BNZ Corporate Challenge 2019

BNZ Corporate Challenge 2019

Ever wondered why teams that sweat together work best together?

Maybe it’s the shared experience of goal setting, time spent together training outside the office, the joint celebration of sweet success or simply supporting each other to rock up on race day. The BNZ Corporate Challenge is the perfect team challenge to do just that.

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 day 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 2019 edition of the BNZ Corporate Challenge will take place earlier in the year than in the past couple of years, with training throughout May & June leading up to race day on 6 July. We also see some changes to the format with a return to all teams racing on restricted gears and using standard equipment so it’s an even playing field for riders of all abilities.

There’s the popular Italian Pursuit category for new riders and the Cambridge Pursuit category for experienced riders.

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

For full details including terms and conditions of entry download our full 2019 Information Pack.

 


2019 Series Dates:

  • Entries close – Friday 12th April
  • Training starts – Saturday 18th May
  • Race Day – 6th July (approx 1.00pm – 6.30pm)

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

No! You don’t need any previous riding experience on a velodrome. All riders will be coached as a team through the seven week training block before taking part in any racing. Coaching, as well as Avantidrome bikes and helmets are all included in the entry fee and riders are encouraged to make use of them.

Can I use my own track bike?

Yes! If you have your own track bike, you are welcome to use it for training and race day however the bike must have standard spoke wheels (no disc or 5 spoke wheels) and gearing no bigger than 7.0 metres. This ensures an even playing field for all participants.

When can I train?

Team training will start from Saturday 18th May and run for seven 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.

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 several categories that teams can choose from to enter:

  • Italian Pursuit Mixed (1km)
  • Italian Pursuit Men’s (1km)
  • Italian Pursuit Women’s (1km)*
  • Cambridge Pursuit Mixed (1.5km)
  • Cambridge Pursuit Open (1.5km)
  • Cambridge Pursuit Women’s (1.5km)*

*Womens only categories are subject to a minimum of 5 teams entering in each category

 


1KM ITALIAN PURSUIT – MIXED

This category is for riders who haven’t competed in the Corporate Challenge previously or who do not ride regularly on the velodrome. Teams of 4 or 5 – including at least one female. Four riders will be engaged in the race and riders may be substituted to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate though each race must have one female in the racing team on race day.

Entry fee includes:

  • 1 coached training session per week for 7 weeks
  • Track bikes and helmets for all riders
  • Entry to race day

 


1KM ITALIAN PURSUIT – MEN’S

This category is also for riders who haven’t competed in the Corporate Challenge previously or who do not ride regularly on the velodrome. Teams of 4 or 5 – male only. Four riders will be engaged in the race and riders may be substituted to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate on race day. Entry fee includes:

  • 1 coached training session per week for 7 weeks
  • Track bikes and helmets for all riders
  • Entry to race day

 


1KM ITALIAN PURSUIT – WOMEN’S

This category is also for riders who haven’t competed in the Corporate Challenge previously or who do not ride regularly on the velodrome. Teams of 4 or 5 – female only. Four riders will be engaged in the race and riders may be substituted to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate on race day. Entry fee includes:

  • 1 coached training session per week for 7 weeks
  • Track bikes and helmets for all riders
  • Entry to race day

Note: this category is subject to a minimum of 5 teams entering

 


1.5KM CAMBRIDGE PURSUIT – MIXED

This category is for returning riders that have raced in previous Corporate Challenges at the Avantidrome or for those looking to take on a greater challenge. Teams of 3 or 4 – mixed male and female. Three riders will be engaged in the race and riders may be substituted to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate however each race must have one female in the racing team on race day. Entry fee includes:

  • 1 coached training session per week for 7 weeks
  • Track bikes and helmets for all riders
  • Entry to race day

 


1.5KM CAMBRIDGE PURSUIT – MEN’S

This category is for returning riders that have raced in previous Corporate Challenges at the Avantidrome or for those looking to take on a greater challenge. Teams of 3 or 4 – male only. Three riders will be engaged in the race and riders may be substituted to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate in race day. Entry fee includes:

  • 1 coached training session per week for 7 weeks
  • Track bikes and helmets for all riders
  • Entry to race day

Note: this is also a restricted gear category this year 

 


1.5KM CAMBRIDGE PURSUIT – WOMEN’S

This category is for returning riders that have raced in previous Corporate Challenges at the Avantidrome or for those looking to take on a greater challenge. Teams of 3 or 4 – female only. Three riders will be engaged in the race and riders may be substituted to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate in race day. Entry fee includes:

  • 1 coached training session per week for 7 weeks
  • Track bikes and helmets for all riders
  • Entry to race day

Note: this category is subject to a minimum of 5 teams entering

 


More Information:

For further information including entry costs and full terms and conditions of entry please refer to our 2019 Information Pack

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

Entry Forms:

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

Entry Form Italian Pursuit – Mixed, Men’s or Women’s

Entry Form Cambridge Pursuit – Mixed, Men’s or Women’s