2018 DME

The 2018 6th annual DME will be held on 3 and 4 of February

Entries open on Monday 6th November 6pm.

The link will be here; www.dodzymemorialenduro.com/#entry-form

Entry fee -  $170-$180

Entry includes; 

- Food both days of the event

- Event T shirt

- Shuttles each day and timed runs on Sunday

- Tonnes of spot prizes


See you there




Hey all, hope all the last minute prep is going well. Be a good day for Peaking Ridge..

Here's the basics for tomorrow, everythings on the website, here it is in a nice small package.



Volunteers on site by 715am - briefing at 730am

Rego opens at 800am at Barrys Flat

First Shuttles at 830am

Seeding run from roughly 1000am at Irvines hut (one timed run each during the day)

Lunch from 1130am

Last Shuttles approx 300pm


Volunteers on site by 715am - briefing at 730am

Race Briefing 830am

Shuttles 900am

Racing starts 930am

Final runs start approx 1230pm

Prize giving roughly 330pm

Devilles after party 630pm-1200am (stuffed animal theme) 



We have lunch for you, we have coffee on site - bring cash. We have B Rad cycles on site - bring moar cash.

We have a limited number of spare race tops $55 bones each, bring cash.

Final, final start list is here on the news feed.

The road is signposted for the event from Brightwater - corner SH2 and River Valley rd.

Any last minute questions give us a bell -  dodzymemorialenduo@gmail.com


Happy days


The DME Crew



The final start list

We've had a few chops and changes, here's almost the final list for tomorrow;

