15 - 17 July 2022, Cambridge
Grassroots Trust Velodrome, Cambridge
FINAL EVENT INFO
to read all the final important information ahead of this event.
*Note there have been some changes to the programme for Saturday morning, see latest version below.
*Round 2 Entries have now closed
for the full entry list of Round #2 participants.
Click here to view the Event Manual for Round #2.
COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN
to view the Covd-19 Response Plan for Round #2.
Click here for the provisional Round #2 Programme - updated 13 July.
Due to the objectives of the event the timing, racing and other aspects of the programme are likely to change as the event progresses. Expect a large degree of fluidity and adjustment to ensure you are benefiting to your potential. The programme has been designed series to offer endurance riders the opportunity to develop bunch skills and tactical and technical awareness, and for sprint riders to develop tactical and technical awareness.
QUALIFYING START LISTS - PROVISIONAL
Click here for Sprint Qualifying.
Click here for Endurance Heats.
TEAM EVENT REGISTRATION PROCESS
You can choose your own pairings/teams for the Madisons and Team Sprint. Your teams must be filled in on the link below OR on the whiteboard at the start of the session they will be raced in.
*The mixed Madison will be one female and one male pairings. Males will be required to ride the same gear as the females.
Click here to register your Same Gender Madison team
Click here to register your Mixed Madison team
Click here to register your Team Sprint team
Please get in touch with us if you don’t have a team and we will help organise one for you, email firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to the Event Staff or Race Manager at the start of the event.
Please ensure you are at the velodrome, ready to go on and off the track by 3pm at the latest.
Each round to offer Endurance and Sprint options. Riders can choose to enter one of these options (this is chosen when entering).
Endurance option will include (but not limited to)
• Points, Scratch, Tempo, Elimination, Madison, Omnium, Team Pursuit
• Endurance may opt in to race the longest lap non qualifier
Sprint option will include (but not limited to)
• Derby, Keirin, Sprints, Team Sprint
Depending on numbers, a seeding race will take place in session one and will determine ‘A’ and ‘B’ streams.
The intent is that a rider will ride all events in their chosen option.
RESULTS AND PRIZES
Events will be run as ‘Omnium style’. Riders will be awarded points for placings in each event. Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall in both Endurance and Sprint in each round. Prizes will also be given out to the riders who show they are 'Living the Values' of the series.
Final places from each round will also be allocated points towards the overall series results where National Track Series Champions will be awarded at the conclusion of Round Three.
Each round will have a number of workshops designed to offer relevant and practicable educational, coaching and tactical/technical advice. These are included in the entry fee and all riders are encouraged to attend.
Workshop 1 – Athlete Panel
This workshop provides an opportunity to hear from past and present athletes and ask them a few questions! The panel includes; Rushlee Buchanan, Shaane Fulton, Dan Bridgwater, Zac Williams and Regan Gough. Hear about their journeys and experiences as athletes and learn some helpful insights and tips for your future as an athlete.
Anonymously send in a question for us to ask on your behalf here.
Workshop 2 – Madison Beginners
Madison fundamentals for beginners and riders fairly new to madisons. This workshop will involve some coaching in the infield and practice on the track for 30 minutes in total. Please meet in the infield in your gear ready to get on the track.
Workshop 3 – Sleep Lab
Unfortunately the Sleep Lab workshop will be postponed to Round 3 due to sickness. We look forward to hearing this workshop from Shannon in September.
Shannon from Sleep Lab is passionate about sharing her knowledge on all things sleep and the role it has on our general health, wellbeing and daily living. Shannon's background is in the high performance sport area, where she completed her PhD on the role and relationship of sleep in elite female athletes. Throughout the workshop, you will learn about the role of sleep and why it is important to you as an athlete with special focus on explaining sleep's role in the recovery process, which is when some of the key physiological and cognitive recovery takes place. You will walk away from the workshop with some tips and tricks to get the most out of your sleep and hopefully an understanding on how you can use sleep to improve your performance.
Workshop 4 – Group 1 Endurance
After workshop 3, if you’re racing endurance then head along to this workshop. Lead by Ross Machejefski with help from a few of the athletes on the panel, this workshop will cover off race analysis from racing on Friday night with many helpful learnings you can take forward into the rest of the weekend.
Workshop 4 – Group 2 Sprint
After workshop 3, if you’re racing sprint then head along to this workshop. Lead by Zac Williams and Shaane Fulton, this workshop will cover off race analysis from racing on Friday night with many helpful learnings you can take forward into the rest of the weekend.
We are asking all coaches wishing to have access to the infield to please fill out the form here. You will then be issued an accreditation band to get in to the infield. Riders aren’t required to have an accreditation band.
All riders are required to be accredited to the Grassroots Trust Velodrome. You can find out more about Track Accreditation here. Accreditation sessions are being run in the lead up to the event, with Modules 1 & 2 on the 12th of June and Modules 3 & 4 on the 19th of June.
If you're accreditation has lapsed or you are accredited to ride at the Velodrome in Invercargill, then you can sign up for an Express Accreditation class on Sunday 10th July.
If you have any questions on track accreditation, please contact Craig.Rodger@velodrome.nz
The events will run under the general principles of Cycling New Zealand Road and Track
and UCI rules with some specific modifications to suit the intent of the racing including the following:
No disc wheels for all.
All wheels will have a minimum of 16 spokes, with a rim depth not exceeding 50mm.
Men's Endurance = 94 = 49 x 14 (94.5) or 7.4m
Women's Endurance = 92 = 48 x 14 (92.6) or 7.3m
Sprint = 98 = 51 x 14 (98.4) or 7.7m
*These gears above provide the best combinations to achieve the right gear in inches. Note these gears are maximums, you may choose a lower gear that better suits your current development maturity.