Kapi-Mana News : January 24th 2012
15 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 24, 2012 FEATURE (since 1938) A Credit Union is not a Registered Bank. Members Shares are secured by a frst ranking registered Trust Deed. United Credit Union is exempt from the requirement to have a credit rating. As such, the creditworthiness of United Credit Union is not rated by a rating agency approved by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand under Section 157J of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989. or visit us at 21 Broderick Road, Johnsonville Talk to us first about a Personal Loan at an amazing rate of 3642941AB FROM Page 14 Beginnings: The Laykold Cup field at Petone Oval in December ,1939. Photo: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF NEW ZEALAND. Wheel to wheel: Angus Schwartz of Naenae, front, Nick Warren of Mt Victoria, and Malcolm Allen of Karori. He suggests that juniors go along on Tuesday afternoons, and adults who want to give the sport a try go and watch on Tuesday evening, then return on Sunday afternoon to try it out. We are a little bit funny about first-timers coming along on Tuesday night riding a fixed wheel and no brakes. They have got to get to know how to handle the bike. But if you can ride a bike, you can ride these. You just need to get used to it and riding in a bunch.'' He said that initially the lower-graded riders went slower and left more space between each other than seasoned com- petitors. A rider will know when they are ready to move up.'' The best part about the track is being able to sit around and talk after races -- about the race, gloat a bit. It's very sociable. It's a bit more friendly than the road and a lot of other sports''. PNP Cycling Club meets at the Hataitai Velodrome on Sunday afternoons from 2pm until 4pm for children, and adults from 4pm until 6pm. Race evenings are held every Tuesday from late October until March. For under-13, under-15 and under-17 beginners there are games, lessons and skill-sets fol- lowed by a few races from 3.45pm until 5.30pm. Beginner under-17 riders can start here and move up to the evening racing when they have the skills,or come along on Sundays. Registration and bike checks are at 5.30pm and racing starts at 6pm. Visit pnp.org nz/ track for more information, or prospective adult riders can call Mark Coburn on 021 131 5384, and juniors can call Gary Gibson on 021 173 4406. A little-known tradition The Laykold Cup Carnival of track cycling has been held every December for more than 70 years. The cup was presented to the Petone Amateur Athletic and Cycle Club in 1928 by New Zealand Laykold Ltd for a track cycling handicap race over five miles. In recent times it has evolved into a 10km bunch race of 30 laps of the Hataitai Velodrome. Previous winners include Olympic bronze medallist Gary Anderson and four-times Commonwealth Games med- allist Graeme Miller. Lee Evans of Kilbirnie won the latest event, on December 3, his powerful finishing sprint opening a clear gap to second-placed James Trueb- ridge of Ngaio and Aaron Anderson of Northland. It was Evans' third cup win. An accomplished road and track rider, Evans started out at the Hataitai track as a jun- ior. He is a multiple national medallist, New Zealand rep- resentative and international tour competitor, including three Tours of Southland. In other events Peter Moore of Miramar won the Stayers Cup for Masters Men over 10km, Ione Johnson of Karori won the under-15 girls' event over 3km, Jed McDermott of Island Bay won the under-15 boys' 3km race, Ione Johnson won the under-15 girls' keirin and Christian Davey of Khan- dallah won the under-15 boys's keirin.
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