New name and new format for corporate track cycling event
Track cycling’s annual corporate pursuit will take on a new look this year as the newly-named Architecture Unlimited Track Challenge.
Passionate supporters of cycling, Architecture Unlimited owners Wayne and Linda Partridge said they understood that work commitments made it increasingly more difficult for individual businesses to field a team and find the time to train.
Under the new Track Challenge format there would be two entry options.
The “Battle of the Businesses” was for work places to field a minimum team of four and a maximum of six employees to compete.
There would also be the “Social but Serious” competition where work places could combine or the team could just be made up of a group of mates.
“It is a timely opportunity after 14 years to give the event a bit of a refresh and we are delighted to be on board for another great competition,” Mrs Partridge said.
Cycling Southland general manager Nicola Wills said it was superb to have Architecture Unlimited on board for the third consecutive year and was certain the revamp would provide the flexibility needed to make entering a team easier.
“The Track Challenge is all about sorting a team, hitting the track over six weeks and vying to take out top spot.
“No previous track experience is needed and we are even going to run a couple of free have a go sessions on Wednesday 20 and 27 March from 6-7pm where potential team members can head along and give it a try,” Mrs Wills said.
Bike, helmets and coaching would all be provided as well.
This year’s Track Challenge will run in the format of a four-person team sprint, with one of those riders to be female.
Teams of up to six riders can enter to help reserve energy levels between races on the big day.
For more information and to enter your team head to www.cyclingsouth.org.nz
At a glance
What: Architecture Unlimited Track Challenge
When: Friday 21 June (Time Trial), Sunday 30 June (Race Day)
Where: SIT Zero Fees Velodrome Entries close: Friday 3 May
All details: www.cyclingsouth.org.nz