Feilding Festival of Cycling Update

When the Fitzherbert Lions made the tough decision to put the Tour de Manawatu in to recess, there was a lot a disappointment voiced among local cyclists, not only had we lost another local cycling event, and one that had been running for some time, but we had lost our best warm up for the Lake Taupo Cycling Challenge - always taking place 3-4 weeks out from Taupo, every year it was a great opportunity to get some race km’s in your legs before starting to taper.
The Bike Manawatu Board were just as disappointed, and while we’d love to be able to run a similar event, we just don’t have the resources - our 3 big events are the Novice Tour, the Manfeild 6 hour and the Joe Allen Classic/Feilding Festival of Cycling - so we put our thinking caps on, and have come up with what we think is the best solution for local riders - we have shifted the Joe Allen Classic/Feilding Festival of Cycling Sunday November 10 - this is 3 weeks out from Taupo, so an ideal time to do one last final effort to consolidate all your training. We’re lucky to have secured the support of Rosebowl Bakery & Cafe as our registration and prize giving venue, which was a huge success last year. But we do ask that all entrants make themselves familiar with their request to park at the rear of their premises rather than in the front car park. We’ve also made another big change, the course for the recreational ride is now the same as the Joe Allen Classic and runs from Feilding to Apiti and back to Feilding. We’re excited to announce that entries are now open, so please - get in behind our event to ensure that we can keep a local race and recreational ride going in the Manawatu.

 

Akers Road – 31 August 2019

Tim mentioned in his article the other week we’d like to give our Akers Road circuit another go after it was cancelled due to bad weather in July.
Unfortunately the weather hasnt been kind to us for our scheduled races over the past couple of months, most recently we saw us having to cancel our Linton Race (BM Race 3) due to terrible rain. Ultimately our riders safety is key and the decisions to cancel races is difficult but ensuring the health and well being of everyone is extremely important.
Palmfeild Motors had a special deal for our Linton Race where you can ride for free if its your first time racing, or if you haven’t raced in any of our club races in the last 12 months. (see article here) we are very grateful and excited to let you know this offer has been extended to our race BM Race 2* –Akers Road – Thanks Palmfeild Motors

Traffic Management has been approved and we are ready to go - Saturday 31st August 2019
BM Race 2* – Akers Road 
Akers - 2019-20 BM Race 2 Akers Road (2)

Sign on 3.00 pm
Race Brief at 3.15 pm
Race Start at 3.30 pm
Please help our volunteers out and pre register online here
Pre registering helps out our team behind the scenes and speeds up our registration process. If you pre register but are unable to make it on the day, thats totally fine. Its much quicker to remove a rider than it is adding the to our system - however as always we will always allow late entries on the day. 

Fingers crossed the weather is kind.
We hope to see you all there.

If you are available to marshal or volunteer in any way shape or form, please do let us know – we’d very much appreciate it.
This goes for all of our up and coming races. Road racing can not go ahead without sufficient marshals and volunteers.
You may not be available for this race but maybe for the next one, please feel free to email Keryn on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will pop your name on our roster.
Thank you very much.

Up & Coming Events for week ending 23rd August 2019

Sun 25th August
Manawatu Schools Cycling
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 28th August
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sat 31st August
Akers Road Circuit
3.30 pm Start - COURSE MAPCOURSE INFOREGISTER 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)
Akers - 2019-20 BM Race 2 Akers Road (2)

Sun 1st September
Father's Day
Manawatu Schools Cycling
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 4th September
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sat 7 September
Northern Schools Tour

Sun 8th September
Northern Schools Tour
Manawatu Schools Cycling
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 11th September
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sat 14th September
BM Race 4 – Woolworths Cup – Pre Register Here
BM Race 4 Woolworths Cup 13 Oct 19

Sun 15th September
Manawatu Schools Cycling
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 18 September  
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sun 22nd September
Manawatu Schools Cycling
Trust House - Race 1
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 25th September
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sat 28th September
National School Road Championships

Sun 29th September
National School Road Championships
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Mon 30th September
National School Road Championships


Other dates to pencil in:

Sun 13th October
BM Race 5 – Hill Climb Champs – Pre Register Here
BM Race 5 Hill Climb 13 Oct 19
Sun 10th November
FEILDING FESTIVAL OF CYCLING 2019

FFoC 2019 Save The Date

Please find our 2019-2020 Road Racing calendar HERE

Wonder Women on Wheels


An open invitation for all girls and women who would like to give Track Cycling a go.

Saturday 7th September 2019 10am - 1pm
Postponement Date: Saturday 14th September 2019
Johnson Park Velodrome – Feilding

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BM Race 3 - Linton Camp Race Cancelled due to weather

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Reluctantly we've made the call to cancel today's road race at Linton Camp. It looks like it's going going be be pretty miserable at the due start time. 

We'll try again for the 31st at Akers Road - Pre register herehttps://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=190940
It is winter.......