About Cycling

Cycling at Sacred Heart is run by a bunch of enthusiastic parents and students who endeavour to do their best for the school and provide a competitive and supportive environment that fosters both participation, enjoyment and excellence.

The parent committee organises and coordinates all the events and day-to-day running of the club along with the invaluable assistance of teachers.

Bikes and associated equipment are the responsibility of the parents but the committee will provide any help needed with other requirements. Sacred Heart Cycling currently holds stocks of the school skinsuits and tops needed during competition. Please contact the committee for more information. School warm-up cycling jerseys are also available.

Our coach is the well regarded Logan Mort. He runs his own coaching business (Grit Coaching) as well as mentoring our young riders. We are very pleased to have his expertise and knowledge.

We compete in five school events throughout the year, as well as in a number of club events. The major focus is on the fortnightly Auckland Secondary Schools Team Time Trials held on Sunday mornings, the Mt Wellington Regional Schools Championships, North Island and National Championships.

The season runs from May to September, with training recommended all year. Team selections are determined on current form.

Racing Format

Races take place roughly every two weeks near Pukekohe Raceway. Students will need to be ready by 7am to race at 7.30am. Some parental help is needed for marshalling duties and for acting as team managers.

More information for these events can be found on the College Sport website (see Useful Links).

Important Dates for 2018

Event Date Location
Points Race Sunday 6 May Pukekohe Race Track
Time Trial 1 Sunday 20 May Pukekohe Race Track
Time Trial 2 Sunday 27 May
Time Trial 3 Sunday 10 June
Time Trial 4 Sunday 24 June
Time Trial 5 Sunday 12 August
Time Trial 6 Sunday 26 August
NISS Road Cycling Champs Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 July Cambridge
NISS Track Cycling Champs Monday 9 July Cambridge Avantidrome, Cambridge
Northern Schools Tour Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September Auckland
NZSS Road Cycling Champs Saturday 29 September to Monday 1 October Christchurch
Scratch Race Sunday 5 August Mauku
Points Race Sunday 29 July Pukekohe Race Track

Practice Times

Juniors and Seniors train twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Tuesday session is wind training designed and instructed by the coach with parent help straight after school on school grounds.  The Thursdays training session is a morning training, starting from St Heliers Bay around 5.45am, these are held during Terms 2 and 3. Wind trainers are held at school in the cycling shed where all students bikes are securely locked. Tuesday morning all students may store their bikes and gear ready for training after school. It is also an expectation that students will train for at least one other individual self-monitored session per week.