Have you ever thought of cycling a Multi lap or any of the other events at TAUPO

Plus assist in raising funds for HeartKids NZ. Here,s your chance to do both.

At this 2019 Taupo Cycle Challenge I need to complete TWO laps to be the first by some 30+ laps to reach my 100th lap completion. That’s an average of 3+ laps each year for the past 32 consecutive years !.

A team named Hughes Joinery cycle4heartkids

is being formed to allow new & more experienced riders to join together & ride the ENDURO or any of the other event choices. Already 3 of the 1995 originals have shown more than a passing interest in joining in for some portion of the Challenge weekend.

The Enduro plan is to cycle the 1st lap in 6 1/2 hours, then head off to your motel or Caltex (checkpoint) for a clothing etc break, to be all ready to depart from Caltex by 8.30 for lap two, to be again ridden at a controlled pace. We shall all meet up in Kaimanawa street by the Taupo Fire Station near the end of our 2nd lap, where Team members whether they be Fast Enduro, Solo, 1/2,1/4 lake, Mtn/bike, electric or any other section who have completed their own event, removed transponder can cycle back out at approx 2.45—3pm so we can all don our Team T shirts & cycle into the finish, where Heartkids will have a snack/chat area available.

TEAM Entry, a donation fee of $50.00 to https://cycleforheartkidstaupo19.everydayhero.com/nz/HelpColinreach16000kms

Clearly noting on the message section, TEAM Hughes Joinery entry, plus event category chosen, & size required for Team T shirt.
Or email size to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message 02102206227.

A bulk order & printing of T shirts will commence after July 31st, when early entry discount ceases. When I see your entry fee paid on EDH page I shall then by return email or DM f/book send you the discount code, which is valid until November 27th.

If you wish to also fundraise directly for HeartKids advise Gillian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 022 087 8966 & after your page & initial Team member donation of $50.00 is all set up you will receive a 20% discount code again valid till November 27th. Advise Colin as above your required T shirt size.

Additional Team Hughes Joinery benefits are Below

Team support leap frog vehicle for all of the ENDURO lap ONE.
Customised Enduro over-cap for 2019.
Team issue Sponsor printed T shirt.

A closed FB site will be set up after 31st July for Team members invitation to join/share thoughts/advice/suggestions.
My wish is for everyone to ENJOY the day & for some, the early am start !.
10% Team entry discount code (valid till November 27th) or
20% if you fundraise as earlier mentioned


View the Cycle Challenge Team web for exciting Team bonus.
30 riders in Team Hughes Joinery - ONE free entry to 2020 event—PLUS an additional one free entry for every multiple of ten riders for the 2020 event.
Know that your $50.00 Team entry fee IS going to a very worthwhile charity that assists the 12 babies born weekly in NZ with a heart defect.
ULTIMO have produced a sponsor printed Custom cycle kit at a very competitive price.. Details on this & other will be outlined on a TEAM closed FB group (or email if not a FB member) where questions/forum can be responded to by members.

Looking forward to your interest & joining together in this 100th lap of Taupo (attempt), already some $5500 has been pledged for Heartkids NZ—lets join together & really build it up. Cheers Colin (wal)

Colin Anderson end of super enduro 2002

Up & Coming Events for week ending 10 May 2019

Sat 11th May
A friendly reminder this weekend we have our Bike Manawatu Road & Track Prize Giving & AGM   We look forward to seeing you all there.
2019 Prizegiving Poster AGM Save the Date

Sun 12th May
Wanganui WCNI Interclub RR
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 15th May
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sat 18th May
Marist Sports Club Mid Year Social

Sun 19th May
Manfeild 6 Hour Cycle ChallengeEntries are open and online

Wed 22nd May
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sun 26th May
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 29th May
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sat 1st June
Taranaki Tour

Sun 2nd June
Taranaki Tour
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Mon 3rd June
Taranaki Tour
Queens Birthday

Wed 5th June
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sun 5th June
WCNI Interclub - Levin- 09/06/19 (ITT & Crit)
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

We also have other club key dates

Sat 29 June – WCNI Interclub Road Race hosted by Bike Manawatu – Halcombe Circuit
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Congratulations to all our Bike Manawatu members who travelled down to Timaru to compete in the Cycling New Zealand Age Group Road Nationals last weekend.
Please find below our club results

Tyler Mumby – U15 Boys – 15km Time Trial – 8th – 00:27:18
Tyler Mumby – U15 Boys Road Race – 8th – 01:23:13
Rosie O’Brien – U17 Girls 15km Time Trial – 15th 00:27:15
Rosie O’Brien – U17 Girls Road Race – 7th – 02:02:13
Fergus Lloyd – U17 Boys –15km Time Trial – 20th – 00:24:03
Fergus Lloyd – U17 Boys Road Race - 24th – 01:52:25
Jack Carson – U17 Boys Road Race – 30th – 02:03:09
Ewan Cousins – U17 Boys Road Race – DNF
Ethan Craine – U19 Boys - 24 km Time Trial – 26th – 00:35.13
Michael Richmond – U19 - 24 km Boys Time Trial – 37th – 00:36.51
Jack Pronk – U19 Boys - 24 km Time Trial – 19th – 00:34.32
Ethan Craine – U19 Boys Road Race – DNF
Michael Richmond – U19 Boys – Road Race- 6th – 02:36:50
Jack Pronk – U19 Boys Time Trial – 15th – 02:36:52
Ellen Twiss – Senior Women – 24 km Time Trial – 9th – 00:41:04
Glenn Kirk – M3 – 24 km Time Trial – 4th – 00:34.52
Tim Lloyd – M4 – 24 km Time Trial – 12th - 00:39.14
Nigel Doyle – M5 – Time Trial – 10th – 00:37.53
Glenn Kirk – M3 – Road Race – 5th – 02:20:25
Mike Craine – M3 – Road Race – 22nd – 02:42:02
Tim Lloyd – M4 – Road Race – 24th – 02:40:08

Congratulations to all riders who took part!

Full Results can be found on the Cycling New Zealand website here or below

2019 Results - 15KM TT.pdf

2019 Results - 24KM TT.pdf

2019 TT - Para Results.pdf

2019 Results - Para Cycling Road Races.pdf

2019 Results - Saturday Road Races.pdf

2019 Results - Sunday Road Races.pdf

Need a comfy place to stay or some pre & post event dining, Distinction Coachman Hotel Palmerston North has got you covered. 
Get in touch and make your reservation 


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Manfeild 6 Hour Cycle Challenge 2019

A unique event in the cycling calendar where teams of up to 4 or individuals cycle as many times as possible around the Manfeild Track, Feilding in the given 6 hour period.
Each team sets their own ride strategy – only one person from each team is allowed on the track at a time.
Timing transponder is passed from one team member to the next like a baton in a running relay.
Sunday 19th May 2019!
Round up your mates - Get your entries in today.
Dont Miss Out

Online entries close 13th May, there will be a $10 late fee on the day (Cash only for late entries on the day please as we do not have the eftpos machine this year sorry.)

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Along with our amazing sponsors we would also like to thank the Manawatu District Council & the Mainland Foundation for their generous grant funding.

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