9 Guy Wynn-Williams Male Legends Men 50+

17 Mildie Monster Male Legends Men 50+

27 Mike Stylianou Male Legends Men 50+

29 Rod Bardsley Male Legends Men 50+

38 Gordon Mains Male Legends Men 50+

42 Adrian Van't Hof Male Legends Men 50+

104 Murray Dwyer Male Legends Men 50+

134 Darryn Henderson Male Legends Men 50+

137 Dave Hicks Male Legends Men 50+

167 Geofff Mcalpine Male Legends Men 50+

171 Brendon Mcgrath Male Legends Men 50+

187 Patrick Murray Male Legends Men 50+

212 Ali Quinn Male Legends Men 50+

246 Dom Stulen Male Legends Men 50+

251 Matt Tebbs Male Legends Men 50+

262 Barrie Wallington Male Legends Men 50+


7 Lewis Simpson Male Masters Men 30-39

10 Matt Ayloff Male Masters Men 30-39

12 Shaun Kirton Male Masters Men 30-39

14 Tom Arnold Male Masters Men 30-39

19 Alex Hewton - Malins Male Masters Men 30-39

20 Tim Hunter Male Masters Men 30-39

25 Jez Lodge Male Masters Men 30-39

31 James Mulcahy Male Masters Men 30-39

33 Adam Wight Male Masters Men 30-39

41 Sam Knowles Male Masters Men 30-39

44 Brendon Ackroyd Male Masters Men 30-39

45 Steven Adams Male Masters Men 30-39

46 Tom Adams Male Masters Men 30-39

49 Jarrod Bang Male Masters Men 30-39

50 Matt Barker Male Masters Men 30-39

53 Douglas Battersby Male Masters Men 30-39

58 Hamish Berkett Male Masters Men 30-39

60 Adam Birch Male Masters Men 30-39

65 Hadley Boyce Male Masters Men 30-39

67 Kiel Boynton Male Masters Men 30-39

70 Michael Brake Male Masters Men 30-39

71 William Buick Male Masters Men 30-39

74 Rowan Bunting Male Masters Men 30-39

75 Mark Butler Male Masters Men 30-39

76 Scotty Cain Male Masters Men 30-39

77 Gary Campbell Male Masters Men 30-39

80 Ian Carswell Male Masters Men 30-39

82 Isaac Chamberlain Male Masters Men 30-39

86 Jonathon Clearwater Male Masters Men 30-39

89 Bradley Collins Male Masters Men 30-39

96 Mark Davidge Male Masters Men 30-39

102 James Duncan Male Masters Men 30-39

103 Danijel Duvnjak Male Masters Men 30-39

109 Scott Fellers Male Masters Men 30-39

111 Andrew Fitzgerald Male Masters Men 30-39

113 Matt Freeman Male Masters Men 30-39

116 Joel Gebbie Male Masters Men 30-39

117 Tom Baker Male Masters Men 30-39

122 Clinton Gray Male Masters Men 30-39

123 Alastair Gregory Male Masters Men 30-39

124 Matt Griffin Male Masters Men 30-39

125 Boyd Grinstead Male Masters Men 30-39

130 Gordon Hastings Male Masters Men 30-39

131 Michael Hayward Male Masters Men 30-39

133 Dan Hellyer Male Masters Men 30-39

138 Jamie Higgins Male Masters Men 30-39

140 Jeff Collins Male Masters Men 30-39

141 Clement Holgate Male Masters Men 30-39

142 Tim Holtrop Male Masters Men 30-39

143 Noah Hosie Male Masters Men 30-39

146 Andre Jaworski Male Masters Men 30-39

149 Curtis Johnstone Male Masters Men 30-39

154 Glenn Kempton Male Masters Men 30-39

156 Dave King Male Masters Men 30-39

162 Ally Mackay Male Masters Men 30-39

166 Michael Mcallister Male Masters Men 30-39

170 Cowboy Mcginnity Male Masters Men 30-39

172 Duane Mcgrath Male Masters Men 30-39

174 Hayden Mckay Male Masters Men 30-39

175 Dayle Mclauchlan Male Masters Men 30-39

180 Ash Millar Male Masters Men 30-39

182 Jeff Milne Male Masters Men 30-39

184 Tom Moore Male Masters Men 30-39

189 Scotty Newman Male Masters Men 30-39

190 Mark Newton Male Masters Men 30-39

196 James Parmenter Male Masters Men 30-39

200 Mark Penrice Male Masters Men 30-39

202 Lester Perry Male Masters Men 30-39

206 Ian Phillipps Male Masters Men 30-39

207 Tim Phillips Male Masters Men 30-39

209 John Postles Male Masters Men 30-39

211 Alex Potts Male Masters Men 30-39

213 Tristan Rawlence Male Masters Men 30-39

214 Cole Read Male Masters Men 30-39

215 Pieter Reichwein Male Masters Men 30-39

217 Nick Reuther Male Masters Men 30-39

219 Andy Richards Male Masters Men 30-39

229 Alistair Rogers Male Masters Men 30-39

234 Byron Scott Male Masters Men 30-39

236 Dan Sharpe Male Masters Men 30-39

238 Ben Shayler Male Masters Men 30-39

241 Matt Smith Male Masters Men 30-39

244 Marc Stewart Male Masters Men 30-39

249 Dan Taylor Male Masters Men 30-39

261 Andrew Wallace Male Masters Men 30-39

263 Nic Ward Male Masters Men 30-39

264 Oliver Whalley Male Masters Men 30-39

265 Cameron Whelan Male Masters Men 30-39

272 Dan Wooster Male Masters Men 30-39

16 Sarah Rawley Female Masters Women 30-39

30 Rachael Gurney Female Masters Women 30-39

72 Abbie Bull Female Masters Women 30-39

90 Katie Coluccio Female Masters Women 30-39

91 Jess Copland Female Masters Women 30-39

97 Tracey Dearlove Female Masters Women 30-39

105 Deanna Elvines Female Masters Women 30-39

108 Kristen Fellers Female Masters Women 30-39

148 Carrie Mclachlan Female Masters Women 30-39

163 Alicja Marcinek Female Masters Women 30-39

197 Amanda Pearce Female Masters Women 30-39

201 Jo Perrott Female Masters Women 30-39

203 Ashley Peters Female Masters Women 30-39

222 Sonja Rickenbacher Female Masters Women 30-39

227 Meagan Robertson Female Masters Women 30-39


231 Megan Rose Female Masters Women 30-39

266 Amelia Wilkins Female Masters Women 30-39

269 Renee Wilson Female Masters Women 30-39

1 Sam Blenkinsop Male Pro Elite Men

2 Wyn Masters Male Pro Elite Men

3 Jordan Prochyra Male Pro Elite Men

26 Chris Johnston Male Pro Elite Men

32 Jimmy Pollard Male Pro Elite Men

36 Zac Williams Male Pro Elite Men

39 Michael Cowlin Male Pro Elite Men

40 Jesse Melamed Male Pro Elite Men

43 Samuel Shaw Male Pro Elite Men

56 Kieran Bennett Male Pro Elite Men

69 Tom Bradshaw Male Pro Elite Men

98 Bryn Dickerson Male Pro Elite Men

114 Ben Friel Male Pro Elite Men

119 Ethan Glover Male Pro Elite Men

127 Loui Harvey Male Pro Elite Men

150 Carl Jones Male Pro Elite Men

157 Leighton Kirk Male Pro Elite Men

158 Kurt Lancaster Male Pro Elite Men

