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Reg is back on track

16 April 2019

Local man Reg Rye is back on track to embark “on the longest hour of my life”. The 96-year-old man is looking to set a world record for his age group, by attempting to ride...

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Avantidrome Celebrates 5 Years

16 April 2019

From children to champions, trikers to tours, gym goers and even an 82 year old local on the track for the first time, the Avantidrome’s 5th anniversary celebrations had something for all. Last...

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Fitness & Fun for Fifties Plus

25 March 2019

Starting around four years ago the Avantidrome introduced cost effective Senior Circuit classes in their Life Fitness Zone to members of the local community aged 50+. Under the watchful eyes of...

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Madison Training with Adrian Hegyvary

15 November 2018

Learn the skills required to race the Madison from one of the World’s top ranked riders – UnitedHealthcare Professional rider, current USA and Pan Am Madison Champion, Adrian...

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APL Pay It Forward

30 July 2018

Avantidrome partners, APL are giving away 2 six month memberships to the Avantidrome. Open to youth aged 12-18 years of age, it provides the perfect opportunity to prepare for the age group...

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New General Manager for the Home of Cycling

14 June 2018

The Board of the Home of Cycling Charitable Trust have appointed Scott Gemmill as the new General Manager for the Home of Cycling, commencing 9 July. Scott takes over from Cycling New Zealand as...

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New Mobile Booking App

31 May 2018

We’re making it even easier for you book track sessions and Life Fitness Zone classes with us! The GymMaster Mobile App gives you as an Avantidrome member the ability to interact with our online...

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New Junior Programme

9 April 2018

  There’s been plenty of work happening here at the Avantidrome to provide a new Junior Programme to cater for all levels of Junior rider – from first timers to experienced riders...

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Coaching at the Avantidrome

22 March 2018

The vision of the Avantidrome is to offer a world class environment that builds the community’s passion for cycling, health and well-being. Working as a coach at the Avantidrome plays a key...

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Changes to the Management Structure at the Home of Cycling

19 March 2018

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...

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Podium Lodge Now Open

22 January 2018

Podium Lodge opened for business on January 1st and the team is excited to offer this fabulous new facility contributing to Cambridge’s accommodation offering.   Located on Peake Road, just...

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Avantidrome welcomes Del Woodford to the team

20 December 2017

It is with pleasure that we confirm the appointment of Del Woodford in the refined role of Programmes and Events Manager at the Avantidrome, starting 8th January 2018. Read Del’s story...

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New Zealand Para Cycling Team named to compete at 2018 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships

19 December 2017

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is pleased to announce the selection of the New Zealand Para Cycling Team to compete at the 2018 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships (Rio de Janiero, Brazil)...

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Ali Shanks brings Cycling Heroes to New Zealand

16 November 2017

Former World Champion Track cyclist Alison Shanks, now mother of two (3 month old Abigail and 3 year old Lucas), and business woman is juggling a lot…and life is about to get a lot busier as...

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One of a kind sporting experiences up for grabs

16 August 2017

The Adastra Foundation is auctioning 4 one-of-a-kind sporting experiences to raise funds to continue providing support to young talented individuals who are pursuing big dreams in the area of...

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Avantidrome Showcase

8 August 2017

The Avantidrome was delighted to feature in the first of a series of Cambridge News Business Profiles showcasing leading businesses within the region. Take a look through the Avantidrome Showcase...

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Avantidrome takes out Top Community Facility Award

3 July 2017

We are so excited to announce we’ve won top Community Facility in the NZ Transport Agency’s annual Favourite Places to Ride competition! Thanks to all who voted for us and a huge thanks to...

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Friday night schools racing!

27 March 2017

#itswhatwedoonfridays! It all started with John McDonnell, the support of Cath Cheatley and Bryan Simmonds and a handful of local keen kids a few years back. Friday night racing has gone from...

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Avantidrome Team Members John & Roi Speed Win Gold!

22 March 2017

  If you’ve ever wondered when is too late in life to take up track cycling … the answer is, never! John and Roi Speed, part of the Avantidrome coaching team recently won National Titles...

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Nic’s Ride for the NZ Muscular Dystrophy Association

6 March 2017

Inspirational 15 year old Nicholas Brockelbank (Nic) lives with Muscular Dystrophy and is putting in a huge effort on his bike at the Avantidrome in a bid to raise money for the New Zealand...

