Taupo Club Race Series 2019/20
2019/2020 Series Final Results
We hope everyone is settling into thier isolation and staying safe and following the rules set in place so we can all get back out there sooner that later,
Here are the finalized results along with the times from the last race the Hill Climb.
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
Week 19 2019/2020 Race Ser5ies
Well tonight was a little different with a hill climb/TT, Most people enjoyed the shortish hardish and feeling the pain sort of a race.The days are getting shorter and cooler to and the wind tonight gave its challenges as well, Next week is back on the motorsport park for the final race, We might need to shorten things up a little to allow for the shorter days but we will let you know,
Keep safe everyone whilst these uncertain times are upon us
See you all next week.
Week 18 2019/2020 Race Series
The seasons are changing and the days are getting a little cooler and shorter, Good to see most people using lights for their ride home but is a timely reminder to remember your lights and be visable. Tonight was the last teams race for the season with many taking away valuble learnigs, Thanks everyone for supporting each other. Next week will be the Mystery race that was cancelled last week not the TT previously published so hope to see you all there next week
Week 17 2019/2020 Race Series
Unfortunatly we had to cancel this evening due to no access to the motorsport park. We do apologize as it was unexpected. We will do our best to provide racing next week. Keep an eye on club page for further updates regarding the final 3 weeks racing. Remember prizegiving is still scheduled at ploughmans at 6pm 31st March. Snack food will be provided and this will also roll into the annual AGM.
Hope to see you all next week
Week 16 2019/2020 Race Series
Here are the results from last nights racing, Thanks to Nick for offering his time to put the evening on for you all and the other helpers on the side line. Next week is a Mystery race so look forward to seeing you all there, Huge Thanks also to Pack and Pedal for being the most cycling supportive team.
See you all next week.
Week 15 2019/2020 Race Results
Tonight was a Motorsport park variation to a points race which not only challenging for the riders but also for the sideline Judges, Judging 14 finishes within the race duration took some big effort, Huge Thanks to those that helped tonight. The days are noteably getting shorter so time to think about lights, Go see the guys at Pack and Pedal for all your riding requirements. Next week is a standard graded race so hope to see you all there,
Please don't forget that we are looking for someone to take on the Tuesday night racing, It will be easier to show the ropes whilst racing is in play and although we do appreciate the efforts of those few that do offer thier assistance on the sideline we are looking for someone to organise the whole event.Without this could see the dynamic of Tuesday racing changing in the future.
Week 14 2019/2020 Race Results
Tonight we hade a ITT in full kit, Thier were some real flyers tonight. We still have good numbers of riders with everyone enjoying the challenges of each race. Next week is a points race so bring your sprint legs,
A reminder about tonights annoucment that we are looking for someone to learn the ropes andd be able to run Tuesday night racing in the 2020/2021 season, Please come forward and talk to us if you can commit to this.
Seee you all next week
Week 13 2019/2020 Race Results
Another Hot hot hot day in Taupo didn't deter a good number of riders coming along and joining in on tonights racing, With a teams race it does take a bit of putting things together in the night so everyones patience was greatly appreciated and once racing got underway hopefully everyone enjoyed the racing, It was great to see a good turnout of Juniors whom had thier own race,Awesome work to all you Junior riders. Next week will be a TT (time trial)
You are welcome to bring along whatever bike you wish i.e. TT bikes , tri bikes and get as aero as you can, or even your mountain bike and test yourself against the clock just.No E bikes permitted.
See you all next week.
Week 12 2019/2020 Race Results
Tonight was the last Handicapped race for the series and the finish was not as close as expected, The wind seemed to effect the racing more than expected,However the racing was still strong and enjoyable for most. Next week is a teams race where all the grades mix it up, Should be an enjoyable night of racing again. See you all next week.
