Schools take advantage of Avantidrome

2 April 2014

Schools from around the Waikato are pumped and ready to go with classes under way at Cambridge’s new velodrome.

The Home of Cycling was buzzing with life by 4 o’clock last Wednesday as students took to the fresh track in just their second week of training.

A variety of ages and abilities made up a Cambridge High School team as they weaved past one another on the 250m stretch.

Grant Ackerman, teacher and one of the cycling instructors for Cambridge High said there was a range of abilities in his cycling team.

“We have some people that have done a lot of track riding already amongst the group and we’ve got some others that are really good road riders who are just learning the track skills now.”

With classes already fully booked, the Avantidrome has approximately 700 riders coming through each week.