School Holiday Sessions

Please note that spaces are limited, and booking is essential. Please book here or via reception, phone: 07 823 1421 or email reception@velodrome.nz.

A minimum of 5 riders is required to run each session.

Please note: Children must be 135 m in height and at least 10 years old to ride the track at the Grassroots Trust Velodrome.

Not sure which sessions are right for you?

Please get in touch with Craig Rodger, our Head of Programmes and Coaching via craig.rodger@velodrome.nz or phone (07) 823 1421 / 0800 VELODROME.

October 2022 School Holiday Sessions

During these school holidays come and experience our unique holiday sessions, from the 3rd - 13 of October, at the Grassroots Trust Velodrome. No matter your skill level everyone is welcome to join, from complete beginners through to the more experienced. Registration closes 30th September.

If you have never ridden on the Grassroots Trust Velodrome and want to give it a try, then you can absolutely come along. We are offering our Junior Learn to Ride sessions, and this is a great place for kids to start their track cycling journey. They will be coached towards becoming competent to ride our track. We also have a range of other sessions for already accredited riders! 

Please also remember to bring a snack and water – it’s hard work!

*Please note, participation in this programme does not guarantee that the riders will become competent to ride the track (accredited). We will do everything to try and make this possible but sometimes it just takes longer for certain people dependant on their skill, confidence, and fitness level.

Learn to Ride

When: 

  • Monday 3rd October 10:30am-12pm 
  • Tuesday 4th October 10am-12pm and 1pm-1pm 

What: Our Learn to Ride programme is where kids start their track cycling journey. Here they will be coached towards becoming competent to ride our track. It's an easy fun and safe filled few days of learn skills and the different races on the velodrome with the chance to end up accredited. Attending all three sessions will give riders a better chance of getting fully accredited.

Cost: $25 per session or $70 for all three

Who for: non-accredited kids (aged 10-18)

Note:     

  1. Maximum number of riders = 15
  2. For non-accredited kids only
  3. Hire bikes and helmets included
  4. Ensure riders are wearing tops that cover their shoulders, singlets are not permitted
  5. Please note, participation in this programme does not guarantee that the riders will become competent to ride the track (accredited). We will do everything to try to make this possible but sometimes it just takes longer for different people dependant on their skill, confidence, and fitness level

Learn to Race + Fitness Session

When: 

  • Tuesday 11th October 1-pm 
  • Thursday 13th October 1-3pm 

What: A coached learn to race and fitness session for junior riders of all abilities. It's a fun couple of hours practicing the skills and technical elements of races. 

Who for: Accredited riders only

Cost: $25 per person per session or $40 for both

Note:              

  1. Maximum number of riders = 15
  2. For accredited riders only
  3. Hire bikes and helmets included