The Bike Manawatu AGM was held last Wednesday Night at the Marist Club rooms in conjunction with the Track and TT prize giving. A total of 79 people attended to make the evening a success. Congratulations to all those who received prizes, and much thanks to Ian Gray and Kate Stewart for organising the prizes.
Three new Board members were elected: Michael Groube, Austin Smith, and Chris Sanson. They join Steve Stannard, Kelly Johnson, Brendan Hapeta, and John van Lienen on the Board. Much thanks to retiring Board members Iona McCarthy, Marcel Hollenstein, and Mike Christie for the tireless work they put into the club.
We have also appointed a new Bike Manawatu Administrator through an advertised and contestable recruitment process. We are pleased to be able to welcome Christine Christie to this position. She will be working in the role on a part time basis.
For Steve Stannard’s Chairperson’s report which was presented at the AGM, please click here
This years La Femme fun ride offered ladies 60, 44 and 20 k, as well as a 20 k specifically for families, and a 60 k 3 person Accumulator event, designed to give any age and ability a challenge with no pressure on beginners.
All events went very well, with some of last years participants turning up for this years event.
We had very positive feedback from various participants who praised some of our local ladies for helping them to complete the ride. Riders from Hawkes Bay, Whanganui, and Otaki took part this year also.
We enjoyed a picnic atmosphere after the ride with a light lunch supplied by Sport Manawatu , a sausage sizzle and lollies for the kids.
Churchyard Physiotherapy was our major sponsor again this year giving a Voucher to the value of $350 which was won by Vicki Carne.
We are pleased to announce that the ‘Churchyard Physiotherapy La Femme fun ride’ will take place on Sunday March 1st, this year joining together with the community to raise money for the Palmerston North Cancer Society.
The Routes have been altered to meet everyone's needs, including ‘The Cancer Society 20k family fun ride’, taking in the beautiful scenic riverbank track, 44 and 60 km routes out in the gorgeous Manawatu countryside and we have included a three person accumulator this year to make the experience a lot more enjoyable and very achievable for anyone!
This year we are beginning in the Centennial Lagoon area, and returning there for a light brunch and entertainment after the event.
Registrations will be available early next week at the BikeManawatu website.