Cycling New Zealand

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Cycling New Zealand, originally known as BikeNZ, was created in July 2003 to act as an umbrella body embracing all national bike and cycling organisations including, BMX NZ, Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN resigned from BikeNZ in October 2007),[1] Cycling NZ, Mountain Bike NZ and NZ Schools Cycling Association.

It is the national governing body of cycle racing in New Zealand. BikeNZ is a member of the UCI and the OCC. From November 2008 until December 2012, Rabobank New Zealand was the principal sponsor of BikeNZ.[2][3] After the sponsorship arrangement expired, BikeNZ got close to becoming insolvent.[3] Under its new chief executive officer, Andrew Matheson, BikeNZ was rebranded as Cycling New Zealand in December 2014.[4]

Association with CAN[edit]

Cycling Advocates' Network, another New Zealand cycling organisation, was one of the founding members of BikeNZ and provided one board member from BikeNZ's inception in July 2003. CAN resigned from BikeNZ in October 2007 over disagreements in the focus of BikeNZ's work,[1] but has continued to work with BikeNZ on advocacy issues.[5]


  1. ^ a b "CAN leaves BikeNZ" (PDF). ChainLinks (4): 16. December 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "RaboPlus announces principal sponsorship of BikeNZ" (Press release). RaboPlus. Scoop. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Plumb, Simon (20 May 2013). "Worries over Bike NZ funding and solvency". Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "BikeNZ rebrands to Cycling New Zealand". 10 December 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Archived from the original on October 14, 2008. Retrieved January 27, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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