Sprint Training Block with Matt Archibald

With the National Age Group Championships coming up 7-10th March, we’ve teamed up with former World Championship & Commonwealth Games medalist, Matt Archibald to bring you a 4-5* week sprint training block to help you prepare.

Yes, Matt Archibald will be coaching these sessions! He’ll expertly coach you through a tailor made, sprint specific session plan for each 2 hour training session, tapering towards peak performance on competition day.

Spaces are limited to 16 rider’s aged 16+ (exceptions will be considered), accredited track riders male and female.

Participation is by registration to enroll in the entire block. More details below!



All the elements of sprint training;

  • Off track spin / warm up
  • Standing and gate starts
  • Moto pace efforts
  • Simulated races
  • Group sprint efforts



Saturdays: 2nd February – 2nd March

  • 2nd February: 3.30 – 5.30pm
  • 9th February: 3.00 – 5.00pm – * Location  = Te Awamutu outdoor track. This session is subject to track, moto availability and weather
  • 16th February: 4.30-6.30pm
  • 23rd February: 4.30-6.30pm
  • 2nd March: 4.30-6.30pm



$175 per person for the entire 4-5 week block.

Payment must be received prior to commencement of training to secure your place as numbers are strictly limited.

No rain-checks and no refunds for sessions unattended.



To enroll please register directly with Avantidrome Programme & Events Manager, Del Woodford via email: del.woodford@avantidrome.nz

Payment must be received prior to 2nd February 2019 to secure your place as numbers are strictly limited.



On the bike:

Matt Archibald has over 5 years’ first-hand experience as a professional cyclist having represented New Zealand at 4 world championships. Matt has won medals at National, Oceania, Commonwealth, and World levels.

As a coach:

Matt has worked for 3 years at New Zealand’s first indoor velodrome supporting riders of all age groups and abilities. As well as personally coaching several athletes to age group, elite and world para championships over the past 6 years. He has also previously coached right here at the Avantidrome too!

Outside the velodrome:

As well as hands on experience riding and coaching, Matt has significant expertise outside of the velodrome. He has a bachelor’s degree in exercise prescription, 4 years’ experience working as a personal trainer as well as 3 years helping rehabilitate people with disabilities.