age group track national championships

Vantage Age Group Track National Championships

Road & Track
5 March 2020 - 8 March 2020
SIT Zero Fees Velodrome, Invercargill

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

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The Vantage Windows and Doors Age Group Track National Championships will be held at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome in Invercargill from Thursday 5th March - Sunday 8th March 2020. 
 
This is New Zealand's premier national track cycling event for Age Group riders from U15's through to Masters riders.  Riders are selected to represent their Cycling Centres ensuring the top riders attend to race for national titles.
 
Track cycling events involve a mix of speed, skill and tactics. The sport is highly competitive and hugely entertaining, and because events are raced in a velodrome, track is arguably the best type of cycling for spectators.
 
The event is proudly sponsored by Vantage Windows and Doors. 
 

ENTRY INFORMATION

Entries for the Age Group Track National Championships are accepted through Cycling New Zealand Road and Track Centres only.  Please contact your centre to apply for entry.  The Centre is responsible for conducting an appropriate Selection process for all events to ensure that only riders who are competitive at this level are entered in the National Championships.  
 
Click here for a Provisional Entry List.  
 

WITHDRAWAL/REFUNDS

In the event that a rider wishes to withdraw (and is not replaced) from the event they must do so in writing to events@cyclingnewzealand.nz.  A refund will only be considered on presentation of a medical certification prior to 2 March 2020.
 
No entry fees will be refunded without a copy of a medical certificate or after 2 March 2020. 
 

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY & CRITERIA

Click here to view the entry eligibility and criteria
 

ENTRY WAIVER

Click here to view a copy of the event entry waiver

EVENT CATEGORIES FOR THE 2020 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Youth
U15 Category is for riders aged between 13 and 14 as at 31 December 2020
U17 Category is for riders aged between 15 and 16 as at 31 December 2020
 
 
Masters (Timed Events)
Masters 1 Category is for riders aged between 35 and 39 as at 31 December 2020 
Masters 2 Category is for riders aged between 40 and 44 as at 31 December 2020  
Masters 3 Category is for riders aged between 45 and 49 as at 31 December 2020  
Masters 4 Category is for riders aged between 50 and 54 as at 31 December 2020  
Masters 5 Category is for riders aged between 55 and 59 as at 31 December 2020  
Masters 6 Category is for riders aged between 60 and 64 as at 31 December 2020  
Masters 7 Category is for riders aged between 65 and 69 as at 31 December 2020  
Masters 8 Category is for riders aged between 70 and 74 as at 31 December 2020  
Masters 9 Category is for riders aged between 75 and 79 at 31 December 2020
Masters 10 Category is for riders aged between 80+ at 31 December 2020
 
Masters (Non-Timed Events)
Masters Cat 1 is for riders aged between 35 and 44 as at 31 December 2020
Masters Cat 2 is for riders aged between 45 and 54 as at 31 December 2020
Masters Cat 3 is for riders aged between 55+ as at 31 December 2020
 
 
All entries will be required to be approved by the representing centre.
 

LICENSING

This event is the New Zealand Championships and entry is only open to riders with NZL on their licence code.
 
A 2020 Adult/Youth licence is required for all events. 
 
Team Managers and Officials are also required to hold a 2020 Adult Licence with the appropriate endorsement from your centre.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

The safety of the riders, officials, volunteer and spectators are included in the event planning. 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Health and Safety please report to the Chief Commissaire or to the Event Manager

EVENT PROGRAMME

Click here for the current event programme. Please note that the programme may still be subject to change as the Championships proceed.
 
 
TEAM TRAINING
Training time will be allocated (on request) to each centre for Wednesday 4th March 2020.   Please contact events@cyclingnewzealand.nz to request a training time slot per Centre.  Charges will apply.
 
Training time - Wednesday 4th March Centre
 8.00am - 10.00am  
 10.00am - 12.00pm Canterbury
 12.00pm - 14.00pm Auckland
 14.00pm - 16.00pm Waikato / BOP
 16.00pm - 18.00pm Wellington / MSC/ WCNI
 18.00pm - 20.00pm Southland /* AKL
 
* AKL riders that are unable to make 12-2pm slot.  Will share with other Centres.
 
CONFIRMATION OF STARTERS AND MANAGERS MEETING
Managers are required to confirm their starters from 5.30pm - 6.15pm on Wednesday 4th March at the velodrome.  This will be followed by a compulsory team managers meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th March 2020 at 6.30pm at the velodrome.  A Representative from each Centre team is to be present. 
 
