July 2019 School Holiday Sessions

This July school holidays we’ll be running our popular holiday sessions once again with sessions for complete beginners through to the more experienced.

Not sure which sessions are right for you? Please just get in touch with Colin Dixon our Junior Programme Coach via email or phone 07 823 1421.


A minimum of 5 riders is required to run each session.

Please note: Children must be 135 m in height and at least 9 years old to ride the track at the Avantidrome.


Spaces are limited and booking is essential.

Please book online or via Reception

email: reception@avantidrome.nz, phone: 07 823 1421


Junior Have-a-Go 

A chance to come and try the track under the supervision of one of our experienced coaches. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.

When: Thursday 11th July; 4 – 5:30pm

Who should attend: For non-accredited kids – bet suited to first timers

Cost: $25 per person – includes coach, helmet and hire bike

Please Bring:

  • T-shirt or top that has sleeves which cover your shoulders (no singlets please)
  • Comfortable shorts or tights. Bike pants are a good idea if you have them, but not required
  • Covered shoes, suitable for riding
  • Water bottle (yes, it is thirsty work!)
  • Please remove jewellery and watches before you take to the track


Learn to Ride – 4 day block

Our Learn to Ride programme is where kids start their track cycling journey. Here they will be coached towards becoming competent to ride on the velodrome.

When: Monday 15th July to Thursday 18th July; 4 – 5:30pm

Who should attend: This programme is for non-accredited kids, starting out with track riding

Cost: $60 per person  – includes coaching, helmet and hire bike

Please Note:

  1. You must book and pay for all 4 days of the programme. Sorry, roll up and ride not allowed
  2. Ensure riders are wearing tops that cover their shoulders, singlets are not permitted
  3. Please note, participation in this programme does not guarantee that the riders will become competent to ride the track. We will do everything to try to make this possible but sometimes it just takes longer for different people and is dependent on the individual’s skill, confidence and fitness level


Learn To Race – 2 day block

Our Learn to Race programme focuses on racing and learning race craft for newly accredited riders, or those presently in our Learn to Race programme who wish to work on their racing skills and fitness.

When: Monday 15th July to Tuesday 16th July; 10am – 12 noon

Who should attend: Riders who are presently in our Learn to Race or Junior Development programmes, or are newly accredited

Cost: $40 per person  – includes coaching, helmet and hire bike

Please Note:

  1. You must book and pay for both days of the programme. Sorry, roll up and ride not allowed


Junior Rollers & Skills Session

An infield session where you will be taught how to ride the rollers plus other skills that are going to help you on your cycling journey. This will include warm up protocols for competition. Note: there will be NO time on the track in this session.

When: Thursday 11th July and Thursday 18th July; 10 – 11.30am

Who should attend: Accredited riders who want to learn new skills and information that will help with their racing

Cost: $10 per session

NOTE: these sessions appear on our gym schedule (not track schedule) so to book online please select the session from our fitness class schedule here.  Otherwise, please contact reception on 0800 VELODROME and we’ll make the booking for you.