Week 11 2019/2020 Race Results
Welcome back to the Taupo Club race series everybody, A warm day set the scene for the racing this evening. A standard Graded start race was run and even though numbers were down a little everyone had solid races.Next week will be a handicapped race based upon the riders of tonights racing. See you all next week,
Week 10 2019/2020 Race Results
A hard evening of racing tonight, the wind tested the riders splitting the grades and making for some hard racing, Pizza and a soft drink at the end of the night made for a good finish to 2019 racing.
MEMBERSHIP is due for renewal, All 2019 membership expires as at 31st Dec so to continue the series in 2020 you will need 2020 membership. This is done on the Cycling NZ website https://www.cyclingnewzealand.nz/clubs-and-membership/membership Racing will recommence 21st Jan 2020 NB if you do not have a 2020 membership at this point you will need to bring your $$10.for each race until membership is recieved.
Have a very Merry Xmas and a prosperous New year, Keep the pedals spinning and stay safe, See you all in the new year.
Week 8 2018/2019 Race Results
With the current hot weather we were down a little on numbers tonight, Maybe the lake was more inviting than racing, We had a mystery race which was ran over 42.15 minutes. Good luck to all club riders participating this weekend, Its going to be a hot one. Next week we are back to a Time Trial and for this one we open it up for you all to bring what ever bike and set up you like, Full TT setup is ok MTB is ok Roadie is ok just NO Ebikes.
See you all next week.
Week 7 2019/2020 Race Results
An enjoyable evening of racing tonight, with a good spring vibe. A little breeze added to test the riders. Great speech from Dave and with everyone on the same page we look forward to some great friendly racing going ahead.Teams racing is on the schedule for next week so come along and enjoy the mix of racing.See you all there to test the legs the week prior to Taupos big Cycling weekend. (Cycle Challenge)
Week 6 2019/2020 Race Results
Please find the results from Tuesday nights racing, The Committee has discussed what has happened.We wish to reiterate this is meant to be a fun and enjoyable evening for both Riders and Volunteers. We have a handicapped race this week we look forward to seeing you there.
Week 5 2019/2020 Race Series
Tonight’s racing was a points race, which can be challenging to judge at the best of times but with 5 grades, which equates to 14 sprint laps and 55 riders in total this made the job especially difficult for the volunteers tonight. Please remember that those volunteers who give up their time week after week are doing the best that they can. But we endeavor to make it fair for all those who compete. In saying this Taupo Cycling Club has a strong no bullying policy and regardless of whether you think a mistake has been made or not, the club will not tolerate bullying in any form to either the riders or the volunteers. We have been made aware of this occurring and if there is any further instances those involved may have action taken by the club to limit their involvement in the future. We welcome all club members to assist us to help put on the racing , remember you get 6 points if you volunteer one race during the series and if everyone helps out it will enable us to get racing as accurate as possible and may even give you an understanding that it is not as easy as it looks ! Next weeks race is a GMS race and we need 2 volunteers to assist us please let us know if you can help. Please also ensure that you sign in as early as possible each night, from now on we will be shutting registrations at 5.55pm so we have time to brief both the riders and the volunteers on the race format and please do not enter the track until 5.30pm as this is when our booking starts from. We look forward to seeing you all again next week to have fun perfecting our craft both on the sidelines and pushing the pedals.
Week 4 2019/2020 Race Series
Thank you everyone for your patience in waiting for the results of last nights Individual Pursuit. Please find attached the results as well as a seperate spread sheet with everyones times, as you can imagine it is a big job to get an individual time for everyone so if you think we have made a mistake please contact us to discuss. It was great to see so many riders race against the clock to get themselves a time over the course of the series you will get a chance to complete this again to see how improved. See you all next week for a Points Race, we will need some volunteers to help so please get in touch if you can assist.Week_4_2019_20_series_-_Sheet1.pdf Copy_of_Result_TIMETRIAL_TUESDAY_EVENING_291019-1.pdf
Week 3 2019/2020 Race Series
Did anybody forget that it is Summer, The wind was strong and cold for the 1st Teams race for the series, Great to have good numbers of riders again and some new faces coming along and joining in. The racing was hard and Dispite the cold it was graet to see many of the riders stay on to support thier final riders battling on thier own for the placings.Don't forget to put your hand up and help Marsheling for the Cycle challenge Criterium, Contact Sheryl (email@example.com) (021451922) so we can get this in place.
