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McCarty gets first win, Tillotson takes two in the Bs

Jason McCarty notched up his first win at the Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series Round 5, held at the Wellington Velodrome in Hataitai on Sunday March 1. Breaking away at the half distance mark in the 20-lap Team Scratch race, McCarty was joined by Thomas McCallum and Pat Crowe-Rishworth. The break worked well together … Continue reading »

Interclub 3 results

40 riders fronted for the final Interclub of the season held over 2 laps of the Blue Mountains Circuit. With 5 starting groups spread over a 16 minute handicap the pace was fast with a small scratch group of 4 pursuing the larger break groups up the road. After one lap limit held 6 minutes over scratch … Continue reading »

Get in there!

It’s been another breakthrough season for Wellington track cycling – attendance at the Burkes Cycles Speed League has grown by over 10% on the 2013/14 season and there has been a noticeable lift in the quality of racing across all grades. On top of that, we now have a tandem track bike used for visually … Continue reading »

2015 Wellington Cup Race 1 Results

We had perfect conditions for racing in Upper Hutt today, a moderate northerly counter-balanced the gentle descent of Whitemans Valley and pushed the riders at pace back to the foot of the Blue Mountains climb. It wasn’t exactly tropical but multiple ascents of Blue Mountains kept everyone but the volunteers toasty warm. Big thanks to … Continue reading »

Club Kit for Club Road Nationals

Anyone planning to enter club road Nationals in April will need to make sure they have a club kit, or at least a Club jersey and plain black shorts. If you have a sponsor named on your license you can wear your sponsors shorts with your club jersey. Club kit is low at the moment … Continue reading »

Jordan Castle Laykold Cup King 2015

New Zealand representative Jordan Castle (Bike Manawatu) played his cards perfectly to win the prestigious Laykold Cup held at the Wellington Velodrome on Sunday February 15, out sprinting Dan Waluszewski (Wellington) and James Denholm (West Coast North Island) at the end of a tactical race. Now held as a 10km scratch, the Laykold Cup has a history running … Continue reading »

Cash prizes for all grades at Laykold Cup February 15

The Laykold Cup Carnival on February 15 is Wellington’s biggest one day track cycling event with a highly prestigious history, and we’ve secured over $800 in cash prizes to spread across all grades and age categories. The main trophy events are the Laykold Cup itself, now run as an open 10km Scratch, the Poneke Plate 8km … Continue reading »

Records fall at Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series Round 1

Three records fell in perfect conditions at the Wellington Velodrome at the first round of the Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series which also incorporated the regional Sprint Championships. Wellington’s under 17 team smashed the 3000 team pursuit record by 18 seconds, setting a new mark of 3.53.99. Liam Cooper, Thomas McCallum, George Jackson and … Continue reading »

Johnson, Taylor at the New Year’s Track Carnival, Christchurch

Gary Gibson has dispatched this report from Christchurch: More than 150 riders attended the New Year’s Track Carnival at Denton Park held on January 6-7, 2015. Riders attending were of high calibre such as Eddie Dawkins, Matt Archibold and even Joanne Kesenowski who managed to make a late appearance (after arriving back from the USA) … Continue reading »