Wellington (road) Racing Thread

Postby Joel on Sun 19/Aug/07 8:25am

well the BP series has just finished, and there are quite a few races on around the region coming up.. check out the PNP calendar http://www.pnp.org.nz/calendar/

this weekend it's circuit racing in otaki, 12 times around a circuit for 48K handicap race for all wellington club. and SteveC advises it's dead flat. fast and furious. i am heading up for it, who else?

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Postby Kelpie on Mon 20/Aug/07 10:14am

Yep im going, should be a blast
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Postby SteveC on Mon 20/Aug/07 11:22am

Its a 6.2km circuit and we will be doing 8 laps for a 49km race approx. Its a dead flat triangular course with a couple of corners that can be used for attacks and if there is wind then that will be a factor.

The roads are pretty wide for the most part so the plan is to have a true handicap race, i.e. the starting time gaps = the handicap, so the first across the line is the handicap winner - this keeps things simple for riders and the results preparation.

Here is a map http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/new-zeala ... /172214377

Further details to follow.
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Postby sifter on Mon 20/Aug/07 11:27am

Steve - what's the deal with club membership for the next races?
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Postby Tugboat on Mon 20/Aug/07 12:00pm

Dead flat course... sounds fun and just like my cup of tea! :(
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Postby SteveC on Mon 20/Aug/07 12:02pm

Details here: http://www.pnp.org.nz/road/InterclubSeries/

You need to be a member of one of the 4 Wgtn clubs. If you haven't already then I think you should definitely join PNP with a miniumum of centre membership so that you can take part in the centre champs later in the season. If you think you may like to race at tours outside the centre (e.g. tour de vineyards in Nelson, or tour of Taranaki) or at major races like the Taupo Classic race (instead of the funride), or at the road national champs - then you will need to get a national licence.

Membership details here: http://www.pnp.org.nz/club/membership/
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Postby Joel on Mon 20/Aug/07 1:29pm

just a quick note on the nationals license, it is for the calendar year NOT the season.

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Postby sifter on Mon 20/Aug/07 1:38pm

Joel wrote: just a quick note on the nationals license, it is for the calendar year NOT the season.

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what are the must-do nationals events then? And do they fall before Christmas?
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Postby OliverBendix on Mon 20/Aug/07 1:49pm

Joel wrote: just a quick note on the nationals license, it is for the calendar year NOT the season.


What about the club and centre licenses? From a quick glance at the website, they appear the same - calendar year. If so it would be a bit of a bugger to join up now and have to renew in January.
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Postby Joel on Mon 20/Aug/07 1:53pm

there are a couple of 2 day tours in the new year;
- one in the south island..nelson from memory
- ramblers mid\late january.
then there are the 'fun' races that have elite sections;
- Around Taranaki end of january
- Graperide in march (Blenheim)
and if you want to ride in the Around Taupo classicc race you need a full license as you can't buy a day license for it anymore.
this side of xmas a centre license will see you able to racing anything in the region (which is a lot!) if your not going up to do taupo classic.

Club \ centre license is calendar as well, but that does mean a lot of racing before xmas.
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Postby SamultheCamul on Mon 20/Aug/07 2:09pm

Joel wrote: there are a couple of 2 day tours in the new year;
- one in the south island..nelson from memory
- ramblers mid\late january.


Tour De Vineyards (4 days), Tour of Wellington (5 days), The HB Auto Tour (2 days) and Elite nationals all fall in January 2008 and will require a 2008 National Licence to compete in.

Club nationals and Round Taupo Classic are both 2007 events that require a national licence but don't know if you intend to do these?
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Postby SteveC on Mon 20/Aug/07 2:37pm

MotoBouy wrote:
Joel wrote: there are a couple of 2 day tours in the new year;
- one in the south island..nelson from memory
- ramblers mid\late january.


Tour De Vineyards (4 days), Tour of Wellington (5 days), The HB Auto Tour (2 days) and Elite nationals all fall in January 2008 and will require a 2008 National Licence to compete in.

Club nationals and Round Taupo Classic are both 2007 events that require a national licence but don't know if you intend to do these?


Other events in 2007 that would require a national licence are Wanganui Grand Prix (2 days - http://www.cyclingwanganui.org.nz), Fielding to Apiti (90km http://www.maristcycling.co.nz)

If you aren't interested in the 2007 events you could start out with a club licence this year and renew as a national licence in December.
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Postby SamultheCamul on Mon 20/Aug/07 4:39pm

SteveC wrote:
Other events in 2007 that would require a national licence are Wanganui Grand Prix (2 days - http://www.cyclingwanganui.org.nz), Fielding to Apiti (90km http://www.maristcycling.co.nz)


Oh yes, they are both great races too :thumbsup:
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Postby SteveC on Wed 22/Aug/07 9:02am

Details of the Otaki race have been posted here

http://www.pnp.org.nz/news/club/2007-08-21/
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Postby Joel on Thu 23/Aug/07 10:07am

Otaki is going to hurt, effectively racing a crit course i reckon.

SteveC have you had any indication of what you think the rider turn out will be?
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