EVENTS
Below are the events available in each category. 
 
U15 Boys Derby
  500m Time Trial
  3000m Scratch Race
  7.5k Points Race
  500m Team Sprint
   
U15 Girls Derby
  500 Time Trial
  3000m Scratch Race
  7.5k Points Race
  500m Team Sprint
   
U17 Boys Sprint
  500m Time Trial
  2000m Individual Pursuit
  7.5k Scratch Race
  10k Points Race
  3000m Team Pursuit
  750m Team Sprint
  10k Madison
   
U17 Girls Sprint
  500m TIme Trial
  2000m Indivudual Pursuit
  5k Scratch Race
  7.5k Points Race
  3000m Team Pursuit
  500m Team Sprint
  7.5k Madison
   
Masters Men Cat 1 (35-44) 10k Scratch Race
  20k Points Race
  Keirin
  750m Team Sprint (Combined 120 years)
   
Masters Men Cat 2 (45 -54) 7.5k Scratch Race
  15k Points Race
  Keirin
  750m Team Sprint (Combined 120 years)
   
Masters Men Cat 3 (55 - 64) 5k Scratch Race
  10k Points Race
  Keirin
  750m Team Sprint (Combined 120 years)
   
Masters Men Cat 4 (65+) 5k Scratch Race
  10k Points Race
  Keirin
  750m Team Sprint (Combined 120 years)
   
Masters Men 1 (35 - 39) 10k Points Race
  Keirin
  750m Team Sprint (Combined 120 years)
Masters Men 2 (40-44) and 3 (45-49) 3000m Individual Pursuit
  750m Time Trial
   
Masters Men 4 (50-54), 5 (55-59), 6 (60-64), 7 (65-69), 8 (70-74), 9 (75-79) and 10 (80+) 2000m Individual Pursuit
  500m Time Trial
   
Masters Women Cat 1 (35-44), Cat 2 (45-54), Cat 3 (55+) 5k Scratch Race
  Keirin
  500m Team Sprint (Combined)
  7.5k Points Race
   
Masters Womens 1 (35-39), 2 (40-44), 3 (45-49), 4 (50-54), 5 (55-59), 6 (60-64), 7 (65-69), 8 (70-74) and 9 (75+) 2000m Individual Pursuit
  500m Time Trial
   

 

EVENT COMMUNIQUES

Event Communiques is the official distribution of event information. Please check here regularly for updated Communiques.
 

RACE RULES

Racing will be conducted under UCI regulations and Cycling New Zealand Road & Track racing rules.
 
The UCI 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 Centres will be invoiced post event.
 
Bicycles must conform with current UCI regulations.
 
 
Riders must only wear their approved Centre jerseys and shorts. Shorts may only display sponsors that are detailed on the rider’s Cycling New Zealand Membership.
 
Members of a UCI international trade team or registered NZ registered trade team are permitted to wear their Team Shorts (only). A start may be refused for any incorrectly attired rider. If you have any queries over this matter, please contact the Chief Commissaire or Technical Delegate prior to travelling to the event, to avoid disappointment.

VOLUNTEERS

The event couldnt take place without volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer please contact events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

EVENT OFFICIALS

 
Chief Commissaire   
Commissaire's Secretary  
Judge Referee  
Starter  
Technical Delegate  
Assistant Commissaires  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

ACCOMMODATION

The majority of Invercargill’s accommodation venues are situated within 5km of the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome. The following is a guide to the accommodation for your convenience.

The following four premises are owned by the Invercargill Licensing Trust who is a valuable partner of Cycling Southland. Your support of the above premises would be appreciated.

Homestead Villa Motels, Cnr Dee & Avenal Streets, 3.9km from Velodrome, 03 214 0408
Ascot Park Hotel, Cnr Tay & Racecourse Road, 1.8km from Velodrome, 03 217 6195
Balmoral Lodge Motel, 265 Tay Street, 1.7km from Velodrome, 03 219 9050
Kelvin Hotel,  Kelvin Street, 2.4km from Velodrome, 03 218 2829
 
