Wellington Schools Cycling

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A management site for running the Wellington Schools Road & Track Cycling Calendar in New Zealand. Members welcome from Year 6 approx and upwards. Events have priority for riders in Schools from Wellington City up to Otaki and Masterton, however Schools further afield are also invited. National events start at Year 7 while local events can include younger riders.

See also: www.facebook.com/WellingtonSchoolsCycling

Website: www.pnp.org.nz
Contact Name: Gary Gibson
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Wgtn Schools Cycling Newsletter - September 2020 (part 1)

E-mail sent by Gary Gibson, Saturday, 5th September 2020 @ 10:59am

Update to WSC Calendar:
13th September TTT - an event will still be held!
While this date was planned to be the Hope Gibbons TTT event in Masterton, the organising Club had to cancel due to numbers exceeeding the requirements under Covid-19 rules.
Wgtn Schools Cycling has the advantage of lower numbers, so that we can still run our own events. We will now have a third TTT event on the Wainuiomata Coast Road on the above date.
Details are on the Events page here:

Covid-19 update from Cycling NZ Schools:
In response to the latest Covid-19 update, Cycling NZ Schools are working with the Event Organisers and School Sport NZ on the continuation of the 2020 Calendar. The Cycling NZ Schools executive are meeting on Monday 7th September and further updates will be provided on Tuesday 8th September.
This meeting will be to discuss the upcoming National Schools events. Currently there are low entries nationally, probably due to everyone holding off and waiting for School Sport NZ announcements.

Wgtn Schools Cycling Newsletter - August 2020

E-mail sent by Gary Gibson, Sunday, 9th August 2020 @ 5:01pm

Wainuiomata Hill Climb
It was excellent weather for the inaugural Hill Climb up the Wainuiomata Hill on the 2nd August.
The first ever records were set for schools cycling and I believe some strava records were also made on the day. It's well done and congratulations to the younger riders for making the effort to climb such a large hill - everyone made it to the top! Some stats show the hill averages 10.3%, with the steepest part at 16%!
Below you will be able to see the new records set for agegroups. The idea is to go out and try to beat your own times over the coming year and come back next year to claim your personal best time and maybe a new record.

This coming Sunday is the 2nd Teams Time trial - 16th August
Once again, come on out and set a Personal Best (PB) or try to beat your Individual, 2up or full-team PB.
Younger riders can have an escort throughout their ride.
Please enter by emailing Gary by Friday, stating your Name, Agegroup, Team (if any) and School.
More details here:http://groupspaces.com/WellingtonSchoolsCycling/item/1265120

Final Teams Time Trial - 13th September
The event will only be a 4up teams event (Timed on the 3rd rider across the line, so technically 3 riders can be a team). A composite team is allowed providing you're in the same agegroup. Riders can ride up an agegroup to make a team of 4. Agegroups are Year 7-8, U16 and U20. Please start asking around to try and make up a team.

Wellington Schools Newsletter - July 2020

E-mail sent by Gary Gibson, Monday, 20th July 2020 @ 2:49pm

Welcome back to Term 3 of Schools Cycling.
Over the school holidays there was the Agegroup Club Road Champs. This is a non-schools event for riders representing their Clubs. Wellington had 7 riders representing the PNP Cycling Club with two riders bringing home 3 medals in total. This has been one of Wellingtons best Road Champs in many years and shows the extreme work ethic our riders go to, to perform at such a high level. Well done to Camden Feint, Silver medal in the U19 Individual Time Trial and Millie Donald, also Silver in the U15 ITT, plus a Bronze Medal in the U15 Road Race. Both riders go to schools on the Kapiti Coast.

Upcoming events for Schools Cycling:
This coming Sunday will be a Junior Bunch Ride, starting from Evans Bay Marina at 8.30am. The following Sunday is the first ever Wainuiomata Hill Climb Champs and then a few weeks after that will be the 2nd TTT event. Note: the Junior Bunch rides are on when-ever there is no schools event.
For the riders looking for extra experience, the Kapiti Cycling Club will be putting on a host of winter events that you can participate in. This coming Saturday is a Time Trial:

The Next Schools Event:

Wgtn Schools Hill Climb Champs - Gracefield, Lower Hutt

Sunday, 2nd August 2020 at 9am - 10:30am
Note: Gracefield Rd can be busy - it is recommended to bring wind-trainers or rollers to warm-up on, otherwise riding in the Southern part of Gracfield Rd is advised (beyond the round-about, away from main route to Wainuomata).

Location: Gracefield Road, Lower Hutt (using the cycle path up the hill)
Start Time:
9am (first rider away - youngest to oldest)
Start Place:
Gracefield Rd (outside National Isotope Centre sign).
Entry fee:
$5.00 p/p cash on the day. Please register by email to getgazza1@gmail.com a few days prior to the event.
More information here: http://groupspaces.com/WellingtonSchoolsCycling/item/1265121

Wgtn Schools Cycling Calendar for 2020:


2: Wgtn Schools Hill Climb Champs - Gracefield (Wainuiomata Hill)

16: Wgtn Schools TTT 2 of 3 - Wainuiomata

29-30: Southern Schools Champs – Blenheim


5-6: Northern Schools Champs – Cambridge

13: Wgtn Schools TTT 3 of 3 (Hope Gibbons TTT) - Masterton

26-28: National Schools Road Champs – Manawatu


2-4: National Schools MTB Champs - Wellington

6-7: Sth Island Schools Track Champs – Invercargill

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