October 2019 School Holiday Sessions

This 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


Learn to Ride 


  • Tuesday 8th October 4pm-6pm
  • Thursday 10th October 4pm-5:30pm
  • Friday 11th October – 4pm – 6pm

What: Our Learn to Ride programme is where kids start their track cycling journey. Here they will be coached towards becoming competent to ride our track

Cost: $70 per person for the three sessions – this includes bike hire

Who for: Non-accredited kids

Please Note:

  1. Maximum number of riders = 15
  2. For non-accredited kids only
  3. You must book for the 4 days. Sorry, roll up and ride not allowed
  4. Ensure riders are wearing tops that cover their shoulders, singlets are not permitted
  5. 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 dependant on their skill, confidence and fitness level

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


Junior Open Coached (1.5hrs)

When: Tuesday 1st October and Friday 4th October – 4pm – 5:30pm

What: A coached training session that will work on fitness and specific technique items (TP or Team Sprint technique, holding pace, riding the correct lines, race tactics, gate starts)

Who for: Only for accredited kids

Cost: $16.50 per person per session – these are casual sessions and do not require membership

Please Note: 

  1. Maximum number of riders = 20
  2. For accredited kids only
  3. Book ahead to avoid disappointment