In 2012, the Road Controlling Authority (RCA) Research and Guidelines Steering Group agreed to establish a national cycling signs and markings working group. This new working group convened in 2012 and its membership contained a mix of Road Controlling Authorities throughout NZ.
Council officers are now monitoring road user behaviour and are keen to hear your views and discover what you believe the new roadmarking is for. This survey is undertaken by Palmerston North City Council in conjunction with the University of Canterbury and is available online at through this link
Colin Anderson made the Finals of the Pride of NZ competition in Auckland Sept 10th
There is a peoples choice section as well & any support here would be most welcomed.
Entries close Sunday Sept 7th.
There are 24 finalists and a short resume & video plus voting link is on the web site
Vote for Colin here http://www.prideofnzawards.co.nz/peopleschoice/colin--anderson
The photo is Colin at the finish of the April 1010 km Magnum at the Grape ride, where raised funds for Canteen. CanTeen reckon Colin’s ridden 16,000km over the past two or three years and raised more than $17,000, so that's more than a buck a kilometre!
The annual awards dinner will be held at Hotel Coachman on Friday 29th August.
Tickets are available from Sport Manawatu on Wednesday afternoons and Friday afternoons. For members the ticket price is $45 for non members $55.
Pre dinner drinks are from 6.15 pm with guests being seated for dinner at 7.15pm.
Guest speaker for the evening is Trevor Shailer – deputy chef de mission for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Special Awards that will be presented include the following
Jim Mason Cup There are many people involved in Bike Manawatu who are not members of the club as such but contribute to the club in various ways either because they are passionate about cycling or have children or family members involved in cycling.And it is important that we recognise and acknowledge the support and contribution of these people. This club wouldn’t be where it is today without the volunteers that give up their time to stand on the side of a road as a marshall, give their input into organising events, taking photos for the website or helping at registration or start/finish lines.
HUGHES FAMILY TROPHY is awarded to the Best All Round Club Member, not judged only on cycling abilities but also for commitment and contribution to helping the club in other areas.
Black Memorial trophy is awarded to the club rider for his attitude towards the club, racing performance and promoting the sport. Last year the award went to John Stewart.
Nominations are now open and will close on Monday18th August at 3pm.
Fellow club members,
For the meantime my Bike Manawatu journey must come to an end.
I have developed a slow leak and the peloton is moving too quick to stay on.
I hate being dropped but tomorrow is another day.
On advice at many levels, my energy needs to be conserved as I confront and beat my next challenge.
So it is with a heavy heart that I resign from the Board.
It is a heavy heart because there are still so many good things ahead for Bike Manawatu.
And the Board has been and will be integral in setting the strategies for our members going forward.
We are the most progressive club in the country and that will continue, of that I am convinced.
All the best for the future.
Paul van Velthooven