age group road national championships

Vantage Age Group Road National Championships

Road & Track
17 July 2020 - 19 July 2020

Cycling New Zealand

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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, Road Race and a Non Championship Time Trial.

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.


Entries have now closed.

Time Trial

Early Entry Fee (Entries received on or before 9 March)



Standard Entry Fee (Entries received from 10 March)



Non Championship Time Trial (includes special event licence)



Entries Close 5 July


Road Race

Early Entry Fee (Entries received on or before 9 March)



Standard Entry Fee (Entries received from 10 March)



Entries Close 5 July




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. 




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.

Click here for the One Day Licence Terms and Conditions for the Non Championship Time Trial event.



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



CNZRT have introduced a Non-Championship Time Trial category for the 2020 event. This will be open to riders who do not hold the required Cycling New Zealand Annual Licence (or Schools Licence) to compete in the Championships categories.

Entries will be limited as priority will be applied to Championship categories if maximums are reached.  This will be run on the Long TT course – approx. 25.6km.

Riders will be required to purchase a Special event licence at the time of entry.

A derogation has also been applied to this category in regards to equipment restrictions. Bicycles will not need to comply with the UCI rules but must however be fitted with two brakes, free wheel and be road worthy. 

Riders are required to wear a jersey with sleeves and a pair of shorts, possibly in the form of a one-piece skinsuit. By shorts it is understood that these are shorts that come above the knee. Sleeveless jerseys shall be forbidden.

The top three riders in both Male and Female will be recognised with non-championship medals (there are no age group categories within this).



Riders who hold a 2020 Schools Licence will be eligible to enter the championship events.    

A Schools Licence was introduced in 2019 which enables the holder to join a club and participate in club level activity. CNZRT recognise that school riders have been significantly impacted with the postponement of their July events and have made this derogation for 2020 to encourage school riders to participate at the National Championships on this licence.   

To apply for a schools licence or read more about the criteria click here



Update: The 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

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

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


Day/Event Venue Time Attendance   
Thursday - 16th July 2020 - Team Managers Meeting
CHB A&P Building, River Tce
Compulsory by Team Managers


Below is the 2020 event programme. Please note that this is subject to change. 

Day/Event Age Category Distance Provisional Start Time
Friday - 17th July 2020 
Time Trial
U15 Boys and Girls
Masters Women 4 - 10
Masters Men 6 - 10
U17 Boys and Girls
U19 Women
T1-T2 Men/Women Para cycling
H1-H5 Men/Women Paracycling
 16.9km Starting from 8.30am. 
Start times are online under Event Communiques.

C1-C5 Men Para cycling
B/VI Men/Women Para cycling
Non Championship Time Trial
Masters Women 1 - 3
Masters Men 1 - 5
U23 & Senior Women
U23 & Senior Men
U19 Men

 25.6km Starting from 8.30am. 
Start times are online under Event Communiques.
Saturday - 18th July 2020
Road Race 


T1 - T2 Men/Women Para cycling 25km (long loop starting at cnr of Woburn Rd & Oruawharo Rd) 8.00am
H1-H5 Men/Women Para cycling 40km (cut through Woburn then long loop) 8.05am
C1-C5 Men/Women Para cycling 66km (3 x short laps) 8.20am
B/VI Men/Women tandems 66km (3 x short laps) 8.25am
  U15 Boys 33km (1 x short lap) 8.35am
  U15 Girls 33km (1 x short lap) 8.45am
U17 Boys 66km (3 x short laps) 9.05am
Masters Men 5 66km (3 x short laps) 9.15am
Masters Men 6 66km (3 x short laps) 9.25am
U17 Girls 66km (3 x short laps) 11.30am
Masters Women (3-4) 66km (3 x short laps) 11.40am
Masters Women (5-9) 66km (3 x short laps) 11.50am
Masters Men (7-10) 66km (3 x short laps) 12.10pm
Masters Men 3 87.4km (1 x short, 2 x long laps) 1.00pm
Masters Men 4 87.4km (1 x short, 2 x long laps) 1.10pm
Sunday - 19th July 2020
Road Race 
  Masters Women 1 - 2 87.4km (1 x short, 2 x long laps) 8.30am
  U19 Women 87.4km (1 x short, 2 x long laps) 8.35am
Masters Men 1 98.1km (3 x long laps) 9.15am
Masters Men 2 98.1km (3 x long laps) 9.30am
U23 & Senior Women 98.1km (3 x long laps) 9.35am
U23 & Senior Men 114.5km (1 x short, 3 x long laps) 11.35am
 U19 Men 114.5km (1 x short, 3 x long laps) 12.20pm


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


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   
Non Championship Time Trial - Men & Women


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
Road Race - T1/T2 - here
Road Race - H1 - 5 - here