See You all next week for a Individual Pursuit (All on your Standard bikes please,/ No pusuit bars allowed)
Central Plateau Interclub Champs
Thank you everyone for coming along today to the Interclub race for 2019, It was a great day for racing and the Aritiatia hill proved its worth on a lot of people. Was great to see so many making the journey from Tokoroa and Rotorua to make this event worth while. Huge Thanks to all the volunteers as without your help we couldn't do this sort of thing, Taupo retain the Sheild and we look forward to defending this again next year, (Maybe in Tokoroa??) Anyway have a great season of riding, Stay safe,
Taupo Club Race Series 2019/20
Week 1 2019/2020 Race Series
What a great strat to the Tuesday night race series, Great to see so many people coming along to make the most of this.Welcome to all the new faces and we look forward to getting to know you all. There was some great racing throughout the grades including a really solid A grade. We are aiming on a Handicapped race for next week so bring your strategies. As normal for the 1st night we have had a few changes in some grades for some people,( Better now than later)
Please don't forget to put your hand up to offer some assistance for the Central Plateau Champs on the 20th Oct.
Here's the results for tonights racing, See you all next week.
We kicked off the series with a Registration and Skills Session at the Taupo Velodrome, As things got underway the Sun shone through making for a pleasant evening,Was a great turn out and those that paricipated enjoyed the benifits of what was on offer.Thanks to everyone who came along this does make the job a little easier for the start of the series. Those that have joined the club today this will show on the records in due course, Remember Membership is required to ridre for Free so a reminder to take care of this prior to next weeks racing,
See you all next week
Here is a look at the Club members gradings for the upcomin Taupo Club Series
2018/19 Series Results
Week 20 Results
Well the race series has come to an end.Great to see still consistant numbers of riders tonight making for some great racing, The results are published below, any quries about the results please let us know asap.The Prizegiving will be held next week upstairs at Ploughmans resteraunt starting at 6pm, spot prizes will be awarded with Thanks to Pack & Pedal along with the club trophies for all grades. Following this will be the club AGM so please stick around as this is the best time to have your say. See you all next week.
Summer series Week 9 Results
It was a perfect night for final night of racing. Please remember next week at 6pm at Ploughmans for the prize giving, This is supported by Pack & Pedal and as a club we support them. We have now added tthe riders points as well, If there are any queries about the results please let us know prior to this weekend.
See you all next week.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________Spring Series 2017 Roster and result sheet
Please have a look at the roster for the series, if any changes are required we will endevour to accomodate any requests with some prior notice.
DJ is for Duty Judge which assists with the start of racing and judging of finishs.
DVP is for Development grade, which is aimed for 1st time riders wanting to give the series a go. The rostered person will ride with the grade assisting them and passing on knowledge of road cycling.
Tena koutou Katoa
Thanks to all those who raced in the recent Summer Series. I found the
racing challenging and I had to work very hard at times - you can't ask for
It was brought to our attention that there is an error in the C
Grade results -* Ivan Abele score adds to 33* while Geoff Purdies adds to*
29*. This makes *Ivan first*, Geoff second, just ahead of Sammie, who
This may have been what the shouting was about at prizegiving, but Stuart
and I couldn't hear it upwind, where we were standing.
Sorry to take the moment away from Ivan, but a new first place certificate
is on the way. (New one for you too, Geoff!)
Re-awarding of medals has happened at National Chapionships - points races
most often -, so not a unique occurrence.
