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Steve Bale sets new Wellington Hour Record

Steve Bale is the new Wellington Hour Record holder after riding 41.974km on March 24, 2015 at the Wellington Velodrome in Hataitai. Starting the attempt at 6.30pm in reasonably calm conditions, the 37-year-old was up from the start, lapping consistently under 29 seconds to notch up just under 126 laps. The new mark adds 839m … Continue reading »

The Burkes Cycles Speed League 2015 Champions

With the final points-scoring round unfortunately cancelled due to rain, the overall champions of the 2015 Burkes Cycles Speed League have been named. Max Uivel takes out the senior men’s title and, in a Speed League first, The Lanes Sprint Ace comptition. In both classifications, Uivel swooped into the lead at the final opportunity taking … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »