Covid 19 Update

Just a quick update for all Club riders. At this stage under Alert level 2 we will not be resuming any club activities, i.e. Sunday bunchie or Wednesday Track sessions.We will keep an eye on developments and let you know as soon as we think things could resume. This could even wait until level 1 or beyond.Meanwhile whilst the recommendation is 2meters for social distancing please see below the guidance for droplet spread for cycling in groups.
Keep safe everyone

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Hi All
Due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding Covid 19 and the recommended guidelines regarding social distancing and reducing group gatherings the committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the last race of the Spring / Summer series scheduled to have taken place this Tuesday the 24th March at the Bruce McClaren Motorsport Park. The points accrued to date will be the final placings for the entire series.

We will also be postponing the Prizegiving & AGM that was due to take place at Ploughmans Restaurant on the 31st March 2020. We will advise an alternate date when there is more clarity around the Pandemic and when it is more appropriate to get together as a group.

We understand that many of you may be disappointed regarding this decision, but our members safety and the safety of the wider community as a whole, is our no 1 priority. We encourage you all to keep active, think of alternate ways to keep your peddles turning such as Zwift and alternate riding options and would look forward to seeing you all later in the year.

Look after yourselves and your families, stay safe everyone

Taupo Cycling Club Committee


There will a table available to place unwanted or excess kit or equipment to give away to our young up and coming riders,so if you have anything you would like to donate please bring it along 



  1. Presentation of Certificates to 1st to 3rd Champions of each grade, presentation of cups to highest placed club member of each grade

  2. Presentation of Spot Prizes 

Club to supply snacks and nibbles for all attendees




Presidents Report

Treasurers Report

Election of  Officers

Set Club Fees for next Financial Year

General Business -

  • Velodrome Resurfacing Update

  • Cycle Challenge Update

  • Dynamo Series Report / Feedback / Plans for next race series

  • Feedback from members on current Spring & Summer race series, and succession plan for next year

  • Open forum for members to speak

2019/2020 Committee


At the AGM the committee for the following 12 months was elected. The following Club Members will be representing you, please do not hesitate to email the secretary or contact any of the committee directly if you have any feedback or suggestions for the Club


Kerry Edwards - Chairman

Graeme Usher - Treasurer

Tina Edwards - Secretary

Stephen Holdsworth

Sheryl Duncan

Rachel Bartells

Dave Byers

Dave Nicol

Taupo Velodrome Update


We are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our Wednesday night track sessions starting this Wednesday the 15th May 2019 as the new lights have now been installed. We and the Taupo District Council are aware that there are still some issues in regards to the final surface which are still being worked through but lets show our support by utilising this great resource. If you do not have a track bike the club has spare bikes (free for club members and available for a small hireage fee for non members) , just bring your own pedals. This is a great way to keep your pedals turning during winter and improve skills and fitness, come along from 5.30pm every Wednesday (weather permitting) If you wish to ride on the velodrome any other time there is now an online booking form or contact the Events Team on 07 376 0899 during business hours or submit a Request to Book a Venue form . You can just call in anytime in case the velodrome is free,  but if another person or group has a booking you will not be able to ride.

Members with Current First Aid Certificates


Do you have a current first aid certificate? As part of our Health & Safety planning we would like to put together a register of all of our Club Members who have a  current qualified First Aid qualification. If this is you can you please send your details through to secretary@taupocyclingclub.org.nz?



2020 Club Memberships

Membership renewals will be open from 1st October 2019 and can be processed online at the Cycling New Zealand website from that date. The new membership will be valid through to 31 December 2020.
Membership Options Updated

Following a review by Cycling New Zealand,2016 the licensing structure nationwide has been streamlined. As a result the pricing and membership tiers have been updated for the new season. There are no longer separate 'ride' or 'race' categories, they become 'Adult' and 'Youth (U19)'. Pricing for the new season will be as follows:

Adult Licence


Youth Licence


Change to a single tier membership structure means that some members will pay less and others will pay more. The overall change is "revenue neutral" for all levels of the Cycling structure in New Zealand - Taupo Road Cycling Club, Waikato/BOP Regional Centre and Cycling New Zealand Federation. (Your membership fee is shared amongst these three parts of the organisation).

