BikeNZ Road & Track Canterbury

PO Box 1186, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel: 03 942 2214 EMail: [email protected]

FAQ

Joining a Club

Licencing

Road Race Timing

Joining a Club

  1. How do I go about joining a bike club?

    Within Canterbury there are several clubs. These are all listed on the contacts page, with details of a contact person for each club.

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Licencing

  1. What's involved with getting a Licence?

    All clubs are affiliated through their regional centres to BikeNZ Road and Track. All riders generally need to be licenced to compete in events run by any of the affiliated clubs. All licences run from 1 Jan to 31 Dec each year, no matter when you apply, so apply early in the year to get the best value for money. There are four main types of licence:

    1. Club Licence. Permits you to ride ONLY in events organised by your club. This option has very limited use and is not generally an option in Canterbury.
    2. Centre Licence. If you do not intend competing outside of the Canterbury region, this is the licence for you. It permits you to ride in any event in Canterbury, including Regional Championships.
    3. National Licence. If you plan on going further afield and race in other areas, you need a National Licence. This is also required to enter National Championships.
    4. International Licence. If you are planning on competing overseas, then you need an International Licence. Compulsory insurance is also required, details are on the licence application form.

    All licences must go through an affiliated club, so go to your selected club website and download the application form, complete, and send with your fees to the contact person for that club.

    For 2011 an on line licencing system is being introduced by BikeNZ. Same basic principles apply, but now you will do it yourself on line to speed up and simplify the process.

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Road Race Timing

  1. Should I bring my wheel tag to every road race ?

    Yes. With few exceptions all road races are timed electronically using the Times-7 WheelTime system. Keep you wheel tag holder fitted to your front left fork permanently, and your wheel tag in your usual bike race kit so it is always with you at each race. If you do forget your tag, please ask at registrations for a temporary replacement (must be handed back in at the end of the race) otherwise you may not appear in the results.

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