Cycling

Cycling

Introduction

The Auckland Grammar School cycling squad, or the Grammar Hammer as they are known, are one of the most successful cycling squads in New Zealand. In 2015 the squad were National Champions - a title they have held 21 times in the event's short history.

Riders both past and present represent New Zealand and some have National, Commonwealth and Olympic success. Aside from success, many riders enjoy participating in the squad for social and fitness purposes, and every rider is valued.

The squad contest many events including the Auckland Team Time Trial series, The North Island Schools Road Championships, Northern Tour, National Schools Road Championships, and several other important events.

Training

A new riders programme Learn to Ride runs in Term 1 to help those new to the sport get up to speed before School training begins. Professional coaches run School training in Terms 2 and 3. Riders who are wanting and willing to become the best will also train outside of these times.

Get in touch

If you are thinking of joining, come out for a ride with us to see how it feels. The squad are a good bunch of young men who you will get to know as you spend a few hours in the saddle training. Any questions or queries should be directed to the Master in Charge.

General Information

Terms played: Terms 2 and 3

Game days: Sunday mornings (Team Time Trials)

Practice times: Twice weekly organised sessions, individual training 3-4 times a week

Costs: Own road bike and helmet (suitable for road cycling); skin suit approximately $260; subscriptions: $285 for Juniors, $325 for Seniors

Equipment: Bike, helmet, shoes and safety lights. More detailed information can be found in the Cycling Guide Book - click here to download as a PDF.

Registration: Term 1 and early Term 2

Other information:

  • North Island Schools Road Championships - first weekend of July holidays (Cambridge)
  • Northern Tour (Mt Wellington) - early September
  • National Schools Road Championships - end of Term 3
  • Click here to download a PDF copy of the Cycling calendar for 2021

Accommodation costs to be met by families. Parents are encouraged to attend.

The Master in Charge of Cycling is Ms Watson and you can contact her via email here.