Membership Benefits

For those members that will face an increase in membership fees, there are a range of opportunities and benefits that open up to you as a result of these changes:

  • Access to be able to enter any club, regional or National event throughout New Zealand, both Road & Track and Mountain Bike
  • Access to a large number of events that are safer and more controlled than many of the fun rides that are held, and with much cheaper entry fees as well.
  • Cycling New Zealand Website profile and online access
  • Regular e-newsletters from Cycling New Zealand
  • Discounts from a range of partners (including Noel Leeming, Repco and Placemakers amongst others)
  • Personal Liability Insurance Cover
  • Comprehensive Liability insurance (policy owned by affiliated clubs and available to members only)

By joining the Taupo Road Cycling Club, you are contributing to the ongoing development of cycling in New Zealand. Not just racing, but also ensuring that kids get to learn about safe cycling and that all types of cyclists continue to be able to use the roads and trails throughout the country.
Cycling New Zealand

  • The National Federation responsible for the ongoing development of cycling in NZ
  • Co-ordinates competition throughout NZ
  • Runs development programmes for Junior cyclists (several Taupo riders have benefitted from this over the years)
  • Develops coaches & officials - over 80 coaches trained up in 2015
  • Works with the Road Safety Trust on a number of Community cycling programmes - in 2 years, over 6,000 children and 580 adults introduced to cycling as a sport, transport, recreation and adventure activity.
  • Developed the Ride Leader programme - 20 ride leaders developed in 2015, more in 2016
  • Secured changes to Traffic Management requirements to ensure continued ability for ride organisers to be able to run events on the road.
  • In 2015, CNZ High Performance Athletes won three Junior World Titles, plus won an Elite Womens Cycling Time Trial World Title, and a U23 Cross Country MTB World Title

Waikato/BOP Centre
The regional body that is responsible for cycling in this area. A core group of officials help run events throughout the region, there are Regional Champs held (the WBOP Track Champs is the biggest Track Cycling event held in NZ) and an association of clubs and event organisers that keep road and track cycling strong in Waikato/Bay of Plenty.

Taupo Road Cycling Club

  • Puts on many events/organised rides throughout the year this includes the Spring & Summer Series at the Bruce Mclaren Motorsport Park, the interclub series with Rotorua & Tokoroa, Club Champs & plans for more in the year to come
  • Keeps members informed of upcoming events, with calendars, website and Facebook page
  • Provides financial support for members going to National Champs and other major events
  • Provides the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals
  • Organises teams going to events, we have a team racing in the upcoming Dynamo Team Series
  • Junior Development Initiatives
  • Skills Sessions for all club members
  • Wednesday night track cycling at the Taupo Velodrome

We look forward to welcoming you back as a member for the 2019 season!
If you have any questions there is a comprehensive FAQ on the Cycling New Zealand website, otherwise feel free to contact the club  by emailing  secretary@taupocyclingclub.org.nz


Taupo Cycling Club provides activities for cycling enthusiasts.

The club was the major driving force behind the building of the local cycling velodrome. This project was supported by the community, through various fund raising activies.

The goal of the club is to encourage & develop the sport of cycling, through organised activities.

As well as organising weekly rides like the Sunday Morning Social Ride, Tuesday Night Racing and Skills Session or Racing at the Velodrome, the club encourages entry into a variety of local, regional and international cycling events and you can check out the event calendar to find out more.

Keep up to date with everything cycling in the Lake Taupo region by subscribing to our eNewsletter, liking us on Facebook or checking out our Latest News page.  Get in touch with Taupo Cycling Club to find out more!


Sunday Morning social rides - These rides leave at 8:30, Meeting outside the Fern Cafe to start. Distance can vary in kms dependant on riders. We will regroup at designated points along the way.

For more information see Weekly Rides Tab and:  Sun Morning Rides

View our Taupo Cycling Club Gallery to see more great pics and video clips!


The Taupo cycling club needs you!  We have had a number of our wonderful committee members resign and move away from here.

I know it sounds cliched but we can only run the club on volunteer help.

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