165 Edward Masters Male Pro Elite Men

178 Jonas Meier Male Pro Elite Men

179 Daniel Meilink Male Pro Elite Men

188 Joseph Nation Male Pro Elite Men

191 Jamie Nicoll Male Pro Elite Men

210 Reece Potter Male Pro Elite Men

216 Josh Reilly Male Pro Elite Men

242 Leonard Sonntag Male Pro Elite Men

273 Keegan Wright Male Pro Elite Men

276 David Mcmillan Male Pro Elite Men

278 Phil Atwill Male Pro Elite Men


4 Anja Mcdonald Female Pro Elite Women

5 Harriet Harper Female Pro Elite Women

6 Anka Martin Female Pro Elite Women

139 Ronja Hill-Wright Female Pro Elite Women

185 Rae Morrison Female Pro Elite Women

193 Katie O'neill Female Pro Elite Women


8 Mitch Mol Male Senior Men 16-29

18 Simon Finucane Male Senior Men 16-29

21 Jordan Phipps Male Senior Men 16-29

22 Zak Hogg Male Senior Men 16-29

23 Luke Donaldson Male Senior Men 16-29

28 Ben Hall Male Senior Men 16-29

35 Jesse Patel Male Senior Men 16-29

57 Hayden Benton Male Senior Men 16-29

59 Daniel Big Dog Smith Male Senior Men 16-29

64 Conal Boland-Bristow Male Senior Men 16-29

66 Jake Boylett Male Senior Men 16-29

68 Robbie Bradshaw Male Senior Men 16-29

78 Thomas Cappleman Male Senior Men 16-29

79 Steve Carpenter Male Senior Men 16-29

92 Patrik Corbett Male Senior Men 16-29

94 Mitchell Currie Male Senior Men 16-29

95 Sam Currie Male Senior Men 16-29

100 Marcus Drake Male Senior Men 16-29

107 Gary Fabish Male Senior Men 16-29

112 Jacob Freeman Male Senior Men 16-29

115 Dominic Gauler Male Senior Men 16-29

120 Jake Glover Male Senior Men 16-29

129 Colin Hastings Male Senior Men 16-29

132 Levi Healey Male Senior Men 16-29

135 Robbert Hervey Male Senior Men 16-29

144 Connor Jacob Male Senior Men 16-29

152 Peter Joynt Male Senior Men 16-29

153 Ben Karalus Male Senior Men 16-29

159 Jay Lang Male Senior Men 16-29

173 Amani Mcintyre Male Senior Men 16-29

176 Jarrod Mclauchlan Male Senior Men 16-29

177 Ben Mclaughlin Male Senior Men 16-29

181 Reuben Miller Male Senior Men 16-29

183 Obed Moffitt Male Senior Men 16-29

195 Cam Osborne Male Senior Men 16-29

205 Nathan Petrie Male Senior Men 16-29

220 Cameron Richards Male Senior Men 16-29

223 Christoph Riedel Male Senior Men 16-29

224 Glen Riley Male Senior Men 16-29

226 Matthew Roberts Male Senior Men 16-29

228 Mike Robertson Male Senior Men 16-29

235 Matthew Robinson Male Senior Men 16-29

245 Brady Stone Male Senior Men 16-29

253 Jason Thomsen Male Senior Men 16-29

254 Sydney Thorpe Wainwright Male Senior Men 16-29

255 Guy Trethewey Male Senior Men 16-29

256 Simon Tucker Male Senior Men 16-29

259 Rowan Van Lier Male Senior Men 16-29

267 Ryan Williamson Male Senior Men 16-29

268 Mical Wilson Male Senior Men 16-29

279 Dave Du Plessis Male Senior Men 16-29


15 Phoebe Coers Female Senior Women 16-29

48 Alice Baker Female Senior Women 16-29

52 Emma Bateup Female Senior Women 16-29

99 Cushla Donovan Female Senior Women 16-29

106 Jess Enlund Female Senior Women 16-29

155 Sarah Kerby Female Senior Women 16-29

198 Cati Pearson Female Senior Women 16-29

199 Sheryl Pearson Female Senior Women 16-29

204 Georgia Petrie Female Senior Women 16-29

271 Debra Brockelsby Female Senior Women 16-29


11 Richard Western Male Vet Men 40-49

24 Euan Mcintosh Male Vet Men 40-49

34 Paul Jennings Male Vet Men 40-49

37 Peter Adams Male Vet Men 40-49

47 Jono Baddiley Male Vet Men 40-49

51 Charlie Barton Male Vet Men 40-49

55 Nick Bedford Male Vet Men 40-49

61 Jeremy Blake Male Vet Men 40-49

62 Aaron Bleakley Male Vet Men 40-49

73 Mal Bull Male Vet Men 40-49

81 Jeff Carter Male Vet Men 40-49

83 Martin Chandler Male Vet Men 40-49

84 Chris Chisnall Male Vet Men 40-49

85 Brendan Clarke Male Vet Men 40-49

87 Cyril Clement Male Vet Men 40-49

93 Andrew Cullen Male Vet Men 40-49

101 Liam Drew Male Vet Men 40-49

110 John Fink Male Vet Men 40-49

118 Scott Gillanders Male Vet Men 40-49

121 Richard Goldsbury Male Vet Men 40-49

126 Todd Halsey Male Vet Men 40-49

128 Chris Haslett Male Vet Men 40-49

136 Jeremy Hickling Male Vet Men 40-49

145 John Jacob Male Vet Men 40-49

151 Pierre Jordan Male Vet Men 40-49

160 Simon Lawrence Male Vet Men 40-49

161 Mathew Lees Male Vet Men 40-49

164 Sven Martin Male Vet Men 40-49

168 Sean Mccarroll Male Vet Men 40-49

169 Brad Mcfarlane Male Vet Men 40-49

186 Graeme Murray Male Vet Men 40-49

192 Liam O'keeffe Male Vet Men 40-49

194 Brett Osborne Male Vet Men 40-49

208 Ricky Pincott Male Vet Men 40-49

218 Hugh Reynolds Male Vet Men 40-49

221 Glenn Richardson Male Vet Men 40-49

225 Hunter Robb Male Vet Men 40-49

230 John Rollston Male Vet Men 40-49

232 Blair Rutledge Male Vet Men 40-49

233 Dave Schaper Male Vet Men 40-49

237 Peter Shaw Male Vet Men 40-49

239 Brad Smith Male Vet Men 40-49

240 Gary Smith Male Vet Men 40-49

243 Mat St Amand Male Vet Men 40-49

247 Nicholas Sutcliffe Male Vet Men 40-49

248 Arran Tandy Male Vet Men 40-49

250 Nicholas Taylor Male Vet Men 40-49

252 Matt Thomas Male Vet Men 40-49

257 Jason Turner Male Vet Men 40-49

258 Trevor Van Bogaert Male Vet Men 40-49

260 Jonny Waghorn Male Vet Men 40-49

270 Christian Wingate Male Vet Men 40-49

274 Chris Young Male Vet Men 40-49

275 Will Young Male Vet Men 40-49

277 Paul Jackett Male Vet Men 40-49

280 Alistair Matthew Male Vet Men 40-49


13 Mandy Richards Female Vet Women 40-49

54 April Bedford Female Vet Women 40-49

63 Melanie Blomfield Female Vet Women 40-49

88 Elizabeth Clement Female Vet Women 40-49

147 Dinah Jerram Female Vet Women 40-49


Hey guys

We are getting very close to d day.

Big ups to the Nelson MTB crew, James and Tom who have been keeping the trails cleaned up.

Entry transfers are no closed, so if you can't make it at this stage just give us a heads up.

All info you need to know is on the website.

