Cycling New Zealand Schools today confirmed the host club and venue for the 2021 National School Road Championships.
The event will be hosted by Cycling South Canterbury Club in Timaru from the 2 – 4 October 2021.
The Time Trial and Road Race will be held at Pleasant Point, and the Points Race will be held at the Timaru International Motor Raceway in Levels.
The proposed course for the Time Trial and Road Race will be similar to the successful Age Group Road Championships that were held at the venue in 2019 with the proposed road race course being a good mix of flats, hills and descents that will offer appropriately challenging experiences for the riders.
Cycling South Canterbury have a strong annual racing calendar and are looking forward to supporting the delivery of the 2021 National School Road Championships
“We are proud of our history in delivering great events and in particular the focus we have on our youth development so are excited to be able to work with the Cycling New Zealand Schools event team to welcome schools to our region and showcase schools cycling.
The rotation introduced for the first time in 2018 when the event was hosted by Christchurch Schools Cycling in Loburn. Schools Cycling Chairman, Brynn Gilbertson is delighted to be able to once again bring this event to the South Island.
“The objective of the rotation was to increase the participation of South Island schools at the national level. In 2018 there was a significant increase in both schools and rider participation from the South Island and we hope that they will once again take the opportunity to experience a national event on their doorstep.”
Courses will be confirmed in the coming months. The 2022 and 2023 events will be held in the North Island.