We are a racing club organising road races on weekends from late March until early October. 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.
Club Road Race Season Format
Racing is held in several grades (A to E grade U17 and U15) so that riders - both male and female - of similar ability are racing against one another. These are massed start events with riders starting in a bunch together. Newcomers are not expected to pit themselves against the fastest elite men! Occasionally we hold handicap events where the slowest riders start first and the fastest riders are last away.
We also have a social grade for those riders who don't train as much and like to race over a shorter distance. If you continue to win too much in a grade you will be elevated to the next highest grade. Likewise if you continually struggle you can drop down a grade. The club wants you to enjoy your racing and keep coming to events.