Any more questions give us a buz dodzymemorialenduro@gmail.com



DME Crew


Hey guys

All the info, including timetables, that you need for the 2017 DME is avaliable on the website, so check it out. If you are unsure of anything flick us an email - dodzymemorialenduro@gmail.com

Couple of things to note for now;

RIDE TOPS - We have a new design for 2017. ORDERS WILL CLOSE ON NOV 25, so order one now. Once we have closed the orders you'll receive an invoice to pay.  $45 each ORDER FORM

ENTRY TRANSFERS - You can transfer your entry, there is no charge. We need the new competitor to fill in the form and for you to email us so we know its legit. Its up to you to organise payment between yourselves. TRANSFER FORM email dmeentries@gmail.com






Here's the list, as it stands. (A couple of sponsors guests to be added)

We have a field of 280 for the 2017 DME. 

Get ready to rumble.

Male Pro - Elite riders

Kieran Bennett

Sam Blenkinsop

Tom Bradshaw

Michael Cowlin

Bryn Dickerson

Ben Friel

Ethan Glover

Loui Harvey

Carl Jones

Leighton Kirk

Kurt Lancaster

Justin Leov

Wyn Masters

Edward Masters

Jonas Meier

Daniel Meilink

Joseph Nation

Jamie Nicoll

Jimmy Pollard

Reece Potter

Daniel Self

Matt Walker

Male Senior 16-29

Ben Alloway

Hayden Benton

Jeremy Binns

Conal Boland-Bristow

Jake Boylett

Robbie Bradshaw

Gary Campbell

Patrik Corbett

Eden Cruise

Sam Currie

Mitchell Currie

Luke Donaldson

Marcus Drake

Gary Fabish

Simon Finucane

Jacob Freeman

Dominic Gauler

Jake Glover


Ben Hall

Levi Healey

Jamie Higgins

Jake Hood

Connor Jacob

Peter Joynt

Glenn Kempton

Jay Lang

Tom Lynskey

Cameron Mackenzie

Lincoln Mcbride

Jarrod Mclauchlan

Ben McLaughlin


Cam Osborne


Dirk Peters

Nathan Petrie

Tim Phillips

Jordan Phipps


Josh Reilly

Cameron Richards

Christoph Riedel

Glen Riley

Matthew Roberts

Mike Robertson

Chris Rouse

Brady Stone

Dom Stulen

Jason Thomsen


Simon Tucker

Andrew Wallace

Ryan Williamson

Mical Wilson

Andrew Yates

Male Masters 30-39

Tom Adams

Steven Adams

Matt Ayloff

Jarrod Bang

Matt Barker


Douglas Battersby

Hamish Berkett

Adam Birch

Hadley Boyce

Kiel Boynton

Michael Brake

William Buick

Rowan Bunting

Mark Butler

Ian Carswell

Isaac Chamberlain

Callum Chisnall

Jonathon Clearwater

Bradley Collins

Tim Davidson

James Duncan


Andrew Fitzgerald

Jeremy Forlong

Alastair Gregory

Matt Griffin

Boyd Grinstead

Sam Grummitt

Rich Harding

Gordon Hastings

Michael Hayward

Dan Hellyer

Simon Hellyer

Alex Hewton - Malins

Clement Holgate

Tim Holtrop

Noah Hosie

Tim Hunter

Andre Jaworski

curtis Johnstone

dave King

Mathew Lees

Anthony Lummis

Ally Mackay

Andrew Maddever

Michael McAllister

sean McCarroll

Cowboy McGinnity

Duane McGrath


Ash Millar

Jeff Milne

Tom Moore

James Mulcahy

Scotty Newman

Mark Newton

James Parmenter

Craig Pattle

Mark Penrice

Lester Perry

Ian Phillipps

John Postles

Alex Potts

Dan Raggett

Tristan Rawlence

Cole Read

Pieter Reichwein

Nick Reuther

Andy Richards

Alistair Rogers

nathan ryder

Byron Scott

John Seely

Dan Sharpe

Ben Shayler

Matt Smith

Marc Stewart

Dan Taylor

Nic Ward

Oliver Whalley

Cameron Whelan

Ben Woodward

Dan Wooster

Male Vet 40-49

Jono Baddiley

Nick Bedford

Ian Best

Jeremy Blake

Aaron Bleakley

Mal Bull


Sean Chan

Martin Chandler

Cyril Clement

Andrew Cullen

Liam Drew

John Fink

Richard Goldsbury

Kerry Halse

Todd Halsey

Chris Haslett


John Jacob

Daryl Kearns

Michael Kelliher

Sven Martin

Brad Mcfarlane

Graeme Murray

Brett Osborne

Ricky Pincott

Ali Quinn

Hugh Reynolds

John Rollston

Blair Rutledge

Dave Schaper

Peter Shaw

Brad Smith

Gary Smith

Mat St amand

Nicholas Sutcliffe

Arran Tandy

Nicholas Taylor


Jason Turner

Trevor Van Bogaert

Jonny Waghorn


Christian Wingate

Chris Young

Will Young

Euan McIntosh

Male Legends 50 +

Murray Dwyer

Darryn Henderson

Dave Hicks

Geofff Mcalpine

Max Mcalpine

Brendon McGrath

Mildie Monster

Tom Murphy


Mike Spanbroek

Gary Sulliven

Barrie Wallington

Female Pro - Elite riders

Harriet Harper

Ronja Hill-Wright

Anka Martin

Anja McDonald

Rae Morrison

Katie O'Neill

Megan Rose

Sasha Smith

Female Senior 16-29

Maiki Andersen

Alice Baker

Katie Coluccio

Rama Geeves

Sarah Kerby

Anna Naygrow

Cati Pearson

Sheryl Pearson

Georgia Petrie

Female Masters 30-39

Abbie Bull

Elizabeth Clement

Tracey Dearlove

cushla Donovan

Deanna Elvines

Kristen Fellers

alicja Marcinek

Amanda Pearce

Jo Perrott

Ashley Peters

Sonja Rickenbacher

Meagan Robertson

Nicole Swain

Amelia Wilkins

Renee Wilson

Female Vet 40-49

Emma Bawtree

April Bedford

Melanie Blomfield

Dinah Jerram

Mandy Richards






DME Entries sold out

Hey guys

There are two reactions to reading this post. Basically F##k or F##k Yeah boi

If your reaction is not so positive - i.e. F##k, then you'd best fill in the form below, there maybe a few places left up our sleeves yet and will no doubt be some withdrawls in which case we will draw names from this list. We're genuinely gutted that we can't share this event with everyone, its about the only negative involved, that and moving the portaloo on a trailer from creamed ride skid after a long hot weeekend.


