PNP Cycling Club of Wellington Mountain Bike Strategic Plan 2012 – 2014
The PNP MTB Sub-committee has agreed on the following 3 year Strategic Plan to meet the needs of Cross Country Mountain Bikers in the Wellington region, and to strengthen the PNP Cycling Club. This Plan will be updated annually.
- Build capability
Develop high quality events and run them with skilled volunteers.
- Create champions
Develop a framework to allow riders to race, train and be coached to national competition levels.
- Create demand
Promote cycling as a fun and competitive sport for all levels from Recreation to Elite.
- Be sustainable
Create income streams that allow us to foster Mountain Biking at grass roots level, and to provide financial help to our members to compete at National and International events.
- Policy, Governance, Land Access and Trail Parks
Work with local bodies to promote off road cycling.
How we will meet these Strategic Objectives
1. Build Capability
The following racing events will be held annually
- 5 round XC & incorporate Super D & Bike Jam Spring Series
- XC Club Champs in Jan/Feb including Super D & SC Criterium
- XC MTB/Road Race/Run Hawkins Hill Climb in autumn
- Bid to run NI Cup/NZ Champs every year
Age grade classes will cover Under 13 Boys/Girls right up to Master 3 Men (50+) based on demand. Classes for Recreation grade and an Enduro grade for not so fast social adults to be included.
Run a separate course (where possible) for the under 13 Bike Jamb recreational riders
Run a short 10minute race for children just before prize giving at Series rounds.
A special emphasis will be placed on Under 13, Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 classes with direct promotion to schools with visits by a PNP member and/or BikeNZ. Use College Sport Wellington to promote our events by email.
Ensure the Under 13 class is accompanied by a non-paying adult and/or have a tail-end Charlie.
Develop competent Race Managers, Officials and Marshals.
Ensure succession plans and back up personnel are in place for the MTB Sub-Ctte Convenor.
2. Create champions
Encourage highly competitive athletes to compete at our race events to raise the level of competition.
Encourage experienced and elite racers to coach and/or mentor fellow club members, especially junior riders. Recommend and direct members to experienced and qualified coaches/trainers.
Transfer $1 per rider from the Spring XC Series entry fee per race, to put into a training fund. Use these funds to subsidise training fees for promising members who are trained by experienced qualified coaches.
Foster and encourage competition between schools to generate fierce rivalry for the PNP College Shield in the Spring XC Series.
3. Create demand
Grow PNP MTB membership beyond 100 riders.
Market the Spring XC Series by distributing entry forms and A3/A4/A5 posters/brochures to all cycle shops in the Wellington region. Hit all relevant websites and regularly email our database.
Grow numbers from an average of 160 towards 200 at each Spring Series XC event.
Encourage riders from other clubs outside our area to attend.
Consider our racing grades to ensure all classes and abilities are catered for.
Specifically encourage female participation through women’s specific rides, club mentors, and ensuring events and club rides are non intimidating and inclusive.
Support other event promoters such as Revolve, Wellington MTB Club, MTB Chicks, Makara Peak Supporters, Business House Games, Porirua Grand Traverse, Wurld’z 6/12hr, Screaming O, Bike Jams, Cyclocross, Karapoti and the Crazyman with email promo help and gear assistance, and ask them to promote our events in return.
Run frequent Social rides outside of the racing season.
Encourage attendees to join PNP and enter PNP events.
4. Be sustainable
Produce a surplus each year of at least $2,000. This contributes to the financial viability of the club. It enables support for up and coming riders to assist them to compete in national and international events.
Attract sufficient sponsorship to more than cover costs and provide prizes at race events and give our sponsors the best possible return.
Provide funding assistance to club members who attend the annual National XC Championships and/or Oceania Games.
5. Policy, Governance, Land Access and Trail Parks
Actively be involved in policy, governance, land access, trail development and public issues relating to Mountain Biking. This is to assist development of the region’s MTB parks and trails, for the benefit of all mountain bikers.
Work alongside Makara Peak Supporters, Wainuiomata Trail Park Project, Belmont Area Mountain Bike Association (BAMBA), City Councils, Wellington Regional Council and Land Owners to maintaining a close relationship regarding events and general riding opportunities.
Contribute upto $5 per rider land access fee from race events to Makara Peak Supporters, Wainuiomata Trail Park Project, Wellington City Council and Belmont Area Mountain Bike Association.
Provide volunteer labour to help with MTB trail projects.
Encourage all riders to follow the MTB Code of Conduct, summarised as follows…
- Plan ahead
- Get permission if required
- Don’t run livestock
- Always give way and overtake with care
- Minimise your impact on the land
- Avoid skidding and control your speed
- Don’t litter and care for your environment
Agreed by the PNP MTB Sub Committee 30th June 2012.
Ash Sparks, Bernie Cruise, Ant Bradshaw, Dean Compton, Malcolm Bull and Marco Renall.
PNP Cycling Club, Wellington