrs I usually join a group of friends for our Lunn Ave loop which generally finishes with a Tamaki Drive blast before the traffic builds, so let me know if you would ever like to join us.

ph: 021 222 1257

Wayne Hudson
Committee Member

I am a 50 something year old lawyer and co-founder of Hudson Gavin Martin, a firm specialising in technology and intellectual property law. I fenced for 25 years, representing New Zealand from 1975 to 1991 but got involved in cycling in 1990 when I joined Akarana to improve my cycling for triathlons (I gave up triathlons the following summer). I have been involved in cycling for 20 years as a commuter, competitor, cyclo-tourist, committee member of Akarana Wheelers, Councillor of Cycling New Zealand from 2000 to 2009 (President for 3 years), and Board member and interim chairman of BikeNZ, which I helped establish in 2003. I am keen to see the development of a club that embraces more than pure competition and that can provide a home and a reason for belonging for all cyclists in Central Auckland

ph: 021 688 192

Dale Johnson
Committee Member

I took up cycling in 1976 after a climbing accident in Yosemite and I could no longer run nor climb. I loved it, and the next summer rode over 6000 miles in California. In the early 80s I envisioned and created a new stage race series in Mammoth Lakes, the Coors Bicycle Challenge, which then morphed into the Bud Light Stage Race with national and international riders. We innovated and added mountain bikes in 1986, created the Kamikaze Downhill from the top of the ski mountain, and ultimately road bikes were overrun by mountain bikes and I moved to New Zealand. For eight years I supervised Mammoth Mountain Ski School (200 full time instructors) and coached ski racing in Argentina. I earned a BA and an MA in English from University of Auckland and began teaching at Auckland Grammar in 1993. That year also began my involvement with coaching team time trialists, and after many national titles in Junior and Senior, I relinquished the job of Cycling Master at the start of 2010. 2009 also marked a stepping down from Cycle Action Auckland after 8 years on their Board. I have tremendous respect for what bike advocates are doing to make this city and this country habitable, human and sustainable.

ph: 021 122 4068

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