The other massive opportunity to get amongst The Gorge is presented by the Nelson MTB club, head to their website www.nelsonmtb.club to find out more about what they have cooking up the gorge.

For the record that was 200 places in 1.36sec. Little bit slower than normal.. 

Cheers for supporting the Dodzy Memorial Enduro




DME 2017 Ride tops

We've got a sick new ride top available this year thanks to www.loose-riders.com

There is only a mens cut, so ladies just order a size down.

The tops are generally a loose fit, so if you want it a bit tighter go a size down too. I run a size down personally, its gives good definition of the chest and biceps, nips tend to get a bit chaffed in the cold however.

We have to have a minimum order, so to start with you can order then once we get enought total orders we'll confirm your order and ask you for some $$. We expect to close orders by about Nov 20. 

Cost is $45.  PRE ORDERS ONLY

Tops will be available for pick up at the event. If you require them to be sent to you just give your address and we will send it + shipping costs.

Order Here 


We feel like this may have been prolonged enough. Theres probably vomit on your sweater already...

The DME Entry Form will be posted here on the event website on SUNDAY OCTOBER 30 at 7pm

We reserve a handful of places for sponsors and couple of friends of Dodzy and the event, but there will be about 210 of 260 places up for grabs.  

There will be a little more info coming soon. 

Entry fee will almost definitely be $160. TBC. Payment will be expected straight away. No lay-by. 

p.s. Don't forget our cuzzies NZ Enduro are opening entries this weekend, Oct 16.

2017 5th Annual DME

Gidday guys, RHL NZ and the Wairoa Gorge crew are stoked to announce the Dodzy Memorial Enduro will once again be building you up and breaking you down next summer at the Wairoa Gorge MTB Park.

Date - Weekend of February 4/5 2017. (Monday 6 is Waitangi day, also Nitro circus day in Nelson)

Entry - Entries will once again be 3/4 first in first served and then a ballot for the remaining places. We expect entries to open late October, but you will see more about that in time on this website, on Facebook and an email if you've entered before.

Entry Fee - Will again be approx $150 big ones. TBC.

Website - The website is being updated now with all other relevant information.

Questions - Email dodzymemorialenduro@gmail.com with any questions, ideas, yarns.

Chur - chur

The 2016 DME final yarn

Hey all,

We have just come through the honeymoon post race period which included excessive caffeine intake (that’s actually just standard), left over chicken and squinting in the glow of the outrageous compliments. Mother nature has just given a good ‘back to it’ back hander to the back of the head and the boys at the gorge now have a big clean up job after the weeks intense rainfall and I’m sitting in a campground in Waitangi waiting for the rain to stop so I can go back to work. I figure it’s a good time to have another look back at what was the 4th annual DME.

 It’s probably a huge no no to make the best yet claim, but this was the best yet. Our volunteer team were sharp as, our buses kept going all day, the food was outstanding, the weather was mint and the only drops of moisture on the trails came from your sweaty helmet pads as you picked your way down 3 challenging but rewarding race lines.  The exciting news is that the DME will be back in 2017 and, yes, it will be the best yet. Its definitely a huge no no to make the claim a year in advance, but we are quietly confident.

 Another big shout out to the team below who contribute to making the event happen. (As you read each name can you just do a small fist pump or yell yeah boi, you can alternate hands if fist pumping.

RHL NZ – The owners of the park who generously open the gates every year and make this event happen.


- Hyperformace Hardware (Santa Cruz NZ) – Stylie

- Blueshark – Al

- Cactus – Daryl

- Ground Effect – Cherie and team

- Mons Royale – Richard

- Urge Helmets- Kashi

- Revolution Bikes – Chris

- Bowater Toyota – Azza and David

- Mountain Bike Skills Clinics - Mildy the Legends men champ

- Fresh Choice – Gary

- Torpedo 7 – James and Alan

- Worralls – Pete

- Spoke Magazine – Neil, Brett, Hayward, Rod, Aaron

- Parrot DOG - Ol Wattie Watson - how good were they?!!


- Donaldson Civil – Luke

- Spinifex- Sam Worsp

- B’Rad Cycles -  Llama

- Upshift  - Tama and Paul

- Niness timing – Andrew

- Stash Media Worx – Rossco (DME hall of famer)

- Deville Café – Cam (you guys need to pipe down) and Evan

- Pomeroys – Tracy and Hayden

- Helibike Nelson – Steve

- Browser Sound Systems

- Graham (portside auto)

- Nelson Mountain Bike Club

- Golden Bay Mountain Bike Club

- Hirepool, better late than never.

