Cycling

The cycling programme at St Peter’s, Cambridge began in 2014 to coincide with the opening of the velodrome. Having this world-class facility and Cycling NZ on site provides unrivalled opportunities for aspiring cyclists in road, track, and mountain biking. Led by former Olympic, World Championship and Commonwealth Games cyclists Zac Williams on the track and NZ Triathlete and Road Cyclist Anna Wilkinson. Both coaches are Avantidrome qualified and interns with the Cycling NZ and Waikato/Bay of Plenty Hub programmes. The St Peter’s cycling programme develops talent and provides pathways for students to excel, from beginner to high performance level.

Programme Structure

Our prep squad caters for Years 7–8 students, introducing them to bunch cycling on quiet roads, track cycling in the velodrome and mountain biking.

Our mountain biking programme runs during the summer terms of 1 and 4 and provides coaching in the specific skills required for mountain biking on local tracks.

Our development squad is a road and track cycling team that competes in club nights, regional events and national events. Riders participate in multiple training sessions per week. Development Squad members receive a high level of coaching input, including training support and goal setting. They also have access to nutrition, fitness and sports psychology services. The Development Squad benefits from training sessions in the velodrome and specialised team time trial training. 

Our elite squad is for high performance road and track athletes. The programme replicates the Development Squad programme with higher intensity and a greater emphasis on gym-based strength and fitness training. Our elite riders benefit greatly from the velodrome where they can continue to develop their skills year round. Our Elite Performance Squad competes in regional and national competitions.

 Cycling Accolades

  • Numerous national age group titles and medals in track and road cycling
  • Track, road, mountain bike and BMX champions at regional level
  • NZ representatives at Oceania and World Age Group Championships

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