{{{content.relatedImages.data | image}}}

Programmes 

Cycling New Zealand runs development programmes at stages throughout the year – details will be uploaded to this page as and when programmes open.  Invitations to apply for development programmes are promoted on our social media pages, and extended via email to our clubs and members database.  
 
To receive information about other upcoming development programmes, please email graeme.hunn@cyclingnewzealand.nz.
 
Cycling New Zealand Athlete Development Opportunities:
 

NZ Cycle Classic, Wairarapa (15-19 January 2020)

  • Cycling New Zealand will be sending a national team to this event as a development opportunity for targeted riders. The final team for this event is being confirmed and will be advised in due course.

 Santos Women’s Tour Down Under, Adelaide (16-19 January)

  • Cycling New Zealand will be sending a national team to this event managed by the National Track Program as part of their preparation plan for World Championships and Tokyo Olympics. Therefore this campaign is directed at our track athletes and staffed by our national track team.

2020 Gravel and Tar, Palmerston North (25 Jan)

  • Cycling New Zealand will plan to send a National Men’s and Women’s team to this event. We are requesting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for these teams. This project is self-funded by the riders, organized by CNZ and volunteer staff (appointed by CNZ) and supported by CNZ. If you are interested, please complete the EOI form by Friday 3 January. Teams are planned to be finalised by Friday 10 January.

Women’s Herald Sun Tour, Melbourne (5-9 February) 

  • The UCI 2.2 Women’s Herald Sun Tour is in Melbourne, Australia from 5-6 February. Cycling New Zealand has an invite for a New Zealand National Team. We are requesting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for these teams. This project is self-funded by the riders, organized by CNZ and volunteer staff (appointed by CNZ) and supported by CNZ. If you are interested, please complete the EOI form by Friday 3 January. Teams are planned to be finalised by Friday 10 January.

Oceania Road Championships (Selected U19 Teams only) - Date and location TBC

  • Cycling New Zealand will plan to send a Junior (U19) Men’s and Women’s team as a development opportunity. We are requesting expressions of interest for these teams. This project is self-funded by the riders, organized by CNZ and volunteer staff (appointed by CNZ) and supported by CNZ. If you are interested, please complete the Rider Application Form by Friday 7 February. Teams are planned to be finalised by Friday 14 February. 

 

Cycling New Zealand is planning two road development campaigns. Current plans are for a May 2020 for Women Development Road project in Europe (Belgium, Switzerland and Germany) and possibly July-August 2020 for Men Development Road project (Exact location and dates TBC).

These are projects self-funded by the riders, organized by volunteer managers (appointed by CNZ) and supported by CNZ (Selection support, administration and planning support domestically, logistical support in Europe).

 

2020 CNZ Women’s Development Campaign 

  • Cycling New Zealand is planning a European campaign for May 2020. For more information, click here.
  • Click here to complete the expression of interest form
  • Applications close: 2 March 2020
  • Selection Date: By 9 March 2020

2020 CNZ Men’s Road Development Campaign 

  • Cycling New Zealand is planning a European campaign for late June-August 2020. For more information, click here.
  • Click here to complete the expression of interest form.
  • Applications close: 29 April 2020
  • Selection Date: By 6 May 2020
 
 
 
The following list provides an overview of the type of development opportunities Cycling New Zealand delivers / has teams participating in each year.  The schedule includes dates and deadlines for the current year where relevant, and, while specific dates will vary year to year, the overall schedule will likely remain the same. 
 
 
Athlete Development Camps 2019
 
Opportunity For Further information Applications
North Island Camp
 
22-24 March 2019
U17
Camp will run from 5pm, Friday the 22nd based at the Avantidrome in Cambridge and finish up on Sunday afternoon following the Morrinsville mini tour.
 
The focus will be on Technical development, Race planning and organisation.
 
Please organise your own accommodation or billeting for the duration of the camp.
 
Please enter the Morrinsville mini tour here. If we have enough attendees we will run a separate U17 category, but enter any grade for now.
Closed 8 March 2019, 5pm.
South Island Camp
 
21-23 June 2019
U17
Camp will run from 6pm on Friday 21st based at the HPSNZ Regional Performance Centre in Christchurch (Jellie Park, Ilam Road) and finish up on Sunday with the Winter Worlds series ride.
 
The focus will be on Technical development, race planning and organisation.  
 
A confirmed camp programme will be emailed to you by the 27th of May.
 
