BNZ Corporate Challenge


SPECTATOR EVENT INFO:

Finals Night – Saturday 29th September:

  • Racing Starts 4.00pm
  • Approx finish time 9pm (including prizegiving)

On finals night we will have food vendors on site outside the main entrance, face painting for the kids and free Wi-Fi available to help keep the kids entertained. Encourage your families, friends and colleagues to dress up in your corporate colours, come along, make some noise and show your support.

SPECTATOR ENTRY IS FREE – SEE YOU HERE!

 


Thanks to our generous supporters at BNZ, the BNZ Corporate Challenge is back for the fifth year running!

Get your work mates together and take up the challenge. 

 

What is the BNZ Corporate Challenge? 

The BNZ Corporate Challenge is the perfect team challenge for you and your work colleagues.

No previous track cycling experience is required as you’ll be provided with a coach, bikes, helmets and a weekly training session to learn the ropes and prepare for race night against other corporate teams.

It’s a great way to build workplace morale, promote teamwork and push individual boundaries in a fun and supportive environment.

The 2018 edition of the BNZ Corporate Challenge once again aims to entice a variety of riders – from those who have never stepped inside the Avantidrome before, to those who will be returning for their fouth or fifth time.

There’s the popular Italian Pursuit category for new riders and the Cambridge Pursuit category for experienced riders. New to the fold this year is the Italian Pursuit Men’s category and Women’s only Team Sprint, both geared toward new riders.

Read on to learn more about the different team categories or download our Information Flyer.

Full full details including terms and conditions of entry download our full 2018 Information Pack.

 


2018 Series Dates:

  • Entries close (all categories except Cambridge Pursuit Open) – Friday 13th July
  • Entries close Cambridge Pursuit Open – Friday 3rd August
  • Commencement of Training – Sunday 5th August
  • Qualifying Race Night – Saturday 22nd September
  • Race Night Finals – Saturday 29th September

Do I need to have ridden on the Avantidrome track before?

No! Entrants in the Italian Pursuit or Women’s Team Sprint categories do not need any previous riding experience on a velodrome. These riders will be coached as a team through the eight week training block before taking part in any racing. There are also event options for experienced riders (see below).

When can I train?

Team training will start from Sunday 5th August and run for eight weeks. Teams will be allocated one training session a week, however teams can also book private track time (at additional cost) if they feel that their team requires more practice before the big event. Teams can request preferred training times when filling out the entry forms below.

For experienced individuals entered in the Cambridge Pursuit Open event,  two x 1 hour training sessions with an Avantidrome Coach are included in this year’s entry fee. Further training can be booked in via the Avantidrome Open sessions online (normal session charges apply).

Eligible Riders:

Each team member must be employed by (or be a member of) the company or organisation they are representing. Anyone who has competed at an elite level in the past 12 months is not eligible to take part as part of a team in this event.

 

The Team Challenges

There are five categories that teams can choose from to enter:

  • Italian Pursuit Mixed (1km)
  • Italian Pursuit Men’s (1km) – new for 2018
  • Women’s Team Sprint (750m) – new for 2018
  • Cambridge Pursuit Mixed (1.5km)
  • Cambridge Pursuit Open (1.5km)

 


1KM ITALIAN PURSUIT – MIXED

This category is for riders who haven’t competed in the Corporate Challenge previously or ridden the velodrome before. Teams of 5 – including at least one female. Entry fee includes:

  • 1 coached training session per week for 8 weeks
  • Track bikes and helmets for all riders
  • Entry to the two nights of racing

 


1KM ITALIAN PURSUIT – MEN’S

This category is also for riders who haven’t competed in the Corporate Challenge previously or ridden the velodrome before. Teams of 5 – male only. Entry fee includes:

  • 1 coached training session per week for 8 weeks
  • Track bikes and helmets for all riders
  • Entry to the two nights of racing

 


750M WOMEN’S TEAM SPRINT 

This category is new for 2018 for those that wish to participate in a women’s only category and haven’t competed in the Corporate Challenge previously or ridden the velodrome before. Teams of 4. Entry fee includes:

  • 1 coached training session per week for 8 weeks
  • Track bikes and helmets for all riders
  • Entry to the two nights of racing

 


1.5KM CAMBRIDGE PURSUIT – MIXED

This category is for returning riders that have raced in previous Corporate Challenges at the Avantidrome. It provides an opportunity to step up to a greater challenge and still provides 8 weeks of training with our coaches.  Teams of 4 – mixed male and female. Entry fee includes:

  • 1 coached training session per week for 8 weeks
  • Track bikes and helmets for all riders
  • Entry to the two nights of racing
  • Restricted gear class (new criteria for 2018)

 


1.5KM CAMBRIDGE PURSUIT – OPEN

This category is for returning riders that have raced in previous Corporate Challenges and ride regularly at the at Avantidrome therefore requiring less coaching and training. Teams of 4 – male, female or mixed.

Please note: each team member must have competed in the BNZ Corporate Challenge before and be accredited on the Avantidrome track to be eligible for this category. Entry fee includes:

  • 2 x 1 hour coached sessions prior to finals race night
  • Track bikes and helmets for all riders if required
  • Entry to the two nights of racing
  • Unrestricted gear class – riders may use disk wheels

 


More Information:

For further information including entry costs and full terms and conditions of entry please refer to our Information Pack 2018

For any enquiries please email del.woodford@avantidrome.nz or phone reception on 07 823 1421.

Entry Forms:

Please download the following entry forms, complete the information and send to del.woodford@avantidrome.nz

Italian Pursuit – Mixed

Italian Pursuit – Men’s

Women’s Team Sprint

Cambridge Pursuit – Mixed

Cambridge Pursuit – Open