River City Wheelrace

24/02/2024 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cooks Gardens Velodrome
Maria Place Extension

What a cracker day yesterday for the River City Wheelrace Carnival. Special shout out to Robert McGuigan for taking the win in the 73rd Edition of the 1500m Wheelrace, Logan Dowdall who won the 1000m Junior Wheelrace and our Youth Riders who raced their first carnival.

We couldn’t do it without an awesome bunch of volunteers going hard behind the scenes and on the day plus our generous sponsors – thank you! And of course thanks to all the riders for supporting us.



Let’s be honest, the weather forecast is not on our side for the River City Wheelrace this Saturday with strong winds and rain predicted.

With so many of you travelling from out of town the WCC Committee have decided to postpone the 73rd Edition until Saturday February 24th. We hope this early announcement helps your planning over the long weekend.

If you’re unable to make the new date, please let us know and we will refund any entry fees paid. Otherwise we’ll see you on Saturday 24th February!

Thanks for your support and understanding
The WCC Committee

We’re excited to bring back the River City Wheelrace for 2024. Wait for it…it’s the 73rd Edition!

NEW Date:
Saturday 24th February 2024 1pm

Open A Men & Women
Open B Men & Women
Junior U17 – Boys & Girls
Junior U15 – Boys & Girls
Junior U13 – Boys & Girls
WCC Youth Riders – Exhibition races for riders who have participated in the Club Youth Programme

Online Registration Entry Fees:
Open $25
Junior $15
WCC Youth $5

Online Entries Close on Wednesday 21st February

On the Day Entry Fees include a $5 late fee:
Open $30
Junior $20

Event Day Timing:
Gates Open:11am
Track Open for All: 12pm
Sign On/Registration: From 11.30am
Registration Closes: 12.30pm
Track Closed: 12.50pm
Racing Starts: 1pm

Event Day Information:
Access the Cooks Gardens Velodrome via Maria Place Extension, there is plenty of parking on Wilson Street
Sign on/registration is at the WCC Snell Pavilion Clubrooms
Toilets and refreshments will be available at the WCC Snell Pavilion Clubrooms
BYO Chairs & Umbrellas

Health & Safety
Please make sure you are familiar with our Track
Etiquette and Rules. 

Event Contact:
Ron Cheatley 027 545 8726

Event Draft Programme:

Download the Draft Event Programme here

Download the River City Wheelrace Flyer here

Prize Money:
Thanks these local legends we have a sweet prize purse up for grabs!


ONLINE ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED. Entries will be accepted from 11.30am on the day, with a late fee

*Entries from the 3rd February date will carry over unless riders notify the club* cyclingwhanganui@gmail.com


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