age group road national championships

Vantage Age Group Road National Championships

Road & Track
17 July 2020 - 19 July 2020
Waipukurau

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

  07 823 0716

Updated 10.00am 28/5/2020

On behalf of Cycling New Zealand and Cycling New Zealand Road & Track, we wanted to extend our thanks to all of you who have shown support and patience during these challenging times.

In announcing the original postponement (from April to July) we indicated that we will be monitoring the Covid-19 progress, government guidelines pertaining to the resumption of mass gatherings, including sport and recreation, our own risk mitigations for the event, and any travel restrictions in place and would be making a final decision no later than 19th June.

We continue to review our ability to meet and support the intent of the government guidelines, the health and safety of all those associated with the event and the ability to deliver a safe, fair, supported and sustainable event.

We do however recognise there is strong desire from all of our stakeholders to know sooner rather than later, and as such we wanted to update you with the latest information to help you commit to your training and planning.

Our intent to deliver this event will be conditional on the government increasing the limit on 8th June to at least 500 for outside gatherings, and the confirmation we can continue to mitigate the risks and support the intent of the Covid-19 rules.

If the announcement on the 8th June does not meet those expectations above (or we are unable to continue to mitigate the risks), then the 2020 Age Group Road National Championships will be cancelled.

We will make a final announcement on the 9th June.

Ability to meet Government Guidelines

We believe we can run the event in Level 2 if the government increases the maximum for gatherings to 500.  This is based on the expected number of riders for each day of the event. Noting that the current government limit (from Friday 29th May) is still only 100, we are confident that the country will continue to benefit from the hard work of abiding by the Covid-19 rules, and that these limits will continue to increase. The government have indicated they will review the 100 person limit on Monday 8th June.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of all those associated with the event is paramount. In reviewing the specific risks that this event may present, we believe we can successfully implement additional processes such as contact tracing, social distancing (does not apply when racing) and hygiene messaging to fully support the intent and requirements of these guidelines. This may include limiting the attendance each day to only those who are racing (eg: only TT riders at the venue on Friday), limiting the number of support persons you are able to bring to the event, how presentations take place etc. 

Safe, fair, supported and sustainable event. 

Thank you to the 700+ of you who responded to the recent survey. 70% of you support the event continuing. This has given us a strong message that a majority of our membership will support and enter the event. As we said, without you, there is no championships; so we are grateful to those of you who took the time to let us know where you were at in terms of your personal return to racing. 

We acknowledge the continued support from our naming sponsor, Vantage Windows and Doors, the Central Hawkes Bay District Council, Cycling CHB (our host club) and our officials who have all committed to continuing to support the event.

How can you play your part?

  • Support our plan to race and enter!
  • Support our host region and plan your weekend here!
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  • COVID-19 is still out there. Play it safe.
  • Keep your distance from other people in public.
  • If you’re sick or have symptoms, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise. Don’t attend club racing.
  • If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get tested.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, regularly disinfect surfaces.
  • If you have been told to self-isolate, you must do so immediately.
  • Keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen.

In summary

Cycling New Zealand and Cycling New Zealand Road & Track are listening, we know that a majority of you want to race and we share your desire to hold the 2020 Age Group Road National Championships event as planned in Waipukurau on 17-19th July.  Keep an eye out on our channels for our announcement June 9th.

 

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The Vantage Age Group Road National Championships including the Para Cycling Championships will be held in Waipukurau from 17 - 19 July 2020.

This event will see the best Age Group (Youth, Junior, Senior, Masters and Para) riders compete for Time Trial and Road Racing titles.

The 2020 event format will be held over a 3-day format and features a Time Trial event and a Road Race.

All serious recreational riders are encouraged to get behind this event and support the Club riding system.

The U19 event is a UCI Category event with a National Jersey to be awarded.

The event is organised by Cycling New Zealand with support from host club - Cycling CHB.

FAQ's FROM NEW DATE ANNOUNCEMENT


I have already entered – is my entry still valid?

