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The Trust House Team Series will give riders of all ages the chance to experience riding with support vehicles and a race convoy in a professionally run series. The series are open to riders of all levels and ages in four different categories.  

The goal of the Trust House team's series is to provide a competitive team’s racing series for all riders to participate in a safe and friendly environment.

There will be four categories available in this year's cycling series. 

  • Teams can be male, female or mixed.

Category One: Teams made up to maximum 10 riders, minimun 5 riders per round, Senior Men, U23 Men & Under 19 Men (Cycling NZ race membership required). 

Category Two:  The Team can be made up  to maximun 10 riders, minimun 5 riders per round, of any age group.  Riders in this category are top Master riders and young riders who are not up the senior level.

Category Three: The Team can be made up of 8 riders of any age group.  Riders in this category are a level below Category Two riders.

Category Four: Teams can be made up of 8 riders of any age group.  Riders in this category are mostly social riders, people who are new to club races or young riders.

Individual riders
There are a few individual riders wanting to participate in the series but can’t get into a team.
Before each race we will get a few ‘invited’ riders who can ride as individual under the following conditions: They won’t be eligible for any points or prize money regardless of the position they finish.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
The safety of the riders, officials, volunteer and spectators are included in the event planning. This includes (but not limited to) road restrictions, traffic management and event advisories to the local businesses and residents.
Each race in the Trust House series takes place on roads throughout the Wairarapa. It is your responsibility to manage your own safety during the event, to be aware of other road users at all times and to make responsible decisions. There is traffic management in place however, the roads are OPEN and there will be public and official traffic on the circuit during your race.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Health and Safety please report to the Chief Commissaire or to the Race Director.

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Note - Teams Series

Team series mean that you must enter as a team. This gives you the opportunity to create a team with work mates, friends, other club riders etc. and find your own team sponsor for your uniforms.

With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and November 2020, riders of all abilities will get a taste of high level competitive ‘teams’ racing only seen in large tours like the New Zealand Cycle Classic

Start forming your teams with other friends, work mates or club members now.

  • Teams can be male, female or mixed.
  • A maximum of 8 riders per race, and you can use up to 12 different riders over the series.
  • Team managers must ensure that all members of your Team are of similar ability and fit the category you are entering.
  • The organisers reserve the right to change a Team or Individual from one grade to another if necessary.

Entries for all teams close 31 August 2021

Hotel accommodation

A good deal from the Copthorne Hotel & Resort is available to all riders and supporters of the Trust House North Island Series. Reservations call 0800 SOLWAY or email reservations@solway.co.nz

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Attire

Is up to team members to find a suitable naming rights sponsor who will help with the costs of uniforms etc.

All team members shall wear their distinctive team apparel while racing and during the prize presentations (unless they are wearing a Leader Jersey). Failure to do so may result in the loss of points in either or both the individual and team classifications.

Failure to wear correct attire will result in the rider being refused a start, unless by prior arrangement with the Race Organizer.

Licences

Licences for masters grades are not required and will not be inspected at registration. However, for insurance purpose, we encourage all participant to obtain a minimum of Ride Club licence to join the national biking body – BikeNZ to gain the benefits of liability insurance and entry to all regional and national events.

All riders in the men's elite and U/23 grade must produce a 2020 club license.