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Welcome back to school for 2017, we hope you all enjoyed a relaxing break. This year will see the biggest Schools Cycling Calendar of events to date! We look forward to a record number of students taking part in and enjoying cycling events and starting a lifelong passion for cycling.

Read on for more information to help you and your students take part and be best prepared for the events season.  We look forward to bringing you regular updates on all things Schools Cycling over the year.
New Website
We are excited to launch our new Schools Cycling Website.  This new website is the official home of Schools Cycling and includes information and contacts for all Sanctioned Schools Events, results, photos and resources for schools and teachers. You can also keep up to date on our social media platforms – Facebook and Instagram
Affiliation
Schools are required to affiliate with Cycling New Zealand Schools in order for their students to compete at any sanctioned and endorsed Cycling New Zealand Schools event. As part of the affiliation process, schools will be required to supply the details of all students who are taking part in their cycling programme and who will likely participate in an event during the affiliated year. Schools will be able to add students throughout the year if necessary. The 2017 affiliation fees remain unchanged at $15 for schools with 1 rider and $30 for schools with 2 or more riders. Click here for more information or Click here to affiliate now. Schools that do not have an Enter Now account, or have trouble accessing this account please contact help@enternow.co.nz 

Tip – Affiliation is only required once per year.  Schools affiliation includes all codes so you only need to affiliate once!
2017 Events Calendar
A key focus for Schools Cycling are the events that are sanctioned by NZSSSC.  We are excited to have 10 cycling events over three cycling codes on the 2017 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
 
Tip - There is no direct individual entry to these events.  All entries must come through the school so please check with your school cycling representative or administration officer.
National Schools MTB Championships
In 2017, Cycling New Zealand Schools will be holding the National Schools MTB Championships as a standalone event for the first time. This will be held over 3 days, from the 28th – 30th March as part of the Crankworx Rotorua Festival. It will include Cross Country (XCO), Downhill (DH) and Teams Relay events. All competitors will receive a free week pass to Crankworx as part of their entry fee! (worth $80).  Entries will be opening soon! Click here for more information.

Tip – as this is the first event of the year, make sure your school has affiliated prior to entry. Only schools that have affiliated will be able to enter students.
Crankworx Rotorua. Photo credit: Clint Trahan
Coaching Courses
Cycling New Zealand will be hosting two Schools Coaching Courses. The Schools Coaching Courses are targeted at coaches, teachers and parents who operate in the Schools Cycling environment however this course can still be beneficial to all who want to coach. For more information on these, click here or contact the Cycling New Zealand Education Manager, Chris Foggin on chris.foggin@cyclingnewzealand.nz or 027 507 5393.
North Island - 17-19 February at Selwyn College in Auckland
South Island -  3-5 March, venue TBA
Contact Us
For any questions regarding Cycling New Zealand Schools, please feel free to contact us on schools@cyclingnewzealand.nz
See you in Rotorua next month for the first event! 
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