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Club Race - Saturday 22nd July

This Saturday afternoon we have our first club race for the season starting from the Mangatainoka Tui Brewery!

It is a graded road race (A-D grades) with a small section of tidy gravel road. See the below poster for more details.

Pre-register now by clicking here

See you all there!

2017 July 22 Club Race Pahiatua

 

 

 

BM Club Road Race

Race organiser: Kevin Laskey

STMS: Mike Groube
On behalf of Bike Manawatu race organiser Kevin Laskey is looking forward all cyclists young or mature, members and non members trying out this safe undulating sheltered course to showcase Tui Brewery Club Road Race. We would love to see as many cyclist as possible support our club road racing calendar this year no matter your ability or fitness. Come and enjoy our first club road race outing which will be a great day out especially afterwards at the Brewery.
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A quick Look at Club riders overseas

Dylan Simpson is in Burmuda currently representing NZ at the Commonwealth Youth Games. This week Campbell Stewart had two wins in two days racing in Canada at the UTC Roco Grand Prix while Michaela Drummond continues her tough campaign in the States and more recently the BC Superweek in Canada. Carne Groube and Joel Yates are living the cycling dream racing in the states and be sure to follow Chris Denholm and Jacob Sievwright racing in Australia. Robert Stannard and Alex West are sure to be busy training and planning for upcoming racing in Europe or wherever they are need for their respective teams. Next month watch for Emily Shearman and Libby Arbuckle who are off to the junior world track cycling championships in Italy to represent New Zealand. Good luck and safe riding to all of our overseas club members

Club Tour de France Buffett Breakfast

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Those who came to our "Bike Manawatu Club Tour de France Buffett Breakfast" held last weekend at club sponsors Hotel Coachman all bonded well together to watch some intense hill climbing while enjoying a great breakfast. At that stage kiwi rider George Bennett was in an incredible 10th place in the overall general classification standings. Sadly, George had to retire from the race days after. This legend will be back!!!
Club rides followed after breakfast to complete a really nice cycling focused morning together continuing the ongoing banter between members. Thank you to our newest board member James Denholm who made watching the Tour de France on the big screen run smoothly.
Next year we would love to see more people join us for this club initiative.

Tour de France -Pawel Poljanskis Legs after stage 16

If you were in any doubt how gruelling the Tour de France really is, this is the effect of cycling’s most prestigious race on an athletes body. At first glance we thought it was club legend Colin Anderson after finishing Taupo last year?
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Bike Manawatu cycling tops

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Stand in club secretary Catriona Pirie promotes the clubs Bike Manawatu tops with pride to anyone who would like to buy apparel for their cycling wardrobe. The perfect gift for yourself to ride local or national events or a must if you are racing for the club nationally.
The board would like to thank Catriona and Tom Pirie who have stood in as club secretary after Christine Christie stepped down in late March. Both Catriona and Tom have been committed club members for many years and to have them step in as club secretary and help the board has be tremendous and much appreciated.

Support for valued Club Sponsors

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Instantly recognisable bearded Adam Currie and his Central Bike Studio business has long been an avid supporter of cycling in the Manawatu. Manawatu Schools especially have benefited from Adams guidance and support for annual events over the years and our young talented riders appreciate it especially. Bike Manawatu thank Central Bike Studio for their support and endorse members to support Adam for all cycling needs.

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Cafe Cuba owners Darlene and Paul Woodhead are ardent supporter of the Manawatu Community. Bike Manawatu and all members are truly grateful for Darlene and Woodys ongoing sponsorship and encourage members to continue to support calling into Cafe Cuba for great coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner to show our appreciation. We thank Cafe Cuba of their valued support for all cycling people and events in the region.

Bikebox Rentals Cycle Racing Team

The Bikebox Rentals Cycle Racing Team was formed last season with the goal of providing young Manawatu riders with the chance to race in the competitive Trust House North Island Elite series.

This series is a great stepping stone on from schools racing and is helping these riders develop and break into the senior ranks.

Two of the riders who have benefited from this are Madi Hartley-Brown and Dylan Simpson.

The aim for this coming season is to raise $30,000, which will allow us to take on more local riders (I have 6 more Bike Manawatu members i want to support), and to get to races such as the Tour of Southland, Dynamo Series, Trust House Series (mens and womens teams), National Champs, New Zealand Cycle Classic and our own Gravel and Tar event.

