Counties Manukau Cycling is affiliated to Cycling NZ and is governed by the rules of Cycling NZ and UCI, the International Body.

 

Cycling NZ rules

Cycling New Zealand Road & Track Technical Regulations Aug 2018

 

UCI CYCLING REGULATIONS

PART 1 GENERAL ORGANISATION OF CYCLING AS A SPORT

 

Specific Cycling NZ Rules re U15, U17 & U19- August 2018

21. JUNIOR UNDER 15:

21.1 A Junior under 15 rider is one under the age of 15 years as at 31st December and may compete in Junior Under 15 events only.

21.2 Where a U15 race is being held, M15 & W15 riders must compete in that race. Where no separate race is being held, they may be permitted to compete in a Combined Grade race (of suitable distance and ability), provided that they ride in their restricted gearing

21.3 A maximum gearing of 6.61 metres rollout applies to all Junior Under 15 racing.

21.4 Wheels must have a minimum of 16 spokes and rims must not be made from composite materials.

21.5 Handlebars must be of a standard or classic style. Handlebar extensions are NOT permitted in any Junior Under 15 racing

21.6 In stage races, the same bicycle shall be used in all stages, including any Time Trial. The only exception permitted will be in the event of a breakage.

 NOTE - CMC requires that U15 riders are at least 13 years of age at 31 December of the current year

 

22. JUNIOR UNDER 17:

22.1 A Junior Under 17 rider is one under the age of 17 years as at 31st December and may compete in Junior Under 17 events only.

22.2 Where a U17 race is being held, M17 & W17 riders must compete in that race. Where no separate race is being held, they may be permitted to compete in a Combined Grade race (of suitable distance and ability), provided that they ride in their restricted gearing

22.3 A maximum gearing of 7.0 metres rollout applies to all Junior Under 17 racing.

22.4 Wheels must have a minimum of 16 spokes and rims must not be made from composite materials. Cycling New Zealand Road & Track Technical Regulations Edition 08/18 - 14 -

22.5 Handlebars must be of a standard or classic style, but bolt on handlebar extensions are permitted for Time Trial Events and Individual Pursuit & Team Pursuit events

22.6 In stage races, the same bicycle shall be used in all stages, including any Time Trial. The only exception permitted will be in the event of a breakage.

 

23. MJ & WJ – MENS & WOMENS JUNIOR U19

23.1 A Junior Under 19 rider is one under the age of 19 years as at 31st December

23.2 Where a U19 race is being held, MJ & WJ riders must compete in that race. Where no separate race is being held, they may compete in the Open race Category.

23.2 A maximum gearing of 7.93 metres rollout applies only to Junior Under 19 Road events.

23.3 When competing in Open events, no gear restrictions apply

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