Wellington Schools Cycling – Update

We’re now well into the schools cycling calendar with two TTT’s under our belt. After the Hope Gibbons there are two more TTT’s held on the Wainuiomata Coast Rd. Scots College riders George Tompkin, Harry Stew and Elliot Robertson broke the U16 record for this course recently (was held by a strong team with Boston Bright & Louis Hodgkinson in it) which shows we have some young talent coming through the ranks.

Full results of the TTt’s are on the events page under the appropriate event. The next TTT is only a few weeks away, so time to start preparing your teams. Please have your entry in on the Friday before the TTT.

New Recruits: Hats off to Henry Tompkin & Freddie Dossor for their work in getting new recruits into the Scots Cycling Team. They have 10 new riders, mostly in the Year 7/8 age and have been coaching them up in their skills over the last few months. They’ve now completed a Pedal Ready course on the road and have started their own morning bunch rides. We look forward to seeing them at the schools cycling events soon.

CNZ Coaching Course: quite a few people have put their names down for the CyclingNZ coaching course to be held at Scots College over next weekend. The course runs from Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon, which is quite a commitment. Thank you to all participating as it goes a long way to helping Schools Cycling. May you all bring everything that you learn back into cycling to make the sport stronger.

Entries are now open for the North Island Schools Road & Track Champs. This is three days of excellent racing over the first weekend of the upcoming school holidays. Held in Cambridge, the 3rd day is at the Avantidrome.
please get your entries in as soon as possible; https://schools . cyclingnewzealand . nz/events.  Track bikes are available for use from the Track Shed if needed. Wgtn Schools will all be together at the drome with a Manager and mechanic to help you. Please see Francis de Hair (Team Manager) to let him know you will be there.

Junior Bunch Rides: riders from 10yrs of age + are welcome to join us on the group rides, Sunday mornings 8.30am at the Windwand, Evans Bay Marina Carpark. Rides are not cancelled, but transferred to indoor training if bad weather. Contact Gary for more information: getgazza1@gmail.com

Nutrition: while on those longer rides it’s essential to keep your energy up with food. Why not make your own energy bars, save a little money & know what’s in the ingredients? Better still, put the bars in your own wax-paper wrapper too. Here’s a great recipe from Liz Tomlinson that some riders are using now; Chocolate Chip Granola Barslr . pdf

Upcoming Schools Cycling events:

6-7th CNZ Schools Nth Island Road Champs – Cambridge (no bunch ride)
8th CNZ Schools Nth Island Track Champs – Avantidrome

4th WSC Criterium 1 of 3 – Trentham (no bunch ride)
11th WSC Criterium 2 of 3 – Trentham (no bunch ride)
18th WSC Criterium 1 of 3 – Trentham (no bunch ride)
31-1st Southern Schools Road Tour – Blenheim

7-8th CNZ Schools Northern Road Tour – Auckland
15th CSW Wgtn Schools Road Champs – Trentham (no bunch ride)
28th CNZ Sir Bernard-Ferguson TTT Champs – Levin
29-30th CNZ Road Cycling Champs – Manawatu (no bunch ride)

5-6th MTB Otago National MTB Champs – Dunedin
9th Cycling Southland National Schools Track Cycling Champs – Invercargill

Gary Gibson
Youth Coach CyclingNZ Schools Wellington
Work/Home Tel: 386 1262
Cell: 021 173 4406


Article courtesy of PNP Weekly News