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2017 Age Group Track Nationals and Elite and Under 19 Omnium Championships.

Congratulations to all Bike Manawatu National Championship Medal winners and your support teams on your outstanding results.

Held at the Avantidrome in Cambridge15-19 of March, Bike Manawatu were well represented by a good number of schools and Masters track riders who all represented the club with pride and racing etiquette. That kind of respect is noticed across NZ. Well done to you all.

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Eighteen year old Michaela Drummond's win and gold medal performance in the Elite women's Omnium when she beat some big names in NZ track cycling in her first year racing at elite level was super impressive for all to see. Libby Arbuckle's amazing year saw her take out Silver in the under 19 Women's Omnium a fantastic result for Libby.
Meanwhile a busy and committed John Stewart produced two gold medals and a silver medal plus a New Zealand record for an amazing championship weekend. Gold in the Masters Men category2 (7.5k scratch race), Gold in the masters men3 (3000m individual pursuit-NZ record 3.30.703) Silver in the men's masters category2 (15k points race). Congratulations and well done Johnny.

Megan Blatchford took out gold and the New Zealand record (41.281) in the Masters women4 (500m time trial). A New Zealand record is amazing Megan. Congratulations!
Angus Claasen had a great weekend taking out Gold in the under 17 (500m time trial) and Silver in the under 17 boys sprint. A talent on the rise. Ben Irvine was a proud young boy when he collected his Bronze medal for the under 15 boy’s derby. A great ride.

In the teams events the master’s men's team of Grant Haggett, Richard Horn and Patrick Weinrauch won Silver in the 750m team sprint. Well done and congratulations boys.
We are proud of our under 17 Boys pursuit team of Angus Claasen, Michael Richmond,Ethan Craine and Kyle Hoskin who raced hard to take out the Bronze medal. A great result and congratulations.

To all those, Mums, Dads, families, coaches and supporters you to deserve to feel proud and part of the success everyone enjoyed at the Nationals. Congratulations and well done!

Upcoming Club Road Time Trial Championships.

When:Saturday 1st of April
Where; Rongotea
Time: registrations 1pm.
Schools and Masters time-trialing over distances from 17.6km through to 26.6km

Check out the Bike Manawatu Calendar for further details of this and the other coming racing on 9th April (WCNI Road Championships-Hawera) and 22 April the Bike Manawatu Road championships at Colyton.
Selected schools Sunday race days on the Schools calendar are also now available to all masters riders which provides for more race time on the bike for all of those masters who would value racing. Check out Facebook manawatuschoolscycling.

Another Great Kairanga Time trial Series Completed.

A massive thank you to John Arbuckle for organising yet again another fantastic time trial series for the club. John and his team of Mike Groube and Peter Robson who deal with traffic management along with those holders and marshals and Megan Blatchford who posts results on Facebook do a great job. On behalf of the club and riders thank you team for a job well done.
The ITT was successful with 81 riders over the series and 260 individual timed rides over 7 rounds. There were no reported incidents or accidents and the feedback from riders was positive while the use of the Horizons yard has been very valuable.
This is a great event for all club members.12km of time trialling takes 5 people to run the event and approximately an hour and a half of a volunteers time from 6pm to 7.30pm.
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Bike Manawatu volunteer Roster needing your Help.

To conduct our Bike Manawatu Saturday races we require people to put your name on a roster list to help put on a rotational basis only. Generally, five or six people per events is required. Just email us and your name will go in the hat and we can set up a roster so that our race events can grow. Riders who put themselves as helpers mean you might miss one of the races which we hope is a small price to pay for having such race events. Please let us know if you are happy to go on the roster for our upcoming events. Thank you to the few people who have put their name forward. We are hoping more will join the roster to make this club initiative easier for race organisers and racing.
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Bike Manawatu Happy Hour

When: Friday 31 March
Where; Lonestar on the Square
Time: 5.30pm onwards
Last month unfortunately was a quiet affair at out happy hour so please take the opportunity to make an effort and join your fellow cycling members for some quality time together.

Bike Manawatu AGM

All members are invited to this year’s Bike Manawatu AGM which involves acknowledgements and prizes as well as the clubs year ending report and overview.
When; 11 April
Where; Marist Club Rooms
Time; from 6pm

NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD MEMBERS

NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD MEMBERS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN!

IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO MIGHT LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS AND JOIN THE TEAM

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WCNI Road Champs '17

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Happy Hour - 31st March

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Drummond and Stewart Make Elite World Champs Team

A couple of teenagers have been added to an experienced New Zealand squad of 16 for next months World Track Cycling Championships in Hong Kong and they are our very own Michaela Drummond and Campbell Stewart from BikeManawatu. 

Article from Radio New Zealand...

The focus will be on the current world champion men's team sprint in their quest for back-to-back rainbow jerseys in what would be their third in four years.

Eighteen-year-old Michaela Drummond, a silver medallist at last year's junior world championships, has been selected in the women's endurance squad.

Drummond won the national elite women's omnium title.

Invercargill's Nick Kergozou and Palmerston North teenager Campbell Stewart have been selected in a six-strong men's endurance squad.

Kergozou competed at last year's world championships in London, while Stewart, 18, has won four world junior championship gold medals.

Cycling New Zealand head coach Dayle Cheatley said "we have a good number of our Rio Olympians back again but we are also excited with the healthy injection of youth into the squads who, along with others who impressed at the age championships, will be pressing our more experienced riders towards Tokyo 2020 and beyond. "

"We are excited about the likes of Michaela Drummond and Campbell Stewart. We won't be putting them under too much pressure but allowing them the opportunity to experience a world championship environment. They are both outstanding prospects but it does take time to transition from junior to elite ranks."

The sprint squad is led by the world champion trio of Eddie Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster, with Zac Williams, while Natasha Hansen is the only female sprinter.

The women's endurance squad comprises the Rio quartet of Racquel Sheath, Jaime Nielsen, Lauren Ellis and Rushlee Buchanan, who performed with distinction in Rio, with Drummond the newcomer.

The men's endurance squad has Rio riders Piet Bulling, Aaron Gate, Regan Gough and Dylan Kennett, with the addition of Kergozou and Stewart.

They will prepare in Cambridge before leaving for Hong Kong early next month.

It is the first time the world championships have been staged in Asia since 1990, when New Zealand earned its first ever women's world championship title after Karen Holliday won the Points Race.

Cycling NZ Select Emily Shearman and Libby Arbuckle for Junior Worlds

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A proud and big congratulations go out to Emily Shearman her second time and Libby Arbuckle for being selected for the UCI Junior Track Championships to be held in China. Both young ladies have worked hard and performed well at key events to gain selection and along with their families, coaches and support teams Bike Manawatu congratulate you and wish you well for China. Local young Bike Manawatu talent once again on the world stage we should all be proud of.

Bike Manawatu Masters and Schools Racing

The upcoming Saturday race calendars for Bike Manawatu has been posted for the lead up to the club Champs on the 22 April. The proposed race for this Saturday the 18th of March has been cancelled due to many riders competing in Cambridge this weekend. Check out the new Saturday and Sunday race calendar for all ages and grades.

It is our intent that all masters or school riders at any level can race together over either a short or longer distance on the Saturday or Sunday for the benefit of everyone wanting to try out racing.
Head of School Cycling Mike Craine and his schools organising committee have welcomed masters riders to race on the Sunday morning Manawatu schools calendar at no charge this season.

Together Bike Manawatu members and our growing Schools cycling numbers enjoyed a successful Manfeild Criterium race series late last year where young and old enjoyed safe competitive racing side by side with everyone riding in their appropriate grades and loved it.

Our BM Saturday Race program can cater for this also and collaborating with Schools with their well organised Sunday race calendar we hope will give members the chance to try new events as we develop stronger ties between all cycling people in the Manawatu.

The benefit of racing is huge to everyone who cycles and for all social riders starting at the shorter 20km races distance is a great place to start. Check out the schools calendar and show up on a Sunday morning at the advertised start time. You will love it.

Bike Manawatu volunteer Roster needing your Help.