A bunch of races don't organise themselves, and although we have sponsors
who get thanked, and deservedly so, the races are brought to you primarily
by Tina and Kerry Edwards, who have come back to support cycling through the
involvement of their children - Maddy and Jack,( 3rd Generation road cycling in the Edwards family) who still remains in town.*
Without them there wouldn't be any racing*. The rest of the committee help
out - but organising club racing is not where the rest of our focus and
If you have an issue, with any way the club is run, come and talk to us.
Don't email, don't yell, talk. If you don't like something, and can think
of a better way to do it, tell us. If you can run a race, judge a race,
organise sponsorship, keep track of finances liaise with council, other
clubs and organisations,, attend WBOP meetings ..., then let us know - it
is a lot of work for six people (and sometimes it is not even our priority,
we have life stuff too.) If you can help, do so; If you can't....then you
really can't complain, or the people who were doing stuff may take their
volunteer time somewhere else. Thanks you to those of you who are
appreciative and offer support and thanks.
Taupo Cycling Club
Corrected Week 8 and Final Summer Series Results for 2017
Sorry for the mistakes , Hopefully the results are correct now.
Tonight was the final night of Tuesday racing for Summer 2017. Finishing with a fast paced graded race. Congratulations to all the riders whom rode at the series. Overall place getters were
Lily Raven 1st Junior girl,31pts
D Grade Corban Nicol 1st 39 pts, Graeme Spence 2nd 34pts, Stuart Hickman 3rd 20pts
C Grade Ivan Abele1st 33 pts, Geoff Purdie 2nd 29pts, Sammie Maxwell 3rd 28 pts
B Grade Robbie Hislop 1st 34pts, Barry Pritchard 2nd 32pts, Dave Byres 3rd 29pts
A Grade Jack Edwards 1st 50pts, Tony Tinworth 31pts, Kevin Strongman 29pts.
A number of spot prizes were given away over nibbles and a drink. congratulations to all the winners of prizes from PACK and PEDAL and from the FERN CAFE. Thank you to these local businesses for their continued support. Thank you also to PACK N SAVE Taupo for enabling this to be free for club members and Thanks also to Bruce Mclaren Motorsport park.
Tonight finished under a stunning double rainbow, Winter is on its way, ride safe everyone and see you all for the Spring Series.
Week 7 Summer Series Results
To Keep up with the mixing it up theme at Tuesday night races tonight we had a Teams race/ Accumulator style. There were some breaks & some catches making for some entertaining racing.Next week is our final race for the series, there will be a prize and award giving at the end along with some nibbles and a drink so please stay on and support this, If your riding we recommend bring your lights as the days are getting shorter. Big Thanks to FERN CAFE for their continued support. Thanks also to PACK N PEDAL for their support and tonights winner of their give away was Ralph Kumm,, well done. And also Thanks to PACK & SAVE TAUPO for their contribution making this free for club members.
See you all next week
Week 1 Summer Series Results
Thank you to all that have renewed their membership for 2017. Tonight we had a fun night at the Taupo velodrome for registration and and couple of races. The 1st spot prize generously donated by PACK & PEDAL has jackpotted untill the final night. (sorry Hannah Howell). Races were split into 2 groups and had a scratch race followed by a points race. ( both Kerry's version) 1st group winners scratch were Jakob 1st, Sammie 2nd, Ivan 3rd. Points race was Ivan 26pts, Sammie 22pts, Rachell 4pts and Graeme 4pts. 2nd Group winners scratch were Jack 1st, Tony 2nd, Dave 3rd. Points race was Jack 22pts,Dave 14pts, Tony 10pts, Jakob 10pts, Huge Thanks to PACK & SAVE TAUPO for their sponsourship making our hireage of the track free for members for this series.
See you all next Tuesday at the Bruce Mclaren Motorsport park. Racing starts at 6pm.
Summer Series 2017
Here is the series format with the roster of Duty Judges to assist throughout the series. Any changes will need to be done at least the week prior done by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are rostered but wish to ride please bring along someone to Judge on your behalf. (i.e. Parent or Partner or Friend ) you will still get Judging points.
