In Memory of Brent Ellery

Brent Ellery was a special man, filled with a passion for his family, a passion for life and a passion for cycling.


Many of you will remember Brent when he came to our Saturday club races, decked out in his warm winter jackets, even through the warmest summer months. Brent loved his cycling and for me, it was always a pleasure to see his smiling face, always willing to end a helping hand or to sweep the track.

Brent and his wife, Cecile, and their two girls Samantha and Kate all played a huge part of Bike Manawatu, both with their strong racing accolades and for the many hours they all put in behind the scenes organizing races and marshalling on the corners. They are an incredible family.

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Saturday club TT (25th July)

A beautiful, still mid-winter day saw thirteen riders turn up to do a BM individual TT last weekend. The course was Ashhurst to Pohangina and return. One young rider, Michael Richmond, was there and completed the junior distance of 15 km, the rest of the (mostly much older) competitors did just over 25 km which meant the turn-around was right in the middle of Pohangina village. The event was a perfect excuse for the purists who like to race the clock to bring out their TT bike and fast wheels.

Michael completed the 15 km in a very respectable 28:27 and was the first rider to start and also the first one home. The others started a minute apart with Catriona Pirie next to go followed by triathletes Barry Eccles and Dave Scott with their fast TT rigs.

Robert Stannard arrived late and left last of the 13 riders, and on his trusty red SL3 complete with his 32 spoke training wheels did the fastest time, completing 25.3 km in 38:41. Next fastest was Glen Kirk with 39:13, then Neville Weir with 39:58.

It was great to have some visitors from the Manawatu Triathlon Club join the hardiest BM riders for the event, some of whom are off to the Age Group World Champs in Sept.

Results (min:sec)
Michael Richmond 28:27
Stephen Snell 42:16
Chris Sanson 42:09
Barry Eccles 46:16
Glen Kirk 39:13
Steve Stannard 41:09
Paul Pliegers 43:25
Robert Stannard 38:41
Neville Weir 39:58
Nigel Doyle 46:40
Dave Scott 49:54
Tom Pirie 45:46

World Masters Games Coming to Auckland

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Do you have a plan or a goal that you are aiming for? Does it include competing at the World Masters Games when they come to NZ in 2017? Details are slowly coming available about cycling at the WMG. See below or go direct to the website and set yourself up to receive regular updates via the newsletter email option.




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Time Trial


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Female Athlete Health Symposium

3-4 September 2015, Avantidrome, Cambridge
We all think sport and exercise is good for us, and the more the better. But there are some unique risks facing female athletes, particularly for those girls and women whose dietary intake does not cover their energy expenditure. The University of Waikato is bringing together experts in female health for a two-day symposium that solely focuses on the health and wellbeing in female athletes.

Individual time trial on this Saturday - 25 July

Meet at the park across from the library in Ashhurt at 1 pm for a 1:30 pm start.
Distances will be 15 km for U17 and those over 50 (7.5 km up the Pohangina Valley Rd and return). All other riders (and those over 50 who so desire) will do 25 km; their turn-around being at the top of the hill before the descent into Pohangina.
All manner of two wheeled bicycles powered by humans (only) will be allowed.
Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
Please, if you are able to assist on the day, contact Steve Stannard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 021809597
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