To do this i need more sponsors. Brief details of the sponsor packages available are listed below.

Joint title sponsor.

The team would be called 'Tank Guy/ Your Business', and you'd be listed on all results sheets, all race reports, social media and articles.
Joint title sponsors would have multiple logo's on the most prominent places on the kit.
Title sponsors could take advantage of the Tour of Southland sponsor package, which includes banners on the finish straight, free adverts in the race program and Southland times and guaranteed TV exposure, interviews as a new team.

Co-sponsors

Co sponsors would have smaller logo's on the kit and will be acknowledged and tagged on all social media reports.
In printed race reports we would rotate one co sponsor at a time to specifically acknowledge.
Logo's may be seen on Tour of Southland TV interviews, but no free adverts and banners for co sponsors.

Please let Sam Gardner know if you're interested by emailing him on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he can discuss it in further detail.

North Island Schools Championships 2017

North Island Schools Championship in Cambridge in the weekend was a wet affair under foot but luckily the rain held off for the majority of racing.
Manawatu School Cycling was well represented with wins to Libby Arbuckle ,Chenuka Rajapaski and Maddi Hartley Brown in the road races.
Backed up with the win in the Under 16 boys Road race and a multitude of podiums and placings PNBHS took out the Overall Schools title.
They backed that up with a raft of podiums at the Avavti Velodrome of Monday with Podiums to Micheal Richmond, Ewen Cousins and Ben Irvine and other PNBHS riders to grab 3rd overall in the North Island Schools track champs

Manawatu Schools cycling encompasses all schools in the region and it was great to see Georgia Simpson from Ashurst School and Tyler Mumby from St Peters School also taking Podiums in the road races.
PNINS teams placed 3rd in both year 7/8 boys and girls Team Time trial..

The list goes on and on..Full results on the Schools Cycling NZ facebook page..

Thanks to all the riders and parents who made the weekend a great success

Club race on Saturday 22nd July

There is a club race coming up on Saturday 22nd July from the Tui Brewery,
The event is on the website calendar with details (inc. map & distances) with a link to pre registrations.

Tour de France Buffet Breakfast and Ride

"Tour de France" Buffet Breakfast and Ride.

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When; Saturday and Sunday morning 15th and 16th of July
Where; Hotel Coachman (valued club Sponsors)
Time; 7am- 9am followed by
Club ride- 10.30am from Memorial Park.
Cost: $15 per head per morning.
Register your attendance for numbers please: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For all club members, young and mature Bike Manawatu have booked the comfort of the Hunterville room at Hotel Coachman for the purpose of club unity where we will be exclusively entertained to witness a re run of the final exciting hours of the overnight hilly stages 14 and 15. These Professional Tour riders will definitely be in the hurt box.
Saturday 15th of July: Hilly Stage 14: Blagnac-Rodez (181 Km) 7am to 9am
Sunday 16th of July; Hilly Stage 15; Laissac- Severac-Le Puy-en Velay (189 Km)7am to 9am

After enjoying watching these gruelling “Tour de France" stages we will be ready to meet at Memorial park for a 10.30am start for a variety of group rides naturally with a coffee stop at the end to finish off a great morning together. We hope you can join us.

North Island Schools Road Championships Results

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Our Manawatu schools once again did our region proud at the annual North Island Schools Road Championships held in Cambridge last weekend. An amazing group of dedicated supporters to cheer them on witnessed some phenomenally exciting racing and great results by our schools riders.Our proud tradition of producing top riders continues with this new wave of keen young talent who represented themselves, their schools, parents, supporters and Bike Manawatu with pride. Checkout all results on cyclingnewzealand. @cyclingNZLschools.

Road Race Podium Results
Under 20 Boys: 1st Madi Hartley-Brown. PNBHS
Under 20 Girls: 1st Libby Arbuckle PNGHS
Under 16 Boys: 2nd Micheal Richmond. 3rd Jack Pronk PNBHS
Under 14 Boys: 1st. Chenuka Rajapakse PNBHS
Under 13 Girls: 2nd Georgia Simpson. Ashhurst

Top 10 finishers;
Boys:Thomas Stannard,Aiden Jones,Dra's Caldwell,Adam Francis,Ben Irvine,Sam Wade,Seth Cousins
Girls;Connie Obrien,Holly McInnes,

