Tuesday Night Racing
Race Series 2020/2021
ATTENTION ALL CYCLISTS
Taupo Cycling Club Summer Series 2020 and 2021
Taupo Cycling Club are pleased to announce their new dates for 2020 and 2021 rides to be held at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park
There will be pre-season night and evening rides on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays. Club members free, non club members $ 5.00 per senior or $ 2.00 per junior. (front and rear lights compulsory before daylight savings ends)
There are lots of rides scheduled for the season (25 in total) which will only succeed if you come.
Safe riding on a sealed surface in bunches or individually. Come for a chat-fest with your friends and club members or ride solo if you have less friends!
Bring any bike! Well maybe not unicycles! And get out there. This includes Mtb and electric bikes - all welcome.
See the club Facebook page or website for exact dates and further information, then tell your friends.
Disclaimer: Although cycling is not proven to stop Covid-19 it certainly makes you feel better.
Race Series 2019/2020
We begin our Race Series with a registration evening at the Taupo Velodrome on Tuesday 1st October at 6pm.
Bring your bike along and join in on the activities and receive a head start for the series as all those that join in will get 2nd place (6) points to kick start the series
Racing at Bruce McLaren Motorsport park will Commence 8th October for a 20 Week race series.
Registration/ Sign on begins from 5.30 at the track with racing starting at 6pm.
Weather permitting and any cancellations will be notified on the club FB page around 5pmish.
We will be asking for volunteers each week previous as we do need assistance from club members to run the events smoothly.
This series is FREE for Taupo Cycle Club members,
Non Taupo Club members may ride for $10 per week (50% discount for juniors).
This year we will have pre purchae cards for Non members to purchase, these are for if you think you'll only race limited races but want to purchase to save bringing cash each night, These will be available for either 5 or 10 races,
You do either need to have your pre purchase card or cash with you on the night to be able to participate.
Cash on the night
2020 Taupo Club Memberships can be purchased from Cycling NZ for the 2020 season from 1st October, this will be effective as soon as we have confirmation, and will expire the 31st December 2020.
See you all there
Dates: Registration and first race start, 9th October 2018.Proposed 20 week series with last race being 26th March 2019.
This series is FREE for Taupo Cycle Club members, non Taupo Club members may ride the series for $10 per week (50% discount for juniors).
2019 Taupo Club Memberships can be purchased from Cycling NZ for the 2109 season ans is available from 1st October 2018, this will be effective as soon as we have confirmation, and will expire the 31st December 2019. Current 2018 membership expires 31st December 2018.
Remembering full club membership cost will be $110 for adults and $50 for juniors which will enable members to ride the Race series..
We cannot guarantee that future series will be free. The club will continue to work on .providing cost effective racing for its members.
Due to popular demand the races will continue to be varied, with graded mass starts, handicap races, teams races to name a few. To assist with the organisation you can pre register by email to
Payment for non members can to be made direct into the Taupo Cycle Club Bank account.
- ANZ 06-0429-0084104-00
Taupo Cycle Club Tuesday Night Racing
Race numbers are still required to be worn to help us identify grades, (New numbers will be issued )
Volunteers – We do still require Volunteers to assist on the sideline. We will be asking for Volunteers each week previous and will be done before racing begins. Email firstname.lastname@example.org . Race Numbers - Our Race numbers have been kindly sponsoured by the Fern Cafe. Please wear these with pride and support local business that supports local riding. New numbers will be allocated for the series so plesae no old numbers. Numbers are to be pinned on left hand side and across the back and be clearly visable. Riders keep your numbers but you do need them for each and every race. No number no riding on the track.
Volunteers - To be able to run the series we do require assistance from club members. We will be asking for Volunteers each week previous and will be done before racing begins.
Parking - Cars are able to park in front of the main grandstand. Please do not park in front of the service buildings in the entrance area.
Race Rules - Membership is required to ride on the track for Free
- Payment is to made into club account prior to turning up to race or cash on the night.
No payment no race (No credit)
- Numbers are to be worn correctly
- Retain your number untill the end of the series
- Everyone is require to do their part to assist
- No Tri bars are to be used
- Keep your Line
-Be aware of faster/slower grades
- Ride to win
-Any request for grade changes or protest or communications regarding the event are be be done via email to email@example.com
Points - 1st= 10 . 2nd= 8 , 3rd= 6 , 4th= 4, 5th=3, 1 point for riding.
Taupo Cycle club are pleased to announce the dates for the Spring Series 2016,
Where – Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park
– 27th September, Skills session to be held for all riders whom intend to ride at the series. This will be held at the Taupo Velodrome at 6.00pm. There is no cost for this session for club members and is an opportunity to try out and practice skills aimed towards road racing. This evening will also be the opportunity to register and pay and gain information for the series if unable to do so on line.
-4th October, the first evening of racing starts at 6.00pm. Gates open from 5.30, Each rider must sign in and have their numbers visible to be able to start.
