2019–1001- 4 Days In

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We are 4 days, 580 kms and over 6000 metres of climbing in to our 7 day, 1001 km and nearly 9000 metres of elevation adventure, and so far it’s been a blast.

Day 1 saw us leave from the Bike Barn in Palmerston North in 3 riding groups, full of anticipation for a great trip.  Our support vehicle supplied by Garry Buys of Bike Barn is driven by Neil Vertogen and his wife Jayne - both of whom we can’t thank enough for not only their roadside assistance, but also their help with logistics upon arrival at our destinations - you guys have been amazing - thanks from the whole team.

We headed over the Pahiatua Track, through Mangamaire and Eketahuna, stopping at the wildlife sanctuary for a drink and something to eat.  After leaving here, we encountered rain and a nagging headwind (that was to become our faithful companion), and arrived at Carterton for lunch.

By the time we left Carterton, the rain had stopped, but the headwind hadn’t.  We travelled on to Featherston and climbed the Rimutaka Hill road in to Upper Hutt, and on to Wellington.  Along the way we were treated to some pretty amazing views of the Manawatu, wairarapa and Wellington regions.

We were met by the van at the Intercontinental Hotel in Wellington, where we were able to shower up before having dinner, while they laundered our riding kit.  After dinner at the Greenman Pub, we headed to the ferry to board and fund our cabins for the overnight sailing to Picton.

Updated Bike Manawatu Time Trial Records 21 Feb 2019

12km ITT - BikeManawatu Age Group Records - All Time-1 Updated 21 Feb 2019

Last weeks ITT saw 4 new Bike Manawatu records broken
Glenn Kirk M3 4 seconds faster than Steve Stannard's previous record of 0:15:52 set in February 2016
Deb Cuff shaved a whole minute off her previous M6 record 0:22:10 set 14 Feb 2018
Ellen Twiss was 1 minute, 13 seconds faster than the previous open womens record set by Sharen Belk of 0:20:20 on 2 Feb 2016
& Ian Eagle also took out the M1 record by 1 minute, 25 seconds previously held by Mark Waterland of 17:53 on 07th March 2012

Well done to you all! Keep up the great work

Kairanga ITT Results - 13/2/19

Well done to everyone who turned up to the first week of our ITT mini-series and made the most of the stunning conditions. Some very fast times were set which will make things interesting for the next two weeks.

A massive congrats to Glenn Kirk who has broken the Masters 3 Men's course record, 4 seconds faster than Steve Stannard's previous record of 0:15:52 set in February 2016 - Well done!!
Also Deb Cuff who shaved a second off her previous record - Great work!

Be sure to come along next Wednesday for week 2

Thanks again to the volunteers who made it possible!!

Kairanga ITT Results 13022019

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Up & Coming Events for week ending 15 February 2019

Sat 16 Feb
Bev May Tour (Womens)
River City Wheelrace

Sun 17 Feb
Bev May Tour (Womens)
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride
Bike Manawatu Track – Feilding – Club Scratch Race Champs

Tues 19 Feb
Bike Manawatu Track – Feilding

Wed 20 Feb
Kairanga ITT (Race 2 of 3)

Sat 23 Feb 

BM Race 9 – BM Hill Climb Champs  - Please pre-register HERE
Race 9 Hill Climb Champs[4]

Sun 24 Feb
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride
Bike Manawatu Track – Feilding – Club 500m TT Champs

Tues 28 Feb
Bike Manawatu Track – Feilding

Wed 27 Feb
Kairanga ITT (Race 3 of 3) 

Sat 2 March

BM Race 10 – BM ITT Champs / Mobberly (Masters) Cup – Please pre register HERE
Race 10 ITT champs[6]

Sun 2 March
Bike Manawatu Track – Feilding - Club Flying 200m Champs

Tues 5 March
Bike Manawatu Track – Feilding

Thurs 7 March
2019 Vantage Age Group Track National Championships

Fri 8 March
2019 Vantage Age Group Track National Championships

Sat 9 March
2019 Vantage Age Group Track National Championships
Bush Tour

Sun 10 March
2019 Vantage Age Group Track National Championships
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Tues 12 March
BM Race 11 – BM Mid Week Summer Races – Akers Road

Sat 16 March
Novice Tour 2019
Taranaki Masters Cycling

Sun 17 March
Novice Tour 2019
Taranaki Masters Cycling
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride


We also have other club key dates

Sun 24 March – Bike Manawatu Track – Feilding – Season Closing
Tues 26 March – BM Race 12 –  Akers Road
Sun 14 AprilBM Race 13 BM & WCNI Road Race Champs – TBC
Sat 11 May – BM AGM & Road / Track Prizegiving
Sun 19 MayManfeild 6 Hour Cycle Challenge

Bike Manawatu Track Meeting Results–Tuesday 12 February 2019

Please find attached the race results from Tuesday nights meeting. Great to see "Mr Miracle" Michael Richmond at track, as well as some incredible riding in our A Grade section. Ben Irvines time in the 1 lap standing start was only 0.5 seconds off Angus Claasen's record, Ewan Cousins continues to impress not far out from the NZAGTN, & both Matty Mullins & Andy Miller showed power & speed to improve on their 200 flying & 1 lap standing start times. The Craw boys & Wilson Hannon showed exceptional teamwork as scratch riders to catch & overtake the field & the best result by far was Mervyn Clarke holding off a field of fast finishing B Grade riders to win the long handicap race, congratulations Mervyn