Yes, the entry of anyone who had paid and entered prior to and following the postponement announcement remain valid for the new date (17 – 19 July)


I didn’t enter prior to the announce – can I still enter?
Yes, entries remain open. The new entries closing date is 5th July.

I can’t make the new date – can I get a refund?
Yes, our refund policy remains unchanged. Email us on events@cyclingnewzealand.nz to request are refund. Refunds will be processed back to the card you used for your entry less $20 administration fee. The last day to withdraw and receive a refund is now 5th July. Withdraws after this date are not eligible for a refund.


When is the last day to enter for the new event?
Entries will now close on 5th July (unless the event is cancelled prior)


When is the last day to withdraw and still receive a refund?
Our standard refund policy has also been extended. You can apply in writing for a refund prior to 5th July. A refund (less $20 administration fee) will be processed back to your credit card.


What if the event is cancelled on 19th June – do I get a refund then?
Up to and on the 19th June, Cycling New Zealand will be monitoring the current advice from the government, local councils, other authorities. We will also be assessing our own risk mitigation over this time. If any of this advice or planning dictate that the event is no longer able to go ahead safely on the planned dates of 17 – 19 July then the event will be cancelled. While we appreciate the event terms and conditions state that in the event of an event cancellation entry fees are non-refunded, we also acknowledge that this is unusual circumstances for everyone. As such, if the event is cancelled on the 19th June then all registered riders will be offered a refund (less $20).


Is it likely that the event will still be cancelled after the 19th June?
If the advice or direction from the government other authorities changes, or our own risk planning changes significantly after the 19th June to a level that prevents the event going ahead safely, the event will be cancelled. At this time, it is likely that significant costs have already been incurred in the planning of the event so Cycling New Zealand reserve the right revert to the refund policy in line with the event terms and conditions (no refund in the event of a cancellation).

ENTRY FEE AND DETAILS

Entries for the 2020 Championships are now open! Click here to enter. Click here for the live entry list.
 
Time Trial Early Entry Fee (Entries received on or before 9 March) $60
  Standard Entry Fee (Entries received from 10 March) $80
  Entries Close 5 July  
Road Race Early Entry Fee (Entries received on or before 9 March) $70
  Standard Entry Fee (Entries received from 10 March) $90
  Entries Close 5 July  
 

ENTRY WITHDRAWN AND REFUNDS

Entries are not transferable.
 
Refunds are available if a withdrawal is requested in writing prior to 5 July.  If accepted a refund of the entry fee - less $20 will be applied.
 
Withdrawals submitted after 5 July are not eligible for a refund. 
 
 

EVENT ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

Click here for the Entry Eligibility and Criteria.

The event is open to New Zealand and Australian riders. Note that “New Zealand riders” now includes permanent New Zealand Residents who are financial members of an NZ Club & Centre.
 
All New Zealand riders must have a current 2020 Cycling New Zealand Adult (or Youth for U15, U17 and U19 categories) licence and be a paid member of an affiliated Cycling New Zealand Road and Track Club. More on how to get a Cycling New Zealand Licence here. All New Zealand riders are required to represent their Cycling New Zealand Road and Track Club.  All entries will be required to be endorsed by the club.
 
All Australian riders must have a current 2020 Cycling Australia domestic license and appropriate travel insurance to cover riding and racing while in New Zealand. Riders must be prepared to provide proof of insurance if required. 

Placegetters, regardless of nationality, shall receive relevant medals.

The first placed New Zealander shall be acknowledged as the Champion for the event
 

EVENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Click here to view a copy of the event entry terms and conditions.
 

UCI GRAN FONDO QUALIFICATION

The World Masters Road Championship are now known as the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.  Full information and race format are available here: http://www.uciworldcyclingtour.com/ or http://www.ucigranfondoworldseries.com/ 

How to qualify:

  • Riders who take part in one of the qualifier events held worldwide and who finish in the first 25% of their age group qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships

  • The first 3 in each age category will also qualify directly to the World Championships, independent of the number of starters in that age group.

