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The Laykold Cup was presented to the Petone Amateur Athletic and Cycle Club in 1928 by New Zealand Laykold Limited for a track cycling handicap race over five miles.

Laykold Cup

RACE TYPE:

Track

DAY & TIME:

Sunday January 15, 2017.

Registrations from 15:15-15:45

Racing from 15:45-18:00

LOCATION:

Wellington Velodrome, Hataitai Park, Ruahine Street

BACKGROUND AND HISTORY:

The Laykold Cup was first presented in 1928 and remains the most coveted prize in Wellington track cycling. In recent times it has evolved into a 10km bunch race comprising 30 laps of the Hataitai Velodrome with a carnival of supporting track cycling events. The Poneke Plate for women and Stayers Cup for masters men were also introduced.

Previous winners include Olympic bronze medallist Gary Anderson and four-time Commonwealth Games medallist Graeme Miller.

RIDE NOTES:

An afternoon of match sprints and Keirins at the Welly-drome for all grades, ages and abilities. Get on down for some short fast racing!

Please note: this is not a Speed League event, you’re riding for glory!

PROGRAMME:

1:   Flying start 200m TT for seeding

Start on back straight, 2.5laps total with final 200m timed

2:   Match Sprints!

Groups of four determined from TT, fastest four in group 1, next fastest four in group 2, etc.
Then for each group, where A was the fastest rider, B the second, etc:
Semi Finals – 2 laps, single heats
Semi 1: Rider A vs Rider D (where A was the fastest)
Semi 2: Rider B vs Rider C

Finals – 2 laps, single heats (may go to best of three depending on numbers)
Minor Final: loser semi 1 vs loser semi 2
Major Final: winner semi 1 vs winner semi 2

3:   Keirins if anyone has the energy/ time!

5 lap heats of 5-7 riders, grouped according to TT

MORE INFORMATION:

Email: track@pnp.org.nz

RESULTS & PHOTOS:

Results for this event will be posted on www.facebook.com/wellington.velodrome.