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Steve Bale Breaks New Zealand Hour Record

Steve Bale, from Karori, Wellington, has set a new New Zealand track cycling Hour Record in the open and masters’ grade, battling to cover 47.697km. The 38-year-old was disappointed to have missed the world masters’ mark, set by Australian Jayson Austin in 2009, by just two laps, but satisfied to have claimed two national records. … Continue reading »

Big revamp for Wellington Track Champs

The Wellington Senior Track Championships have been seriously revamped for the upcoming season, with a running ranking series determining overall winners instead of individual champions for each discipline. Juniors will still have their own standalone championship on February 6, 2016. Riders can set times on any Wednesday evening during training as long as there are … Continue reading »

Steve Bale to attempt World Masters Hour Record

PNP’s Steve Bale will attempt to break the cycling World Masters Hour Record on August 22, 2015 at the Avantidrome in Cambridge, NZ. Bale, 38, from Wellington, is aiming to beat the current distance for masters 1 (35-39 year-olds) of 48.317km set by Australian Jayson Austin in 2009. Known more for his off road prowess, Bale … Continue reading »

2015 track survey results and our commentary

Thanks to everyone who took time to fill out the Track Survey 2015 and who provided us with valuable information for the upcoming season. Here are the results with commentary from Track Communications and Speed League Organiser Nick Warren on behalf of the Track Committee. Got any questions/ want to volunteer? Email The key … Continue reading »

2015 AGM – Saturday 2nd May 4pm

Dear rider Now is your chance to stand up, be counted and have your say in the future shape of road racing in the capital. This year’s PNP AGM takes place this Saturday 2nd May 4pm, Level 9, KPMG building 10 Customhouse Quay, next to the Z Station. It is important that current financial members … Continue reading »

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 »