For those who have not registered yet we look forward to seeing you at the Taupo Velodrome this Tuesday @ 6pm.
Week 10 Spring Series Results
Tonight we had a Handicapped race to end with a difference, This resulted with Hannah Howell 1st,Corban Nicol 2nd,Scott Forsythe 3rd and Sammie Maxwell 4th.A great effort. Big Thanks again to Hendon and Nigel and the team at PACK N PEDAL for their support and Huge Thanks to FERN CAFE for their continued support.Thanks for your patience whilst drawing the prize winners. tonight. ( Learning in progress ) Thanks also to Bruce McLaren Motorsport for allowing us to hire the venue for a safe and fun race series.Thanks also to the whole Club Committee for all doing their part to make this event happen. Most of all Thanks to all you riders for coming along and making racing possible and stepping up to all take a turn on the sideline. Very much appreciated.
Have a safe and prosperous Xmas and see you all next season.
Interclub 2016 final points
Here are the points and results as I have worked them out for the final of the winter Inerclub series. Well done to Rotorua for retaining the sheild.
Interclub Race 2 Results
Here are the results fopr race 2 Hosted by Tokoroa club, Great riding conditions and another great day. See you all at the Taupo event on Sunday 24th July Interclub_Results_TBC.pdf
2016 Club Champs
Taupo Cycle Club helds its club champs today after a break of several years. The Taupo weather played its part turning on a stunning morning with a fresh southerly breeze.Racing was strong in all grades and we hope to see larger numbers in future races.
Congratulations to - Tony Tinworth 2016 Male Club Champ
- Sheryl Duncan 2016 Female Club Champ
Big Thanks to Fern Cafe for their sponsorship of the race numbers and the use of their car to use as lead vehicle, your support is greatly appreciated.
Results are. .Results_Club_Champs_2016.pdf
2016 Interclub Series
Great numbers for Taupo to start the series with some excellent racing across all grades,
Looking forward to the Tokoroa race on the 12th June see you all there.
WBOP Center ITT 2016
Taupo Cycling Club was well represented by the juniors at the WBOP time trial champs in Gordonton.
U13 Girls Aana Watts 10km 1st place
U17 Girls Jessica Clark 15km 4th place
U17 Girls Megan Lockett 14th
U17 Boys Jack Edwards 6th
2016 Summer Series
The final night of the Summer Series was run under a clear sky and a slight breeze, For a difference we had a Handicaped race, over 4 laps. The finish was close with Elliot Orr (C grade) taking line honours followed by Tony Tinworth for 2nd and the Thomas McKay for 3rd, some great racing.
Well done to all the Series winners
A Grade Scott Fairburn
B Grade 1st Tony Tinworth, 2nd Thomas McKay, 3rd Barry Pritchard
C Grade 1st Matt Shawcroft, 2nd Ian Farquar, 3rd Elliot Orr
D Grade 1st Sammie Maxwell, 2nd Rob Vondervoort, 3rd Ralph Kumm
Junior Boys 1st Matt Buckeridge
Junior Girls 1st Grace Tiplady, 2nd Sasha Larsen, 3rd Taylor Corban.
A Big Thank you to Bruce McLaren Motorsport park for allowing us to ride on their venue. And to Huka Cycles for their assistance with prizes for the series. And a big and continued Thank you to the Fern Cafe for their assistance with prizes for the series and their continued support for the club providing us with some new race numbers which we look forward to using, Remember to support these local businesses.
Riding is not over yet with the up coming King and Queen of crank race on 8th May and Club Champs on the 22nd May. Keep an eye on the club website and FB for further details.
Ride safe and we will see you all soon.