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Pedal for Plunket is bringing a two-wheeled party to town

1 March 2017

Plunket and The Warehouse are putting their bike shorts to the test this March as they cycle the length of the country in Pedal For Plunket – in support of Plunket’s Community Services and...

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Paralympian Emma Foy takes time out

20 February 2017

  RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – SEPTEMBER 11: Emma Foy of New Zealand holds her silver medal after taking second in the Women’s B 3000m Individual Pursuit Final on day 4 of the Rio...

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Thirsty for a sport drink? Think again...

1 February 2017

How many of you have a drink bottle close at hand when you exercise? What is contained in your drink bottle, a sport drink or water? What should it be? Well, it depends… When we exercise, we...

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Perry Playground Now Open

10 January 2017

Cambridge’s newest playground has opened at the Avantidrome. The Perry Playground opened to the public on January 9th and has already proven to be a very popular addition to the site’s cycling...

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Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is more time to train!

12 December 2016

Why high-intensity interval training will become your best friend over the holiday period! As 2016 is coming to a close, I am sure this is one of your busiest times of the year. Both at work and at...

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ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Day Cambridge – 5 November 2016

8 December 2016

Pictured: Laura Thompson & Rhys Wyles (Photo: Getty Images) Large groups of Waikato natives streamed through the Avantidrome in Cambridge today, to meet five members of the successful New...

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The Bikery Café Cambridge Sprint Wars Headlines

28 November 2016

Spectators were treated to some fantastic sprint racing at the Avantidrome on Sunday afternoon at The Bikery Café Cambridge Sprint Wars track cycling event. Top New Zealand Elite and Junior...

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Avantidrome Cycling Specific Pilates

13 October 2016

When are the classes? Cycling specific Pilates classes are held at the Avantidrome every Tuesday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Book in online or at the Avantidrome Reception. About: Did you know...

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ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Day at the Avantidrome

13 October 2016

Do you or someone you know have a disability? Whether you want to be New Zealand’s next Paralympic medallist, need advice regarding return to sport following serious injury, or would like to...

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Help Jarrod Conquer the Mountains at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017

21 September 2016

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NEW: Specialist Sprint Training coached by Matt Archibald

9 August 2016

As a result of the very successful Cambridge Sprint Wars the Avantidrome is now trialling Specialist Sprint Training on a Sunday afternoon, starting 7 August. These sessions will be two hours from...

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The Art of Bunch Riding

20 May 2016

Get some free professional cycling advice with Cycling New Zealand’s road cycling workshops. Master the basics so you can confidently join an existing road cycling bunch.

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Seven Strong Para-Cycling squad named to compete in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

18 May 2016

A team of seven Para-Cyclists have been selected by Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) to the New Zealand Para-Cycling squad to compete in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games this September. Emma Foy and...

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Ride Leader Training

18 April 2016

Want to share your love of cycling? Cycling New Zealand are launching a new programme called Ride Leader in the Waikato region. If you want to share your passion on the pathways of this great...

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Outstanding performances by the New Zealand Para-Cycling team at the 2016 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships

13 April 2016

The New Zealand Para-Cycling team once again showed the talent and speed of which they have long been known for at the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Italy held in March this...

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Cambridge Sprint Wars

13 April 2016

With Olympic year in full swing and our sprinters ranked number one in the world, the Avantidrome team think there’s no better time to get our local sprinters in to race New Zealand’s...

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Tirau cyclist takes on UCI One Hour World Record

18 February 2016

The Avantidrome in Cambridge is up in lights yet again as Tirau cyclist Jim McMurray attempts to set a new UCI World Record in the masters 55 – 59 age group. McMurray will take to the track...

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Avantidrome Athlete Profile: Pip Sutton

25 January 2016

It’s not often you stroll through a corridor or around a corner of the Avantidrome without bumping into an athlete or two. Interested in learning more about these athletes? We had the chance...

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Trikes are on track at the Avantidrome

21 January 2016

Aaron Ure and Dean Foreman, the men behind Wheels in Motion trike classes which are held at the Avantidrome, recently received Local Hero of the Year Awards for their ongoing dedication as Coaches...

