Cycling at Westlake Girls is both a highly competitive sport from a school perspective and a social sport amongst the students. It provides elements of individual performance and also a strong team performance across a series of events. Students have the opportunity to try the sport with a Learn-to-Cycle programme in Term 1. Students then enter as a team during the season series in Term 2 and 3.
Many students enter the school programme in Year 9 and will compete through the age groups as they progress to Year 13. To be a cyclist does require a high level of self-motivation and self-discipline, particularly on winter mornings. At the same time it teaches students to be more organised and provides a number of other life skills. The school employs coaches who train with students and guide them through the competitions and events.
Previous cycling seasons have included three training sessions a week with two early morning road trainings and one afternoon wind training session. Westlake Girls is currently training with Westlake Boys for these trainings.
To find out more including season dates and training times please contact the Cycling Sports Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Season schedule of Term 2 and 3 races:
- Team Time Trials and Individual Points Races
- North Island Schools Track and Road Championships
- Northern Tour
- NZ Schools Road Championships
Cycling costs each year are set in Term 1 depending on student numbers entering the school teams. Fees will include the cost of entering the Auckland Team Time Trial Series and coaching. Students will need to provide their own road bike, cycle equipment (a gear list will be provided during Term 1) and wind trainer.
All other events such as Individual Points Races, North Island and New Zealand Championships will cost extra if students compete.
Expressions of interest to join the school cycling team are taken at the end of Term 4 and Term 1. Registrations are confirmed, training begins and teams formed at the end of Term 1. Individual Points Races can be entered individually through the cycle season.