2015 Spring Series
Week 10 Final Race
We finished as we started the series with a roaring westerly wind. For the last race of the series however, the race director made it even worse by sending the riders up Aratiatia hill into the wind. Nice guy! Everyone did make it back to the track to enjoy a drink and a snarler in the shelter of of one of the pit sheds. Well done to Carwyn May (Grade A), Ryan Blair (Grade B) Thomas Mckay (Grade C), Jakob Larsen (Grade D) Daniel Pietersma (Frade E) and finally Indi Drea (Girls) for winning their respective grades. Final results here 2015 Series Final Results.
I would like to thank all those that helped on the night especially the marshalls and the cook (Kerry) and timekeepers and volunteers throughout the year. I would also like to thank the motorsport park (especially Jacqi) for their assistance and allowing us additional access.
Have a great xmas and new year and i look forwared to seeing you all racing again in the summer.
Tonight was probably the best nights racing so far across the Grades. Even the lone stars Joe and Frank in grade A put up a spectacle for all to watch. Grades B, C and D all produced bunch sprints that made great racing to watch. Well done Naia who on her first race achieved 3rd in Grade E. Full results here including E Grade and juniors from last week.
2015 Interclub Series Results
The interclub races are raced annually between the Rotorua, Tokoroa and Taupo clubs. Its is a fantastic series which allows us to race on some different courses around the region. They are very laid back events with barbeques to finish off the day & to socialize.
2015 Club Nationals - Napier
Congratulations to all those TCC members that took part in the Club Nationals in Napier at the weekend.
- Matt Webber 5th in TT
- Kiaan Watts 1st in both TT and Road Race
- Wendy Brightwell 2nd in Road Race
- Jack Edwards 9th in TT and 10th in Road Race
- Megan Lockett 12th in TT and 16th in Road Race
- Jak Brightwell 22nd in Road Race
- Jess Clarke 22nd in TT and 19th in Road Race
- Isla Sando 18th in TT
- Loren King 17th in TT 21st in Road Race
- Maddie Edwards 19th in TT
Extremely well done Kiaan and Wendy, awesome effort to all.
2015 Summer Series
Final results for the summer series 2015 attached above. Thanks to everyone who helped out, especially Kylie who was available nearly every week for time keeping. Well done to the Grade Winners. Look forward to seeing you on the road or next spring! Safe riding during the winter.
2014 King/Queen of the Crank
A great event had by all (with the exception of Frank - Ouch). Well done to everyone who competed. We would like to see more of the road club competing in this event. Its a fun and social event.
2014 KQ crank Results
2014 Interclub ResultsInterclub 3: Taupo:
Interclub 2: Tokoroa
Taupo has done well to come up to second place in the standings thanks largely to the super effort of the ladies!
Tokoroa Results page 1 Tokoroa results page 2
Interclub 1: Rotorua
Taupo Cycling Club had a modest turn out to the first interclub of the year, but though few in numbers they performed well in C grade and the womens 40k ride. The course starting from the Bluff club in Ngakuru was a great 20 k circuit with nice climbs and a few technical parts.
The results here
2014 Summer Series results
Thanks to all who made the 2014 Summer Series a success.
Thanks once again to the series sponsors PaknSav and to our wonderful timekeepers.
Final Series Results are up here
Next Tuesday we are hoping to run a three person team race, details are as follows
And look forward to seeing you all on Monday night!
CHB Ultimo Tour April 2014 results Taupo Cycling ClubUnder 15 boys
- Prologue Kiaan Watts- 4th, Jak Brightwell- 17th, Jack Edwards- 14th
- Stage 1- 42.5 kms, Kiaan- 9th, Jak-13th, Jack- 16th
- Stage 2-37.6kms, Kiaan 1st, Jak-9th, Jack-11th
- Kiaan Watts -3rd overall
Under 15 girls
- Jessica Clarke, Prologue 6th,
- Stage 1- 26.5km 6th 26.5km,
- Stage 2- 3rd 37.6km 37.6km
- Jessica Clarke-4th overall
Under 17 Women
- Prologue Loren King 8th, Sarah Clarke 9th, Maddison Edwards 10th
- Stage 1-42.5 km Loren 8th, Sarah 10th, Maddison 9th
- Stage 2- 53.8kmLoren 8th, Sarah DNA (injured), Maddison 10th
Spring Series 2013
Thanks to the time keepers and of course Pak N Save for their sponsorship
WBOP Champs 2013, 24th March. Taupo
Fantastic racing over all grades. The only group that stayed together was the Elite/U23/U19M. The Aratiatia climb allowed stronger climbers to really put on the pressure.
