Photos from the Track - Feb 15

Photos from the Track


Thanks to Kirsty Kaihau


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Postponement of this Saturday's Club Race

The club road race for Saturday (21 Feb) is scheduled for Ashhurst to Highland home and return. However, the School’s Cycling Camp is also on this weekend engaging most local young riders and a number of older riders.

Rather than suffer from a depleted field in a graded race (which can get rather lonely if you get dropped), we will postpone this race for the time being.

Wed Night TT 25Feb

Another fine evening for the Bike Manawatu Wed Night TT, but a little more wind than the previous week. 
A total of 40 starters for the evening and some good times posted. Alex West pipped Robert Stannard by one second for fastest time.  
Others to post impressive times were Mitchell Kinghorn and Carne Groube. Tom Pirie and Nicholas Tuck did best season times, and in the women, Gabbie Bahler rode under 20 min.  
Good also to see some new riders there.  

BikeManawatu Situations Vacant...



Purpose of the role:

To lead implementation of the Bike Manawatu communications, sponsorship, financial operation, and marketing strategies as developed by the Board. This includes working closely with both volunteers within the organsation and other sporting bodies, and thus the role requires best-practice communication between these internal and external stakeholders of the organization.

It is envisaged that this role will take around 2 days per week.

Key accountabilities:


This includes budget preparation, managing income and expenditure, organizing, coordinating purchase of necessary equipment and uniforms, and liaising with the National Sporting Body (Cycling NZ) to ensure robust and simple membership payment procedures.


Work with Board to produce funding and sponsorship applications aligned to the Bike Manawatu strategy.

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BikeManawatu Membership 2015

Membership for Bike Manawatu is due for the 2015 year.  

Recreational Riders

If you would like to become a member who enjoys the Bike Manawatu membership discounts and would like only to do club activities, then you can register directly with the club as a social member (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="color: #1155cc;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for $35.  

Ride and Race

If you would like to race only at the club level, then you can join as a ‘Ride’ member.  If you are keen on doing racing at the next (regional or national) level, then you will need to register through Cycling NZ as a ‘Race’ member.  The latter allows you to compete at other clubs or regions, participate in Centre-organised events, and do the National Championships. 

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ITT 18-Feb

FINALLY, a fast night!  Out of 42 riders, only 6 were unable to better their previous times.  This is our biggest turn out yet, with 9 riders, who have obviously been saving themselves for "the fast week" turning out for the first time.  But the record still stands, despite a growing number of disc wheels rumbling out and back each week.  Maybe next week there will be a tailwind both ways....

Results here as soon as they are available

This Saturday Club Race (21st Feb)

This week’s club race is a Hill Climb Time Trial up Ngahere Park Rd.  Please meet at the end of Turitea Rd where it turns to gravel at 1:00 pm for a 1:30 pm start.  
The cost will be $3 for members and $5 for non-members.  The time trial starts there, goes back along Turitea Rd, turning left into Ngahere Park Rd.  The finish is at the highest point on Ngahere Park Rd.  The total distance is 4.7 km. 

BikeManawatu Shines on the Track

The BikeManawatu and WCNI track programmes have developed some great track riders over the years and 2015 is no exception.

At the U19 and Elite track cycling championships in Cambridge our riders really stood out, bringing home many team and individual medals to the Mighty Manawatu.

Outstanding performances at these Championships and throughout the season resulted in three of our BikeManawatu riders being selected in U19 national track teams. Michaela Drummound and Campbell Stewart were selected in a small team of seven to compete at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Astana, Kazakhastan. Michaela, who won the national Scratch race title not long ago will be apart of the four strong Under 19 women endurance team alongside Bryony Botha, Madeline Park and Holly White. This womens endurance team will be competing in the Team Pursuit and individual bunch races whilst Campbell will be the only male competior in the team and will compete in the Under 19 Men omnium, which consists of six events over 2 days. The team is completed by Olivia Podmore (Cantabury) and Emma Cumming who both dominated at the recent nationals and will contest the Womens sprint events at worlds. 

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'Have a go Sunday'

BikeManawatu will be supporting Sport Manawatu and Makino Rotary Sunday 22nd February at their have a go day.

We will be promoting our Track and Road bikes on track programmes at Victoria Park in Feilding 10am-3pm. The aim will be to introduce new people to the club and sport of cycling.

We will have a poster up with information about BikeManawatu's track cycling programme and a few track bikes that people can 'have a go' on around Victoria Park.

If you are interested in helping Kate Stewart run the BikeManawatu stand on this day please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., all help is much appreciated. 


Retro Ride Postponed

The Retro Ride has unfortunately been postponed.  

A new date will be announced soon. 

Wednesday Time Trials - 11 Feb

Another fine night on Wednesday for the time trial.  The winds were light, however a tail wind on the outward leg threw a spanner in the works for many, making it hard for regular riders to better their previous times.  Barry Gilliland was one of the exceptions, maintaining his perfect score of 2 points/week!  Alex West had the fastest time of the week, with 15:34, but the long standing record is proving elusive for the "young guns".  Thanks again to all those regular helpers who are becoming rather expert at setting up and taking the times, and even the entries!"

Results Here



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According to the constitution the AGM needs to be advertised 7 days before hand but more importantly is the clause about remits and changes to constitution.

5.1. Notice of motion containing changes to this Constitution and all other remits must be received by the Board at least 35 days prior to the meeting.

The date for the AGM has been set for 25th March and therefore remits need to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to PO Box 797 Palmerston North by 18th February

Events Coordinator Wanted

Bike Manawatu requires an enthusiastic club member who can be the go-to person regarding when and where all cycling events relevant to BM members are.  This volunteer role is really one of logistics and communication, requiring someone who is happy to keep a good handle on the activities which are available to our members.  The Events Coordinator would need to be a good communicator, be willing to organise Events Committee meetings bimonthly, work with the members who organise BM track, road, and special events, keep the calendar up-to-date, and liaise with other clubs (not just cycling), Cycling NZ, and other local sporting bodies when necessary.  If that's you, please contact Steve Stannard on 021809597 or 3555009 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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