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Ever thought of becoming a Cycling Commissaire?

Commissaires play a critical role in our sport, ensuring that cycling races are held in the best possible conditions and that races are run fairly by ensuring that the rules are uniformly applied

Cycling New Zealand have just released dates for some of their up and coming Commissaire courses being held across the country in the next few months.

These courses are designed to give a good insight into the practical application of the rules of the sport. Attending a Commissaires course is a great way to learn more about the rules of racing. Ideal for not only those who would like to attend events as a Commissaire but also for coaches, parents, teachers, riders and club administrators

All the details can be found via the link below
https://www.cyclingnewzealand.nz/cnzresources/commissaires-and-officials/

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National R&T Course
Avantidrome, Cambridge
12th and 13th June, 9.30am – 5.30pm Saturday, 9.30am – 3.30pm Sunday

North Island – Regional R&T Course
Epsom Girls Grammar, Auckland
17th July, 8.30am - 6.00pm

South Island – Regional R&T Course
Christchurch - venue TBC.
14th August, 8.30am - 6.00pm

If you or one of your family members are keen to attend on behalf of Bike Manawatu please let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thank you 

Greetings Members & Supporters 

On behalf of the Bike Manawatu board we wish to invite you all to our Annual General Meeting & Prizegiving. Details are as follows:
Date:    Friday 30th April 2021
Time:    6.00pm
Venue:  Marist Sports Club, 19 Pascal Street, Palmerston North


Please click here to view all information online
Please note our AGM quorum is 25, it would be great to see you all there.

Please RSVP to help assist us for catering purposes here

AGM & Prizegiving 2021
https://forms.gle/4CduViJgKXYvVWJVA

We also invite members to voice their opinion during our General Business on what they enjoy, would like to see change, how we could improve etc 
Providing solutions for any problems is always a bonus.
 
We look forward to seeing you there
 
Please send any apologies via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..nz 

Board Member Position
We are calling for nominations for the position of one (1)  Board Member position prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Nominations should be sent to the Bike Manawatu Secretary Keryn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) . The nominations must be received at least seven (7) days before the day fixed for the Annual General Meeting.

The procedure as set out in the constitution for nominations of Board members states that nominations must be in writing.
The Board Member Nomination Form and can be viewed on the website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4vh1i0q3qc-OUxwTWlCQlRSVXlBbGh1NXh4RkhYdw/view

 
We also have our Bike Manawatu Manfeild 6 Hour Cycle Challenge next month

Please register using this link https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=233648
Online registrations close on at 23:59 on Tuesday 11th May 2021 to allow our organisers to prep for the event ahead.
Schools entries can come in individually or as a bulk registration by your cycling coordinator.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..nz
 
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Thank you to all of our Bike Manawatu Sponsors, Grant Funders and Volunteers – We appreciate you all
Together Everyone Achieves More

Manfeild 6 Hour Cycle Challenge

The countdown is on till event day – Sunday 16th May 2021
Online registrations close this Tuesday 11th May.

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Please keep an eye on our Bike Manawatu Facebook page and our Bike Manawatu Website www.bikemanawatu.co.nz for all important information.
Our event recognizes the impact that COVID-19 has had on the country and in this case, the events
industry.

Below is some helpful info:

Entry

Access to the venue will be via South Street entrance, 59 South Street Feilding.
You will find our venue map here https://www.manfeild.co.nz/venue-map.html
Parking is in the Stadium carpark D6

On the day
The registration desk will be open for transponder collection from 7.30am
The event will commence with a warm up on the track at 8.00am.
The ride briefing will commence at 8.45am.
The ride will commence with a neutralised lap at 9am sharp behind the lead vehicle, you are not to overtake this vehicle, this will take the first leg riders around the track in a controlled manner, as you enter the main straight will vehicle will accelerate away, this is will signal the start of the race.
The last lap will be called at approximately 2.55 pm, the horn will sound, please complete your lap, that is the end of the race
Prize giving is scheduled for approx 3.30pm

Marshals
All safety and security measures in place must be adhered to. Please comply with all safety marshal instructions. Marshal's decisions are final
Pit Area
The pit area is for pedestrians and access to the transition zone. This is not a warm up area.
(If you need to warm up, please bring a wind-trainer)

Safety

An approved cycling helmet must be worn at all times while riding in the event. Only roadworthy bikes will be permitted onto the course.
No aero bars or ipods/head phones whilst on the track
No fixed wheel bikes, all bikes are to have good operating brakes.

The Course

The course is the 3 Km Chris Amon Manfeild track and also takes in a small area with the pit lane for transition. Riders will circulate in an anticlockwise direction.
The Passing Rule
All riders are to keep on the inside line on all parts of the course. Faster riders are to pass on the line on all occasions. Slower riders have the right of way and are not to deviate to make way for faster riders. Faster riders are to clearly announce that they are coming up on slower riders. Please be aware of riders splitting away from a bunch to enter the transition area. Please be aware of slower merging riders when leaving the transition area.

Transition

If you are going to transition please indicate clearly and move to the right hand side of the track prior to the coned area.
Riders will enter the transition zone through the Slow Down area and dismount on entry to the Transition Zone. Exchanging the transponder will take place in the transition zone and the new rider is to remount the bike only on exit from transition zone. Entry onto the course will only occur when authorised to do so by the marshal. Failure to comply with this rule will see teams penalised
Please ensure ALL transponders are returned to the race office at the completion of the event, there will also be a box for any unwanted transponder holders to be put into also.

We thank all of our Bike Manawatu sponsors and volunteers for their support.

Remember
Safety, safety, safety, it is priority to complete this event without injury, please be careful.
Have a safe and enjoyable

Up & Coming Events for week ending 23rd April 2021

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and events registrations for updates on postponements and cancellations

Friday 30th April
AGM & Road / Track Prizegiving 
Please RSVP to help assist us for catering purposes here
AGM & Prizegiving 2021

Sunday 2nd May
WCNI Interclub - Bike Manawatu – Halcombe – Race Info HereVolunteer registration here - Register Here

Tuesday 11th May
Online registrations close for our Manfeild 6 Hour Cycle Challenge

Sunday 16th May
Manfeild 6 Hour Cycle Challenge - Online Registrations are now open
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Sunday 23rd May
WCNI Interclub - Hawera - More info to come

Sunday 13th June
WCNI Interclub - Whanagnui - More info to come

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Thank you to all of our Bike Manawatu Sponsors, Grant Funders and Volunteers – We appreciate you all
Together Everyone Achieves More