Please note all transport, accommodation and meals must be organised by attendees.
 
The cost of attending is $80 for the weekend. The entry to the race on Sunday is also at your own cost.
Closed 20 May 2019, 5pm.
Regional Camps
U17 male & female
These camps are aimed at long term development of cyclists and will be focusing on technical and tactical development. 
 
Numbers are limited and will be subject to selection.
2019 dates to be confirmed.
National Camp
 
3-6 October 2019
U17 male & female
Requirements - Riders will have demonstrated the capability to make the most of the camp & workshops aimed at developing riders for the future through competition performance and attitude at regional camps.
 
Numbers are limited and will be subject to selection.
 
To be held in Invercargill in conjunction with the Yunca Junior Tour. The link will be posted here and emailed to current U17 members.

Applications closed.

 
 
Athlete Development Competitions 2019
 
Opportunity For Requirements Applications
Road Performance Camp
 
14-17 February 2019
Selected Riders
 
- U19 and U23 female
Camp to be held in Cambridge in February 2019 in conjunction with Bev May Women's Tour.
Closed 14 December 2018.
Road Performance Camp
 
14-17 February 2019
Selected Riders
 
- U19 and U23 male
Camp to be held in Cambridge in February 2019 in conjunction with racing.
Closed 14 December 2018.
Bev May Women's Tour
 
16-17 February 2019
All women
A recommended event.
Closed
Oceania Road Championships
 
15-17 March 2019
Tasmania, Australia
Selected Riders
 
- U19 and U23 male & female
An ideal competition development opportunity for riders to prepare for future international competition. Will need to demonstrate good race readiness in prior events to show the capability of making the most of the opportunity.
 
The cost to attend this event is approximately $3500 + insurance costs and must be met by the athlete. 
Closed 21 December 2018.
Bike Manawatu Novice Tour
 
16-17 March 2019
All juniors
A recommended event.
Closed
CHB Junior Tour
 
30-31 March 2019
All juniors
A recommended event.
Closed 27 March 2019
Te Awamutu Junior Tour
 
6-7 April 2019
All juniors and women.
A recommended event.
Closed 31 March 2019
Age Group National Championships
 
26-28 April 2019
Timaru
All ages
A recommended event for those wishing to further develop.
Closed
Canberra Junior Tour
 
11-12 May 2019
Selected Riders
 
- U17 male & female
An ideal competition development opportunity for young riders. Will need to demonstrate good race readiness in prior events to show the capability of making the most of the opportunity.
 
The team will travel from the 8th until the 13th of May and the costs are likely to be around $3500 per person.
Closed 5th April, 5pm.
Goulburn Junior Tour
 
18-19 May 2019
Selected Riders
 
- U17 male & female
An ideal competition development opportunity for young riders. Will need to demonstrate good race readiness in prior events to show the capability of making the most of the opportunity.
 
The cost to attend this event will be approximately $3500 and will need to be met by the athlete.
 
Click here to read the relevant selection regulations.
We will not be sending a team to this Tour in 2019. An alternative opportunity will be available later in the season.
ITS Melbourne U19s Anzac Cup
Selected Riders
 
- U19 male & female
Track racing and development opportunity for U19 centre riders. Some of the best U19 racing you’ll take part in and a great Tier 1 event for Elite men & women.
TBC
European Tour
 
9-29 July (TBC), France
Selected Riders
 
- U19 male
Based in France, this campaign will take in regional racing and culminate in a National Junior Tour.
 
The key objectives of this trip are:
  • Experience travel and living in a foreign cycling environment
  • Visibility of riders to teams for future
  • Experience a variety of competitions that grow on and off bike racing understanding physically, tactically, technically and psychologically
  • Living and operating in a team environment
All expenses for this trip must be covered by the selected riders and although still finalising these costs they are expected to be between $5000-7500NZD per rider.
 
More details will be sent out to applicants over the next couple of weeks as they are finalised.
 
Selections will be made following the Vantage Age Group Road National Championships at the end of April.
Closed.
Junior World Championships
 
23, 26-27 September 2019, Harrogate,
England
Selected Riders
 
- U19 male & female
For World Championships, you must have a proven record in major competitions and demonstrate the capabilities to be competitive in the selected events. 
 
Click here to read the relevant selection regulations.
Closed.
YUNCA Junior Tour
 
4-6 October 2019
All juniors
A recommended event.
Register here