Summer Series Race Results 2013
Well the last track race of season has been run. The weather has been fantastic for the summer series
Results are here Summer Season
Please stay tuned for the Road Race, will confirm date asap
Latest results for the summer series race 26th March
2012 Dec: KING & QUEEN OF THE CRANK RESULTS
The King and Queen was the last race of 2012, which we co-hosted with the mountain bike club. It was a fantastic event , enjoyed by all. The emphasis was on a fun, social race and then topped off with a BBQ and plenty of free refreshments. Thanks to all who participated. The Mountain Bike club ended up taking the club title. We can win this, but we just didn’t have many of our club members compete. Let’s see you all next year.
What a great way to finish the year. We need your support to make sure we get the title. Remember the mountain bikers have won it for the last 2 years. They scrapped in last year. Lets make sure we have riders in all grades. Our women riders - we need you!! So get out there, & enjoy yourselves.
2012: Taupo cycling at the Brendon McFee North Island Champs
After three years the Brendan McGee Memorial track carnival in Te Awamutu was finally on. The weather turned it on for the Track cycling contingent of the Taupo cycling club who turned up in force to race all the races in all the grades. Local talent Patrick Bevan raced well all day taking out the coveted Brendan McGee Memorial 15000m. Also placing well and showing a competitive set of wheels in the hardest category was Corby Price who was competing in the same grade as Patrick. Tony Tinworth, Claire Hume, and Lewis Eccles were our most successful local riders of the day each taking out 2 wins each in the various races on the day. A very special mention for all the other riders that also raced hard and placed well all day. Abby Eccles, Beth Owen, Jaymie King, Isla Sando, Sam Dobbs, Brendan Hawkins, and Adian Hawkins. This bodes well for the Waitangi day Track carnival to be held here in Taupo Febuary 6th. Racing starts at 10am. Support on the day will I’m sure make our riders ride faster on the day in front of a home crowd. For more information on Track cycling and what’s happening in the local cycling scene visit the Taupo Cycling club web site.
2012 Huka Cycles Spring Race Series Road Race Results
Congratulations to everyone that turned out on Sunday for the road race. With the rain staying away it made for some great racing, with final placings for the overall series decided by today's racing. Keep an eye on the website for the new gradings to be posted in time for the Summer Race Series.
Check out the race results here: Spring Race Series Results
Central Nth Island - Interclub Series - Race 2 update & Results
June 25th, 2012
Click for full results central north island interclub results.pdf
Race 2 of the Central North Island Interclub series was help in Taupo on the 24th. Riders were divided into 5 grades, however the junior grade was small due to a school time trial event being held on the same day. Riders encountered wet conditions, which then improved through the race.
The race was held in Taupo’s historic Huka course 8km in length with enough climbs to keep the riders honest. Most Grades did finish with bunch finishes, but the position of the finish after a climb ensured the strongest riders where at the front, stringing out the rest of the field.
Race organiser comments:
- Riders well behaved, staying left.
- Plenty of punctures and some of those riders not having spares.
- Witnessed 2 riders throw out gu packets on the road. Don’t do it.
The competition between the Rotorua and Taupo clubs is heating up – the winner will be decided in the final race at Tokoroa!
Waikato BOP Champs 2012 - Recap
April 26th, 2012
On behalf of the Taupo Cycling Club Committee, I would like to thank everybody, who made the WBOP champs a success.
