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Tag: Cycle

Congratulations Team Coupland’s!

Over the weekend we had 4 Coupland’s/Booths Group riders compete in the biggest one day race of the year, the Cycling NZ Elite National Champs. This event draws in all the best riders from around the country and even professional riders that live abroad try and claim the NZ fern national jersey!

The race round-up

On Friday we started the weekend off with the individual time trial. Our silver jersey winner Glenn Haden was our big hope for this event and had spent months preparing for it. Unfortunately 25min into the race Glenn’s chain snapped on his bike which meant game over, this was hugely disappointing for him and the team. In the U23 event young Keegan Hornblow took the bronze medal and averaged over 46kmh for the 42km long course.

Onto the road race on Sunday we had Glenn, Keegan, Ari and Camden lining up, the course had been changed due to gale force winds the night before knocking trees down onto the road. The wind got worse and worse during the race and the event organisers had to make the decision to cut the course short by 2 laps. At this stage we still had 3 of our riders in the front group with Glenn doing a load of work to help set Keegan up for a podium spot. Coming into the finish straight Keegan went very early and split out the field getting into a small gap before the finish, just being caught on the line by another U23 rider leaving him with the silver medal for the road race.

We are super happy with these performances over the weekend for our small team, having Coupland’s logo on the podium alongside multi-million dollar professional trade teams such as Groupama FDG and Black Spoke Pro Cycling is something we should all be very proud of!

The Gran Fondo

We are also super proud of our young protégé Toby Evans who took out the win at the Gran Fondo Race recently, a mass starting race covering over 165km!

Well Done Team coupland’s! What a cracking start to the year. 


Show your support & keep up with the team!

Follow Team Coupland’s on Instagram and check out CyclingTom on YouTube.



Team Coupland’s have started the 2020 cycling season with an action packed victory at Lake Wairarapa.


On Sunday 11th October, Madi Hartley-Brown and Tom McCallum, raced the annual Lake Wairarapa Cycle Challenge. This is a 80km event around the beautiful Lake Wairarapa, that starts and finishes in Featherston.


The conditions were windy but fine and the team set off down the lake side in the main group. Unfortunately Tom had some bad luck hitting a big pothole that caused him to lose his drink bottle and broke his gears. He was then stuck in a huge gear for the rest of the race.


Madi started testing the group in the first 10km throwing in some fake attacks and Tom saw a small slowing of the group and attacked off the front. He went solo for the next 15km before getting swallowed up by what was left of the peloton just after the first small climb of the day.


After this left hander, the cross winds picked up and the team stayed close to the front in order to stay out of trouble. A small solo move went up the road and Madi rode hard to bride over to the gap. He then pushed hard for the next 25km before attacking the other rider up the last climb and riding solo to take our teams first victory for the new season.


A huge Congratulations to the team for a great start of the season! We’re looking forward to following Team Coupland’s races in the weeks to come especially the Tour of Southland kicking off on the 1st November.




Sunday 25th October – The North Island Team Series – Masterton

Sunday 1st November – Tour of Southland begins



Follow Team Coupland’s on Instagram and check out CyclingTom on YouTube.




Go Team Coupland’s!

Team Coupland’s – Can Cycling Tom reach 100km/h?

On the 28th February 2020, Cycling Tom (Tom McCallum) from Team Coupland’s cycled the Kourarau Hill near Masterton, New Zealand. This hill is one that cyclists around the world fear, as the backside is known for being extremely steep at -11% and riders often ride at over 90km/h.


On Friday, Tom took to the hill in his DURA-ACE C75 Carbon Tubular Race Wheels, POC Cerebel Aero TT, and his COUPLAND’S Skin Suit to see if he could reach his target of 100km/h!


Have a view of the below video, to see if he reached his goal!



We are pretty proud of Tom from Team Coupland’s, and can’t wait to see how he rides in the next cycling event.

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