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

For Results - please see the Results tab

2020 Event Manual - updated 14 July

Communique 4 - Time Trial Start List

Communique 5 - Saturday Road Race Start List

Communique 6 - Day One 

Communique 7 - Sunday Road Race Start List

Communique 8 - Day Two

Communique 9 - Day Three


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. 
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 to appoint your Team Manager.
Club Team Manager Email Phone
Athletics & Cycling Masterton Rex Dowding 021 0894 0083
Auckland Central Cycling Club Richard Justice  021 223 4741 
Auckland Schools Cycling Logan Townsend 022 097 9599
Bike Manawatu Tim Lloyd & Philip Wilson &  027 496 4411 & 027 449 8025
Canterbury Time Trial Association Inc.  Lance Barnes & Blair Burnes-Page  021 0265 4888 
Canterbury Track Cycling Ruth Kellow 021 993 279
Central Otago Wakatipu Alex Guichard & Mark Watson 027 475 0522
Counties Manukau Karen Mcintosh   027 453 3396 
Cycling CHB Wayne Jamieson  
Cycling Marlborough Martin Fletcher 021 380 236
Cycling New Plymouth Rex Cumming 027 645 7789 
Cycling Otago Justin Gardner 021 242 8415
Cycling Rotorua Paul Bishop 027 563 0439
Cycling South Canterbury Amy Hollamby 027 653 3981
Cycling Southland Nathan Shearing 027 213 1158
  Brendon Mcleod 027 217 6307
Forestland Wheelers Jim McMurray  021 650 376
Gisborne Cycling Club Andy Baker 021 754 415
Hamilton City Cycling Club Fleur Wallace 027 459 6000
Hawera Cycling Club Ron Cheatley 027 548 726
Kapiti Cycling Club Paul Rawlinson 021 269 8089
Leeston Cycling Club Jane Rush 027 601 6357
Marsden Wheelers Andrea Knott  022 473 7400
Morrinsville Wheelers Mark Kennedy  022 064 0822
North Canterbury Paul McLachlan 021 664 082
NZ Army Ian Eagle 027 457 8101
Papanui Cycling Derrick Nelson  021 180 4505
Pegasus Cycling Incorporated Derrick Nelson  021 180 4505
PNP Chris Baguley & Maria Robertson &

027 347 1113 & 021 246 2827
Ramblers Cycling Club Kirsty McCallum & Dave McCallum 027 380 6528 & 027 303 3274
Tasman Wheelers  Emma Bateup 027 818 5859
Taupo Cycling Club Rachel Bartells 027 484 1550 
Tauranga Road Cycling Club Steve Newlove & Greg Taylor

027 341 3909 & 027 494 9911
Te Awamutu Sports Cycling Club  Mike Davis   027 375 5136
USO Bike Ride TBC    
Whanganui Cycling Club  Ron Cheatley & Darcy Forrester 027 545 8726 & 027 555 2860 
Wellington Masters Club Garth Stewart 027 442 8972
Whakatane Cycle Club Jeremy Anderson 027 305 4813



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.


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.


Bicycles must conform with current UCI regulations. All bicycles must have two independently operating brakes (one front, one rear).

A derogation has been applied to the Non Championship Time Trial category in regards to equipment restrictions. Bicycles will not need to comply with the UCI rules but must however be fitted with two brakes, free wheel and be road worthy. 

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

The following apparel will be accepted to ride in:
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.
5. Jackets, if worn, must be either in the approved club uniform design or be clear (see through). 
6. Arm warmers and leg warmers are permitted, but must be a plain colour.
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 prior to travelling to the event, to avoid disappointment.


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


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.
Click here for the road closure information.
Course maps are available from the EVENT COURSES tab above. 
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 


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

For local accommodation providers visit Accommodation guide. You can also check out accommodation available at the Pukeora Estate, click here for more.


Local Waipukurau Businesses:

Waipukurau Subway

Grab something to eat at the local Waipukurau Subway when you're in town! Located on the corner of Russell and Herbert St.


The Rookery Coffee House 

Head to the local Rookery Coffee House when you are down in Waipukurau, mention the word "peloton" on the weekend 17th - 19th July and get any medium coffee for $3.


Rising Dough Bakery

Check out the Rising Dough Bakery when you are in Waipukurau.


Hatuma Cafe 

Check out the Hatuma Cafe when you are in Waipukurau.


Junction Wines

We would like to thank Junction Wines for providing us with bottles of their wine for this event in 2020.

The Junction Vineyard is proudly owned by former All Black front row forward John Ashworth and family. It is located at the junction of State Highway 2 and 50 on the windswept stony gravels of the Takapau Plains in Central Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

This small, boutique vineyard enjoys the long cool Central Hawkes Bay growing seasons, allowing son and winemaker Leith to produce award-winning, intense, aromatic wines. These wines have a unique and distinctive character we feel confident you will enjoy.

Visitors are welcomed at the Cellar Door with plenty of kiwi hospitality and good wine. If you are coming through in a campervan or motorhome you are most welcome to pull in and stay overnight. 


Lime Rock Wines Ltd

We would like to thank Lime Rock Wines for providing us with bottles of their wine for this event in 2020.

We are open weekends from September until end of February. 11am – 4pm

Enjoy a free tasting and tour of the vineyard 

Bring some friends and a picnic!

601 Tikokino Road

WAIPAWA, Central Hawke's Bay

Cellar Door phone 06 857 8247, Home phone 06 857 8235

Rosie Butler and Rodger Tynan