Team Time Trial Results
Under 16 Boys:1st PNBHS
Year 7/8 Boys. 3rd. PNINS
Year 7/8 Girls. 3rd PNINS

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Criterium Podium Results
Boys
Under17 B: 2nd Keegan,3rd Luke Scott. PNBHS
Under16 A: 2nd Aiden Jones. PNBHS
Under15 A: 2nd Adam Francis PNBHS
Under15 B: 2nd Logan Hey,3rd James Gardner PNBHS
Girls
Under20: 2nd Libby Arbuckle PNGHS
Under14B 2nd Bella-Rose Lloyd. PNGHS
Under13A 2nd Holly McInnes. PNGHS

Heading:First Bike Manawatu Winter Road Race
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Note:Checkout this year’s new cycling calendar on this newsletter.
When: Saturday 22nd July
Where:Tui Brewery Mangatinoka. (Back carpark)
Time: Registration 1pm
Time: Race start 1.30pm
Race organiser: Kevin Laskey

1 Lap ( 24.5km) C and D Grade
2 Laps(49km). A and B. Grade

Race organiser Kevin Laskey tells us that all cyclists will like this safe undulating sheltered course and is excited to showcase how hospitable the Bike Manawatu Tui Brewery Club Road Race will be especially once the race is over back at the Tui Brewery. We would love to see as many cyclist as possible support our club winter road racing calendar. A great way to stay fit. We extend to all cyclists young and mature to come and enjoy our first club road race outing which will be a great day out.

Support for valued Valued Club Sponsors

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Well known Garry Buys has been at the forefront of people buying and repairing bikes for many years. However his encouragement to all cyclists to learn riding etiquette, organise social rides and sponsor events has been of real value to the Manawatu cycling community for which we are appreciative and thank Garry and his Bike Barn Team. Your continued support for our valued sponsors is appreciated.

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Hotel Coachman and Leonie and Brendon Hapeta have forever been huge on community support throughout the Manawatu Region. Bike Manawatu and Schools cycling have been the beneficiary their valued support in so many different ways from event sponsorship through to the employment of local NZ rising star cyclists at the Hotel. It is no wonder Hotel Coachman won the Hospitality Award for the Manawatu Standard Conference and Event venue of the year in 2016.The photo represents only some of their team. Thank you, Leonie and Brendon.

"Tour de France" Buffett Breakfast and Ride.

"Tour de France" Buffett Breakfast and Ride.

TdeF

When; Saturday and Sunday morning 15th and 16th of July
Where; Hotel Coachman (valued club Sponsors)
Time; 7am- 9am followed by
Club ride- 10.30am from Memorial Park.
Cost: $15 per head per morning.
Register your attendance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For all club members, young and mature Bike Manawatu have booked the comfort of the Hunterville room at Hotel Coachman for the purpose of club unity where we will be exclusively entertained to witness a re run of the final exciting two hours of the overnight hilly stages 14 and 15. These Professional Tour riders will definitely be in the hurt box.
Saturday 15th of July: Hilly Stage 14: Blagnac-Rodez (181 Km) 7am to 9am
Sunday 16th of July; Hilly Stage 15; Laissac- Severac-Le Puy-en Velay (189 Km)7am to 9am

After enjoying watching these gruelling “Tour de France" stages we will be ready to meet at Memorial park for a 10.30am start for a variety of group rides naturally with a coffee stop at the end to finish off a great morning together.

North Island Schools Road Championships

When:from 8th July
Where:Cambridge

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Our Manawatu schools start their annual North Island Schools Road Championship on Saturday the 8th of July and for three days of hard racing. With them is an amazing group of dedicated supporters to cheer them on. Our schools have a proud tradition of producing top riders and this new wave of keen young talent we know will represent themselves, their schools, parents, supporters, and the club the best they can. The club wishes them a safe successful campaign.
This is where our current stars like Campbell Stewart, Robert Stannard, Michaela Drummond and others where were all born in this competitive schools racing environment. Check out results on Facebook manawatu schools cycling.