- Nelson portaloos

- Triple One Care and Tom Jerram

- Mike (curly haired man) Armstrong and Simon (oily rag) Finucane

Volunteers – what a team!

Mickey Fan

Kelly Leonard

Cordelia Sharpe                        

Nigel Schroder

             Stevie Bill

Bronwyn Tuck

Blake Mc Dowell

Keith Rayner

Brenda Clapp

Daniela Soto Paredes

Glenn Taplin

John Butler      

Reuben Miller

Glen Buckley

Reuben Miller

Olivia Johnston

Cassie Marwick

Brian Alder

Tristan Rawlence

Rosie Horn

             Rob Waters

Simon Bannister


Anne-Marie Friis

              Rene Cocker

Patrick Murray

Hamish Best

David Ayre

             Grace McGowan

Phil Etheridge

Dinah Jerram

Jeremy Binns

Graham King

Mike Greisen

Susanne Bennell

Steve Fox

             Murray Findlay

Tim Lloyd

Matt Price

Mel Schroder

             Mike Brien

Ian Chadwick

Alex Oconnor

Tony Wall

             Jessica Enlund

Murray Drake

Tom Jerram

Caelab Drummond

            The Wairoa crew

Brendan (Morts) Morton – The ideas man behind the race lines and a lynch pin in getting the trails and signage ready and managing it all on the day. Countless other tasks along the way

Dave (T) Taikato – A huge amount of preparation work and trail grooming, and all sorts of mongrel jobs like weedeating in 30 degrees, he gets it done. Also made the Beech wood trophies.

Dave (Scottish) Scotland – The man with the key to your hearts, providing all of the food everyday. A massive job into the wee small hours.

Pete Fyfe – Heaps of behind the scenes trail work and preparation and overseeing the safety team on the day.

Simon Lloyd – He’s a part time on the crew but needs a shout. He does all of the excavator work, believe it our not that road used to be 100 times worse. He also drove at the event.



SPOKE Videos and Storys

Event Wrap up Video

Dodzy Tribute Video (NZ Trail Solutions Story)

Results and story


Digby Shaw Photography

Matty Ayloff


The Timing Team



So that about wraps things up. Was awesome to see you all at the Gorge, hope to see you next year. If you have any questions etc just get in touch. Cheers. Nick C


…hopefully you can take a bit of that infectiousness that Dodzy exuded away with you and live your life with a purpose that is meaningful to you. That would make him so proud, and I think that he would feel like his time on this earth with us had been worthwhile if his passing inspired other people to live their life well lived…

Gabby Molloy



Here is the list of competitors for the 2016 DME.

Still waiting on a couple of competitions to close up, so there will be a few lucky names added.

The Mens race is all go with regular quick fullas Leov, Nicoll, Bennett, Blenkinsop. Wyn Masters is back to his old 'work'place, might be a 'productive' weekend for him. There are heaps of others to keep an eye on and some locals who have some inside knowledge.

The womens field is missing the whole 2015 podium, but still seems as competitive as ever, Anka Martin, Harriet, Megan Rose, Alice Baker, Jo Perrot, Tiff Farsnworth, Mel Blomfield. . Its actually unreal looking at the level of riders right through the categories, heavy hitters everywhere.

