Counties Manukau Cycling welcomes all riders to join the club, click here to join via the Cycling NZ website or alternatively contact Karen McIntosh on 0274 533396.
Counties Manukau Cycling Background Club History
We are a racing club organising road races on weekends from mid February until the end of September. Over the summer CMC is involved in running track racing at the Manukau Velodrome.
CMC is an amalgamation of several other clubs over the last 30 years to become Auckland and New Zealand's largest road and track cycling club. Clubs that have contributed to today's CMC include Southern Districts, Manukau, Northern, and Auckland League of Wheelmen. CMC's origins date back to before the Second World War.
Along with the other Auckland clubs we take turns to host Auckland Championships, with time trials (just you against the clock) and road races. The Auckland Championships are usually run in April and lead into the National Club Championships which are usually run in April or May. The national titles for elite men and women are held in January.
Our weekly racing is held at a variety of venues in the Franklin area on country roads.
Racing is held on Saturday or Sunday and times vary from 9a.m. to 2pm, with registration from about an hour earlier than the published start time.
Each week you should enter for the following week(s) races online as the club needs to know how many riders to cater for, especially if it is a handicap event.
Depending on what type of racing you want to do you will need to obtain the right licence from Cycling NZ.
• A National license (previously a Race licence) allows entry into club and national races, centre championships, club national championships, and open events.
• A Local license (previously a Ride Club or Ride Youth licence) allows entry into Counties Manukau Cycling races only
• If you are new to club racing, you will be allowed to race three times at CMC before having to obtain a Cycling NZ licence.
Apply online on the Cycling NZ website for a license.
All riders are expected to contribute to races, sharing the pace making by taking short "laps" at the front of bunches before peeling off and allowing somebody else to take over. As the roads are open to traffic we only race two abreast so as not to upset motorists. Crossing the centre line onto the wrong side of the road is not allowed and will result in disqualification.
Younger riders can start from around the age of 12 -13 in the Under 15 class.
Enquire at your local bike shop about bunch rides as several of the shops run their own bunch rides. The club does not have a club coach but some members do provide personal coaching programs.
Please Have Respect
The club is run entirely by volunteers who give up their spare time to organise the races so please have patience with any enquiries.