First Bike Manawatu Winter Road Race

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Note:Checkout this year’s new cycling calendar on the club website
When: Saturday 22nd July
Where:Tui Brewery Mangatinoka. (Back carpark)
Time: Registration 1pm
Time: Race start 1.30pm
Race organiser: Kevin Laskey

1 Lap ( 24.5km) C and D Grade
2 Laps(49km). A and B. Grade

Race organiser Kevin Laskey tells us that all cyclists will like this safe undulating sheltered course and is excited to showcase how hospitable the Bike Manawatu Tui Brewery Club Road Race will be especially once the race is over back at the Tui Brewery. We would love to see as many cyclist as possible support our club winter road racing calendar. A great way to stay fit. We extend to all cyclists young and mature to come and enjoy our first club road race outing which will be a great day out.

Support for valued Valued Club Sponsors

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Rob Ryan is a valued club member who year after year gives back to the sport he loves. He like all cyclists develop many friendships while riding a bike along the way. Rob has organised many charity rides for groups leaving people with some fantastic memories and stories to keep forever. We pay tribute to Rob and his team at Palmfeild Motors and congratulate them for winning New Zealands No 1 Mazda Dealer of the year.

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Steve and Catherine Stannard and their cycling family have been an amazing contributor to the club and in general the sport across NZ and Australia. From event management to riding, racing and coaching to all things cycling at a higher level we appreciate their knowledge and support. Can I encourage all cycling groups to pop into their intimate Cyclista Cafe on George street to experience great coffee and the feel of sitting in a small "Tour de France" Cycling village type cafe with memorabilia. It is our way of saying thank you.

Bike Manawatu Happy Hour - 30 June

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Simon van Velthoven Americas Cup Winner

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When you see one of our own Bike Manawatu people reach the pinnacle of their sport we all feel a sense of pride. Olympian Track cyclist Simon van Velthoven otherwise known as "Rhino" has thrilled us made us proud for many years with his bold style of racing and success. But inside one year Simon has had to adapt to the elite sport of Americas Cup sailing and has been an integral part of the Emirates Team New Zealand's Challenge and winning success. From the Velodrome to the Ocean, Simon has proven himself a world class all round elite athlete, maybe even the Sonny Bill Williams of cycling. We congratulate Simon and salute his decision to help Emirates Team NZ which may have opened doors for future cyclists to the elite sport of Americas Cup Sailing.

 

"Tour de France" Buffett Breakfast and Ride.

TdeF

When; Saturday and Sunday morning 15th and 16th of July
Where; Hotel Coachman (valued club Sponsors)
Time; 7am- 9am followed by
Club ride- 10.30am from Memorial Park.
Cost: $15 per head per morning.
Register your attendance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For all club members, young and mature, Bike Manawatu have booked the comfort of the Hunterville room at Hotel Coachman for the purpose of club unity where we will be exclusively entertained to witness a re run of the final exciting two hours of the overnight hilly stages 14 and 15. These Professional Tour riders will definitely be in the hurt box.
Saturday 15th of July: Hilly Stage 14: Blagnac-Rodez (181 Km) 7am to 9am
Sunday 16th of July; Hilly Stage 15; Laissac- Severac-Le Puy-en Velay (189 Km)7am to 9am

After enjoying watching these gruelling “Tour de France" stages we will be ready to meet at Memorial park for a 10.30am start for a variety of group rides naturally with a coffee stop at the end to finish off a great morning together.

 

North Island Schools Road Championships

When: from 8th July
Where: Cambridge

The Manawatu schools organising committee lead by Mike Craine is an amazing group of dedicated people who are well supported by schools, coaches, parents and sponsors. Week after week they are organising training riders and weekend races that prepare our riders for national events. This school holiday in July our club will be represented by up to 100 or more riders and there supporters who will travel to Cambridge to race against all of the leading North Island Schools for the North Island Schools Road Championships. We have a proud tradition of producing top riders and our new wave of keen young cyclist we know will represent themselves, their schools, supporters and club the best they can.

This is where our current stars like Campbell Stewart, Robert Stannard, Michaela Drummond and others where were all born in this competitive schools racing environment. We wish them success. Check out results on Facebook Manawatu schools cycling.

 

Spoke 'N' Word. New Club Publication

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This week the club’s newest publication is out. Spoke 'N' Word was introduced to the board by Tom and Catriona Pirie and a unanimous yes was given to produce a three-monthly hard copy booklet covering what our members have been up to on off the road. If you have any stories or news email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Copies will be available at Happy Hour, at Sunday rides and at Schools Racing

 

Bike Manawatu Happy Hour

When; Friday 30th
Where; Lonestar
Time;5.30 pm onwards.

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