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Central Energy Manawatu Sports Awards

Bike Manawatu wish to congratulate Campbell Stewart, Michaela Drummond, Libby Arbuckle and Emily Shearman on being selected as finalists for the Central Energy Trust Manawatu Sports Awards to be held on Friday the 2nd of March.
Tickets are available from Sports Manawatu and doors open at 5.45pm at Central Trust Arena.

A Hot summer of Safe cycling

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This year’s summer has been kind to cycling enthusiasts with groups and solo riders building their kilometres. Every year is different and we all know weather plays a big part of how much time we spend on the bike often braving the elements. More recently though everyone seems to be loving the weather and cycling. May it continue.
On a more serious note. All recreational riders and groups are responsible to choose the safest possible route please. Staying hard left on the left side of the road and two abreast (unless single file is called for) concentrating and communicating throughout the ride is road etiquette and generally safe.
So why have many of our riders and ride groups been seen (far too often) looking for cover and spreading three and four abreast across the road at times even over the white line.
This disregard for safety is why many other road users get frightened or angry towards cyclists when approaching us from behind or oncoming.
Please be sensible and ride in the most appropriate groups and follow cycling etiquette. Spirited riders if you want to race knowing the group will split at some point maybe pre plan your groups more appropriately before you leave.
A good safe ride with your cycling buddies and a coffee and good banter together afterwards is fun. A serious accident would not be worth thinking about.
Check out: nzta.govt.nz. NZ Transport agency- The Official New Zealand Code for cyclists.

 

Bike Manawatu " Dinner and Dance Prize Giving "

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Lock in this date in if you want to dress up and enjoy a cycling "Dinner and Dance Prize Giving“ with your partner and cycling buddies. Get ready to book a seat or table with friends and we will recognise and celebrate success and have some fun together. This invitation goes out to all masters and schools people past or present.
When: Saturday night the 28th of April
Where: details to be released soon.
Anyone keen to help put something fun together for this our first "Dinner and Dance Prize Giving" email Keryn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We would love to hear from you.

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games team

Reported on Stuff:

Campbell Stewart has ticked off another box in his pursuit of cycling world domination.

The 19-year-old was named in the New Zealand team for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games alongside fellow Palmerston North rider Michaela​ Drummond.

See the full article here

Mick Mobberley ITT

This event is open to all riders however Mick Mobberley trophies are only awarded for masters women and masters men

Sunday 25th Feb 2018
Kairanga 12km course - Start from Horizons yard.
8.30am Registration, 9.00am First rider off

$10 non-members / $5 members

WCNI Interclub coming up on the 4th March

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Age Group Road Nationals 20-22 April 2018

The Age Group Road Nationals Championships will be held in Carterton, 20-22 April 2018 with national titles and medal’s being contested in age group categories from 13 years to 75 years plus.

This is an opportunity to represent BikeManawatu riding the Time Trial and/or Road Race.

Cycling New Zealand encourages all serious recreational riders to get behind this event and support the Club riding system.

Early entry fee prices increase by $20 per event after 28 February.

For more information visit the website

https://age-group-road-nationals.cyclingnewzealand.nz/ 

There is also the opportunity to ride the time trial and road race courses at the Wellington Centre champs in Carterton, 17-18 March 2018. Details on this link

http://acm.kiwi.nz/running/wellington-centre-road-championship/

Team Manager

A BikeManawatu Team Manager is required for this event. Please send expressions of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information on this role visit https://age-group-road-nationals.cyclingnewzealand.nz/event-info/team-managers 

Three All Time Club Time Trial Records Broken

This week two riders broke Club 12km Time Trial Records which has been running for 9 years on the Kairanga course. Also I was told of one from last November.

If you want to acknowledge them, Deb Cuff, 22min10sec (W5), Libby Arbuckle 17min48sec (Under 23) and Tyler Mumby, 21min37sec on 29/141/2017 (11 Year old boys).

Attached are the updated all time records, and a copy of the times from this week,

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Marist St Patrick's Day

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2018 Manawatu Cycle Challenge

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The Manawatu Cycle Challenge is on this weekend

See their website for details

2018 Track cycling Calendar

Track cycling Calendar

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(Also available from BM Facebook)

National Medals for Manawatu track stars

Bike Manawatu wish to congratulate our rising star track cyclists for an amazing hall of medals at last week’s National Track Cycling Champs. Just read the results and next time you see these committed local riders and their families be sure to congratulate them. They deserve every amount of praise.

Michaela Drummond finished third in the women's 20km points race and she rode the in a composite team in the women's madison with Racquel Sheath (Waikato) and they won gold. Michaela was also in the west coast north Island (WCNI) team along with Emily Shearman, Libby Arbuckle and Megan Gardner that won Silver in the 4000m team pursuit.
Jordan Castle was third in the men's 1000m time trail and second in the men's Keirin.
Emily Shearman was third in the under 19 women's 500m time trail and second in the under-19 2000m individual pursuit.
Libby Arbuckle was third in the under 19 women's 7.5km scratch race and won silver in the 15km points race. Carne Groube was third in the men's 15km scratch race.
Our WCNI men won bronze in the 4000m team pursuit and our junior women sprint team win gold.
Campbell Stewart was third in the men's 30km points race and riding with Dylan Kennett for a composite Waikato team won the madison.
Campbell Stewart was named as junior men's cyclist of the year. He defended his world title in the Omnium at the junior world championships and was a member of the pursuit team that broke the world record.

