POSTPONED: 2020 Architecture Unlimited Track Challenge
Cycling Southland regrets to inform our faithful Architecture Unlimited Track Challenge supporters that, in consultation with our naming rights sponsors Architecture Unlimited, the decision has been made to halt planning for the 2020 edition of the event, which had been scheduled to take place in June.
The health and wellbeing of our community is paramount at this time, and with all the uncertainty around, we feel that postponing the event is the right decision.
Please keep an eye on this page for further updates.
2019 Architecture Unlimited Track Challenge
It was a fantastic afternoon of racing at the 2019 Architecture Unlimited Track Challenge.
The racing was closely contested and everyone had a blast while at it.
Taking out the Battle of the Businesses section was -
1st - NZ Police Hot Fuzz 1:16:040
2nd - SBS Bank Thunder 1:16:780
3rd - SDHB 1 - Who needs gears 1:16:942
And the Social but Serious section
1st - Ricoh Low Rollers 1:17:008
2nd - Tokanui Rugby Club 1:17:470
3rd Jennian Homes Southland 1:23:503
Check out all the action shots at the Architecture Unlimited Track Challenge facebook page
May 3 - Entries Close midday
May 9 - Team Briefing 7pm Champions Lounge
June 21 - Time Trial 6pm First team away
June 30 - Race Day Midday - 4.30pm
June 30- - Prize Giving 6pm
Entry fee $850 + gst = $977.50
The Team Sprint is a four-member team event. The race is held over 4 laps of the 250m track, a total of 1000m. Two teams will be on the track at one time. Each starting and finishing on the opposite sides of the track. The lead rider will ride one whole lap then pull off as the second rider takes over for their whole lap on the front of the team. Next will be the third rider and finally the fourth rider races the last lap. Each rider will complete a whole lap on the front of their team. Changes will take place between the cones on the respective straights (between the pursuit line and a cone placed 15metres before). The following riders’ front wheel may not overlap the leading rider’s rear wheel until they are in this zone, nor can they pass the leading rider until after they cross the pursuit line. The leading rider must have left the sprinter’s lane before the final 15metre cone. The time of the team is taken on the final rider crossing their pursuit line.
All-comers Record Attempt
Each year our Track Challenge race day is open to teams wishing to challenge the All-comers record attempt.
Teams ride the same gearing as the Track Challenge teams - 81 inches but they are allowed aero helmets and carbon spoked wheels but no disc wheels. Just notify the office with your team names before the event to ensure your crew can try for the record. It currently sits at 1.06.540 - set by Corbin Strong, Mitchel Fitzsimons, Conor Shearing and Sophie Bloxham in 2018. Entry is free.