We were congratulated by Graeme Bell, out of town cyclists, and I received a particularly glowing report from Stephen Cox, the current centre president, whom has seen and organised an incredible amount of races. We can deservedly be very proud of ourselves. Also, as a club, we will have made a good profit on the event which makes the efforts worthwhile.
We had over 35 people volunteering for the event and many other helpers.
In particular I would like to thank the following people
1. All the participants – 23 in all. Well done.
2. Graeme Usher who co-ordinated the marshals.
3. Thanks to all the marshals – 17 in all. Thank you for your time
4. Glen Sando & Nigel Tipene for helping with Setup and teardown AND driving lead cars
5. Grant Nichol & Donna Hume for registration
6. Grant, Sheryl Duncan & Mike Langley for handling ALL of the 131 entries.
7. Our lead car drivers
8. Brian Eccles for the use of his flatbed truck for a judging platform.
In talking with many of the out of town participants, they loved the course and coming to Taupo. We were praised also for the facilities at the events centre - there are not many events that provide showers!!
This is a good time to mention that the club has secured the 2013 Centre Champs. We will plan on using the same course and venue. I would like to see more Masters and Woman riders riding - you have the ability. An $40 upgrade in license allow’s you to compete in some excellent centre events at a reduced cost.
Remember we have postponed the Club champs. We are planning an interclub series between Rotorua, Tokoroa and Taupo, focusing on fun & participation. The first event will be in Rotorua on a fantastic course at the end of May/Start of June. Keep training!! More details to come.
2012 Avanti Plus, Pak n Save Summer Series Results & Wrap Up
April 2nd, 2012
Taupo Cycling Club would like to extend thanks to, our generous sponsors Avanti plus & Pak n Save Taupo for the fantastic spot prizes - much appreciated by everyone at prize giving and to Taupo Motorsport Park for allowing us the ongoing use of this fantastic facility. Also, big thanks to all our volunteers and parent helpers who, without their continued support, we would not be able to
run these events. Thanks also to the group of riders from Rotorua that came over to support Taupo and to ride the Huka circuit on one of nicest days we’ve had this summer.
The final road race for the series on the Huka Falls road circuit saw perfect weather conditions and bought 53 riders to mount their final efforts for double points and podium honours. All grades were well represented and very hotly contested. Most impressive were the junior grades, with the boys and girls, showing how much their cycling skills have improved over the last 10 weeks, displaying good sportsmanship to each other, riding very safely and giving 100% in the final 100 metres over the last hill to the finish line. The senior grades including women also rode very strongly, with several new members, showing they have the talent and ability to
take it to the next level. The Club is very encouraged to see the increased number of junior riders coming along this summer to the Motorsport Park, which is a great place to learn cycling skills in a safe environment. The next race series will begin at the start of daylight savings in October, in the meantime, we welcome any juniors & seniors riders wishing to continue safe cycling through winter to join up to the Taupo Cycling Club and come along to the Wednesday night track riding at the Velodrome on Centennial Drive, bikes are supplied, just bring your own helmet and pedals and shoes.
Congratulations to our winners of the 2012 Summer Series;
- 1st Brad Setters,
- 2nd, Wayne McConnachy,
- 3rd Andrew MacKay
- 1st John Kirkaldie,
- 2nd, Tony Tinworth,
- 3rd Gerard Archbold
- 1st Aaron White,
- 2nd Giles Turner
- 3rd Chad Keir
- 1st John Kuper,
- 2nd Ralph Kumm
- 3rd equal, Claire Hume & Luke Braithwaite
- 1st Lynette Braithwaite
- 2nd Claire Wakeling,
- 3rd Kathy Wilson
- 1st Kiaan Watts
- 2nd Jak Brightwell
- 3rd, Flynn Fierro
- 1st Sarah Clarke
- 2nd Madison Edwards
- 3rd Jessica Clarke
Click for full results Summer Series Race Results PDF