  • Riders who participate in 3 qualifier events during the season will also qualify.

For countries that do not have a Qualifying event (for 2020 this includes New Zealand).  Qualifying slots are offered through the National Championships or as determined by the National Federation.  Please click here for the 2020 Cycling New Zealand Selection Regulations.  

Additional entry fees and criteria apply for this international event.  The 2020 event will be in Vancouver, Canada

EVENT PROGRAMME

***Please note due to the new event date we are re-looking at the schedule to ensure the conditions are suitable and support the proposed schedule below.  This will be updated shortly ***

Day/Event Venue Time Attendance   
Thursday - 16th July 2020 - Team Managers Meeting
TBC
5.00pm           
Compulsory by Team Managers

 

Below is a PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME.  Confirmation of road race schedule and timings to be confirmed.

Day/Event Age Category Distance Provisional Start Time
Friday - 17th July 2020 
Time Trial
     
 
U15 Boys and Girls
U17 Boys and Girls
U19 Women
Masters Women 4 - 10
Masters Men 6 - 10
T1-T2 Men/Women Para cycling
C1-C3 Men Para cycling
C1-C5 Women Para cycling
H1-H5 Men/Women Paracycling
 16.9km Starting from 8.30am. 
Start times TBC once entries close. Riders will start 30 seconds apart.
 
U19 Men
Masters Women 1 - 3
Masters Men 1 - 5
U23 Men and Women
Senior Men and Women
C4-C5 Men Para cycling
B/VI Men/Women Para cycling
 25.6km Starting from 8.30am. 
Start times TBC once entries close. Riders will start 30 seconds apart.
Saturday - 18th July 2020
Road Race 
 

 

 
 
T1 - T2 Men/Women Para cycling 25km (long loop starting at Woburn) TBC
 
H1-H5 Men/Women Para cycling 40km (cut through Woburn then long loop) TBC
 
C1-C5 Men/Women Para cycling 66km (3 x short laps) TBC
 
B/VI Men/Women tandems 66km (3 x short laps) TBC
 
U17 Boys 66km (3 x short laps) TBC
 
Masters Men 5 66km (3 x short laps) TBC
 
Masters Men 6 66km (3 x short laps) TBC
       
 
U17 Girls 66km (3 x short laps) TBC
 
Masters Women (3-4) 66km (3 x short laps) TBC
 
Masters Women (5-9) 66km (3 x short laps) TBC
 
Masters Men (7-10) 66km (3 x short laps) TBC
 
     
 
Masters Men 3 87.4km (1 x short, 2 x long laps) TBC
 
Masters Men 4 87.4km (1 x short, 2 x long laps) TBC
 
Masters Women (1-2) 87.4km (1 x short, 2 x long laps) TBC
 
     
 
U15 Boys 33km (1 x short lap) TBC
 
U15 Girls 33km (1 x short lap) TBC
Sunday - 19th July 2020
Road Race 
     
  U19 Women 87.4km (1 x short, 2 x long laps) TBC
       
 
Masters Men 1 98.1km (3 x long laps) TBC
 
Masters Men 2 98.1km (3 x long laps) TBC
 
U23 & Senior Women 98.1km (3 x long laps) TBC
 
     
 
U23 & Senior Men 114.5km (1 x short, 3 x long laps) TBC
 
 U19 Men 114.5km (1 x short, 3 x long laps) TBC

 

*Please note that dependent on entry numbers, split starts may be considered between age groups in the same race.

