Thanks to our generous supporters at the BNZ, the BNZ Corporate Challenge is back for the fourth 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 – a great opportunity for a truly unique team building experience. The past few years have been an outstanding success with the number of teams growing significantly year on year. The 2017 edition of the BNZ Corporate Challenge will follow the same format as last year and 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 third or fourth time. There’s the Italian Pursuit category for new riders and the Cambridge Pursuit category for experienced riders.
Download our full information pack here.
2017 Series Dates:
- Italian Pursuit entries close – 14th July
- Commencement of Training – Sunday 30th July
- Cambridge Pursuit entries close – 1st September
- Qualifying Race Night – Saturday 16th September
- Race Night Finals – Saturday 23rd September
What categories can I enter in?
There are three categories that teams can choose from to enter:
This event is best suited to riders who have never ridden the track before.
Each team is composed of five members, both female and male; four riders will be engaged in the race. Riders may be substituted to ensure everyone has the opportunity to engage in the race nights. Each team must comprise of at least one woman. Each race must also have one woman in the racing team. Eight weeks of training is provided in a one hour a week allocated time slot and is overseen by an accredited Avantidrome Coach. Helmets and bikes are included in the entry fee and entrants are encouraged to make use of them.
- Cambridge Pursuit (1.5km)
This event is best suited to returning teams.
Each team is composed of four members, both male and female; three riders will be engaged in the race. Riders may be substituted to ensure everyone has the opportunity to engage in the race nights. Each team must comprise of at least one woman. Each race must also have a woman in the racing team. Training is not provided in this category. All riders must hold an Avantidrome Accreditation to enter.
- Cambridge Pursuit Open (1.5km)
This event is best suited to returning teams.
Each team is composed of four members with three riders engaging in the races. Riders may be substituted to ensure everyone has the opportunity to engage in the race nights. A female is not required to complete the team. Training is not provided in this category. All riders must hold an Avantidrome Accreditation to enter.
- Note: A women’s only division will be run if a minimum of 4 women only teams show interest.
Do I need to have ridden on the Avantidrome track before?
No! Entrants in the Italian Pursuit event do not need any previous riding experience on a velodrome. Inexperienced riders will be coached through the eight week training block and will be Accredited before taking part in any racing. However, there are event options for those experienced riders (see above).
When can I train?
The training for teams entered in the Italian Pursuit category will commence on Sunday 30th July 2017 and run for eight weeks. Teams will be allocated one training session a week, however teams can also book private track time if they feel that their team requires more practice before the big event. Teams can select training times when filling out the entry forms below.
For more experienced individuals entered in the Cambridge Pursuit events, training can be booked in as per usual via the Avantidrome Open sessions online. Optional 2 x 2 hour Saturday teams training sessions are available at an extra cost, to be booked upon entry.
Each team member must be employed by (or be a member of) the company or organisation they are representing.
- Commencement of Training: Sunday 30th July – teams can pick training times on entry form
- Qualifying Race Night: Saturday 16th September 6 (approx. 16:00-21:30)
- Race Night Finals: Saturday 23rd September (approx. 16:00-21:30)
For further information including entry costs and full terms and conditions of entry please refer to our Information Pack 2017.
For any enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone reception on 07 823 1421.
Please download the following entry forms, complete the information and send to email@example.com
Italian Pursuit Entry Form 2017
Cambridge Pursuit Entry Form 2017
Cambridge Pursuit Open Entry Form 2017
Women’s only division please submit interest to firstname.lastname@example.org