Novice Tour of Manawatu



Hotel Coachman


Novice Tour

6th & 7th December 2014



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The Novice Tour of Manawatu is a tour for licensed under 13,15,17 & 19 riders and is recognized as a premier Two Day Cycle Tour.

It is a 4 stage tour held within the Manawatu region.

The Tour underwent a dramatic and exciting change last year to celebrate it's 40th running of the event.  Changes included adding an additional stage and extending it to 2 days as well as opening the event for other age categories to participate.


Stage 1 Saturday Morning  Hiwinui Loop race

Stage 2 Saturday Afternoon  CBSboxCBSboxCBSboxCriterium

Stage 3 Sunday Morning Cash ConvertersCash ConvertersCash ConvertersIndividual Time trial

Stage 4 Sunday Afternoon Valley Rd circuit 

Registration: Friday 5th December from 4pm to 5.30pm at Hotel Coachman , Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North or  Saturday morning from 7.30am at Ashhurst Village Valley Centre. Please note to access Linton Army Camp you will need to have a current WOF on your vehicle along with current registration. The name of the driver and the registration plate will need to be supplied prior to entry and to speed up the gate entry process these details are to supplied on entry forms. Also due to increased security measures all people in the vehicle must have photo ID on them so kids please bring school ID just in case it is required. 


Race briefing: 8.10am, Ashhurst Village Valley Centre.

RaceStart:  (time according to age grade)

Stage 1   Saturday 8.30am onwards Valley Centre Carpark Ashhurst

Stage 2   Saturday 1pm onwards to be confirmed

Stage 3   Sunday  8am onwards Valley Centre Carpark Ashhurst

Stage 4   Sunday  1pm onwards  Village Valley Centre.


The race will be conducted under CNZ rules, in addition to the following:

  1. All appeals must be submitted to the Chief Judge in writing within 30 minutes of stage finish, with a fee of $50.
  2. Riders must carry their feeding requirements; there is no feeding zone.
  3. To be eligible for prize money, all stages must be completed.
  4. All service must be carried out on the left hand side of the road.
  5. Riders who deliberately break the road rules, to advantage themselves will be warned/penalised/disqualified from the race at the discretion of the Commissaires.
  6. Restarts will be given to riders who puncture or have a major mechanical breakdown within the first 200m of the time trial. Time penalties will be given for false starts. Riders who puncture or have a mechanical after the first 200m  will be credited with their own time or time of slowest rider who doesn’t have any mechanicals, whichever is fastest.
  7. No drafting by service vehicles will be permitted. Any rider being assisted up hills/back to the bunch will be disqualified. Any riders vehicles following in the race convoy will incur a time penalty against the rider.
  8. There will be no appeals regarding misdirection. Riders should know the course.
  9. No riders are to warm up on the Time Trial course. No time trial specific bikes are allowed.
  10. In the event of a tie, the placing in the final stage will decide the overall placing (All classifications).
  11. Riders must finish within 20% of the winning time to begin the next stage.
  12. Riders may be asked for a gear check at any time. Maximum roll-out for under 15 riders is 6.00 metres and under 17 is 7 meters and under 19 is 7.93 metres.
  13. Riders must be present at the prize giving after the race to collect their prizes.
  14. The Commissaires shall decide upon matters not accounted for in these rules. 

South Is and International riders can be billeted. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  prior to 16th November  to arrange.

  • Riders must have a Bike NZ race licence. Licence must be shown at registration.







+U19 women



R D 1 Hiwinui Loop






Central Bicycle Studio Criterium at Linton Army Camp

15mins +1 lap

20mins + 1 lap

30mins + 1 lap

40mins + 1 lap


Cash Converters Individual Time Trial






Hughes Joinery Valley Rd Circuit





Entry Fee

Early Bird

Prior to 20th Nov

Full entry fee

Under 13



under 15



Under 17 and under 19




 General Classification (GC)
The competitor  with the lowest aggregate riding time, less any bonuses, plus any penalties, shall be the leader of  the tour.
Time bonuses:
Finishes of stage one, and four
1st = 5 sec., 2nd= 3 sec., 3rd = 2 sec and 4th = 1 sec.

Sprint Ace 

The competitor with the greatest number of points from the sprint primes shall be the Sprint Ace. Sprints for all grades
Points for the sprint Ace classification:
1st = 6 pnts., 2nd = 4 pnts., 3rd = 2 pnts and 4th = 1 pnt.

King/Queen of the Mountain  

The competitor with the greatest number of points from the KoM/QoM primes shall be the King / Queen of  the  Mountain. All grades.
Points for the KoM / QoM classification:
1st = 6 pnts., 2nd = 4 pnts., 3rd = 2 pnts and 4th = 1 pnt.

Most Aggressive Rider  

Selected by the Commissaires, awarded to the most combative rider

Under 17 and Under 19 Grades only 


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Click here for Boys Stage 1 results

Click here for Boys Stage 2 results plus GC after stage 2

Click here for Boys Stage 3 results and Final GC results

Click here for Girls Final GC results and Stage 3 results

Click here for Girls Sprint & QOM after stage 3

Click here for Girls Stage 2 results plus GC after stage 2

Click here for Girls Stage 1 results plus GC after stage 1

Click here for Girls Sprint & QOM after stage 1



all results


all results


Previous winners

Click here for a full list of previous winners.

Click here to download an entry form 


Click here to enter online Early bird entry fees currently apply. 


Click here for a confirmed entrants list.  Entries are confirmed only when  payment is received. 


Hotel Coachman is a favourite  accommodation provider for Manawatu Cycling Events year after year.  We offer hotel and motel accommodation in the heart of the city along with a secure Bike Lock Up Area, swimming pool, gym, restaurant, and spa pool.  Please look through these great specials that we are offing for the 2014 Novice Tour

Motel Studio - Room only $104.00 or  Bed & Continental Breakfast $120.00 - Studio Motel Rooms (Sleeps 1 - 3)
Open plan, bright and spacious incorporating a generous living area and bedroom facility in one. All of these rooms are non smoking.

Family Room - Room only $109.00 or Bed & Continental Breakfast $125.00, extra person $21.00 & $31.00 - Family Motel Suite (Sleeps 1 - 4).  Our Family Motel Suite is ideal for families. Relax in style and space, a bright and spacious living area with separate bedroom. All of these rooms are on smoking.

Hotel Standard - Room only $114.00 or  Bed & Continental Breakfast $130.00  - Standard Hotel Room (Sleeps 1 - 4)
Open plan, classic and spacious incorporating a generous living area and bedroom facility in one. All of these rooms are non smoking.

The rates are valid for the weekend of the 5th - 8th December 2014

** All rates are for 1 or 2 people, extra person add $21.00 room only or $31.00 with Continental Breakfast

Novice Tour Sponsors

Hotel Coachman Palmerston



Humphries Construction


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