EVENT CATEGORIES (AGE AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2020)

Men/Boys and Women/Girls
Under 15 - 13-14 years
Under 17 - 15-16 years
Under 19 - 17-18 years
Under 23 - 19-22 years
Senior - 23-34 years
Masters 1 - 35-39 years
Masters 2 - 40-44 years
Masters 3 - 45-49 years
Masters 4 - 50-54 years
Masters 5 - 55-59 years
Masters 6 - 60-64 years
Masters 7 - 65-69 years
Masters 8 - 70 - 74 years
Masters 9 - 75- 79 years
Masters 10 - 80+ years
Para - T1 -2 Men & Women
       - H1 - 5 Men & Women
       - C1 - 5 Men & Women
       - B/VI Men & Women   

EVENT COURSES

The event takes place a mix of urban residential & rural roads. It is your responsibility to manage your own safety during the event, to be aware of other road users at all times and to make responsible decisions. There is traffic management in place however, the roads are OPEN and there will be public and official traffic on the circuit during your race.
 
Strava links to each course is available below. The short course circuit does not show the distance from the start/finish line. For distances and number of laps, please check under EVENT PROGRAMME.
 
Time Trial - Course Maps
 
TT - Long course Strava link here
 
TT - Short course Strava link here
 
 
Road Race - Course Maps 
 
Road Race - long circuit Strava link here
 
Road Race - short circuit Strava link here
 

EVENT COMMUNIQUES

Event Communiques is the official distribution of event information including general information, start lists and results. Please check here regularly for updated Communiques.

TEAM MANAGERS

All clubs/teams are required to nominate a Team Manager (can be a rider or non-rider).
 
A Team Managers Meeting will take place 5.00pm Thursday 16th July. Location TBC. 
 
Important information such as confirmation of starters, distribution of race numbers and transponders and any updated programme information will be provided at this meeting.
 
Attendance by each Team Manager is compulsory and representatives will be required to sign in.
 
Riders Packs will be distributed to one club representative (usually the Team Manager), not to individual riders.  Riders should contact their Team Manager to arrange collection. Club Packs will be available for collection from 4.00pm. Location TBC.
 
The role of the Team Manager includes (but not limited to):
  • Officially representing the Club at the event
  • Connecting with all riding club members
  • Ensuring that all riding club members have a current licence
  • Managing the relationship with Event Officials on behalf of club members
  • Attending the Team Managers meeting
  • Collecting and distributing Race Numbers to club members
  • Circulating Event Information to club members
  • Ensuring place getters attend the Medal Ceremony
  • Ensuring riding members have the required information to help them have a safe and fair race.
All clubs/teams are required to nominate a Team Manager (can be a rider or non-rider). Please email events@cyclingnewzealand.nz to appoint your Team Manager.
 
 
Club Team Manager Email Phone
Athletics & Cycling Masterton      
Auckland Central Cycling Club Richard Justice  richardjustice@richardjustice.com  64212234741 
Auckland Schools Cycling      
Bike Manawatu Tim Lloyd octaneautomotive@xtra.co.nz     64274964411
Canterbury Time Trial Association Inc.  Lance Barnes  lance.barnes@live.com  642102654888 
Canterbury Track Cycling      
Central Otago Wakatipu      
Counties Manukau      
Cycling CHB      
Cycling Marlborough      
Cycling New Plymouth      
Cycling Otago      
Cycling Rotorua Paul Bishop paul.jacquie@xtra.co.nz 64275630439
Cycling South Canterbury      
Cycling Southland Nathan Shearing Nathan@fathippo.org 64272131158
  Brendon Mcleod Brendon.mcleod@nzvanlines.co.nz 64272176307
Cycling Waitaki      
Dynamo Sports Cycling      
Forestland Wheelers Jim McMurray  jimm@farmside.co.nz  6421650376
Gisborne Cycling Club      
GP Road Cycling Club      
Hamilton City Cycling Club      
Hawera Cycling Club      
Kapiti Cycling Club      
Kiwi Randonneurs      
Leeston Cycling Club      
Levin Cycling Club      
Marsden Wheelers      
Morrinsville Wheelers      
North Canterbury      
NZ Army Ian Eagle i.eagle@orcon.net.nz 64274578101
Papanui Cycling      
Pegasus Cycling Incorporated Derrick Nelson derrick.nelson1953@gmail.com  64211804505
PNP      
Ramblers Cycling Club      
St Andrews Cycling Club       
Stratford Cycling Club      
Tasman Wheelers       
Taupo Cycling Club      
Tauranga Road Cycling Club      
Te Awamutu Sports Cycling Club       
Tinwald Cycling Club      
USO Bike Ride      
Wanganui Cycling Club       
Wellington Masters Club      
Whakatane Cycle Club      
 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Rules

Racing will be conducted under UCI regulations and Cycling New Zealand Road & Track racing rules.
 
