Tuesday Night Racing

Spring Series 2017


Spring Series 2017


Dates: Registration & Velodrome Session - 3rd October 2017. First race 10th October 2017 proposed 10 week series with last race and prizegiving 12th December 2017.


Due to the generous sponsorship of Taupo Pak n Save this series is FREE for Taupo Cycle Club members, non Taupo Club members may ride for $80 for the series or $10 per week (50% discount for juniors).

2018 Taupo Club Memberships can be purchased from Cycling NZ from the 2nd October 2017 this will be effective as soon as we have confirmation, and will expire the 31st December 2018. Current 2017 membership expires 31st December 2017.

Remembering full club membership cost will be $110 for adults and $50 for juniors which will enable members to ride the spring and summer series.


A new development grade will be available to develop and foster safe bunch riding practices. This will be available to non members on a one off basis of $40 (free for members).  Riders must ride in the development grade for the whole series and an experienced rider will ride with this group each week.


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 we request that you pre register on the Taupo Cycling Club website www.taupocyclingclub.org.nz We look forward to seeing everyone on the 3rd October at the Velodrome located at Owen Delaney Park Taupo. If you have any questions please email secretary@taupocyclingclub.org.nz

 Payment is to be made direct into the Taupo Cycle Club Bank account.

-          ANZ 06-0429-0084104-00

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Summer Series- Change of venue

Due to circumstances beyond our control the Bruce McLaren Motorsport track is not available for the first race of our Summer Series scheduled for the 24th January 2016. The NEW venue for this first race is now the Taupo Velodrome at Owen Delany Park. We will have a couple of fun races for all to participate in, on your road bikes (no track bikes please). Registration starts at 5.30pm where you will be allocated your new numbers for the entire Summer Series and racing starts at approx. 6pm. Please remember you must be a member to have a number allocated, no number, no ride, no exceptions.

The Summer Series will then resume at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park from Tuesday the 31st January.

We apologise for any inconvenience this alteration may cause.

Reminder- Taupo Cycle Club Tuesday Night Racing

                                                                                                                                       

With just over 2 weeks left until the start of the Summer Series, it is time to make sure your membership is renewed, done via the Cycle NZ website https://www.cyclingnewzealand.nz/

This Series is FREE with Thanks to PACK AND SAVE TAUPO

Club Membership is required.

Please fill in the registration  Follow this link to register. https://goo.gl/forms/EIdFCZNDWb9Xadi02   as this will help us to get racing underway promptly on the 1st night.

This Series will be a little different, with some different forms of racing to mix things up.

Calendar, Week 1 24/1/17 Graded/ Standard race

                    Week 2 31/1/17 Handicapped race

                    Week 3 7/2/17 Points race

                    Week 4 14/2/17 Graded/ Standard race

                    Week 5 21/2/17 Handicapped race

                    Week 6 28/2/17 Teams race                                                 

                    Week 7 7/3/17 Graded/ Standard race

                    Week 8 14/3/17 Handicapped race, BBQ and final prize giving

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. A Roster will be made as per last series, and any changes can be made prior to the start of the series. Email secretary@taupocyclingclub.org.nz Otherwise this becomes the responsibility of the Duty Judge to arrange.

Prizes – Prizes will once again be spot prizes given away at the start of each race on each night. Riders must be there to collect and missed prizes will accumulate until the final night.

Thanks to PACK AND PEDAL for making these prizes available.

See you all on the 24th Jan for a series of Cycle Racing.  

Tuesday Night Club Racing

Taupo Cycle Club are pleased to announce the dates for the Summer Series 2017

Where - Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park

Dates - First night of racing commences on 24th Jan 2017

Gates open at 5.30pm with racing starting at 6.00pm

Cost - This Series is FREE to all Club Members

Thanks to Pak n Save Taupo for their assistance

Process - STEP 1= 2017 Membership is required to ride on the track during Club racing.This is available now by going to the Cycle NZ website. https://www.cyclingnewzealand.nz/

There will be NO grace period

STEP 2 = Follow this link to register. https://goo.gl/forms/EIdFCZNDWb9Xadi02  

This gives the Club a chance to allocate numbers and get riders into their correct grades etc. So we can get on with racing on the night.

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. Again 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.

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

- Payment is to made into club account prior to turning up to race

- 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 secretary@taupocyclingclub.org.nz

Points -  1st= 5 . 2nd= 3 , 3rd= 2 , 4th= 1

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Taupo Cycle club are pleased to announce the dates for the Spring Series 2016,

 

Where – Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park                

Dates

– 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.

Follow this link to Register.

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.

Race Rules

               -wear two numbers pinned to left flank and centre/left rear

                -Become a Club member

                -Payment Required

                -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

Points

                1st=5   2nd = 3   3rd = 2 4th= 1

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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.

Race Rules

                -Become a Club member

                -Payment Required

                -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

Points

                1st=14   2nd= 12   3rd=10   4th=8   5th=6   2points per finisher.

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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 barry@dbcon.co.nz or call on 021 288 0017. See you there. 

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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.

Race Rules:

  1. You can ride with tri bars but do not use them, as it is dangerous in bunches
  2. Keep your line
  3. Be aware of faster groups passing
  4. Become a club member now
  5. Get there early, to get in the right grade & receive number
  6. We need 5 volunteers for each race.  Contact Barry
  7. Points: 1st - 14, 2nd - 12, 3rd - 10, 4th- 8, 5th – 6th and 2 pts for each finisher