Grassroots Trust Velodrome Coached sessions are open to accredited riders and are designed to develop skills and / or fitness. They are structured to cover the technical, tactical and fitness requirements of the sport. A qualified Grassroots Trust Velodrome coach is provided to coach each session. These sessions will develop you at your pace and take your riding to the next level. All riders must be 18+ to ride in the coached fitness sessions.
$17.50 – 1hr
$26.25 – 1.5hr
$35.00 – 2hr
Coached Fitness 1 – 60 or 90 minute sessions
These classes are to further develop your riding skills in bigger bunches. There is a qualified Grassroots Trust Velodrome coach who takes all of these classes so you will receive instructions all the way through.
Coached Fitness 2 – 60 or 90 minute sessions
Discuss this option with your Grassroots Trust Velodrome Coach to confirm you are at the required standard to attend this class. These sessions are designed to take your skills and fitness to the next level.
Monday Nights Coached – Sprint & Endurance Training (18+)
This session will be coached by Zac Williams (NZ Sprint Olympian) and Mark Stewart (Commonwealth Games Gold medallist) and is not to be missed. Learn some new skills, get some tips from the wealth of experience these guys bring and also get some good hard training in! The aim is for riders to form groups based on the discipline that they want to develop and then Mark (Endurance) or Zac (Sprint) will guide you through the session.
These sessions are coached by Michael Bland and cater for para athletes wanting to improve their skills and fitness in Para Cycling. Para Cyclists wishing to join this session need to be assessed either by Michael or Para-Cycling NZ before entering the session. This is to ensure all the necessary pre-requisites are met to ensure the safety of all riders. Please contact Michael to arrange an assessment.
Masters Fitness and Fun
Thursday morning from 9-10am there will be a Masters Fitness and Fun session. This is a session suitable for all abilities and will focus on gaining some fitness, learning new skills while having fun with a great group or people.
Specialist Training Sessions
These sessions are designed for athletes that are specialising and looking to improve their performance or skill level in a specific discipline or are preparing for a major competition. Specialist sessions include (but are not limited to) specialist gates, specialist derny, specialist sprint sessions and other specialist coached programmes. These sessions are not part of our day to day, regular programmes and require either additional equipment, coaching or staff resources.
Specialist classes are often offered as a block of specilaised coaching and generally incur an extra cost over and above your membership.
The Grassroots Trust Velodrome offers specialist gate sessions leading in to major track events. These sessions are designed to develop the correct technique for starting from the electronic start gates. It is also an opportunity for riders to do specific start gate training.
Specialist Coached Sprint Training
Track sprinting, track bunch racing, and road racing all have one thing in common – the fastest, smartest rider generally wins! There are regular Coached Sprint Training blocks on offer to help all riders improve their sprinting skills. Flying 200, match sprint, kierin sprint and bunch sprinting are all covered allowing all riders to benefit from some specific sprint training.