Well done to everyone who turned up to the first week of our ITT mini-series and made the most of the stunning conditions. Some very fast times were set which will make things interesting for the next two weeks.
A massive congrats to Glenn Kirk who has broken the Masters 3 Men's course record, 4 seconds faster than Steve Stannard's previous record of 0:15:52 set in February 2016 - Well done!! Also Deb Cuff who shaved a second off her previous record - Great work!
Be sure to come along next Wednesday for week 2
Thanks again to the volunteers who made it possible!!
Bike Manawatu Track Meeting Results–Tuesday 12 February 2019
Please find attached the race results from Tuesday nights meeting. Great to see "Mr Miracle" Michael Richmond at track, as well as some incredible riding in our A Grade section. Ben Irvines time in the 1 lap standing start was only 0.5 seconds off Angus Claasen's record, Ewan Cousins continues to impress not far out from the NZAGTN, & both Matty Mullins & Andy Miller showed power & speed to improve on their 200 flying & 1 lap standing start times. The Craw boys & Wilson Hannon showed exceptional teamwork as scratch riders to catch & overtake the field & the best result by far was Mervyn Clarke holding off a field of fast finishing B Grade riders to win the long handicap race, congratulations Mervyn
We are also still on the look out for volunteers to assist us with the event. Novice Tour is a long standing iconic club event which takes a small army of volunteers to run. If you or someone you know is available to help out, we’d love to hear from you – Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you. Showcasing our 2019 collection (our 5th 'vintage') with everything a cycling-centric audience could want- action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is going to be unashamedly, unequivocally, and utterly Bike-alicious! Our treasure chest of stories includes... a spectacle of winter innovation with an icy playground providing a visual journey as never seen before by bike; five friends with disabilities attempt a world first human powered ride from Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre 2150km to Mount Kosciuszko in Australia (what could possibly go wrong?); a New Zealander who has a two wheel love story to share; a heart-warming documentary about a ‘community mother’ who runs a bicycle training program for migrant and refugee women in Amsterdam; a fixie rider who commits a crime of passion; and two pioneering mountain bikers undertaking an adventure in wild and unknown landscapes, riding only horse trails, in heartland Africa; ALL in the mix!! These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us, stories that make us think, and most importantly of all- stories that inspire us to get out and ride. Tales of character, resilience, challenge, courage, triumphs over adversity and much much more. Tickets available on-line, from The Globe directly, and there will be door sales (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY) on the night at the venue. If you would prefer to do a deposit in our bank account rather than through a credit card please message us. So...listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON… grab your bike and come along for the ride!! ALL BIKES. ALL TERRAINS. ALL GOOD!
Selectors have confirmed some successful candidates for the Track Nationals 7 – 10 March and need to observe others one more time to complete the WCNI Team. We are needing to complete the entry form by Sunday evening so with that in mind, we urge all riders to attend the River City Wheel Race Event in Wanganui this Saturday so we can get a final look at you. Could ALL riders hoping to compete at Nationals please provide either Nick Spark (email@example.com 027 4853632) Dave Hoskin (firstname.lastname@example.org 027 450 5282) or Kim Andersen (Kim.email@example.com 027 297 2009) with the following:
CNZ License Number:
Parents Name and phone number:
Events you want to ride:
I know some of you will feel this is doubling up, but there are some riders we are yet to hear from and we need the above confirmed via email to ensure there is no misunderstanding on anyone’s part.
We assume you all have your travel and accommodation sorted.
We will advise successful athletes of an information evening we are planning for next week where all questions can be answered, skin suits organized etc. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Please circulate this notice to all your cycling buddies as failure to respond my mean you will miss out on selection. See you all on Saturday.
Regards, the selectors.
Also a shout out for helpers as we have upwards of 26 riders and just 3-4 helpers for the event. Normally we require 1 handler per 5 riders plus a coach and manager and assistant manager so upwards of 8 helpers. Helpers must have current race or handlers licence but we wont be able to send all the riders without the appropriate level of support. If you think you can help please contact one of the names above
Gravel and Tar, Slicks and Stones Wrap-up for 2019
Well, the Gravel and Tar UCI races and the Slicks and Stones 100 event, were run and won for 2019 on January 19th. And what a day it was! With twelve men’s teams in the Classic and eight women’s teams in the La Femme, the professional races lived up to their name as being the hardest one-day races in Australasia.
The men’s event was taken out by local rider Luke Mudgway riding for EvoPro, the Irish registered Continental team, whilst the women’s event went to Brodie Chapman from Australia, riding for the Oceania Women’s Cycling team.
Interviewed at the finish line, Brodie commented, “That’s the most fun I’ve had on a bike in one day, ever!”. And she called that, “fun”?
For Slicks and Stones riders, there was just as much fun. Run over approx. 100kms and covering the same 40 kms of gravel as the pro events, 49 intrepid riders started. The quality of the field can be gauged by the fact that 44 of the 49 completed the event, with the first over the line, Brendan Sharratt (Wanganui) completing the distance at an average of 34.8 km/h. He was closely followed by Carlos Lopez-Lozano (Palmerston North) and Andrew Pointon.
For those of you thinking about doing the Slicks and Stones Challenge next year, here are a few of the many comments from those who participated in 2019 …
I think you guys have something pretty special with this event... Really looking forward to it again next year.
The course was great! Thanks to all that made the event possible.
Excellent event and fantastic group of riders very friendly and helpful. I lost some skin and a lot of pride but really, really enjoyed the entire day. Thanks very much to all those involved.
Thanks for the great tough day of riding, event was well organised.
I just wanted to say that the event was exceptionally well organised, for which I’m very grateful.
I had a lot of fun racing on gravel yesterday. I think the Slicks and Stones has potential to grow into a much bigger event, so I hope you run it again next year.
I’ll be telling all my friends to give it a crack next year!
That was spectacular! Thank you for the awesome event – I’ll definitely be back next year.
So, there you have it – start getting ready for 2020, now.
PS. If you think you’d like to be involved as a non-rider, do let us know. We are on the lookout for volunteers on the day and in the week or so leading up to the event.
Thank you to everyone who came out and rode our first club race for 2019. It sure was a hot day!
Big shout out to R Line for supplying our riders with great product to #refuel& #rehydrate today. If you didnt make it out to Saturday’s race, don’t worry we have been generously given a few bottles from R-Line to have at our up and coming road races.
Also Bruce McKenzie Booksellers for supplying a special prize for todays race which was won by Deb Cuff chosen for her great riding out there today, "Rider of the Day" Deb gave it her all
Also a special mention to Thomas Stannard who took out Saturday’s race Great work!
Thanks again to everyone who rode or volunteered out there on Saturday, we really appreciate it. Without our volunteers we simply could not run our races.
Also a big thank you to the NZ Racing Board for helping us purchase our new timing system we were able to use for the first time - how cool was it being able to post results so fast – If you or someone you know is keen to train up and learn how to operate our timing, please do let us know. We have some simple easy to follow instructions to help everyone out.