For ALL entrants in Club Road Nationals

Team Manager for Club road Nationals in Cambridge is John Arbuckle

Phone 0274 779714

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Numbers and timers will be available after the mgrs meeting Wednesday night (after 8pm).

Collect from the Bike Manawatu marquee at Leamington School from Thursday 7.30am or give me a call and you can collect from Cambridge Mews Motel (20 Hamilton Road).

Please advise me any scratchings from events by 6pm Wednesday 30 April.

All riders should review event website for course details and updates. Also Bike NZ rules.

I will be in Cambridge from 28 April.

My report on Track Nationals at Invercargill

dylan simpsonI flew out of Palmerston North on Monday the 3rd of March. We hoped off the plane and felt the temperature drop. It was Invercargill! We collected our luggage and loaded up the van, and made our way to the hotel where I would be spending the next 5 nights in with all the WCNI team members. After about an hour we pulled the bikes out of the boxes and put them together. Later on that day we went down to the track for a practise session. The next day we had another practise session for a couple of hours! The tension was building as we had our first race the next night the 500tt. We woke up and headed down to the track. I had my 500tt which was an all right start to the week. It was a great start to the champs for the team though claiming 4 gold medals! From there on there was a whole lot of effort and hard work!

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Report from Cody Simpson on his experience at Track Nationals in Invercargill

On Monday the 3rd of March Mum, Dad, Dylan and I made our way to Invercargill for an exciting week of racing at the 2014 Track Cycling National Champs. We got there to cold rainy weather and were pumped for the racing. On Monday we had our first of three sessions to prepare ourselves for the boards. We had another session on Tuesday and a short session on Wednesday before racing started.

The first night of racing on Wednesday we had the 500mTT.cody simpson

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Jocelyn Goodwin

JocelynIt is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Jocelyn Goodwin. So many of us have enjoyed riding with Jocelyn over the years that she has been involved in cycling in the Manawatu.  We all have admired her strength and determination on the bike.

Jocelyn was heading out on her regular Sunday morning ride and was tragically hit by a truck on Summerhill Drive.

Jocelyn has been a competitive member of Bike Manawatu and prior to Bike Manawatu of PN Marist Cycling Club. She was an excellent time trialist and was a regular participant in Wednesday night time trials at Kairanga. She is the current holder of the Pirie Cup for masters women time trial which she has won numerous times. She was a regular competitor at Club Nationals winning the silver medal in the Masters4 Time Trial in 2012. In 2011, as a Master3, she had an excellent year winning bronze in the time trial and silver in the road race. She competed in the WCNI team time trial event last year with Sue McMaster where they won silver.

Jocelyn helped organise the first Bike Manawatu awards dinner in 2012.

She competed at Masters games in Wanganui and always won a medal in the masters time trial.  She had also tried track cycling at Johnstone Park in Feilding.

She lead a very full life and also enjoyed swimming, was a keen member of her book club, did Pilates each week and was a very highly regarded teacher.

She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend and our thoughts and prayers go to Garry and family.

Track records broken or best established times set during 2013/14 season on Feilding Velodrome


Date               Grade             Rider                                      New Record             Old Time


Flying 200m Time Trial                                                                


17/12/2013    U19M             Liam Brown                           13.09                          13.46

17/12/2013    U17G              Micheala Drummond          13.71                          14.13

11/02/2014    U19M             Jordan Castle                       12.27                          13.09

11/02/2014    U19W             Kate Stewart                         14.35                          15.39

04/02/2014    M5M               Marcel Hollenstein              13.67                          15.61

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Points awarded 1st 5 points, 2nd 3 points, 3rd 2 points, 4th 1 point. For all individual events except Club Championship races and the 1 lap TT competition over the season. Most points wins the trophy in the grade. Riders with 10 or more points are listed below.

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Masters Age Group Hill Climb Champs results 2014

Ashhurst starting from 187 Salisbury St and heading up Saddle Rd to the same finish point as the Novice Tour the double gates on both sides of the road.

P1020225Sunday 6th April

Conditions overcast and a easterly breeze

With registrations taken and the race briefing given by Ian Gray the riders were set off at 1 minute intervals.  Ian then raced off to mark the finish line and await the first riders.

This was the final of the handicap masters series to determine not only the male and female masters hill climb champs but also the last event in the Overall champ position.

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So much on offer this weekend

People from the Manawatu have travelled all over the country this weekend to compete in events.

Many have travelled to Blenheim to compete in the 10th Graperide, others have gone to Rotorua for the 100k flyer and a lot of the juniors have gone to Waipukurau to compete in the CHB junior tour.

For those that stayed in the Manawatu we had on offer a 2 up time trial at Kairanga. It was raced over the normal course but it was extended right to the end of Lockwood Loop where Barry Gilliland kindly acted as marshall ensuring everyone made it around the turn point.

