Up & Coming Events for week ending 30th August 2019
Sat 31st August Akers Road Circuit 3.30 pm Start - COURSE MAP – COURSE INFO – REGISTER HERE –As per Tims update we have now had Traffic Management approved and we will give the course another go after BM Race 2 was cancelled due to weather (Sign on 3.00pm, Race Briefing 3.15pm)
Sun 1st September Father's Day Manawatu Schools Cycling BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride
Thank goodness that the “official” winter period is coming to a close and spring is just around the corner. It’s been incredibly frustrating to the BM events group to have to cancel 2 races in the Linton area over the last 2 months due to heavy rain. They are all tough calls to make, but in both cases were the correct call with heavy rain falling at the very same time that the races were due to be on. Looking forward to Spring and with that we farewell winter with a race this Saturday at the Akers Road loop. All details are on the website and facebook page..click here.
For riders that haven’t competed in the last 12 months, Rob Ryan and Palmfeild Motors will pay your entry fee. These events do require a few volunteers to ensure rider safety and that we adhere to our Traffic management conditions so if you bring along Volunteer then you ride for free as well.(numbers limited) Akers road is a fantastic course that encourages group riding and rotation, essential skills to any events that are coming up in what is a very busy Spring and Summer season of cycling. We’ve pushed out the start time to sign on at 3.00pm but the process is so much easier when riders pre-register so please help us out with this.
Two weeks after that we run the first round of our clubs championship races. It’s a new and exciting course for the long running Woolworths Cup on September 14th Traffic management plans are at the council for acceptance. This is a 43 km Handicap race Feilding to Halcombe to Cinders hill to Feilding. This is an exciting and challenging course to ride solo let alone as groups that will inevitably form…no hiding here. More details next week on the Woolworths cup. Busy and exciting times ahead, Track racing starting soon with Wonder Women on Wheels on Saturday 7th which is an opportunity for Girls and women to try their hand at Track Cycling. The next day Sunday the 8th there is the Endurance ride day leaving Memorial park at 7.00am. This is an open invitation to anyone wanting to push the distance out a little more than usual. A solid warm up for Woolworths cup the next weekend and lead up to Taupo.
The 2020 Oceania Track Championships is the region's premier national track cycling event, held in rotation between Australia and New Zealand.
The event will see the best track cyclists from the Oceania region, including World Championship, Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallists compete for continental honours and valuable UCI points that will go towards Olympic qualification.
The event will be held at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome in Invercargill from 16 -19 October 2019 and will be hosted by Cycling Southland.
Entries will be open from 1 September 2019, closing at 5pm on Tuesday 1st October 2019. Entries are only accepted through your National Federation, Cycling New Zealand R&T Centres or Australian State Organisation. They will be sent the entry forms. The entry form must be completed by the Centre and returned with payment by 1 October 2019. Please contact them directly no later than 25th Sept 2019. For more details contact Nick Spark (email@example.com or 027 485 3632)
The Championships are open to OCC National Teams, OCC UCI registered teams, NZ Centre teams or Australian State teams.
Only Oceania Confederation (OCC) riders are eligible to compete in the Championships (ie NZL, AUS, Guam, Fiji, Vanuatu, Cook Islands – along with Tahiti & New Caledonia).
Entry Fees are payable by all Tier 1 Riders (NZL and AUS)
Entry Fees are waived for Tier 4 Riders (Guam, Fiji, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tahiti, New Caledonia)
Entries close 5pm, Tuesday 1 October 2019.
The event is open to Elite and U19 (Men and Women) riders only.
All riders must hold a valid 2019 or 2020 UCI license. However, this is considered a 2020 Championships, therefore, all riders will be competing in their 2020 category eg those riders born in 2002 & 2003 will ride in the U19 category; riders born in 2001 and earlier will compete in the elite championships.
Non-NZL riders must hold a valid International Licence from their federation.
All riders wishing to compete, please send your expression of interest to Nick Spark (firstname.lastname@example.org OR 027 485 3632) by 25th September 2019.
Just a quick heads up - the first of our 2 endurance training rides takes place on Sunday 8 September. (see article here about long endurance rides) * Leaving memorial park at 7am * For any Feilding riders that want to meet us at the bottom of valley road, please let Michelle Turner know * Coffee stop will be at Rosebowl in Feilding for any riders not wanting to complete the full distance, but feel like riding out to meet us * No need to pre-register for this ride as it is unsupported - just show up on the day * And all abilities catered for - ride groups will be decided on the day - but everyone that wants to complete the Apiti Loop will have a bunch to ride with
Looking forward to seeing you all there
*Updated 6 Sept 2019 - Due to the terrible forecast for Sunday we have made the decision to move the ride forward a day. This ride will now take place on Saturday 7th September 2019 at 7am, Thank you
Club recreational rides leave from Memorial Park, Napier Rd, at 8:00am on Sundays
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