In alphabetical order

Tom Adams Wellington

Steven Adams Wellington

Kane Adcock nelson

James (GEEZA) Alexander Rotorua

Maiki Andersen Christchurch

monique anderson nelson

Mike Anderson Nelson

John Baddiley Wellington

Jaenine Badenhorst TAURANGA

Chris Badenhorst tauranga

Ronnie Baker Queenstown

Tom Baker Queenstown

Alice Baker Nelson

Amy Ballagh Queenstown

Joel Bamford Wellington

Jarrod Bang Wellington

Rod Bardsley Paraparaumu

Luke Bassant Christchurch

Nick Bedford Wellington

Kieran Bennett Christchurch

Ross Benton New plymouth

Hamish Berkett Nelson

Ian Best Wellington

Jeremy Blake Wellington

Sam Blenkinsop Christchurch

adrian blok christchurch

Melanie Blomfield Chrustchyrch

Derek Bond Wellington

Jake boylett nelson

Michael Brake Nelson

Chris Brown's nelson

Abbie Bull Wellington

Rachel Butcher Nelson

Gary Campbell Cambridge

David Carlyon Wellington

Ian Carswell Queenstown

Jeff Carter Rotorua

Spencer Cathman Nelson

Isaac Chamberlain Christchurch

Les Chan Warkworth

martin chandler Nelson

Callum Chisnall Christchurch

Leif  Christensen Queenstown

Jonathon Clearwater The Forks

Cyril Clement Wellington

Tayne Clements Nelson

Phoebe Coers Dunedin

Amy Cole Wellington

Cameron Cole Wellington

JEffrey Collins chchc

bradley COLLINS New Zealand

John Colthorpe Auckland

Mike Cowlin Wanaka

Eden Cruise Porirua

Andrew Cullen Oakura

Mitchell Currie nelson

Tim Davidson wellington

josh de veer nelson

Emil de Vries Havelock North

Jon Deaker Queenstown

Bryn Dickerson Plimmerton

Sam Donaldson Auckland

Luke Donaldson Nelson

Cushla Donovan Wellington

Liam Drew Wellington

Mark Dunlop Rotorua

Karolyne Dunn brightwater

Murray  Dwyer Christchruch

Deanna Elvines Nelson

James Fagan Dunedin

Thomas falconer Rotorua

Tiffany Farnsworth Richmond

Matt Farrar Wellington

Rick Federkeil Auckland

John Fink Christchurch

Simon Finucane Rotorua

sam fisher queenstown

Hunter Flatz Manukau

Jeremy Forlong Dunedin

matt freeman Auckland

Carl Garth Nelson

Scott Gillanders Nelson

Jake Glover Nelson

Ethan Glover Nelson

richard goldsbury Christchurch

Ian Goldshmidt Nelson

Hamish Gordon Wellington

Clinton Gray Rotorua

Alastair Gregory Nelson

Boyd Grinstead Chch

Sam Grummitt Christchurch

Leigh Halkett Queenstown

Ben Hall Nelson

Kerry Halse Auckland

Richard Harding Christchurch

Harriet Harper Christchurch

Matty Harris Squamish, British Columbia

loui Harvey Nelson

Todd Hasley Nelson

Gordon Hastings Dunedin

colin hastings chc

Michael Hayward Nelson

Levi Healey-Furniss Nelson

Shanine Hermsen Nelson

shannon hewetson Melbourne

Nathan Hewetson Nelson

Max Hides Christchurch

Patrick Higgins Nelson

Aaron Hogg Christchurch

Clement Holgtae Auckland

Noah Hosie Nelson

Richard Houston Takaka

Mathew Hunt Rotorua

Alistair Jamieson Nelson

Andre Jaworski RD1 Richmond

Paul Jennings Nelson

nicola johnson Lower Hutt

Richard Jones Queenstown

Carl Jones Rotorua

Pierre Jordan Richmond

Ben Karalus Nelson

Hamish Kay Brooklyn Wellington

Daryl Kearns Nelson

Mulvey Kelly Wellington

Glenn Kempton Chch

Wade Kenchington Queenstown

Neil Kerr Wanaka

Graham King Nelson

Sam Knowles Motueka

Matthew Kristofski Wellington

Thomas Lamb Queenstown

Jane Lambert Mapua

Paul Larkin Kew East

Mathew Lees Dunedin

Justin Leov Blenheim

Kashi Leuchs Dunedin

Thomas Lindup Wellington

Tony Lines Wellington

Adrian Loo Christchurch

Ally Mackay Christchurch

Ross MacLennan Nelson

Chris Manson Wellington

Alicja Marcinek Christchurch

Anka Martin Nelson

Sven Martin Nelson

Gareth Martyn Nelson

Wyn Masters New plymouth

Justin Matthews Queenstown

Shane McAusland Haast

Anja Mcdonald Nelson

Shaun McFadden Christchurch

Cowboy McGinnity Lower Hutt

amani mcintyre golden bay

Quinton Mckay Christchurch

Hayden McKay Nelson

Dayne Mcknight Waikuku beach

Ross Mclachlan Lower Hutt

dayle mclauchlan christchurch

Jarrod Mclauchlan Nelson

Ben McLaughlin Nelson

Shona Mclean Nelson

jonas meier CHRISTCHURCH

Logan Mickell Nelson

ash millar chrisatchurch

Mildie Monster Nelson

Tom Moore Wellington

Ben Moulam Nelson

Joseph Nation Christchurch

Scotty Newman Wellington

Jamie Nicoll Nelson

Daniel Olave Nelson

Reuben Olorenshaw Nelson

Matthew Page Wellington

James Parmenter Nelson

Amanda Pearce Nelson

Cati Pearson Rotorua

Jo Perrott Nelson

Lester Perry Te Awamutu

Nathan Petrie Christchurch

Georgia Petrie Christchurch

jordan phipps christchurch

Ricky Pincott Wellington

jimmy pollard Queenstown

John Postles Nelson

Dave Pratt Nelson

James Pretty Wellington

Jimmy Pritchard Perth

Mark Quayle Wellington

Al quinn wgtn

Dan Raggett Nelson

Nathan Rankin Levin

cole read nelson

josh reilly auckland

Nick Reuther Christchurch

hugh reynolds christchurch

Andy Richards Christchurch

Jonty Ritchie Wellington

Matthew Roberts Christchurch

John Rollston Nelson

Megan Rose Queenstown

Chris Rowley Wellington

Marcus Roy Invercargill

Cherie Rusbatch Christchurch

Dave Schaper Nelson

Craig Scott Christchurch

Byron Scott Auckland

Stephane Seelen New Caledonia

Peter Shaw Wellington

Samuel Shaw Rotorua

Ben Shayler Dunedin

Lewis Simpson nelson

Richard Skilton WELLINGTON

Gary Smith Upper Moutere

Sasha Smith Wellington

Rob Soothill chch

Mike Spanbrooke Rotorua

matthew stamand wellington

Kevin Stanbra Rotorua

Marc Stewart Khandallah

Mike Stylianou Nelson

Nicholas Sutcliffe Christchurch

guy Sutherland timaru

nicole swain Lower Hutt

Matt Tebbs Wellington

Jamiew Thirkettle NELSON

Jason Thomsen Richmond

Jamie Trafford Nelson

Peach Travis Wellington

Simon Tucker Christchurch

Trevor Van den bogaert christchurch

Chris Vanderkolk Auckland

Jonny Waghorn Wellington

Matthew Walker Kawerau

nic ward nelson

Daryl Warnock Christchurch

Dan Webster Wellington

Mark Weston Christchurch

Ash Whitehead Nelson

Naomi Whitehead Nelson

David Whybrew Hendra

Ben Wilde Wellington

Ryan Williamson Wellington

Renee Wilson Christchurch

Gregor Wilson Wellington

Gerrard Wilson Wellington

Jared Wilson New Plymouth

Mical Wilson Nelson

derek Winwood Wellington

Jethro Witte nelson

John Wooding Christchurch

Odin Woods Christchurch

Paul Wynen Nelson

alastair young Orewa

Chris Young nelson

Will Young Wellington



We have once again invited the cream of NZ Crown racers to attend the DME.