The first riders off were the youngest riders Samuel Phillips and Fergus Washington-Smith from PNINS. They had a very tidy turn and good technique according to Barry and completed the 29kms in 58 mins 37 secs

The next to head off were the pairing of Greg Baker and Nigel Doyle. Combined age in excess of 100. A net time of 51 mins and 16 secs

The final pairing was Stephen Stannard and Peter O’Sullivan who completed the course in a net time of 42 mins and 59 secs

Sunday is the Masters Age group hill climb champs at Ashhurst starting at the top of the hill before heading down over the bridge and up the Saddle Rd.

A good group of people have registered to complete the 6km course.

Call for Volunteers to support the Feilding Festival of Cycling

clip_image002The Feilding Festival of Cycling (FFoC) is plotted for September 20 and 21. While there is roughly six months before the event actually kicks off, planning has commenced with a small core of volunteers from within the club who have formed the nucleus of the coordination committee.

The FFoC is one of Bike Manawatu’s key events in its annual calendar that seeks to achieve a number of outcomes. In addition to making a reasonable donation to the Order of St John in 2013, the event raised over $6K to contribute to the club’s balance sheet. For 2014 the committee seeks to improve across some key areas but this is entirely dependent upon the level of support the committee receives.

Many of us are already acutely aware that the success of many clubs and other community minded organisations is based upon the contribution of volunteers. Bike Manawatu is certainly no different in this regard and in 2013 the FFoC was lucky to have the support of Anne Redgrave, Matthis van Wagtendonk, Steve Challies and a number of other stalwarts.

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Another Great Milestone

BikeManawatuHorizontalA reminder to all our existing and budding members that next week we have the  4th AGM for Bike Manawatu.

There will be much to discuss and much to celebrate as we reflect on the past year’s activities and performance.

If you have an idea that adds value to the club or an issue that needs to be aired then this is your chance.

The 2015 subscriptions will be set and you can see and hear where and how your subs have been spent bringing all things cycling to our Bike Manawatu members and supporters.

There have been remits submitted and the accounts have been audited ( available on website to members).

It will be great to see a good turnout on Thursday 10th April at 7.00pm Marist clubrooms

2014 Track Nationals Day-1

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Photos thanks to Kirsty Kaihau

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Club time trial Championships 2014

Saturday 29th March 2014

Rongotea course

The course for the  riders that had to complete 15km was from the outskirts of Rongotea to the turn point at Taikorea Rd intersection and back to Rongotea.

For the riders that had to complete 25km the course went in the same direction to just past Hoihere Rd and the old dairy factory and again returning to Rongotea.

An unfavourable head wind hindered the return journey for all riders.

A large number of volunteers helped on the day including Grant Shearman, Wayne Fenn, Carol Roberts, John Arbuckle, Dave Drummond all out on the course,  Mike Simpson as commissaire, and Matt Levin who used the new timing equipment. Special thanks to all those that assisted including those at the start and finish lines.

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AGM and Track Prizegiving

The 2014 Annual General Meeting of Bike Manawatu will be held on Thursday 10th April starting at 7pm at Marist clubrooms, Pascal St, Palmerston North.

The AGM will be followed by supper and the “Track Prizegiving”. This is for road bikes racing that has been held on Monday nights and track bike racing on Tuesday nights.


If you are unable to attend please send your apology to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Present: Please write your name on the list at the door.


Minutes of previous AGM held 11th April 2013

Matters Arising

Chairpersons Report

Presentation of Financial Statements

Election of scrutineers (if required)

Election of Auditor

Board Nominations

Remits including life membership nomination

Membership fees for 2015

General Business

2014 Club Road race Championships All ages

Sunday 30 March.

Colyton Hall 9am.

A few late registrations were received along with a few associate members that signed up on the day.

A fantastic crew of helpers who just turned up so a special thanks to them all. A bit of a challenge to think of 2 separate courses and to think of 2 different finish lines but 1 start line. The race briefing was conducted at the Colyton School carpark. Order of start was changed due to a request  so that all the senior, Under 19, Under 17 male riders started first with Under 17 and under 19 females starting 1 minute back. The last off on the 33km Valley Rd circuit were the under 15 and under 13 riders a further minute back.

Then heading off in the other direction was all of the Masters riders in one bunch. There were fortunately no tales of riding without a seat today. Two of the women riders completed 2 laps whilst the rest of the riders completed 3 laps. Race reports will be forthcoming.

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Have you entered Club Road Nationals yet? Communique 1 now available

Entries for the Club Road National Championships close on the 10th of April 2014. For more information please visit


Communique 1 is now up online on the event site – please view this and the technical bulletin here:

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