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Burkes Cycles Speed League 2014 Champions Crowned

The 2014 Burkes Cycles Speed League Champions were decided at Wellington Velodrome at round 16 on March 23, the final points-scoring opportunity of the season. Winning titles for a second year in a row were Ele Pepperell the women’s overall and Nick Warren who took the senior/ under 19 men’s. Pepperell topped the table with … 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 »

Nationals Team On Fire At Burkes Cycles Speed League Round 13

Wellington’s National Championships Team members were on fine form at the Burkes Cycles Speed League Round 13 on Sunday 2 March in Hataitai. Louis Higgison (Petone) won three races in the A Category while George Jackson (Island Bay) and Ione Johnson (Karori) lit up the B Category. Higgison, who is competing at both the Age … Continue reading »

Record run continues at Burkes Cycles Speed League round 12

Warm and still conditions helped more records to fall in the final Wellington Championship events that were incorporated into Burkes Cycles Speed League round 12 on Sunday 23 February. In one of track cycling’s hardest events to master, Zac Blakely smashed the under 19s 1000m time trial record with 1:14.99. Equally impressive was Ele Pepperell’s … 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 »

Juniors Step up at Round 9, Burkes Cycles Speed League

Wellington’s junior track cyclists took the racing to their senior rivals at round nine of the Burkes Cycles Speed League, Sunday 2 February in Hataitai. Under 17 Jordan Lewis won his first race as an A category rider, fellow under 17 Holly Blakely battled with under 19 Ele Pepperell in the women’s events, while Sam … Continue reading »

Track team in the mix in Wanganui

It was the West Coast North Island Track Championships last Sunday January 19 at the Wanganui Velodrome, with an open invitation to other regions to come along and add a little spice to the racing. Wellington’s trackies duly obliged with probably our largest show yet. Fourteen riders in total including three seniors, three under 19s, … Continue reading »

Wellington track riders in superb form in Levin

Ten junior and five senior riders from Wellington headed up to the Levin Track Carnival Sunday January 12 for what was a great day’s racing. Jordan Lewis won the biggest prize for the day in the GC for U17s, earning the right to have his name on the historic Levin Cup. Probably the most exciting … Continue reading »