Up & Coming Events for week ending 13th September 2019

Sat 14th September
BM Race 4 – Woolworths Cup – Pre Register Here - Course Notes & Info Here - See Tims Strava Here
BM Race 4 Woolworths Cup 13 Oct 19

Sun 15th September
Manawatu Schools Cycling
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 18 September  
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sun 22nd September
Manawatu Schools Cycling
Trust House - Race 1
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Wed 25th September
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sat 28th September
National School Road Championships

Sun 29th September
National School Road Championships
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Mon 30th September
National School Road Championships

Wed 2 Oct
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Sun 6 Oct
Trust House - Race 2
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Tues 8 Oct
National School Track Championships

Wed 9 Oct
National School Track Championships
Wednesday Recreational Ride
BM Kairanga ITT Series 1 of 4

Sun 13th October
BM Race 5 – Hill Climb Champs – Pre Register Here
BM Race 5 Hill Climb 13 Oct 19

Other dates to pencil in:
Sun 10th November

FFoC 2019 enter NOW Updated
Kairanga ITT Series

A friendly reminder our Kairanga ITT starts back up on the 9th October (9th 16th, 23rd & 30th October)
Mark these dates in your calendar – We Look forward to seeing you there.
Kairanga ITT 2019-20

Wonder Women on Wheels Workshop (WWOWW) was a huge success! Would just like to thank everybody who helped make this day possible and to those that turned up and supported the event today I hope you had alot of fun and are keen on giving this exhilarating sport a go

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Change of day for Long Endurance Ride

In an ongoing effort to squeeze as much out of life as possible there has been a Day Change for the Long Ride scheduled for Sunday.
The weather on Sunday is looking well below average so the ride has been brought forward to Tomorrow, Saturday 7th September, leaving Memorial park at 7.00am.
This gives our riding community 2 awesome opportunities to choose from on the same day although this is nothing new to us. - Endurance Rides Article Here

Bike Manawatu encompasses a wide range of riders of both Genders, capabilities and ages. Everyone has their own "Why" they choose to ride a bike.
So while the Long gamers are extending their riding capacity, at the Velodrome on the same day starting at 10.00 we have Wonder Women on Wheels.
This is a fantastic opportunity instigated by Neriah Kaihe-Woolston, backed by her parents ,and with full support of the track committee and Bike Manawatu Board.
This is an introductory day to Track cycling to new and more experienced track cyclist to promote Females on Bikes and the profile of the sport.
What an awesome day it's going to be, The weather is clearing for us, lets go.

Sunday Morning at Colyton the Manawatu Schools Cycling are running their last Road Race for the year in their build up to National Schools Championships at the end of term.
Schools Cycling have had a great year with Mike Simpson, Bernie Richmond and their army of parent helpers running events. 
With Nationals based in Colyton, Feilding area again this is our Young Cyclists best opportunity to shine.

Last Saturday 48 riders competed at Akers Road across 5 grades with some impressive close racing on show. Results Here

Next Saturday, Woolworths Cup Handicap race leaving Makino Road on a new route. Get your entries done on line so our Handicappers cane get their job
done. Register online here

More on that early next week

Have a Great Weekend everybody

Board Member

2020 Slicks and Stones - 48-hour Flash Sale

Manawatu Slicks and Stones 100

Entries open soon!

On Friday 13th September (lucky for some!) Gravel and Tar holding a 48-hour Flash Sale where you can enter the 2020 Slicks and Stones 100 event for the great price of $50. Normally early bird entries are $75 (so that’s a $25 saving) and after the 15th our usual pricing re-commences at $80, rising to $90 if entering on the day of the event – 25th January 2020.

What do you get for your entry fee of $50?

In addition to entry for the Slicks and Stones 100, there’s a rider’s pack of discount vouchers from local retailers, plus a meal voucher for after the event (where you can sit, eat and chat with the pros from the Gravel and Tar Men’s Classic and the Gravel and Tar La Femme run on the same day over a similar course) plus a number of other goodies.

The 48-Hour Flash Sale starts at 10pm Friday 13th and finishes at 10pm on Sunday 15th. During these times, you can click this link to enter at the great price of $50. In the meantime, have a look at all the info on the event, plus the short videos of this year’s event on our website www.gravelandtar.com

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to The Slicks and Stones in the beautiful Manawatu on the 25th January 2020.

Oh, and please like and follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gravelandtarnz/

Kind regards
Bob Selden
Event Director, Slicks and Stones 100, 2020.

PS. If you need any further information, please feel free to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Woolworths Cup

Proudly Brought To You By:
Gold Sponsor: AEC - Ashhurst Engineering
Silver Sponsor: Capture Signs
Bronze Sponsor: Bruce McKenzie Booksellers

Saturday 14th September 2019 - Feilding - Halcombe Loop
New & exciting course.
Please remember to pre register Register Here Button 

All Welcome, but only BM Club members are eligible for the trophy.

More info about the course etc can be found on our website – Here

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you or one of your supporters are available to volunteer, we really appreciate your support.

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BM Race 4 Woolworths Cup 13 Oct 19