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Pathways

Cycling New Zealand has a world class High Performance programme, and a strong focus on maintaining and increasing NZ cycling success on the global stage.  Development pathways to support young athletes progress through the sport, and nurture their potential, are an essential part of securing our ongoing success.  

We advocate an approach that focuses early development (pre-teens to early teens) on broad access to, and engagement with all types of cycling.  Broad contact with the sport in early years encourages general skills development and a strong grasp of basic principles, which forms a strong platform for specialisation in later years.    

Please refer to the following documents regarding U17 development for 2017:


The development pathway will always be tailored to the individual, as riders’ skills and experience develop.  As a general model, the phases of development pathway include: