Resurgence

It’s been incredibly heartening to witness the ever increasing numbers of riders fronting up for Bike Manawatu events.
Across all grades we have seen an upswing in attendance and performance and this shows that we , as a club, are in good shape.
On behalf of the BM board and Events Committee we acknowledge the riders, volunteers and our wonderful team of sponsors for us to keep up our “On and Forward” protectory.

Now, in a rather un seasonable time period, it’s time for Postponed Age Group Nationals (AGN’s) in the hopefully sunny Waipukurau in Mid July. Many members had entered for the April event and have stayed in shape for the new date.
Our club has been a bit light on representation over the years but, with the event being on our back door step, it’s great to see many riders giving Nationals a go for the first time.

As a pre-curser to the AGRN’s Bike Manawatu, Nick Spark from Levin Cycling and other WCNI clubs went to work to put on the WCNI ITT championship and he WCNI Road racing championship this weekend.
Entries were all accepted on line and closed at 51 ITT and 88 Road Race entries. Because it is Age group you are racing your own age, but not necessarily ability. It is the next level of racing and congratulation to all that have entered.
Racing back to back is tough, racing in winter is hard and both courses are challenging in the prevailing wind.
Look out for the results on Facebook.

In August we will resume shorter graded races, linking up with Schools Cycling at their events. While MSC have the traffic management in place we will have our grades follow the school grades.
The ability and desire of both groups to work together is essential, whilst not interfering with the training and racing programme that MSC has in place as a lead up to North Island and NZ Schools championships in September.

Looking forward from there, BM is working with other local established teams for the Trust House Series in the Wairarapa. There’s been an informal meeting and our representation at the series is looking fantastic.
The licencing window for Cycling New Zealand opens at the start of October, It’s a good idea to get your 2021 licence early to reap the benefits of having your Race licence and joining your local club at the same time.

Taupo entries are now open, Novice tour 2020 new date is October 31-November 1 and there’s some very exciting announcements coming out of CNZ about………cant say too much.

Keep warm ,stay fit and focused, Ride safe

2020 Bike Manawatu AGM – Monday 3rd August 2020

AGM

The Bike Manawatu board would like to invite all of our members to attend our Annual General Meeting
*Please note, this date is much later than normal due to Covid-19. Our original meeting planned for Monday 30th March was postponed due to the country being in Lockdown.

When: Monday 3rd August 2020
Where: Marist Sports Club – Pascal Street
Where: 6:00 pm

2019 Previous AGM Minutes - Image result for Click Here Button
Board Member Nomination Form - Image result for Click Here Button
AGM Protocol Image result for Click Here Button
Bike Manawatu Constitution Image result for Click Here Button
2020 Agenda Image result for Click Here Button

All members were sent an email on the 10th March 2020 advising:
The Board of Bike Manawatu is proposing to change our Charitable Purpose from "Providing junior development funding for the local cyclists competing nationally and Internationally and running events" to "Providing funding for our members competing nationally and internationally and running events"
The board sees this as an exciting and much needed change, meaning we can consider applications for funding assistance from all of our members, not just the junior category.
Whilst this does not change our club constitution the Bike Manawatu Board believe it is our responsibility to let all of our members know of this change which will be brought up at our AGM with plenty of time for transparency.
We would also like to have an open forum during our General Business and invite you tell us what you enjoy or would like to see changed, how we could improve etc - all feedback is welcome.
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.

2020 Sponsors V.2

Up & Coming Events for week ending 26th June 2020

Sunday 28th June
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride
Cycling Wanganui TT

Wednesday 1st July
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Saturday 4th July
WCNI & BM ITT Champs –1pm (Pre registration essential)

Sunday 5th July
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride
WCNI Age Grade Road Race Champs – Halcombe - 11am (Pre registration essential)

Wednesday 8th July
Wednesday Recreational Ride   

Sunday 12th July
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wednesday 15th July
Wednesday Recreational Ride   

Friday 17th July
Vantage Age Group Road National Championships

Saturday 18th July 
Vantage Age Group Road National Championships

Sunday 19th July  
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride   
Vantage Age Group Road National Championships

Wednesday 22nd July
Wednesday Recreational Ride    

Other Important Dates
Monday 3rd August
Bike Manawatu Annual General Meeting – 6pm Marist Sports Club

2020 Sponsors

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

Up & Coming Events for week ending 3rd July 2020

Saturday 4th July
WCNI & BM ITT Champs –1pm (Pre registration essential)

Sunday 5th July
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride
WCNI Age Grade Road Race Champs – Halcombe - 11am (Pre registration essential)

Wednesday 8th July
Wednesday Recreational Ride  

Sunday 12th July
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wednesday 15th July
Wednesday Recreational Ride   

Friday 17th July
Vantage Age Group Road National Championships

Saturday 18th July 
Vantage Age Group Road National Championships

Sunday 19th July  
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride   
Vantage Age Group Road National Championships

Wednesday 22nd July
Wednesday Recreational Ride    

Sunday 26th July
Manawatu Schools Cycling – Bone Collector, Ashhurst

Other Important Dates
Monday 3rd August
Bike Manawatu Annual General Meeting – 6pm Marist Sports Club


2020 Sponsors V.2

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

Help Colin Anderson along with Team Hughes Joinery support a great cause

Are you thinking of riding the Taupo Cycle Challenge?
Registrations open on the 1st July at 9am. Early bird prices only lasts for the first 1000!
Join Team Hughes Joinery & receive 10% discount off your entry fee while also supporting our local charity HEARTKIDS MANAWATU as well as chances of winning free entry for next years challenge.
Please click here for entry details and for the Team Hughes Joinery discount code

Main image