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It is great to see school affiliations coming in thick and fast over the past few weeks! The first event on the Cycling New Zealand Schools calendar is coming up in only a few weeks while we are working on finalising details for events later in the year...read more below for Cycling New Zealand Schools updates!
The Professionals Rotorua National MTB Championships presented by Altherm are coming up from Tuesday 28th - Thursday 30th March as part of Crankworx. 

There will be Cross Country (XCO), Downhill (DH) and Teams Relay (XCR) Championships held over the 3 days and 2 awesome locations, Whakarewarewa Forest and Skyline Rotorua. 
Make sure you get your entries in by 5pm on Monday 13th March! All entries must be through your school (no individual entries accepted) Schools must be affiliated with Cycling New Zealand Schools before they can enter. Click here to get started.

All schools that enter will be in the draw to win two day passes to the Crankworx Festival for a day of their choice (worth $45 each!) Make sure you get those entries in now!

The Event Manual is now available including course maps, lap guidelines, teams relay format and more. Check it out here.
Coaching Courses
Cycling New Zealand are hosting coaching courses in the North Island and South Island, for any emerging or developing cycle coaches with the intention of learning skills across all codes. To find out more information or book a place in a course contact chris.foggin@cyclingnewzealand.nz

7 - 9 April: Avantidrome, Cambridge.
23 - 25 June: Shirley Boy's High School, Christchurch.
Commissaires Courses
Would you like to officiate at club and regional level events or gain more knowledge as a coach, parent, teacher or club administrator? There are Regional Commissaire courses coming up for Road and Track and MTB which would be ideal! 


Road and Track
24 June: Dunedin (Regional Course)
5 August: Wanganui (Regional Course)
9 - 10 September: Avantidrome, Cambridge (National Course - criteria applies)

MTB
30 September: Rotorua (Regional Course)


For more information or to book any of the above courses, contact chris.foggin@cyclingnewzealand.nz
Same great events just a change of name!
Have you seen the Northern and Southern Tour on our events calendar?  Previously known as the Cuddons Schools Tour (2 - 3 September) and the Mt Wellington Schools Individual Championships (9 - 10 September), we are excited to confirm both these great events are back for 2017.  Ideally situated in the calendar either side of Winter Tournament week the events offer a great 2-day tour experience for South and North Island riders before the National Road Championships (30 September – 2 October). The format for both of these remain the same as the previous successful years and also include National Titles.  Those riders taking part in the Northern Tour will not only have overall GC title up for grabs but will also be racing for the National Hill Climb and the National Individual Time Trial Championship titles.  Those in the Southern Tour will also have overall GC title and will be racing for the National Criterium Championship title.  The Tours are considered ‘Open’ and therefore any rider from any island may enter and compete. Age Groups available start from U13 through to U20.
 
Read more about the Tour Rules here in the updated 2017 rules.
Updated School Rules
All Cycling New Zealand Schools Races will be conducted under the Cycling New Zealand Schools Rules - 9 March 2017. These have been updated significantly so please make sure you are familiar with rules prior to attending an event. 
2017 Events Calendar
Here's a reminder of all of the great events coming up on the Cycling New Zealand Schools calendar!

28 – 30 March: National Schools MTB Championships - Rotorua
8 – 9 July: North Island Schools Road Championships - Cambridge
8 – 9 July: South Island Schools Road Championships - Christchurch
10 July: North Island Schools Track Championships - Cambridge
2 – 3 September: Southern Schools Tour - Blenheim
9 – 10 September: Northern Schools Tour - Auckland
30 September – 2 October: National Schools Road Championships – Levin/Palmerston North/Feilding 
6 – 8 October: North Island Schools MTB Championships - TBC
6 – 8 October: South Island Schools MTB Championships - TBC
11 – 12 October: South Island Schools Track Championships - Invercargill

For more details on each of these events head over to the Events Page of the new website here
Contact Us
For any questions regarding Cycling New Zealand Schools, please feel free to contact us on schools@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Happy riding!
From the Cycling New Zealand Schools team
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