This year the invite goes to the top 5 men and women enduro riders.

We're also stoked to announce the DME is again a gold ranked NZ Crown Event.

Yeeeeah man!


Wyn Masters

Carl Jones

Matt Walker

Samuel shaw

Jimmy Pollard


Raewyn Morrison

Meg Bichard

Rosara Joseph

Sasha Smith

Natalie Jakobs

To find out how you compare to these guys check out the website, or maybe don't… your call.




Entries for the 2016 DME open on Sunday Sept 27 at 7.00pm

An entry link will be placed on the website and also on the facebook event page at that time.

- Be on your computer at 7 sharp

- Get your autofill sorted

- Good luck


Here are the fields for the entry form;




Age Category (age at the end of 2016)






Email Address



Emergency contact person

Emergency contacts number

Medical conditions

- yes/no (if yes we will contact you)

Payment (acknowledgement that you will pay)

Bike wheel size 

T Shirt Size

Food requests

- vegetarian

- gluten free

- other

Risk Waiver




2016 Date Announcement

2016 Date Announcement

The Wairoa Gorge Crew is stoked to announce the 4th annual DME will be held at the Wairoa Gorge (near Nelson) on February 6 and 7 next year.

It’s hard to believe that almost 4 years has passed since James ‘Dozdy’ Dodd’s tragic accident.  It’s a loss that is still felt here at Wairoa and around the NZ mountain bike community.  We’re happy to see the DME has evolved into a pretty fitting tribute with a big social focus as well as some wild, goofy grin inducing, riding and racing.

This years event will follow the same format as previous years with a shuttle day on the Saturday and timed runs on the Sunday. The former Saturday night debrief at Deville will be conveniently moved to Sunday night, post event, with Monday being a recognised public holiday and a chance to recharge and travel home.

200 entries will be made available to the public in the coming months with some debate taking place currently as to whether there will be a ballot or a first in first served entry system. We will let you know the outcome. Entry fees are expected to stay at $150.

We are wrapped to have the support of some awesome sponsors, and a spot prize pool of about $10000 is expected, so pretty much everyone’s a winner.  The biggest prizes on offer a Santa Cruz frame and our Golden Ticket which is arguably better than old mate Willy Wonka’s.

Hopefully this will motivate you even more to get out riding on those freezing evenings and weekends and lift your riding to another level. One thing’s for sure, the trails aren’t going to get any easier.



You knew the DME was already a nice mountain bike race.. We'll now we've made it 'real nice' with a cold hard beer injection.. Parrotdog are on board to keep you refreshed with tasty beverages during the event. If you don't know what Parrotdog is we suggest you go do some research.  But please - Research Responsibly



Must Watch: 2015 Dodzy Memorial Enduro Recap

Must Watch: 2015 Dodzy Memorial Enduro Recap

It’s taken us a little while to get this up but better late than never, right? This clip from Spoke filmer Ross Mackay captures the chilled out vibe that encapsulates what it’s like to be at Wairoa Gorge for the Enduro: shredding amazing trails, remembering a friend and a little bit of racing. Enjoy.

Originally posted in Spoke Magazine.

Sam Blenkinsop is the Pro Elite Winner

Sam Blenkinsop is the Pro Elite Winner

If you were near the finish line of the Dodzy Memorial Enduro on Sunday, and witnessed Sam Blenkinsop almost chase down Justin Leov you may have been a little confused when the final results were read out and Kieran Bennett was announced the winner with Justin in second just one second behind. Both Justin and Kieran were pretty positive Sam had beat them and after some number crunching, reviewing of finish times, talking to the starter and reviewing the start times of riders near Sam, it’s clear that he didn’t register a start time in the final run, meaning he went from a podium finish to last in the results.

Organiser Nick Crocker stated: “We can be confident to a 10 second margin of what the riders’ actual times were and are happy to change the results on that basis”.

Kieran Bennett had this to say: “Watching Sam hunting down Justin at the end of stage two and three we all felt like Sam had the win pretty well wrapped up so obviously I was confused when I was announced as the winner and Sam wasn’t even in the top three. I felt bad there had been a stuff up with his time and I’m really glad it has been all sorted out and now he has got the trophy he deserves. I’m still really stoked to be second and to even be on the same podium with Sam and Justin is a massive achievement for me.”

And Justin Leov had this to say about the outcome: “It was obvious Sam had won to me and it’s why I said something at the podium. I was counting the time gaps each stage and he was putting in consistent runs. I knew the speed I had was fast but crashed in the first two stages, one of which I counted 20 seconds before I could get back up on course.”

The final results see Sam Blenkinsop some 30 seconds ahead in first place with Kieran Bennett in second and Justin Leov in third. Final times on the results page will be updated soon.

And out of all the 250 racers out at Wairoa Gorge over the weekend this timing mishap happened to one other rider, Sam Knowles, and it turns out he was also in podium contention for the Masters category. After reviewing start times around his start, the Masters podium changes a little with Hayden McKay still in first, Sam Knowles in second and Ben Shayler in third.

Originally posted in Spoke Magazine.

2015 Dodzy Memorial Enduro Tribute Video

2015 Dodzy Memorial Enduro Tribute Video

On Friday Spoke film maker Ross Mackay and Caleb headed into Wairoa Gorge to work on a video and photos to showcase the Gorge trails, but most importantly, to try and capture what the Dodzy Memorial Enduro event represents and what it means to New Zealand mountain bikers as well as those closest to him.

Originally posted in Spoke Magazine.