Brent Ellery was a special man, filled with a passion for his family, a passion for life and a passion for cycling.


Many of you will remember Brent when he came to our Saturday club races, decked out in his warm winter jackets, even through the warmest summer months. Brent loved his cycling and for me, it was always a pleasure to see his smiling face, always willing to end a helping hand or to sweep the track.

Brent and his wife, Cecile, and their two girls Samantha and Kate all played a huge part of Bike Manawatu, both with their strong racing accolades and for the many hours they all put in behind the scenes organizing races and marshalling on the corners. They are an incredible family.

Whanganui Prize Giving

Meet at the park across from the library in Ashhurt at 1 pm for a 1:30 pm start.
Distances will be 15 km for U17 and those over 50 (7.5 km up the Pohangina Valley Rd and return). All other riders (and those over 50 who so desire) will do 25 km; their turn-around being at the top of the hill before the descent into Pohangina.
All manner of two wheeled bicycles powered by humans (only) will be allowed.
Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
Please, if you are able to assist on the day, contact Steve Stannard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 021809597
See you then!

3-4 September 2015, Avantidrome, Cambridge
We all think sport and exercise is good for us, and the more the better. But there are some unique risks facing female athletes, particularly for those girls and women whose dietary intake does not cover their energy expenditure. The University of Waikato is bringing together experts in female health for a two-day symposium that solely focuses on the health and wellbeing in female athletes.

There are three events planned for the 2015 Interclub series.

The dates and start locations are:

Race One:           8 August              Ashurst                TBC                                                                        Start Ashurst hall

Race two:            29 August            Wanganui            Western line circuit                                         Start Brunswick hall

Race Three:        12 September   Wanganui            Reids Hill,  Warrengate road out/back     Start Durie Hill School, Portal street