ITT Results – 16 Oct 2019

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Great work to everyone who came out to our ITT last night.
Thank you very much for your patience and understanding while our team of volunteers tried to work their way around the electronic timing system.
A big thank you to our team of volunteers: James Buchanan, Anthony McFarlane, Dean Wade, Karen Gunn & Steph Foote

Also congratulations to Megan Blatchford-Peck who last week took 2 minutes & 45 seconds off the old record to take the new Masters 5 Womens ITT record for Bike Manawatu well done

12km ITT - BikeManawatu Age Group Records 17 Oct 2019-1
Bike Manawatu ALL TIME RECORDS link can be found here

If you have broken one of the age grade records please email Keryn on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let her know.

Up & Coming Events for week ending 18th October 2019

Sat 19 Oct
Track Orientation Day 1
2019-2020 Track Cycling

Sun 20 Oct
Track Orientation Day 2
Trust House Race 3
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 23 Oct
Wednesday Recreational Ride
BM Kairanga ITT Series 3 of 4 Register for the series HERE
Kairanga ITT 2019-20

Sun 27 Oct
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride
BM Race 6 – Sutton Cup – Pre Register HereCourse Info Here
BM Race 6 Sutton Cup 27 Oct 19 (1)

Mon 28 Oct
Track – “Opening Track Meeting Day”

Wed 30 Oct
Wednesday Recreational Ride
Kairanga ITT Series 4 of 4

Sun 10th November

FFoC 2019 enter NOW Updated

Sun 3 Nov
Trust House - Race 4
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride
BM Track - Track Meeting

Tues 5 Nov
Manfeild Crit 1 of 4 – Register HERE
2019-2020 Crit Series

Wed 6 Nov
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sat 9 Nov
BM Track - Track Meeting

Sun 10 Nov
Feilding Festival of Cycling
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Tues 12 Nov
Manfeild Crit 2 of 4 Register HERE
2019-2020 Crit Series

Wed 13 Nov
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sun 17 Nov
Trust House - Race 5
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride
BM Track - Track Meeting

Tues 19 Nov
Manfeild Crit 3 of 4 Register HERE
2019-2020 Crit Series

Wed 20 Nov
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sun 24 Nov
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride
BM Track - Track Meeting

Tues 26 Nov
Manfeild Crit 4 of 4 Register HERE
2019-2020 Crit Series

Wed 27 Nov
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sat 30 Nov
Taupo Cycle Challenge

Bike Manawatu Track Cycling  Quick Links
BikeManawatuHorizontal Track CYCLING
Find the 2019-2020 Programme HERE
Find the 2019-2020 Flyer HERE
Find Important Information for 2019-2020 HERE
2019-2020 Track Cycling
ITT race 1

In what is a busy month there is plenty for all riders in all disciplines to enjoy.
Our event sponsors Hughes Joinery, McIntosh Engineering, Cash Converters, Ashhurst Engineering & Base Solutions.
The ITT series kicked off on Wednesday with 38 riders with some pretty quick times recorded for the opening stanza.
Carne Groube had a set back with a rear puncture on the ride out to the event so had the SOS call for a replacement.
Glenn Kirk kicked off the series with Fastest time of the day at 16.21 followed by Carne and the Captain debut the TT bike in 3rd.
Some very quick times across the board and a great turn out by a broad spectrum of members. Great to see Megan, Deb, Jo etc out again.
Thanks to our helpers on the day. James Buchanan, Anthony McFarlane, Steph Foote, Karen Gunn, Kylie Mulcahy.
Click here for results.

Forest Hill Road Hill climb.

Bike Manawatu had a great turn out on a beautiful spring Sunday morning for the inaugural Forest Hill Road Hill climb.
With our event Sponsors McIntosh Engineering, The Tank Guy & Central Bicycle Studio.
Since the road was sealed all the way to the top, we have heard of many riders using the road as a training ground.
BM applied for Traffic Management Clearance and permit from PNCC and it was granted. A mail drop was done to all residents and we had the green light.
30 Riders took the Challenge on a road which I’m sure will become another iconic climb of our region. Hill climbs have a weird psych…you want to be there, but never really seem to look forward to it.
Top seeds were waiting in anticipation for Cliff Hughes to make the starting line and some seemed relieved when he was an apparent no show. He’s famous for the late entrances
The first riders were away well and truly when Cliff showed up. Glenn Kirk led the field up the hill followed by Winston Briggs and a bunch of junior hitters.
Small puffs of smoke could be seen in the trees as riders blew to bits and even though he said he cramped up…Cliff Hughes posted the FTD, followed by Ben Irvine and Winston Briggs.
This was an age group competition so there is success stories throughout the entire field.
Click Here For Results.

Other Happenings.

The Pongoroa Long ride was huge with great numbers out on an Awesome Spring day.
The track season is gaining momentum with “Bike fits” and “Have a go days” going well.
The track committee has transformed the Track Clubrooms, what a fantastic facility this has been reborn to.
With the ITT series on every Wednesday, The Sutton Cup Road Race at Halcombe on Sunday 27th – Register Here 
The Trust House teams are going well, We have Juniors hitting the Dynamo series hard and our club Racing is going from strength to strength …leading up to a just as busy November.

Safety and Hiccups.

With all our successes ... and there are plenty… we run into a few obstacles.
We all need to be aware of how we are seen by the public and fellow Road users. Please be courteous and keep left, go to single file on narrow roads and so on.
Forest Hill Road was an example on Sunday when we were approached by a resident who is a cyclist as well. He welcomed us onto the road that he lives, applauded our club and our visions but.. Had real concerns about riders descending at high speeds on the wrong side of the road.
There’s lots of scenarios that could happen here….and most are serious and detrimental ... The best way of avoiding these are to ride smart, and be aware of other riders and road users.
We have many groups of riders with many, many different focuses on their riding.
We as a club encourage them all, and from time to time there are double ups on some days.
BM do try to avoid any sort of date clashes and interrupting other clubs and groups by having a race calendar for our riders .
We are all here to improve our Mental and Physical well being by being on bikes…lets make the most of the fine weather and each others company.

First Actions Course now open for ALL Bike Manawatu members.

First Actions Course Open To ALL Members-1

This course is not NZQA approved BUT will be tailored to be cycling specific.

Cost: $10 Per person (for Current Bike Manawatu Members Only)

Please make payment to:
Bike Manawatu Inc
ANZ Palmerston North
01 0745 0284925 00
Using your Name & First Aid Course as reference.
Thank You

Click Here to Register
Registrations Essential - Your place on the course will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
Please register before Sunday 20th October 2019

Bike Manawatu Race 5 – Hill Climb Champs Results 13 Oct 2019

Please click here to view results online

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