Club honours and previous Presidents


Club Presidents:

2011 –       Kerry Wilkins
2009-11  Mike Sim
2006-08  Chris Hewson
2005-06  Hans vander Voorn
2004-05  Kevin Smith
2002-04  Ian Kirkman

Life Members:

Alan Rice

(awarded in 2005)

Alan Rice has been a stalwart of the Wellington Centre and PNP club for many years, and prior to that cycling clubs around the country, and the NZ Amateur Cycling Association.

Alan has been actively involved with the sport of cycling from 1948 until the present day. He started competing as a seventeen year old with the Port Nicholson Amateur Cycling Club, now the Port Nicholson Poneke Cycling Club (PNP), and remains active administrator as Treasurer some 57 years later. For 48 years Alan has freely volunteered his time to be an elected official at club, centre and national level. Wit work commitments taking Alan around the country, he has also been an active competitor and administrator with the Gisborne, Wanganui, Dunedin & New Plymouth cycling clubs.

Alan is typically modest about his achievements as a cycle racer on both the road and track, prefering only to recant numerous stories of how things have changed. He raced on his beloved Malvern Star “ it was a classic.. from a time when one did not get a new bike every year because the colour was unfashionable”.

During the late ‘60s and 70s, Alan spent time as Secretary for the New Plymouth and Port Nicholson clubs, was a delegate on their respective Centre committees, and was on the organising committee of the national track championships, and a team official at the 1970 Commonwealth Games.

Since his return from an overseas work assignment in 1978 Alan has been the mainstay behind the local Port Nicholson Poneke Cycling Club in Wellington. Throughout the late 80’s and early 90’s when cycling in Wellington suffered from a lack of volunteers and officials, Alan was not only Treasurer, but also race manager. Along with his loyal four legged friend Walter, he has been the face of Wellington cycling for countless years.

Alan was awarded life membership to Cycling New Zealand in 2008.  Read the nomination for this award

Garry Humpherson

(awarded in 2008)

Picture by Ben Copsey

Garry is a long-time, well-known member of the club and continues to race regularly on the track and road. He has been particularly influential in training young riders at the track over several years. In 2007 Garry became the World Track Champion for the 2km Individual Pursuit in the Masters 70+. He is a past winner of the Palmerston North-Wellington Classic and the Hope Gibbons Shield. This season the new Humpherson Cup was introduced for the C Grade competition of the Wellington Cup Series. Alan Rice also spoke of Garry’s involvement with the club over many years. Some times from Garry’s 40km TT palmares…

54Yrs Garry Humpherson 1991 59-55

59Yrs Garry Humpherson 1996 59-58

62Yrs Garry Humpherson 1999 1-01-01

64Yrs Garry Humpherson 2001 1-01-55

65Yrs Garry Humpherson 2002 59-06

66Yrs Garry Humpherson 2003 1-00-14

67Yrs Garry Humpherson 2004 1-02-18

68Yrs Gary Humpherson 2005 1-02-22

70Yrs Garry Humpherson 2007 1-04-48

71Yrs Garry Humpherson 2008 1-02-24

71Yrs Garry Humpherson 2008 1-01-09

Oakley Cup

(service to Wellington Centre cycling):

2008 Phil Faithful (Masterton)

2007 Chris Hewson (PNP)

2006 Simon Crumpton (PNP)


2004 Rachel Smith (PNP)

2003 Aaron Stagg (PNP)

2002 Ian Kirkman (PNP)

2001 Brent Backhouse (PNP)

2000 Andrew Olds (PNP)

1999 Alan Rice (PNP)

1997 Stan Woolf (?)

1996 Alan Rice (PNP)


Harry Kent – Sports Legend of Wellington

In 2006 Harry was inducted in to the Legends.


2009 Volunteer Coach of the Year

Gary Gibson picked up this community coach award.

2012 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards

A fantastic night for PNP with Alan Rice being awarded the “Lifetime Contribution to Sport” award and Marco Renall winning the “Volunteer of the year”.