Due to busy end of season with Center Champs and the Nationals the date for this years Hope Gibbons is set for Sunday 6th May 2018
So start thinking of getting your teams together.
2018 Hope Gibbons Team Time Trial
On Sunday the 6th May the Masterton Athletics and cycling club will once again host the battle for the Hope Gibbons Shield and we would like to invite riders to put together their four person team for the challenge and a bit of fun. Only teams from the four Wellington centre clubs will be eligible for the title but other clubs are more than welcome to come along test yourselves.
Last year titles were taken out by the WMCC club in the mens grade and the ACM in the females, are they good enough to defend their titles and the time of 52:36? With a strong turn out from PNP Junior team took out the school grade.
Racing a team trial for the Wellington Centre Hope Gibbons Shield goes back to 1934 and has a lot of history. It’s an impressive shield and has nearly 300 past winners names engraved on individual shields on it.
This is a event for riders of all levels and we encourage everyone to find fellow club members of the similar abilities to team up and represent their club.
All adult riders must be Cycling New Zealand licensed riders and current member of a cycling club. Only teams made up fully from their Wellington center club are eligible for the mens and womens titles. Riders outside the center are more than welcome to race/ride and will be timed.
When: Sunday 6th May 10am first riders away
Registration : From 8:45 – 9:30ish at the Masterton cycling club at the Colin Pugh Sportbowl
Where: Masterton, on a flat course. Starting and Finishing on Johnstone Street. Out to Gladstone and back
Distance: For club riders it’s 40km (schools riders will ride 15km)
Cost: $15 per rider can be paid on the day
Teams: Four person but the clock stops on the 3rd rider home.
Grades: male, female, school boys, school girls and a social mixed grade.
We’ll be putting on a great feed (light lunch) and coffee etc after the event at the Masterton cycling club room straight after event for all the riders, supporters and volunteers.
For entries please fill out the form below by 6pm the Wednesday 2nd of May and send to lmouat
For ACM riders if you keen to give it a go but haven’t got a team at this point contact Andrew Linton on
2017 Race Results: Click here