 

A Hot summer of Safe cycling

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This year’s summer has been kind to cycling enthusiasts with groups and solo riders building their kilometres. Every year is different and we all know weather plays a big part of how much time we spend on the bike often braving the elements. More recently though everyone seems to be loving the weather and cycling. May it continue.
On a more serious note. All recreational riders and groups are responsible to choose the safest possible route please. Staying hard left on the left side of the road and two abreast (unless single file is called for) concentrating and communicating throughout the ride is road etiquette and generally safe.
So why have many of our riders and ride groups been seen (far too often) looking for cover and spreading three and four abreast across the road at times even over the white line.
This disregard for safety is why many other road users get frightened or angry towards cyclists when approaching us from behind or oncoming.
Please be sensible and ride in the most appropriate groups and follow cycling etiquette. Spirited riders if you want to race knowing the group will split at some point maybe pre plan your groups more appropriately before you leave.
A good safe ride with your cycling buddies and a coffee and good banter together afterwards is fun. A serious accident would not be worth thinking about.
Check out: nzta.govt.nz. NZ Transport agency- The official New Zealand Code for cyclists.

 

Central Energy Manawatu Sports Awards

Bike Manawatu wish to congratulate Campbell Stewart, Michaela Drummond, Libby Arbuckle and Emily Shearman on being selected as finalists for the Central Energy Trust Manawatu Sports Awards to be held on Friday the 2nd of March.
Tickets are available from Sports Manawatu and doors open at 5.45pm at Central Trust Arena.

 

"Manawatu Festival of Cycling" Retro Ride

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Over 40 people from as far as Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Auckland dressed up in very cool old fashion clothing and handpicked their favourite old fashion bikes and had a ball riding this years "Manawatu Festival of Cycling" Retro Ride. Fun was had by all. See a sample of photos including one Gary Buys taking a business call before setting off.

 

Save the Date - Manfeild 6 Hour 2018

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Please Return Bike Manawatu Trophies

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On behalf of the club, may we please ask that all outstanding Bike Manawatu trophies please be returned in preparation for prize giving.

Trophies can be returned to:
Bike Manawatu
C/- Sport Manawatu
50 Queen Street, Palmerston North

Thank You

Keryn

Kairanga ITT 2018

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2018 Manawatu Festival of Cycling wrap up

The hard work put in by our fantastic band of local volunteers and supporters was humbling while the backing of our local businesses was truly appreciated. Even more valuable was the vision and support given to cycling in the region by PNCC, Ceda, Sport Manawatu, NZCT, Mainland Foundation, Lion Foundations which speaks volumes.

To achieve this in such a short four month period after UCI accreditation, everyone should be tremendously proud of for their part in this our first "Manawatu Festival of Cycling" Not everything ran smoothly and our current debriefing processes have been invaluable. So thank you.

Equally not all members were positive about Bike Manawatu hosting the "Manawatu Festival of Cycling" which we know is all part of building something that is new.We learnt the same was true for the Taupo Cycling Challenge organisers who recall terrible early times way back when they first started.

Your Feedback please?

We welcome all cycling fans for their helpful and constructive solutions based feedback to help us for future events. Please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- Would you support riding this local "Manawatu Festival of Cycling" event? Y/N
- Would you ride an event with Gravel in it? Y/N
- What events would you like to encourage you to ride?

A special thank you to Rob Ryan for organising the race vehicles for the race officials, doctors, media and photographers. Palmfeild Motors, Robertson Holden, and Nissan Manawatu were outstanding in supporting our event.
Also thank you to our four local bike shops for their generous support in the Gran Fondo prize giving top three winners. Bike Barn, Central Bycyle Studio, AvantiPlus and Crankit Cycles.

 

Robert Stannard Joins Mitchelon-Scott

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Last week after racing in the UCI "Gravel and Tar Classic" local rising star Robert Stannard flew to Dubai to race in the Tour of Dubai.Phenomenal really for many reason.Robert has just been signed by world class pro team Mitchelton- Scott and this week also came an astonishing 15th place ahead of legend Mark Cavendish and a world class field in stage one of the Tour of Dubai.Find out more http://bit.ly/2nlznkl

 

"UCI Gravel and Tar Classic" reaches Global audience with YouTube Video coverage

Congratulations Manawatu. Passionate cycling fans from all over the world have been watching the UCI "Gravel and Tar Classic" YouTube video footage which showcased our beautiful Manawatu region and "Manawatu Festival of Cycling"brilliantly.

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WCNI Track Comm 1

The WCNI track season is well on it's way.

Click here for the 1st track communication regarding selection for the Elite/U19 and Age Group Track cycling Nationals.

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