North Harbour Junior Tour

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5 May 2017

On the weekend of 27/28th May 2017 there is the staging of the 8th annual North Harbour Junior Tour (NHJT).

Packed into one weekend, riders get to experience two road races*, a time-trial and a criterium race. For some this will be their first ever race. For others this is but a step towards international competition.

The aim of the NHJT is to provide junior riders with a safe environment to experience and develop road-racing skills on courses that are challenging but with distances that are not daunting to those new to the sport. The four stages, two held at Kumeu and two at QBE (North Harbour) Stadium, provide introductory level racing for riders who can compete in any/all stages for their age group.

Previous winners include NZ rep riders Connor Brown, Madeline Park, Bryony Botha and Sam Dobbs - riders who are now racing at national and international levels in either road or track events. It’s a big event for intermediate and secondary school riders and we are expecting 350-400 riders across age groups of 11– 19 years old representing schools from all over the North Island including Whangarei, Hamilton, Taupo, Hawkes Bay and down to Wellington.

As well as individual winners for each age group, there is a schools competition, which is fiercely contested. The Stage 2 road race is also part of the Schools Points Series run by Counties Manukau Cycling every year.

Entrants need either a Youth Licence or a School Licence. Entry is online at

For more information: Ian Lochhead President North Harbour Cycling Club

 * Year 7/8 riders race a single road race (Stage 2)