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Safety and etiquette out on the road

Recently I received some feedback about a bunch of riders, assumed to be a BikeManawatu group.

The feedback was from a keen local cyclist who was out driving his car. As it turns out, it wasn't a BikeManawatu group, but the points he makes are still extremely valid...
 
I just wanted to give you some feedback regarding the Wednesday ride that is on the BM calendar. Now I'm not sure if this is an organized ride but you seemed the best to give feedback too

I was driving to Feilding just before 10 last Wed and saw a pretty bike group 30+ riders approaching near Taonui Rd. They were traveling to Palmy and there were riders on the wrong side of the centre line. I flashed my lights to warn them as I approached and they regrouped on the correct side of the road, but group still took the whole lane.

Now I am very sympathetic to cyclists but I found this behavior pretty bad. There are road rules. There were cars approaching from behind the group and I'm unsure how those cars were affected but the whole look was not good for cyclists

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Report from the Board Chair

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.

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Photos from the Manfeild 6Hour Challenge 2015

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Photos thanks to Kirsty Kaihau

 

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Manfield 6Hour Challenge wrap-up

140 001The 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’.

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Powerco Tour of Taranaki

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WCNI Time Trail Champs 2015

WHEN - SATURDAY 6TH JUNE 2015

WHERE - OHAU HALL

MUHUNOA WEST ROAD LEVIN
REGISTRATION TIME: 9:00 TILL 9.30AM
START TIME: 10:00AM
$15 UNDER 17S /$20 OVER 17S
PLEASE EMAIL EARLY REGISTRATION
(INCLUDE LICENCE NUMBER, CLUB, AND AGE FOR 2015)
PLEASE PRESENT LICENCE AT REGISTRATION

QUESTIONS AND PRE-REGISTRATIONS

to Nick Spark This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lisa Horn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BikeManawatu Events Calendar

Hi Club Members

I have the role of coordinating the BikeManawatu events calendar.

The calendar is currently being populated with races for 2015, starting with a 2 up TT on 06/06/2015. The organiser for this first race is Chris Sanson.

We need race managers for all other races, and marshalls for all the races or the events can’t go ahead.  

If you would like to help please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll forward to the appropriate person.

Gabrielle Bahler

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