More here - www.ilt.co.nz/commercial-operations/accommodation

Other Invercargill Accommodation – all within a 5km radius of the ILT Velodrome.
Admiral Court Motor Lodge, 327 Tay Street, 1.2km from Velodrome, 03 217 1117
Ashlar Motels, 81 Queens Drive 1.8km from Velodrome, 03 217 9093
Bavarian Motel, 444 North Road 7.7km from Velodrome, 03 215 5752
Bella Vista Motels, 240 Tay Street 1.7km from Velodrome, 03 217 9799
Birchwood Manor, 189 Tay Street 2.0km from Velodrome, 03 218 8881
Coachman’s Inn Motor Lodge, 705 Tay Street 1.5km from Velodrome, 03 217 6046
Colonial Motel, 143 Mary Street 1.6km from Velodrome, 03 217 6119
Colonial Motor Inn, 335 Tay Street 1.1km from Velodrome, 03 217 6058
Cottage by the Tower, 155 Mary Street 1.7km from Velodrome, 03 217 7595
Garden Grove Motel, 161 North Road 5.8km from Velodrome, 03 215 9555
Heritage Court Motel, 50 Thomson Street 3.4km from Velodrome, 03 214 7911
Hacienda Motels, 678 Tay Street 1.3km from Velodrome, 03 217 6065
554 Moana Court Motels, 554 Tay Street 0.7km from Velodrome, 03 217 8443
Monarch Motels, 663 Tay Street 1.1km from Velodrome, 03 217 6114
Quest Invercargill, Cnr Tay & Dee Streets 2.9km from Velodrome, 03 211 3966
Surrey Court Motels, 400 Tay Street 0.8km from Velodrome, 03 217 6102
Tayesta Motels, 343 Tay Street 1.1km from Velodrome, 03 217 7075
388 Tay Motel, 388 Tay Street 0.9km from Velodrome, 03 217 3881
Tower Lodge Motels, 119 Queens Drive 1.8km from Velodrome, 03 217 6729
Townsman Motor Lodge, 195 Tay Street 1.9km from Velodrome, 03 218 8027
295 On Tay Motels, 295 Tay Street 1.3km from Velodrome, 03 211 1295

 

TRAVEL

There are now direct flights available from Auckland - Invercargill. For details on these flights and others check https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz
 
You can also fly into Queenstown (2h30m by car to Invercargill) or to Dunedin (3h30m by car to Invercargill)
 
For more on Invercargill and Southland check out https://southlandnz.com/ 

The event will be hosted at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome in Invercargill. Track Cycling is one of the best spectator sports around! This event will showcase the best Age Group riders in the country as they race for national titles.

 
2020 Ticketing Information 
 
Session Times (approximate)
Date  Morning Session  Evening Session 
Thursday 7 March  0900 - 1330 1700 - 2100
Friday 8 March  0900 - 1300 1700 - 2130
Saturday 9 March 0900 - 1300 1700 - 2015
Sunday 10 March 0900 - 1215 1400 - 1800
 
For a full event race schedule, click here
 
 
Day Sessions - Tickets on the door
Evening Sessions - Tickets online or through the stadium. Click here
 
Spectator admission costs:

Thursday 5th March

  • Day session 9 a.m - doors open from 8.30 a.m – DOOR SALES

Adult $5.00

U16 and Senior Citizens – free

 

  • Evening session 5 p.m – doors open from 4.30 p.m – Online or at stadium.

Adult - $10.00 + booking fee

U16 and Senior Citizens - $5.00 + booking fee

 

Friday 6th March

  • Day session 9 a.m - doors open from 8.30 a.m – DOOR SALES

Adult $5.00

U16 and Senior Citizens – free

 

  • Evening session 5 p.m – doors open from 4.30 p.m – Online or at stadium.

Adult - $10.00 + booking fee

U16 and Senior Citizens - $5.00 + booking fee

 

Saturday 7th March

  • Day session 9 a.m - doors open from 8.30 a.m – DOOR SALES

Adult $5.00

U16 and Senior Citizens – free

 

  • Evening session 5 p.m – doors open from 4.30 p.m – Online or at stadium.

Adult - $10.00 + booking fee

U16 and Senior Citizens - $5.00 + booking fee

 

Sunday 8th March

  • Day session 9 a.m - doors open from 8.30 a.m – DOOR SALES

Adult $5.00

U16 and Senior Citizens – free

 

  • Evening session 2 p.m – doors open from 1.30 p.m – Online or at stadium.

Adult - $10.00 + booking fee

U16 and Senior Citizens - $5.00 + booking fee

 
 
5 Tips to enjoy your Track Cycling Experience
 
1. Wear layered clothing – it can get very hot inside the velodrome!
2. Stay hydrated – ensure you drink enough water.
3. Be informed – check out the race programme and the venue entry conditions before you arrive
4. Arrive in good time so you can enjoy the atompshere and get your eye in!
5. Get ready to be entertained – Track Cycling is one of the most exciting spectators' sports!