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Club Road Champs 2014 – Registration closes 10th April

The Club Road Nationals is the pinnacle that all road riders from all age groups should aspire to in New Zealand. This is the chance for each age group to compete for the honour, prestige, and bragging rights of being a National Champion. This event represents the best age group road cyclists from across New … Continue reading »

Age Group Nationals Team Success

At the recent Age Group Track National Championships in Invercargill, the Wellington team brought home one bronze medal and numerous top ten placings – the most successful championships in recent memory. George Jackson’s bronze in the under 15s points race is the first gong for Wellington in decades and the youngster came close in both … Continue reading »

New Wellington Hour Record Established

Miramar’s Nick Warren established a new Wellington Velodrome record for ‘The Hour’, one of the classic benchmarks in cycling, riding 41.135km in the allotted 60 minutes. The 37-year-old Port Nicholson Poneke Cycling Club (PNP) member rode consistently, recording lap splits of between 28 and 30 seconds throughout to complete 123 laps and a further 135m … Continue reading »

Records fall at Wellington Track Championships

Records tumbled over the weekend as fine weather helped Wellington’s cyclists produce extremely quick times at the region’s track cycling championships. At the Wellington Junior Championships on February 15, George Jackson (Island Bay) shaved 0.3seconds from his previous record for the under 15 500m time trial with a new time of 39.3sec. Jordan Lewis (Belmont) … Continue reading »

Kevin Smith Memorial Saturday 23rd Nov

66 riders of all speeds enjoyed the eighth running of the Kevin Smith Memorial race in Ōtaki. This wicked country course, as tandem rider Simon Kennett described it, is proving very popular. Some riders even remarked this race is now their season favourite. Cycling is often thought of as an individual sport but particularly in … Continue reading »

Capital Cycles Cup – Race 1 Martinborough

40 optimistic individuals made their way over the Rimutaka’s for the first round of the Capital Cycles Cup. Luckily they were right, as conditions in the Wairarapa were significantly better than in Wellington, with light winds and overcast but dry conditions. There was good racing across all three grades, with a challenging course and quiet … Continue reading »

2013 BP Round 1

The race seemed like a bit of a washout earlier in the morning,  the torrential rain many rode to the race in ended in time for the race to start. I  think the poor weather forecast and the shake the day before meant a lower turn out than expected. The skies cleared just after racing … Continue reading »

Be the boss! BikeNZ commissaires course in Palmerston North

BikeNZ are putting on a Commissaire’s course in Palmerston North soon and invite anyone interested to contact Noeline Elden or Stephen Stannard from Bike Manawatu. Details will follow soon, but this is a great opportunity for anyone to enhance their technical knowledge of the sport, and to learn more about judging and officiating at races. … Continue reading »

Urgent call for Road Committee members

The PNP road committee is urgently seeking additional members to ensure the 2013/14 season starts on time and is properly organised. To run a safe road race programme PNP needs a functioning road committee. At present the committee consists of three inexperienced people, one of whom has indicated their desire to stand down. This will leave … Continue reading »