-6th December, will be the last night of racing for 2016
Cost – Adult club member $40 for the series if registered and paid for before 3rd October
-$50 for the series if paying on the day
Junior club member $20 for the series if registered and paid for before 3rd October
- $25 for the series if paying on the day
- Payment is to be made direct into the Taupo Cycle Club Bank account.
- ANZ 06-0429-0084104-00
Registration - With the first night of racing on the 4th pre registration is required if you are wishing to ride then.
Membership – Club Membership is required to be able to ride on the track during Club Race evenings. Membership can be obtained on the Cycle NZ website. http://www.cyclingnewzealand.nz/
Race Numbers – Our Race numbers have been kindly sponsored by The Fern Café. Please wear these with pride and support local business that support local riding. Numbers are to be pinned on the left hand side and across the back. Riders keep your numbers but you do need them on each and every race, No number no riding on the track. These are the riders responsibility.
Volunteers - To be able to run the series we do require Volunteers. We will be running a roster system of which all members will be required to help out. Once racing begins it is the responsibility of the volunteer to arrange their own swaps or cover if needed. Spring_Series_2016_Roster_and_Grading.pdf
Parking – Cars are able to park in front of the main grandstand, Please do not park in front of the service buildings in the entrance area.
If you are a 1st time participant, you are very welcome to ride. The cost is $5 for 1 race, following this a membership and payment for the series is required.
-wear two numbers pinned to left flank and centre/left rear
-Become a Club member
-Retain your number till the end of the series
-Keep your line
-No tri bars to be used
-Be aware of faster groups
- Ride to win
1st=5 2nd = 3 3rd = 2 4th= 1
Summer Series 2016
Taupo Cycle Club are pleased to announce the dates of the Summer Series 2016, Located at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park.This year there will be a new format for registration and can be done online via the Club Website. We will require riders to be a Taupo Cycle Club member and payment for the series to be paid by all who ride prior to series. Payment for the series can be made direct to the Taupo Cycle Clubs ANZ Taupo Bank Account No: 06-0429-0084104-00. Follow this link to register and receive your race number.
If you’d like any further information please e-mail or call Kerry
February 2nd will be a registration/ skills night to assist those that have not already registered to do so. Upon registration you will receive your race number which you hold for the duration of the series. If entering part way through the series the cost will be prorated at the cost of $5 per race. Participation will cost club members $40 (Adult) $20 (Junior U19) for the series.
Nonmembers are welcome with the expectation to become club members after 2 races. The cost for non-members will be $10 per race limited to 2 races. This will also require payment before racing (No payment No race) and please do not ask for credit as refusal is embarrassing for all involved. This protects the club and has insurance implications if we do not follow this protocol
However to achieve this series we require volunteers, so we will be running a roster system for time keeping and race director etc. We require 3-5 volunteers to assist per night to assist. There will be a roster available on the first night so feel free to commit to at least 1 night each and put your name in the slot that suits you best. Let’s share the workload and get everybody enjoying all aspects of Club racing.
Track entry will be as per normal, Gates open at 5.30 racing starting at 6.00. Cars are allowed to park in front of the main grandstand. Please do not park in front of the service buildings in the entrance area.
Racing will conclude on 29th March the week before daylight savings ends.
-Become a Club member
-Retain and return your number till the end of the series
-Keep your line
-No tri Bars to be used
-Be aware of faster groups
-We need volunteers
1st=14 2nd= 12 3rd=10 4th=8 5th=6 2points per finisher.
Summer Series 2015
Taupo Cycle Club are pleased to announce the dates of the Summer Race Series 2015 located at the Taupo Motorsport Park. January 27th will be an introduction for any new riders and to develop race skills with racing starting for the regular riders. Grades A, B, C, D, E and Juniors.
Track Entry not before 5:30pm, registration from 5:45pm and racing starts at 6:00pm.
Participation for all Taupo Cycle Club members is $30 for the full 10 week race series and $10 for junior riders. New riders are allowed 2 races free then must become members of Taupo Cycle Club.
Payment for the series can be made direct to the Taupo Cycle Clubs ANZ Taupo Bank Account No: 06-0429-0084104-00
If you’d like any further information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 021 288 0017. See you there.
Non-members are welcome to ride twice at the track, after that they will need to have a Bike NZ membership. This protects the club and has insurance implications if we allow non-members to ride.
…However to achieve this we will need your help, we need 5 volunteers/time keepers each and every night . That’s 1 from each grade, please help out for the benefit of all.
We also arranged to allow cars to park in front of the main grandstand, so please bring your vehicles in and do NOT park in front of the service buildings in the entrance area.
- You can ride with tri bars but do not use them, as it is dangerous in bunches
- Keep your line
- Be aware of faster groups passing
- Become a club member now
- Get there early, to get in the right grade & receive number
- We need 5 volunteers for each race. Contact Barry
- Points: 1st - 14, 2nd - 12, 3rd - 10, 4th- 8, 5th – 6th and 2 pts for each finisher