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BikeManawatu Awards Dinner

BikeManawatuVerticalThe awards dinner is on Friday 29th August at Hotel Coachman.

The guest speaker is Trevor Shailer CEO of Sport Manawatu. Trevor has just returned from the Glasgow Commonwealth games where he was the deputy chef de mission. 

Drinks are from 6.15pm and guests are asked to be seated at 7.15pm. It is a 3 course buffet.

Tickets can be purchased by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  For members tickets are $45 and for non members $55

Ken Young is our MC for the evening and awards will be presented to Masters riders that competed in the masters events at the beginning of the year.

New Road Marking Trial–Sharrow–Feedback required

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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.

Update 27 August 2014

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

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2015 Oceania Track Championships

8th – 11th October 2014
Super-Drome, Adelaide, Australia

ENTRY IS VIA THE CENTRE SO IF YOU WANT TO ENTER PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM ATTACHED  AND SEND TO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS 3 SEPTEMBER.

PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS BELOW.

CLICK HERE TO OPEN AN ENTRY FORM AND COMPLETE

Programme

The programme is attached. Click here to open it in a new screen.  Please note the programme is subject to revision after the close of entries.

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Two Up Time trial at Pyke Rd Results

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Thanks to Chris Croton and the rest of the crew for running the event.

Round the Mountain Handicap Classic Race

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The Devon Hotel Round the Mountain Handicap Classic Race

4 October 2014

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Report from Jordan Castle

The following is a report of my experience of what proved to be the best month of my life: the 2014 junior track cycling world championships, held in Seoul, South Korea.

After a long buildup since nationals, comprising of multiple training camps throughout the year and culminating in a final 2 week camp, we jumped on a plane bound for Japan. This final camp was awesome, as it not only got us up to our peak conditions physically, but it also gave us a taster of what the life of a professional athlete is like. It was also very cool to be in a team environment for so long, as we, ‘Unit 14’ grew to know each other very well and build some lasting friendships.

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Results of Cheltenham Handicap and series

Another fine day was the weather dished up for the running of the Cheltenham handicap. And with this being the last event in the handicap series a good turnout of riders across all grades meant that the handicapper for the series had a job ahead of him ensuring that all riders were given a chance to win.

The marshalls on the course were given instructions and with no riders opting for the shorter course it was assumed that they would all head in the same direction. The course set was from Cheltenham up to Kiwitea and left on to Perry Line past the school to the Y intersection where a marshal would direct them on to  McBeth Rd. Along McBeth Rd to the end before the gravel and another right turn on to Brice Rd before getting back out onto Kimbolton Rd. All riders opting to do the long ride so no riders should have turned left at Kimbolton Rd, they should have all continued an extra 5kms up to Kimbolton before returning to Cheltenham. Unfortunately the wrong instructions were given to 5 junior riders who headed straight back down avoiding the final climb to Kimbolton.

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SIMON VAN VELTHOOVEN Commonwealth Games, Glasgow

Scotland put on a great games! No doubt about it, the sun shone like never before. It was actually bloody hot at times and even the queen wasn’t wearing a cardigan on her lunch date to the food hall.

The media did try to play down the games and for sure they are a tier below the Olympics with the smaller number of Countries involved; but the competition is just as fierce and just as hard to win the Commonwealth title.  The velodrome was the place to be as always - the events are always exciting to watch and it was a great arena to race in from the atmosphere created from the crowd.
Being part of the Commonwealth Games opened my eyes up to all the countries there are in this world that we hardly ever hear about. These guys wouldn’t have much of a chance qualifing into the Olympics so it was pretty cool seeing how they talk, act, and represent their countries. Who knew that Mauritios, Saint Lucia, Faulkland Islands, Bahamas, Brunei, Ghana, Malawei, St Kitts and Nevis had bloody good sports teams and most of them even on the track and road.

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Presentation to St John Ambulance Service

On Thursday morning Brian Crothers and Ron Sims from St John met with Garry Wadsworth and were presented with a cheque for the money raised from the Jocelyn Goodwin Memorial ride. The presentation was outside  Hokowhitu school where the ride started from on Saturday 21st June.

P1020747Brian thanked Garry for the donation and said that it would be used to upgrade the health shuttle service.

St John attend a number of events organised by Bike Manawatu and will be at the Feilding Festival of Cycling in September where a portion of each entry fee is also donated to St John.

More than a hundred cyclists turned out for the memorial ride and donated $420. Jocelyn was the Hokowhitu School deputy principal and so the place to make the presentation was a fitting tribute.

Garry continues to ride his bike although is currently focusing on mountain biking.

Marist Sports Annual Mass

Marist Sports Annual Mass next Sunday (August 31st) 9.30am at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. All most welcome!

For more information contact Paul O’Brien on 350 0342 or 021422455.

Vote for Colin Anderson – Pride of NZ

1010KM finish of Grape ride 2014

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!

Points calculations for Handicap Race Series

The points have been calculated for the 3 races to date in the series. With only one race left the battle for top placings and points will be tough.

All riders have to be present at prizegiving to collect prizemoney. This weeks race at Cheltenham will decide the final placings

Check out the points for each race below.

Sealed Handicap at Halcombe with times adjusted for handicap.

 

Pahiatua Race

 

Essex Cup at Ashhurst over gravel

 

Oceania Track Champs in Adelaide and Bike NZ Cup and Classic

If you are interested in racing at the Oceania Track Champs in Adelaide, entry is through the WCNI Centre.

 

If you are an under 19 or older rider and want to race in the Bike NZ Cup or Classic please read this information by clicking here  and contact Noeline Elden to enter. 

For programme of day 1 click here

For programme for day 2 click here

For programme for day 3 click here 

Please get in touch with Noeline Elden

For more information on the Oceania Track Champs please click here

The Tour of New Zealand will be coming through Palmerston North in 2015

Why not ride the Tour over 8 days in May next year - incredible experience - watch the ad or go to the website for more details -www.tourofnewzealand.co.nz

Breadcraft Wildlife Challenge - Pukaha Duathlon

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10km trail run - 23km road cycle

Sunday 28 September 2014

Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre has opened up its backcountry to a new and very special event. Home to over 50 kiwi, at least 30 Kokako, and more than150 Kaka, the Breadcraft Wild Challenge is a 10km trail run through forest and bush teeming with wildlife, followed by a 23km cycle ride along country roads.

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