In an ongoing effort to squeeze as much out of life as possible there has been a Day Change for the Long Ride scheduled for Sunday. The weather on Sunday is looking well below average so the ride has been brought forward to Tomorrow, Saturday 7th September, leaving Memorial park at 7.00am. This gives our riding community 2 awesome opportunities to choose from on the same day although this is nothing new to us. - Endurance Rides Article Here
Bike Manawatu encompasses a wide range of riders of both Genders, capabilities and ages. Everyone has their own "Why" they choose to ride a bike. So while the Long gamers are extending their riding capacity, at the Velodrome on the same day starting at 10.00 we have Wonder Women on Wheels. This is a fantastic opportunity instigated by Neriah Kaihe-Woolston, backed by her parents ,and with full support of the track committee and Bike Manawatu Board. This is an introductory day to Track cycling to new and more experienced track cyclist to promote Females on Bikes and the profile of the sport. What an awesome day it's going to be, The weather is clearing for us, lets go.
Sunday Morning at Colyton the Manawatu Schools Cycling are running their last Road Race for the year in their build up to National Schools Championships at the end of term. Schools Cycling have had a great year with Mike Simpson, Bernie Richmond and their army of parent helpers running events. With Nationals based in Colyton, Feilding area again this is our Young Cyclists best opportunity to shine.
Last Saturday 48 riders competed at Akers Road across 5 grades with some impressive close racing on show. Results Here
Next Saturday, Woolworths Cup Handicap race leaving Makino Road on a new route. Get your entries done on line so our Handicappers cane get their job done. Register online here
Great turn out and good positive racing. Thanks to all our officials and Marshalls... Phil, John, Paul , Steph C, and Steph F , James Denholm for the timing and results. Huge thanks to Rob Ryan and Palmfield Motors who paid for the entry of 13 riders that haven’t raced in 12 months... awesome gesture, great sponsor and good mate. TIim
Start & Meet Bike Manawatu Timing van on Makino Road near the top of Leighbridge Street
Cyclists to assemble on verge with parking towards town against railway line. Handicap start with individual times, maximum 3 starters at once.
Entry Fee: $5 for Members $10 non members - All welcome (Only members are eligible for the trophy which will be presented at prize giving) Sign on 2.00pm at HQ – Bike Manawatu Timing Van Race briefing 2.30pm - all riders must attend Handicaps 43km Course – Hanicapped Race Start 2.45pm
No Laps – All riders same distance
Traffic management will be in place, but this is to warn other road uses that we are there, the roads are open and riders must obey NZ road rules at ALL times. Please be courteous to other road users