2019-20 Junior Track Season:
Junior Track Cycling Registration Day will be at the beginning of Term 4 on Tuesday 15th October 2019 from 4pm. Track Bikes are available for hire (see below for more details).
After-school track days will continue on Tuesdays following the Registration Day. Alternatively there is a Sunday beginners group (Juniors & Seniors) from 2-3.30pm if you can't make the Tuesday sessions, however these are not structured like the Tuesdays.
Annual Costs are kept to a minimum:
Bike Rental: $80
Coaching: $30 (for beginners only)
Club & CNZ License: $75 (only required once rider commits to the season)
Download your Registration forms here: 2019 Registration
If you want to know how to get started into the sport of cycling,
then this is the place.
Just about all of the top New Zealand cyclists come from a track cycling background. This is where they learn the basics of cadence, speed and bike handling. The PNP Cycling Club offers an after-school Junior Track Programme starting around Mid-October through to Mid-March. The Club has 40 track bikes available for hire to new riders trying out the sport. These bikes can usually fit kids from Year 6 and upwards, but there are now a few tiny bikes available for kids from about 8 years old. If you have your own bike then there’s no age limit to get started.
The beginners group is held on Tuesdays from 4pm-5.30pm. This group learns bike handling skills in a fun, safe atmosphere. We play games on the bike, first starting out on the grass, then moving up to the track later. Formation riding, team events and time-trials are usually run on these afternoons. Peer coaching is provided by older, more experienced kids to help run this group. We 'play' bike!
Everyone develops at their own pace and riders soon move on to a higher level. An intermediate group starts after the Beginners group at 5.30pm and are doing more experienced stuff like motor-pacing behind a motorbike, sprint practice and pursuits. An all-together faster experience. Runs from 5.30 until 7pm or later with Seniors. There are opportunities to train on other nights, with senior riders too.
Indoor Training on Rollers or Wind-trainers
Here are a selection of different training programmes you can use at home, indoors on a wet night. There are three interval programmes, each of different intensity, plus a recovery session for the day after a hard ride. Please download these pdf’s, print them out and stick on your wall, next to your indoor trainer. While these are designed for use on rollers, you can easily adapt them to suit a wind-trainer. Obligatory loud music is a must while training.
Serious Team Training
At various times during the week, special training and coaching sessions are allocated for the Wellington Junior Team preparing to go to the National Track Champs in March. Regular trips to Wanganui’s wooden Velodrome are required to get the experience before going to the Nationals as well as a few trips to the Avantidrome in Cambridge.
The National Champs are held at indoor velodromes: there’s one in Invercargill and one in Cambridge, so the Nationals alternate between the two tracks each year.
Track Racing is held on Sunday’s from 3pm at the Wellington Velodrome in Hataitai park (November-March). There are Sprints, Derby’s, Keiren’s, Devil-take-the-hindmost, Points, Wheel-races and Madisons plus more. Something for everyone. This is a carnival atmosphere so parents, bring your picnic hamper, blankets and sun umbrella’s. There is a Pointscore Trophy & Jerseys for each grade throughout the season and these are most coveted by our younger riders. There is also a most improved Junior trophy awarded at the end of the session. There are track carnivals in Levin, Fielding, Wanganui and Cambridge that we also go to.
The season rounds off with the Wellington Track Cycling Champs a few weeks before the Nationals. A chance for you to be a Champion and win Gold!
Track Bike Rentals
PNP Club owns approximately 40+ rental track bikes. These range from XS to XL frame sizes. The extra-small bikes usually fit riders from about 8-9 years old. These track bikes are single-speed, fixed gear bikes with no brakes and are designed solely for riding on the velodrome. We also have a range of spare pedals, cycling shoes and helmets that riders can also use to fully equip themselves for racing. We even have cycling clothes to give to the committed.
Junior Track Cycling Records
During the season riders have the opportunity to challenge the fastest times in their age-group to obtain a new Wellington Record. Planning ahead for the ideal weather conditions and ensuring there are enough time-keepers are available on the day is important.
You can see the current record times set here: Junior Wellington Records
Zeal Commercial Interiors Junior Track Cycling Scholarships
Zeal Commercial Interiors are putting up two scholarships of $500 for junior track cyclists who are members of the PNP Cycling Club. The scholarships are intended to support the development of young riders and help them achieve their goals.
The scholarships will be awarded based on a number of factors including achievements to date, goals and contribution to PNP Cycling Club.
Two $500 scholarships
Available for one male and one female track cyclist who are eligible to race in the under 15, 17 or 19 categories throughout the season
Available to PNP members only
Track cycling must be the riders primary focus
Scholarships will be awarded based on the following factors:
Achievements to date
Strongest proposal for how the scholarship money will be used
Attitude to training and racing
Contribution to PNP Cycling Club
Applicants should submit a one page summary, outlining the above to firstname.lastname@example.org by (date to be confirmed for 2017).
The Directors of Zeal Commercial Interiors will make a shortlist of the applicants and consult with the PNP Track Committee. The Zeal Directors will make a final decision and inform the successful applicants by November 17, 2016.
Contact Gary, the Junior Coach: Tel 386 1262 or email@example.com
“Track cycling gives you the speed and skills for riding on the road; and road cycling gives you the endurance to race on the track.”
PNP Junior Track Cycling is all about winning — in every sense of the word. We offer leading-edge coaching and programmes, to inspire riders to the winning edge at the National Track Championships. But winning is about far more than medals. It’s about getting into a hugely exciting sport and learning superb bike-handling skills. It’s about speed, tactics and effort. It’s about experiencing first-hand that 100% commitment can truly bring goals within reach — for everyone. It’s about getting the support of people who have loved the sport for decades. Perhaps most of all, it’s about gaining the friendship of clubmates and having a power of focused fun. Join us and be one of the winners.