Long Endurance Rides before Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Update

Thanks for your responses regarding the 2 long endurance rides - it seems we have a lot of keen participants, so these rides will definitely go ahead.  Mark the dates in your calendar now - Sunday 8 September for Apiti, and Saturday 12 October for Pongaroa.

With so much interest in the Pongaroa ride, I’ve had to make a few changes.  The numbers are too big to expect the pub to serve our lunches and have us back on the road quickly, so Bike Manawatu sponsor, Derek McNabb and the team at Rosebowl Bakery and Cafe are supplying packed lunches to enjoy at the domain in Pongaroa.

Unfortunately this does increase the cost of the ride to $20, but you’ll be getting a support van, mechanic, cold drinks along the way and lunch as well as fantastic company, spectacular views and a great ride.  And because of this, we will need you to pre-register, so that we can provide  definite numbers for the lunches - details of this will be posted 1 month out from the ride.

As the Apiti ride is shorter and unsupported, there is no need to pre-register for this one - just show up on the day.  The start time and departure point will be advised closer to the time.

 

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BM Race 3 – Linton Camp

 Course Confirmed – Please ensure you have sufficient Identification upon arrival of the camp  
(Alternatively we also have traffic management approved for our Akers Road circuit as a back up also!) –
Pre Register Here

This Race Is Proudly Brought To You By:
Gold Sponsor: Cash Converters
Silver Sponsor: Ebony Coffee
Bronze Sponsor: Bulls Medical Centre

Thanks to Palmfeild Motors if this is your first time racing, or you haven't raced in any of our club races in the last 12 months, come on out and have a go - for FREE.See more info here

Members $5, Non Members $10 – New riders as above – ride Free (T’s & C’s Apply)

BM Race 3 - Linton Camp 17 Aug 19

Please remember to pre register to help out our race organisers out.
Also if you or someone you know is available to help volunteer on the day we would love to hear from you – Thank you

As we now build towards Schools Nationals, the pinnacle event of our schools cycling calendar, I think it is a good time to take inspiration from some our past (and present) MSC cyclists to drive you towards your goals, for not only this event, but also any future aspirations and dreams you may have in this sport.

When you look at this list of riders currently racing and chasing their dreams around the world, you can understand why for nearly 9 years I have said that if you are racing at MSC events, you are racing at the top level in NZ (and now the world) week in and week out.... I just didn’t realise how many of them until I started to compile this!!!

· Robert Stannard riding for Mitchelton Scott on the World Pro Tour – enough said - and wow.

· World Elite Omnium Track Champion Campbell Stewart (again – wow)has recently been road racing in Europe and then Canada taking a number of podiums there and now starting preparations for Olympic Games.

· Michaela Drummond has recently been on the Road and Track in the famous T-Town winning her first UCI Omnium title and then preparing for Olympic Games.

· Luke Mudgeway is with his Irish UCI Continental team – Evo Pro – and still inspiring the next generation of youth (see photo).

· Lizzy Stannard – Has been racing Australian NRS events and in Europe.

· Emily Sherman part of the NZ Endurance team and part of the team build up for Oceania’s and as part of the World Cup event team.

· Ethan Crain competing at the Tour de L’Abitibi (U19 Nations Cup) in Canada and taking a stage podium over the past couple of weeks.

· Dylan Simpson is racing in America and Canada at both UCI events and then following Michaela’s lead heading to T-Town track cycling.

· Carne Groube has been riding for his Australian NRS team and now in Canada and America on the road with Dylan before returning to NRS events in Australia.

· Joel Yates is with his American team Gateway Devo Cycling Team. (Sorry Joel – please fill in the gaps as my research hit May!)

· Libby Arbuckle is ridding for the Mike Greer Homes Women team competing in Europe in a number UCI Road events and taking out a podium.

· Connie O’Brien, also riding for the Mike Greer Homes women team with Libby, and not to be out done, was also standing on the podium in in yet another UCI event.

· The most recent success story (today) is Maddi Hartley Brown, who is racing in America for the team New England Devo for 5 months, has just won one of the stages Intelligentsia Cup stages in Chicago.

Not to forget our Tri- athletes in David and Adam Martin who are both in Europe competing and have both podiumed in the last week - with many more to come.

An unbelievable number and I am sorry if I have missed anyone – Please let me know!!

Yes, I know more about some than others, but it is incredible to look at the list above and see the amazing things that are happening for these cyclists from their humble beginnings riding the same races you now are, week in, and week out at Manawatu Schools Cycling.

These 15 individuals are taking on the world, while doing what they love. Take inspiration, chase your dreams and remember it all starts on a winter Sunday morning in Manawatu!!

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Up & Coming Events for week ending 2 August 2019

Sun 4th August
Manawatu Schools Cycling
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 7th August
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sun 11th August
Manawatu Schools Cycling
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 14th August
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sat 17th August
BM Race 3 – Linton CampCourse Confirmed – Please ensure you have sufficient Identification upon arrival of the camp  
(Alternatively we also have traffic management approved for our Akers Road circuit as a back up also!) – Pre Register Here
Thanks to Palmfeild Motors if this is your first time racing, or you haven't raced in any of our club races in the last 12 months, come on out and have a go - for FREE.See more info here

BM Race 3 - Linton Camp 17 Aug 19

Sun 18th August
Manawatu Schools Cycling
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 21st August
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sun 25th August
Manawatu Schools Cycling
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 28th August
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Other dates to pencil in:
Sat 14 September
BM Race 4 – Woolworths Cup – Pre Register Here
BM Race 4 Woolworths Cup 13 Oct 19

Sun 13th October
BM Race 5 – Hill Climb Champs – Pre Register Here
BM Race 5 Hill Climb 13 Oct 19
Please find our 2019-2020 Road Racing calendar HERE

Long Endurance Rides before Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

With so many of our members joining Colin Anderson as he marks off 100 official laps of the lake (and goodness knows how many unofficial laps), I thought it would be a good idea to organise 2 long endurance rides to help everyone log those miles in preparation.  These rides will also be useful for those doing the 1 lap event also.

Everyone is welcome to join us for these group rides, and will have a ‘no drop’ policy.  If we get large numbers interested, then we may separate in to smaller bunches to allow for differing levels of fitness and ability.

The first ride will be Sunday 8 September, and will be Apiti Loop.  There will be a coffee stop in either Feilding or back in town at the completion of the ride.

The second ride will be around 200km, and will most likely be a loop around to Pongaroa with a stop at the pub for lunch.  As this ride is a longer ride, and is reasonably challenging, we will have a support van and mechanic for this one, so a small contribution towards fuel and paying for the mechanics time will be required. 

Please click on the link below to express your interest, so I can see how much interest there is in providing these rides.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/93J59MW