To conduct our Bike Manawatu Saturday races we require people to put your name on a roster list to help put on a rotational basis only. Generally five or six people per events is required. Just email us and your name will go in the hat and we can set up a roster so that our race events can grow. Riders who put themselves as helpers mean you might miss one of the races which we hope is a small price to pay for having such race events. Please let us know if you are happy to go on the roster for our upcoming events. Thank you to the few people who have put their name forward. We are hoping more will join the roster to make this club initiative easier for race organisers and racing.
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Schools and Masters at Track Nationals

Watch for a busy track calendar for many Bike Manawatu members as schools and masters are full on competing at the National Age Group Champs at Cambridge at the moment.
Fresh off the track news as we write this newsletter is well known and respected Bike Manawatu rider Megan Blatchford-Peck has set a new New Zealand record for her master woman's age group in the 500m time trial and took out the gold medal by winning. As NZ title holder, we must congratulate Megan on a fantastic result.
Along with many other Bike Manawatu masters and schools riders set to contest their respective specialist events keep an eye out on results online.

Bike Manawatu Happy Hour

When: 31 March
Where; Lonestar on the Square
Time: 5.30pm onwards
Last month unfortunately was a quiet affair at out happy hour so please take the opportunity to make an effort and join your fellow cycling members for some quality time together.

Bike Manawatu AGM

All members are invited to this years Bike Manawatu AGM which involves acknowledgements and prizes as well as the clubs year ending report and overview.
When; 11 April
Where; Marist Club Rooms
Time; from 6pm

Bush Cycle Tour - Final Draw

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Bike Manawatu Stars Take out Sport Manawatu Awards

I can recommend to anyone that attending the Sports Manawatu Annual Awards is definitely worth doing. Held at the Arena Manawatu BM centre last Friday which was staged like the Emmy Awards, this glitzy evening was a proud event for all sporting codes and their stars. Rugby, football, Sevens, Cycling, the list goes on. Trevor Shailer and his team at Sport Manawatu and MC Hamish McKay should be congratulated for an outstanding evening. Well done.

So should congratulations go out our cycling award winners Michaela Drummond and Campbell Stewart for taking out Junior Sports Women and Man of the year for the second consecutive year over some amazing sports nominees and finalists in there categories.
Equally finalist Emily Shearman for a great year in Cycling.
This is a prestigious event and a great outcome for Cycling and our Bike Manawatu Club.
Note; If you want to listen to my Facebook interview with Campbell Stewart this week which was fantastic go to www.facebook.com/teamjvlatbayleys or search TeamJVL on Facebook if it is easier.
At only 18 years old Campbell was polished, informative and humorous.

Bike Manawatu Masters and Schools Racing

The upcoming Saturday race calendars for Bike Manawatu is currently being tweaked for the lead up to the club Champs. We are yet to be 100% confirmed so please check out upcoming notices on the newsletter or Facebook. At this point we do have 18th March,31st March,22 April awaiting confirmation as well as other options. We do have new and exciting news though.

It is our intent that all masters or school riders at any level can race together over a short or longer distance for the benefit of everyone wanting to try out racing Saturday or Sunday.
Head of School Cycling Mike Craine and his schools organising committee have welcomed master’s riders to race on the Sunday morning Manawatu schools calendar at no charge this season.

Together Bike Manawatu members and our growing Schools cycling numbers enjoyed a successful Manfeild Criterium race series late last year where young and old enjoyed safe competitive racing side by side with everyone riding in their appropriate grades and loved it.

Our BM Saturday Race program can cater for this also and collaborating with Schools with their well organised Sunday race calendar we hope will give members the chance to try new events as we develop stronger ties between all cycling people in the Manawatu.

The benefit of racing is huge to everyone who cycles and for all social riders the short 20km races is a great place to start. Check out the schools calendar and show up on a Sunday morning at the advertised start time. You will love it.

To conduct our Bike Manawatu Saturday races we require people to put your name on a roster list to help put on a rotational basis only. Generally, five or six people per events is required. Just email us and your name will go in the hat and we can set up a roster so that our race events can grow. Riders who put themselves as helpers mean you might miss one of the races which we hope is a small price to pay for having such race events. Please let us know if you are happy to go on the roster by 3pm Monday the 13th of March for our upcoming events.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bike Manawatu AGM

All members are invited to this year’s Bike Manawatu AGM which involves acknowledgements and prizes as well as the club’s year ending report and overview.
When; 11 April
Where; Marist Club Rooms
Time; from 6pm

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