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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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MOTOR CYCLE RACING

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MOTOR CYCLE RACING

Each year about 30 different national titles are competed for in meetings run under the auspices of the New Zealand Auto Cycle Union, which controls the motor cycling sport in New Zealand. Some 3,000 motor cyclists are members of the 38 clubs affiliated to the New Zealand Auto Cycle Union. The Union grades riders and issues three classes of licences for competitions: a motor cycle trials licence; a licence – other than speed – for more experienced riders; and a full road-racing licence, which is a pre-requisite for participation in the Tourist Trophy events.

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John Stuart McBean, M.A., Journalist, Tourist and Publicity Department, Wellington.

Last updated 22-Apr-09