The Associate Minister of Transport is proposing a collection of rule changes known as the Accessible Streets Regulatory Package.  Read full details here

Proposal 7:  Mandate a minimum overtaking gap for motor vehicles overtaking cycles, transport devices, horses, pedestrians, and people using mobility devices on the road

Our proposed change will ensure drivers of motor vehicles pass at a safe distance when overtaking cyclists, horses, pedestrians and people using, transport devices and mobility devices on the road.

The minimum overtaking gap will be:

  • 1 metre when the posted speed limit is 60km/h or less
  • 1.5 metres when the posted speed limit is over 60km/h.

A mandatory minimum overtaking gap will:

  • set a clear expectation about what a safe minimum passing distance is
  • legitimise what’s currently a guideline
  • raise awareness of this practice.

The proposed change is expected to decrease the number of incidents involving overtaking vehicles and vulnerable road users.

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During the month of May …

We have now modified this month's Strava challenge to include an individual 13kms and 27kms time trial for those that wish to ride solo plus there are the 2- Up TT options.

There is also a 13km Newcomers option this month challenge.  This category is for an experienced cyclist to ride with someone who is new to road cycling (or you both can be new). This is to encourage your friend, workmate, partner, kids or whoever, to come out and give road cycling a try! Who can you inspire?

  1. Find a partner/s and compete in any of the 10 categories including "Newcomers". You can ride in multiple categories. We take your best time with each partner.

  2. You both need to use Strava to record your ride and finish within 5 seconds of each other. The Challenge entry time is taken from the second rider.

  3. When you have completed your Time-Trial, complete the 2-Up Registration Form.

Full details on the Challenge can be found HERE

With our local Track season carrying on with huge success in the quality and diversity across all age groups it’s now time to join them with our Road race calendar.

With 6 Road events in 5 weeks there’s something for everyone.

This Sunday we start with the Cheltenham Classic. Graded handicap start with the run into Cheltenham finish is one of the best runs you’ll get.

Similar format with Pohangina the following Sunday, another great course…followed with the Feilding Halcombe circuit at the end of the month.

Mix in with that the Palmfeild Mazda and Subaru mid week races at Linton and Aorangi, there’s plenty going on.

Please register and pay on line, remember your numbers.

Looking forward to seeing plenty of riders step up

April Flyer

Ride each of the following three hills anytime in the month of April and use Strava to record your time.

  • Greens Road
  • Forest Hill Road
  • Valley Road

WIN one of two Prizes

1. Register for the Challenge and ride all three hills to be in the draw to win a $50 coffee voucher at the café of your choice.

2. Be the fastest in your age group and go into the draw to win a $50 coffee voucher at your café of choice.

For full details, click here, including how it works, how to register.

A recent article in the Manawatu Standard:

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A daunting bike ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff has become all the rage within the cycling fraternity, rather like the Camino de Santiago walking pilgrimage across Spain.

New Zealand's wheeled version is Tour Aotearoa, described as a 3000-kilometre bike-packing odyssey, a third of it ridden on gravel, a third off-road and a third on-road.

View the full Stuff.co.nz article