Support the NZCT Men's Tour on this Sunday’s ride

NZCTWith The NZ Cycle Classic starting in PN at 10AM, two of the the Sunday rides this week should enable interested cyclists to get up the Pahiatua Track before 10.15AM to watch the race go over the top.

We've changed the rides from those advertised so you can support the tour.

The long ride is now BM30 – Track Saddle, but in reverse, which should give about the right timing to see the tour come past.

The Short Ride is now BM27D

Route Map   Ride description

BM27D – Hiwinui, Ashhurst, Pahitua Track

Distance: 60km


Napier Rd, Stoney Crk Rd, Bunnythorpe, right up Dixon’s Ln, right up Reid’s Ln East, Hiwinui, left to Watershed, right down to Ashhurst, cross the Manawatu River bridge, then right to Aokautere the up the Pahiatua Track and home.

Women’s only workshop

Leading up top the La Femme fun ride, “Sport Manawatu have a women’s only workshop to help you to the finish line for your first cycle event.

The workshop will be run over two consecutive Wednesday evenings.

We will cover bike and helmet safety, bike setup and maintenance, bike handling skills, using your gears, and bike etiquette.

Weekly sessions start Wednesday 11 February 2015 from 6pm to 8pm .

This is a free workshop for those who have pre registered for the  La Femme event.

Registrations for this workshop close on Monday 09 February 2015. To register email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wed Night TT results for 28th Jan.

26 riders turned up for the second of this year’s ITTs on Wed night.  The forecast of a warm sunny day promised some fast times, but the appearance a solid easterly put paid to any records, at least as far as Robert Stannard was concerned.  Into a block headwind on homeward leg down Kairanga Rd he was 6 seconds off the current record of 15:23 min.  Other impressive times went to Ross Rainham 17:49 and the evergreen (and seemingly getting faster) Neville Weir (16:58).  Improver of the night went to Peita Ransom, who went nearly 2 min faster this week.

Results Here


New Kiwi TV Series on TV One in February!

Simon M publicity 320pxStarting in a few weeks, National Radio host and self-confessed bike addict Simon Morton, rolls out on a nationwide quest to find out why NZ would be up a creek without the bike. In a light-hearted and entertaining tour of the country, Simon starts in North Otago where he hunts down our very first photo of the ‘iron horse’, carried on by obsessive Kiwi characters, mad inventions, Kiwi world records, all the way upcountry to Auckland. During this primetime TV series Simon discovers how much we Kiwis owe to the humble bicycle.

With trademark good humour, and the curiosity of an amateur enthusiast, Simon’s seven week tour takes the audience on the handlebars, uncovering hidden histories and new inventions behind the classic machine, and how it represents the Kiwi spirit of freedom, humour and adventure. The real stars of the series are the NZ countryside and the people we take Along For The Ride. Watch out for it on TV One in February!

Churchyard Physiotherapy La Femme fun ride 2015

We are pleased to announce that the ‘Churchyard Physiotherapy La Femme fun ride’ will take place on Sunday March 1st, this year joining together with the community to raise money for the Palmerston North Cancer Society.
The Routes have been altered to meet everyone's needs, including ‘The Cancer Society 20k family fun ride’, taking in the beautiful scenic riverbank track,  44 and  60 km routes out in the gorgeous Manawatu countryside and we have included a three person accumulator this year to make the experience a lot more enjoyable and very achievable for anyone!
This year we are beginning in the Centennial Lagoon area, and returning there for a light brunch and entertainment after the event.
Registrations will be available early next week at the BikeManawatu website.
Any further information required please contact Christine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Iona This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday Night TT 21st Jan

The first of the Wed night time trials took place on Wed.  A total of 24 riders turned up and posted some good times despite the windy (though fine) weather. Fastest for the evening was Neville Weir clocking 17.02, with Ross Rainham exactly one minute back.

The TTs continue next week.  Meet at the Horizons Depot at the corner of Rongotea and Kairanga-Bunnythorpe Rds at 6 pm.

Results Here

Wednesday Night Time Trials Starting Again Next Week

Wed night TTs start again next Wed at Kairanga.  Meet at the Horizons Compound on Kairanga-Bunnythorpe Rd just west side of the Rongotea Rd intersection at 6 pm. 

First riders away at 6:30 pm or earlier if possible.  Entry fee $3 for members or $5 for non-members. 

If you are able to help on the day, please contact Steve Stannard on 021809597 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hub Tour 2015 Race Report

The annual Hub Tour at Hawkes Bay was held over the last weekend just west of Napier.  Whilst the elite National Road Championships are always on the same weekend, the Hub Tour draws just about anyone else who races, making it one of the hardest tours on the Calendar.  Particularly so for the B and C grades, where the always good prize pool is keenly contested.

As usual, Bike Manawatu involvement was high, with nine riders in the Elite mens A grade, three in mens B grade, one in mens C grade, two in girls U17, and two in U17 boys, making BM the best represented clubs behind the hosting Ramblers club.

The race started on Friday evening with a 6.9 km prologue.  Notable rides in this stage came from Campbell Stewart, Alex West, and Robert Stannard in this opening stage, all three finishing top 5, with Robert grabbing the yellow jersey by 1/100th of a second from Aaron Strong (Auckland).  Carlos Lopez-Lozano also showed his class with a second placing in B grade, whilst Libby Arbuckle and Emily Shearman ran one/two in their race, separated only by one second.

Read more: Hub Tour 2015...

Retro Ride–Sunday 15th February

the REV Cycle Race– Bike Manawatu team???

The REV Cycle Race is due to be held Saturday 28 February in Cambridge.

Clubs such as yours are incredibly important to the REV - having experienced cyclists on-course helps to improve the experience for everyone involved; from those familiar with bunch riding to those new on the scene. With this in mind, we’re making it our mission to get more New Zealand clubs involved in 2015.

We know some of your club members have experienced the fast and challenging terrain of the REV in the past, and to celebrate our milestone 10th edition in 2015 we want to encourage more of your club members to get involved.
If you have 10 or more club members who would be keen to take part in the event, we will discount their entry by 10%.
If this sounds like something that you and your club members are interested in, please reply to me directly and I will arrange a discount code for you to pass onto your members once you have established numbers. This offer is open until 31 January.

Read more: the REV Cycle...

Pedal for Parkinson’s Saturday 21st Feb. 2015



Saturday 21st Feb. 2015

Help raise money for Parkinson's and warm the circuit up for the World's best Women's cyclists who will be racing 142 km with an 18km grind up Admirals Hill.
The Challenge is ideal for individual, social, corporate or sporting teams looking for a ride with a difference.

The Wairarapa is fast becoming the destination for cyclists.

Adults: = $40

Youth: = $20

(15-18 years old)

The Pedal For Parkinson's Hill Challenge will take place on the morning of Stage Four in the 2015 Trust House Women's Tour; pro-riders wont be far behind you, as they also finish at the top of the Hill.

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WCNI Track Carnival 4/1/15- Wanganui Results

Results from the WCNI track carnival, on 4/1/15 in wanganui can be found by clicking here.

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