age group road national championships

Vantage Age Group Road National Championships

Road & Track
17 April 2020 - 19 April 2020
Waipukurau

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

  07 823 0716

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

ENTRY FEE AND DETAILS

Entries for the 2020 Championships are now open! Click here to enter.
 
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 April  
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 April  
 

ENTRY WITHDRAWN AND REFUNDS

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

In the case that there is no UCI Sanctioned Qualifying event held in NZ in 2020, this event will offer Masters Riders (Masters 1 through to 10) who win their age group in the Road Race and/or the Time Trial qualification for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in both disciplines (current world champions are granted an automatic slot so if they win their age group their slot will be rolled down to the second placed rider).  There are an additional 10 wildcard entries available at the discretion of Cycling New Zealand.  Additional entry fees and criteria apply for this international event.  Click here for more on qualifying. 

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 PROGRAMME

Please note that start times are subject to change.

Day/Event Venue Time Attendance   
Thursday - 16th April 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 April 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 April 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, 1 x long laps) TBC
 
Masters Men 4 87.4km (1 x short, 1 x long laps) TBC
 
Masters Women (1-2) 87.4km (1 x short, 1 x long laps) TBC
 
     
 
U15 Boys 33km (1 x short lap) TBC
 
U15 Girls 33km (1 x short lap) TBC
Sunday - 19th April 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.

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

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. 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 MANUAL/COMMUNIQUES

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

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.

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 April. 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      
Auckland Schools Cycling      
Bike Manawatu      
Canterbury Time Trial Association Inc.       
Canterbury Track Cycling      
Central Otago Wakatipu      
Counties Manukau      
Cycling CHB      
Cycling Malborough      
Cycling New Plymouth      
Cycling Otago      
Cycling South Canterbury      
Cycling Southland      
Dynamo Club      
Forestland Wheelers      
Hamilton City Cycling Club      
Kapiti Cycling Club      
Leeston Cycling Club      
Marsden Wheelers      
Morrinsville Wheelers      
Papanui      
Pegasus Cycling Incorporated      
PNP      
Ramblers Cycling Club      
St Andrews Cycling Club       
Tasman Wheelers       
Taupo Cycling Club      
Tauranga Cycling Club      
Te Awamutu Sports Cycling Club       
Tinwald Cycling Club      
Wanganui Cycling Club       
Wellington Masters Club      
Whakatane Cycle Club      
 

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.