Press Releases

2nd July SH1 Crash

3 July 2015

2rd July – 5pm At 3pm today a crash involving a truck and a car at the intersection on SH1 outside the Avantidrome resulted in a fatality . Staff at the Avantidrome were the first to attend...

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International Racing heading to the Avantidrome

20 August 2014

The Avantidrome will play host to its first international cycling event next month when the BikeNZ Cup and BikeNZ Classic get under way. Three days of racing will see New Zealand’s track...

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Age no barrier as 92 year old Reg takes to the Avantidrome.

22 April 2014

Cambridge’s Reg Rye has skydived from 4500 metres in Taupo, taken a glider flight in Matamata and has now become the oldest rider on the Avantidrome’s books. And that’s just in...

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Bike for George at Cycling Centre opening

12 April 2014

The next stop was Cambridge’s $28 million velodrome, where they opened the new home of New Zealand cycling. “It’s a great honour to share the Avanti home for future...

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Royal Tour gets on its Bike

12 April 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued charming Kiwis during their visit to the Official opening of Cambridge’s Avantidrome this afternoon. While Prime Minster John Key did receive quite...

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Schools take advantage of Avantidrome

2 April 2014

Schools from around the Waikato are pumped and ready to go with classes under way at Cambridge’s new velodrome. The Home of Cycling was buzzing with life by 4 o’clock last Wednesday as...

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Cyclists ready for task ahead

27 March 2014

Dayle Cheatley has found his job harder but better than ever leading into the UCI Track Cycling World Championships this month. New Zealand cyclists have been setting top times in training and...

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Baptism of fire as Avantidrome hosts Elite Track Nationals

27 March 2014

The Avantidrome got its baptism of fire yesterday, hosting its first event – the Elite and Under 19 Track Cycling Championships. Modest crowds watched as the championships got under way...

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Avantidrome talk of the cycling world

27 March 2014

Top Kiwi track cyclists will be competing at Cambridge’s Avantidrome little over a week after it opens for public use, vying for selection for Commonwealth Games glory. Building work started...

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Cambridge the new IT town for Elite athletes

27 March 2014

Cambridge is fast becoming the “it” place to live for elite athletes, and it is expected to be in even higher demand once the velodrome is complete. Elite rowers have long based...

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Cyclists Expect most competitive track nationals

27 March 2014

New Zealand’s top female track cyclists are expecting the most competitive national championships ever next week when the Avantidrome in Cambridge hosts its first event. With the Bike New...

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Rainbow Jersey's on display at Avantidrome

27 March 2014

Today’s the day the success of the world championship-winning sprint team of Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins will finally sink in. The trio will head on to the Avantidrome track...

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Sport's Golden Heroes Turning out for Royals at Grand Opening

27 March 2014

Kiwi gold – of the sporting variety – will be on show when Prince William and Kate visit the Waikato next month. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be guests of honour at the...

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