In August 2015 the Home of Cycling Charitable Trust agreed a management contract with Cycling New Zealand to oversee the operations of the Trust, in particular, running the Avantidrome.
This relationship has, over the past two and a half years, driven excellent outcomes for the Avantidrome, growing and maturing our programmes and services, and establishing high quality operating benchmarks for a range of sporting, community and corporate activities.
With strong operating foundations now in place, our strategic focus is shifting towards growth, which also generates a shift in the management needs of the organisation. Alongside Cycling New Zealand, we recently reviewed our relationship and operational delivery, and we collectively identified that both organisations have outgrown the current agreement.
The recently launched Athlete Development Hub Programme and securing a second UCI Track Cycling World Cup in 2019 have significantly increased Cycling New Zealand’s core work streams in recent months, and the organisation will continue to have increased High Performance demands heading towards Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Based on the above, we intend to bring Home of Cycling management and leadership back in-house and in the coming days we will go to market to recruit a full-time General Manager to oversee the operations of the Trust and the Avantidrome. Other roles are also being considered as part of this transition in order to enable continual improvement in operational delivery.
The Trust would like to sincerely thank the staff of Cycling New Zealand for all their hard work, and we very much look forward to continuing our collaborative approach to all things cycling. Cycling New Zealand will continue working very closely with the Trust over the coming months to ensure a seamless transition.
Chair – Home of Cycling Charitable Trust
19 March 2018