- Written by Karena Kaihe-Woolston
Bike Manawatu Track Meeting Results - Sunday 10 February 2019
- Written by Bike Manawatu
Novice Tour 2019
Haven't registered for Novice Tour 2019 yet?
Dont worry theres still time ....
We are looking forward to another great tour.
Register today. https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=163501&owner=1
For All information head on over to http://bikemanawatu.co.nz/index.php/events/novice-tour
We are also still on the look out for volunteers to assist us with the event.
Novice Tour is a long standing iconic club event which takes a small army of volunteers to run.
- Written by WCNI
Communique No. 2
Selectors have confirmed some successful candidates for the Track Nationals 7 – 10 March and need to observe others one more time to complete the WCNI Team.
We are needing to complete the entry form by Sunday evening so with that in mind, we urge all riders to attend the River City Wheel Race Event in Wanganui this Saturday so we can get a final look at you.
CNZ License Number:
Parents Name and phone number:
Events you want to ride:
I know some of you will feel this is doubling up, but there are some riders we are yet to hear from and we need the above confirmed via email to ensure there is no misunderstanding on anyone’s part.
We assume you all have your travel and accommodation sorted.
We will advise successful athletes of an information evening we are planning for next week where all questions can be answered, skin suits organized etc.
Look forward to hearing from you soon. Please circulate this notice to all your cycling buddies as failure to respond my mean you will miss out on selection.
See you all on Saturday.
Regards, the selectors.
Also a shout out for helpers as we have upwards of 26 riders and just 3-4 helpers for the event. Normally we require 1 handler per 5 riders plus a coach and manager and assistant manager so upwards of 8 helpers. Helpers must have current race or handlers licence but we wont be able to send all the riders without the appropriate level of support. If you think you can help please contact one of the names above
- Written by Brett Cotter
The Big Bike Film Night 2019–10 March 2019
Prepare to be inspired!
The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you.
Showcasing our 2019 collection (our 5th 'vintage') with everything a cycling-centric audience could want- action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is going to be unashamedly, unequivocally, and utterly Bike-alicious!
Our treasure chest of stories includes... a spectacle of winter innovation with an icy playground providing a visual journey as never seen before by bike; five friends with disabilities attempt a world first human powered ride from Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre 2150km to Mount Kosciuszko in Australia (what could possibly go wrong?); a New Zealander who has a two wheel love story to share; a heart-warming documentary about a ‘community mother’ who runs a bicycle training program for migrant and refugee women in Amsterdam; a fixie rider who commits a crime of passion; and two pioneering mountain bikers undertaking an adventure in wild and unknown landscapes, riding only horse trails, in heartland Africa; ALL in the mix!!
These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us, stories that make us think, and most importantly of all- stories that inspire us to get out and ride. Tales of character, resilience, challenge, courage, triumphs over adversity and much much more.
Tickets available on-line, from The Globe directly, and there will be door sales (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY) on the night at the venue.
If you would prefer to do a deposit in our bank account rather than through a credit card please message us.
So...listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON… grab your bike and come along for the ride!!
ALL BIKES. ALL TERRAINS. ALL GOOD!
- Written by The Greasy Chain Charitable Trust
Gravel and Tar, Slicks and Stones Wrap-up for 2019
Well, the Gravel and Tar UCI races and the Slicks and Stones 100 event, were run and won for 2019
on January 19th. And what a day it was! With twelve men’s teams in the Classic and eight women’s
teams in the La Femme, the professional races lived up to their name as being the hardest one-day
races in Australasia.
The men’s event was taken out by local rider Luke Mudgway riding for EvoPro, the Irish registered
Continental team, whilst the women’s event went to Brodie Chapman from Australia, riding for the
Oceania Women’s Cycling team.
Interviewed at the finish line, Brodie commented, “That’s the most fun I’ve had on a bike in one day,
ever!”. And she called that, “fun”?
You can view the fantastic videos of the races here:
Classic (men’s): https://youtu.be/_4C9eiU-bzY
La Femme: https://youtu.be/MQTe-YdWxoQ
For Slicks and Stones riders, there was just as much fun. Run over approx. 100kms and covering the
same 40 kms of gravel as the pro events, 49 intrepid riders started. The quality of the field can be
gauged by the fact that 44 of the 49 completed the event, with the first over the line, Brendan
Sharratt (Wanganui) completing the distance at an average of 34.8 km/h. He was closely followed by
Carlos Lopez-Lozano (Palmerston North) and Andrew Pointon.
For those of you thinking about doing the Slicks and Stones Challenge next year, here are a few of
the many comments from those who participated in 2019 …
I think you guys have something pretty special with this event... Really looking forward to it
again next year.
The course was great! Thanks to all that made the event possible.
Excellent event and fantastic group of riders very friendly and helpful. I lost some skin and a
lot of pride but really, really enjoyed the entire day. Thanks very much to all those involved.
Thanks for the great tough day of riding, event was well organised.
I just wanted to say that the event was exceptionally well organised, for which I’m very
I had a lot of fun racing on gravel yesterday. I think the Slicks and Stones has potential to
grow into a much bigger event, so I hope you run it again next year.
I’ll be telling all my friends to give it a crack next year!
That was spectacular! Thank you for the awesome event – I’ll definitely be back next year.
So, there you have it – start getting ready for 2020, now.
PS. If you think you’d like to be involved as a non-rider, do let us know. We are on the lookout for
volunteers on the day and in the week or so leading up to the event.