The recent announcement by the Fitzherbert Lions that the Tour De Manawatu will no longer be Run has been met with a lot of disappointment in the cycling community, and not just in the Manawatu. People are disappointed at the demise of yet another local event and people have commented that this race was a great warm up for Taupo.
While we understand that the Fitzherbert Lions would not have made this decision lightly and it would have been difficult to make the call to put the event in to Recess.
While it would be fantastic if we could run the event, realistically we do not have the capacity to run another ‘major’ event - we already have the Feilding Festival of Cycling, The Novice Tour and the Manfeild 6 hour. BUT, we think we’ve come up with the next best thing - we’ve decided to move the date of the Feilding Festival of Cycling/Joe Allen Classic to November, so folks, save the date of Sunday November 10 - 3 weeks out from Taupo, so this event is ideal to build in to your training plan now.
We’d love to see as many of you as possible - there is an event for everyone:
Joe Allen classic (graded handicapped race for licensed riders with cash prizes), and now open to Under 17 Riders
90km Recreational Ride, which will now follow the same course as the Joe Allen Classic, from Feilding to Apiti and back
50km Recreational Ride to Kimbolton and back
25km Recreational Ride to Cheltenham and back
We will have our registration and prizegiving at the Rosebowl Bakery and Cafe again this year, so bring all the family along and enjoy their tasty cabinet and menu food as well as great coffee
If any of our members, their family or wider community would like to help make the event the best it can be and be a part of our organising committee please get in touch with Keryn email@example.com.
Road Racing doesn’t happen without the hard work of many.
We are always seeking new Volunteer Superstars for our club events to continue
Each season we want to recruit and train up more volunteers, so that we can roster the roles around each week so that not the same people are each week. If you are new to a role, we will aim to offer advice and training where possible / as you learn we will have you working with an experienced person, until you are familiar with the task.
There are many roles that need to be filled including:
Marshalls - generally at least 3 for each race
Lead / Sag Vehicles
Time keepers - We would love to train as many people as possible to use our awesome new timing equipment.
Traffic Management – STMS
Report writing- please let us know if you are interested in writing a report about the racing to be posted on the BM web site after each meet
We are always looking for people wanting to be involved as
Race Directors / Organizers
Sub Committee Members for events
If you are willing to help out this season, please let the club secretary know ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). With our race calendar released it would be absolutely amazing if we could get a good roster sorted to ensure our volunteers who help week in week out can get back on their bikes and ride with everyone too.
After we have a list of volunteers we can share the jobs around and post on the website each week with who is helping out.
The more volunteers we have, the easier and safer it is for everyone!
We have received an email advising that unfortunately due to a number of factors beyond our control this weekends WCNI event hosted by Levin Cycling Club has been postponed. We will let you all know when a new date later on in the year is set. Thank you and sorry.
Description: Stoney Creek, Kelvingrove to Trig point , Bunnythorpe, Dixons, Colyton, Kimbolton road Norfolk Crescent. To Reids Line . Makino Rd, Lethbridge, Aorangi, Campbells, and Ruffs, road to Kairanga Bunnythorpe, Roberts , Richardson Home
Napier Rd, Stoney Creek Rd, Bunnythorpe, Dixons line, right into Reads line East, left into Watershed Rd, right to Ashhurst, left at North St, Pohangina Rd, Valley Rd, Colyton, Feilding, Kimbolton Rd, East St, Aorangi Rd, Campbells Rd, Railway Rd Roberts line, Kelvin Rd Tremain Ave