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Led by coach Myron Simpson, this performance hub provides training and development for Road and Track riders from the Auckland region.
 
The Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Performance Hub riders have access to leading training facilities in Auckland and associated support services.
 

Riders

Click here to view the profiles of our 2018/2019 hub riders.
 

Coaches

Former national representative cyclist, Myron Simpson has been appointed coach of the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Performance Hub programme. Simpson has a significant background in international road and track cycling having competed in Europe, Asia and North America.
 
Following a successful track cycling career which included a silver medal in the Omnium at the 2007 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Mexico and competing in the Delhi Commonwealth Games, Simpson's focus switched to the road, competing with pro continental teams. However, his career was cut short with a serious shoulder injury. In 2014, Simpson was called into the New Zealand track cycling team, claiming a silver medal at the UCI World Cup in London, and in recent times has established himself as a promising young coach. 

Training and Development

With riders from all over the wider Auckland region, greater emphasis is put on self-management and time as a group is extremely valuable. Group strength and conditioning sessions are held at AUT’s North Shore Campus, and riders also attend 2-3 gym sessions a week on their own. Through busy training periods and leading into competitions, key skill sessions are run at competition venues, Manukau Velodrome and the Avantidrome in Cambridge. Training camps are held throughout the year with a focus on goal setting, technical skill, strength and conditioning and mental skills. Hub riders also have the opportunity to interact and hear from New Zealand's current professional riders to get an insight into life as a professional cyclist overseas.
 

Achievements

JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • Aaron Wyllie, Harry Waine – 2017 – Team Pursuit (3rd)
  • Harry Waine – 2017 – Individual Pursuit (10th)
OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS 
  • Jenna Merrick – 2018 – Junior Omnium (1st), Junior Madison (3rd)
  • Sam Upton – 2019 – Junior Sprint (9th), Junior Keirin (6th)
  • Cameron Manley, Sam Upton – 2019 – Junior Team Sprint (2nd)
  • Cameron Manley – 2019 – Junior 1km Time Trial (2nd), Junior Sprint (6th)
  • Christian Rush – 2019 – Junior Omnium (6th)
  • Ella Wyllie – 2019 – Junior Individual Pursuit (9th), Junior Points Race (6th)
  • Georgia Danford – 2019 – Elite Omnium (9th)
  • Ella Wyllie - 2019 - Junior Road Race (1st)

 

Sponsors

The programmes and development opportunities on offer through the Auckland Performance Hub are made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors and philanthropists.
 
 
About Barfoot & Thompson
Barfoot & Thompson are a family owned and run real estate company that was established nearly a century ago. Today the company has over 68 branches in Auckland and Northland with close to 2000 sales staff.
 
Barfoot & Thompson are strong supporters of the Auckland community from the annual Santa Parade to the Starship Foundation, and in sport where they sponsor the Blues, the Skycity Mystics and the recent World Masters Games among many others.