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UCI Track Cycling World Cup Draws Widespread Praise

9 December 2015

New Zealand’s first ever UCI Track Cycling World Cup held at the Avantidrome has met with widespread praise from international cycling officials, teams and fans. Read more here.   A...

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Avantidrome Holds Prestigious Blues Awards

20 October 2015

The Avantidrome set the stage for the Wallace Corporation University of Waikato (UOW) Blues Awards (also known as the Blues Awards) on Friday night, with the infield of the Avantidrome full of life...

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Great Race Rowers 'have a go' at the Avantidrome

10 September 2015

Both the Sydney and Melbourne University Women’s rowing crews headed to the Avantidrome to try their hand at track cycling this morning. Here to race the Gallagher Great Race this Sunday, the...

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Avantidrome and Cycling New Zealand General Manager arrangement

6 August 2015

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Avantidrome Athlete Profile: Steph McKenzie

25 May 2015

Here at the Avantidrome we service approximately 50% of New Zealand’s carded athletes, which means the likelihood of spotting a top athlete when you’re visiting the Avantidrome next is quite...

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BNZ Winter Corporate Challenge Series!

4 May 2015

Well the BNZ Winter Corporate Challenge series is underway! The Avantidrome reception was buzzing with happy faces and jittery nerves this morning, a stark comparison to the cold and dark...

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Track Cycling Holiday program recap

20 April 2015

What a great week of activities the kids on our school holiday program had last week! There was laughing, chatting and whistling to be heard during the holiday program track sessions – some...

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Avantidrome introduces ‘New Zealand Track Cycling League’

17 April 2015

Avantidrome introduces ‘New Zealand Track Cycling League’ Hot off the back of the recent announcement that the Avantidrome will host New Zealand’s first ever Track Cycling World Cup in...

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Avantidrome to host New Zealand's first Track Cycling World Cup

2 April 2015

Avantidrome to hold New Zealand’s first Track Cycling World Cup   It was announced today that New Zealand will host it’s first ever Track Cycling World Cup Competition at the Avantidrome...

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Our first newsletter of 2015

26 February 2015

We’ve just released our first newsletter of the year which includes information on what’s happening here at the Avantidrome, upcoming events, updates on our community programs, cycling...

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Successful World Championships for NZ track cyclists

20 February 2015

The last few mornings have been quite unproductive here at the Avantidrome; we’ve all been glued to the TV as our New Zealand track riders compete at the World Track Championships in Paris, and...

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Cyclists dominate at 52nd Halberg awards

12 February 2015

It was a fantastic showcase of sporting excellence at the 52nd Halberg awards, where the presence and success of Cambridge athletes, particularly cyclists, was certainly felt. Cycling New Zealand...

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Elite & 19 Track National Champs 2015

5 February 2015

Well, what a display of riding we had here at the Avantidrome, with the Elite Track Nationals on last week. We were treated to numerous new track records, surprise performances, and even a few...

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Life Fitness Zone-OPEN

10 July 2014

The Avantidrome’s Life Fitness Zone is now OPEN.   We have a great range of regular gym equipment for you to use along with a sprint track / stretching area, all within a great...

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Stunning Cambridge Velodrome Takes Shape

20 November 2013

TVNZ German engineering is helping to make the vision of a high-tech new cycling velodrome in the Waikato a reality… more…

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Avantidrome Track Build Under Way

8 November 2013

WAIKATO TIMES Work has begun to put the final pieces in place as one of the world’s premier velodrome track building teams gets down to business at New Zealand’s new home of cycling....

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BikeNZ looking up after bumpy ride

9 October 2013

WAIKATO TIMES BikeNZ, soon to make its national home at the $28.5 million new Avantidrome near Cambridge, will complete a major review of its operations next month and start the hunt for a new...

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How to win friends with the Cambridge Velodrome

28 September 2013

WAIKATO TIMES Geoff Balme says the velodrome offers plenty of room for more than bikes… more…

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Cambridge Velodrome eyed by funeral industry

28 September 2013

WAIKATO TIMES Cambridge’s $28.5 million new Home of Cycling was designed to be a celebration of life, health and achievement, but it’s being eyed by the funeral sector as the perfect...

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First peek inside the Cambridge Velodrome

23 August 2013

WAIKATO TIMES Seven months out from its official opening, the $28.5 million Cambridge velodrome is already giving a tantalising glimpse of the sights spectators will be greeted with inside the...

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