Last Sunday the Board sat down for their annual strategy meeting. This was an especially important meeting because all but two of the Board and new and, of course, Christine Christie has recently been appointed as our administrator/secretary. We have a Board with quite a diverse working and riding background so Sunday resulted in useful discussion and some good ideas.
Much of the time was spent talking about membership, how to increase it and how to ensure that it much easier to renew membership. In terms of the latter, we hope to be making some changes in the membership renewal process for 2016 – it’s a little too late to make these this year. In terms of the former, we will be improving our communication to members at all levels; juniors, through seniors and those racing, through to Masters and recreational riders.
The 2015 Manfeild 6Hour Challenge was a great success.
Final results and photos are now available .
This years 6 hour Challenge offered several new categories including Schools, Universities, Workplace, Armed Forces, Bike Clubs, Services Clubs, Solos, Mixed social, Female social, Male social Challenges, with more teams from outside our region participating this year, including People from the Wairarapa, Wanganui and the Hawkes bay.
Our major Sponsors included Destination Manawatu, Martin Beveridge, Pedal pushers, Hotel Coachman, Central Bike Studio, AFC Motorcycles, AEC, CEC Marketing,The Hits, PN Rescue Helicopter, Mike Christie Sheetmetals, Soskeys Café, Toyota NZ, Higgins, Avanti Outlet, Proegear and Palmfeild Mts.
The major prize winners this year :
Team with most laps: ‘Do u even Klimbe’ Alex West, Nate Levin
Team With fastest lap: ‘Team Cervelo’ Campbell Stuart, David Martin, Jacob Sievwright
Female Team most laps: ‘Compact Crankers’ Kirstin Goodin, Lesley Mouat
Solo Male most laps: George Roberts
Solo Female most laps: Hayley Giddons
In Honor of the late Jocelyn Goodwin, who competed in this event in 2013 and won the most laps for a women's team, a Trophy aptly named ‘The Jocelyn Goodwin Memorial Trophy’ was awarded to this years winning women's team, the ‘Compact Crankers’.
This is important information for all riders going to club road nationals. The team manager is Steve Stannard .
Welcome to the 2015 Club Road National Championships. On behalf of all officials and riders, I would like to thank Stephen Cox and his team from Dynamo Events for the months of hard work they have put in to enable this event to be held.
The Commissaire team is appointed by the Cycling New Zealand Road & Track Technical Panel. Our role is to ensure that the UCI and Cycling New Zealand racing rules are respected and that every competitor has a fair and equal chance to deliver their best performance on the day.
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