The documentary follows 8 Kiwi blokes as they take on the adventure of a lifetime, by riding the entire 2018 Tour de France course one day ahead of the pros, while also raising awareness and funds for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
While the documentary has a background of cycling, the movie appeals to a wider audience capturing a microcosm of life in 23 days showing the highs and lows as the team bonds together to strive to achieve the goal of riding the entire Tour de France.
Its a must view, and supporting an amazing charity
While the documentary is about cycling, it will also appeal to the non-cyclist with the stunning scenery of France along with the human interest story where 8 strangers bond to become a team to take on the biggest ride of their lives along with the highs and lows of achieving this.
As part of the adventure the team also focused on raising awareness for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and in doing so have raised over $85,000.
The documentary itself is approximately 55 minutes long and will finish with a Q&A session with Mike Conza who was one of the eight riders
Get your mates together and book your tickets now for a great night out.
The Vantage Age Group Road National Championships including the Para Cycling Championships will be held in Timaru from 26 - 28 April 2019. This event will see the best Age Group (Youth, Junior, Senior, Masters and Para) riders compete for Time Trial and Road Racing titles. The 2019 event format will be held over a 3-day format and features a Time Trial event and a Road Race. All serious recreational riders are encouraged to get behind this event and support the Club riding system. The U19 event is a UCI Category event with a National Jersey to be awarded. The event is organised by Cycling New Zealand with support from host club - Cycling South Canterbury.
If you're making your way to Timaru, please take note of the following points...
▶️ Make sure your license is current! Check your entry here: https://bit.ly/2XtAOnM ▶️ Time Trial start lists will be posted on the event website on Thursday after the confirmation of starters has taken place. ▶️ The event manual is available to read online: https://bit.ly/2UsIKnf. This contains information to assist with your planning prior to and while at the event including rules, courses maps, programme, parking and spectator information! ▶️ A compulsory Team Managers meeting will take place on Thursday, 5pm at St Joseph’s School, Pleasant Point. Race pack collection will be available from 4pm. Race packs will only be distributed to Team Managers, not individual riders. Check who your Team Manager is here: https://bit.ly/2GrCaIT ▶️ Live streaming of the Time Trial finish line and some of the road race course (reception dependent) for selected races will be available to watch from the Cycling New Zealand Facebook page. This will also be shown on the big screen at the Event Village.
Thank you very much to Tim Lloyd & Mike Craine who are sharing the Team Managers Role If you are heading down and need to get in contact with our team managers – all team managers details can be found here Riders Packs will be distributed to one club representative (usually the Team Manager), not to individual riders. Riders should contact their Team Manager to arrange collection. Club Packs will be available for collection from 4.00pm at St Joseph's School, Pleasant Point.
All the very best to all our Bike Manawatu riders heading down to compete and do our club proud this weekend. Ride Hard and have fun!
Bike Manawatu was well represented at the TSB Easter Tour in Hawke’s bay with our riders claiming first place in A, B and D grade - congratulations to Madi Hartley-Brown, Glenn Kirk and Tyler Mumby on your wins and well done to all the other riders representing us