As all events take place on open roads, it is a condition of racing that New Zealand traffic regulations are adhered to. It is also mandatory that helmets are worn at any time a rider is on their bike. Riders must keep left and where marked, must not cross the road centre line at any time.
 

Sanctions

The Cycling New Zealand Road and Track scale of penalties will apply.
 
Any fines issued are on the Team and are payable by the Team Manager to the Commissaires Secretary at the event or Clubs/Centres will be invoiced post event.
 

Equipment

Bicycles must conform with current UCI regulations. All bicycles must have two independently operating brakes (one front, one rear).
 
Helmets must be compliant with appropriate NZ Transport Agency Standards for use on open roads, including those used in the Individual Time Trial and must be worn at all times when riding your bike.
 
All riders will be required to attach timing transponders to their bikes, to enable the electronic timing to operate. These will be provided in the race pack.
 

Riders Apparel

Riders must only wear their approved Club jerseys and shorts. Shorts can be either:
 
1. Club shorts
2. Club shorts with personal sponsors only if detailed on the rider’s Cycling New Zealand Membership.
3. Trade Team shorts if rider is registered on a NZ Trade Team and the sponsors are detailed on the rider’s Cycling New Zealand Membership. 
4. Plain Black shorts.
 
Exception: In accordance with UCI Reg 1.3.063 - Until the day before the world championship of the following year, the world champions must wear their jersey in all events in the discipline, speciality and category in which they won their title.  In this event, any rider who won a world title at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship in 2017 must wear the world champions jersey in the event in which they won (and the appropriate club shorts).  
 
A start may be refused for any incorrectly attired rider.
 
If you have any queries over this matter, please contact events@cyclingnewzealand.nz prior to travelling to the event, to avoid disappointment.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

The safety of the riders, officials, volunteer and spectators are included in the event planning. This includes (but not limited to) road restrictions, traffic management and event advisories to the local businesses and residents.
The event takes place a mix of urban residential and rural roads. It is your responsibility to manage your own safety during the event, to be aware of other road users at all times and to make responsible decisions. There is traffic management in place however, the roads are OPEN and there will be public and official traffic on the circuit during your race.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Health and Safety please report to the Chief Commissaire or to the Race Manager

NOTICE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

We would like to thank the residents and businesses for their support of the event.
To assist with providing a safe environment for our riders the following Road Restrictions will be in place.
 
Details will be posted here as the course is confirmed.
 
Thank you again for your patience and support during this time.
 
If you have any questions please contact the Event Organiser, Cycling New Zealand on events@cyclingnewzealand.nz 

ABOUT WAIPUKURAU

Central Hawke’s Bay is well known for its’ stunning natural landscapes, outstanding beaches, fishing and diving, golf, cycling, and bush walks.

From Pukehou in the North to Takapau in the South, and spanning from the Ruahine Ranges to the East Coast, there is plenty to explore.

Waipukurau is the largest town and agricultural hub of Central Hawke’s Bay and is the perfect base to begin exploring the area. Visitor Information is located at the library on Kitchener street, a great place to start with knowledgeable staff to guide you in the right direction and assist with bookings. Waipawa is just five minutes north, and there are several smaller rural and historic settlements scattered across Central Hawke’s Bay, each with their own personality and charm.

 

For more info check out Central Hawke’s Bay on Hawkesbaynz.com.

 

For local accommodation providers visit Hawkesbaynz.com Accommodation guide.