Team Grades

There are 6 different categories available. A maximum of 15 Teams per Grade (90 riders)

CATEGORY 1

Teams in this grade will be made up of Elite / Senior Men, U23 Men & Under 19 Men (Cycling NZ race membership required)

CATEGORY 2

This grade that will those who are not quite up to the Elite level and the top master’s riders. (The Team can be made up of riders of any age group)

CATEGORY 3

This grade is where we see the next level of masters riders and the better recreational riders. (Note – There is no age restriction to riders in these Teams)

CATEGORY 4

This grade is where we see the next level down of masters riders and recreational riders. (Note – There is no age restriction to riders in these Teams)

We understand that not all Club Grades are the same, for example B Grade at Te Awamutu may not equate to the same as B Grade in Rotorua.

CATEGORY 5

This grade is where we see the more social Teams being entered. This grade was previously known as Category 4B

Elite Women

The Category is for the elite women racing in New Zealand.
(For this Category to go ahead we need a minimum of 6 Teams entered.)
Note: This Category does not stop you from riding in a mixed team in another Category if thats what you would prefer.

Open Women

The Open Women’s Categories will only go ahead if there is sufficient Teams entered and committed for the 6 rounds.
This year we will be splitting the Open Womens Category into “A” and “B” Divisions, all teams will start together but the event will be resulted separately. This is based on the feedback received form the riders in this division from last series.

(Minimum of 8 Teams required in total)
Note: This is not for ELITE riders.
Note: This Category does not stop you from riding in a mixed team in another Category if thats what you would prefer.

Note

  • Teams can be male, female or mixed.
  • A maximum of 6 riders per race, and you can use up to 8 different riders over the series. (You will be able to replace 2 riders from your squad during the Christmas break)
  • Category 1 Teams only will be able to have a squad of 10 this year.
  • How do you select your grade? The first thing should be to ensure all members of your Team are of similar ability. You will clearly know if you should be riding in the Cat 1 or 2 grades. The Cat 3 & 4 grades may take a little more thought.
  • The organisers reserve the right to change a Team or Individual from one grade to another if necessary.
  • Please ensure all of your riders are suitable for the Category entered