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WARDS FURNITURE 80 km long ride: Up Tutaenui Rd, down Makohau , down Turakina Valley, up Waimutu, along Fern Flats, up Tutaenui,up Galpins to Warrens, to Griffens to Jefersons , along Leedstown as far as the start of the last downhill, return along Leedstown, Jefersons, Tutaenui and finish at the vet club. (WA

BJW MOTORS 40 km: tutaenui, Makohau, Turakina Valley,Waimutu, Fern Flats, Tutaenui. Finish at Vet club.

THE DOWNS GROUP 15 km: Tutaenui, Fern Flats, Bryces, Tutaenui.


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Bike Manawatu Cyclists Riding for New Zealand

BM Happy Hour

When; Friday 24th Feb
Where: Lonestar on the square.

Bike Manawatu Cyclists Riding for New Zealand

Here's just a taste of what some of our club riders are doing on the World Stage. Remember these riders having grown up riding and competing for our club in the Manawatu and are often riding alongside you on our BM rides. Next time you see them congratulate them on their success. They will appreciate it.
Campbell Stewart recently competed at the World Cup in Columbia in the team pursuit and Madison where his team mate Tom Sexton crashed twice for a DNF. Part of the racing experience is crashing I suppose. He and fellow BM track star Michaela Drummond are currently in Los Angeles racing for their country and will soon be back home competing in for the upcoming NZ Omnium Championships. Michaela has also landed a contract to race for a USA Pro Cycling Team and joins them in April. Good luck Michaela.

After some fantastic results at the Track Nationals, Emily Shearman and Libby Arbuckle's have been selected for the Junior Worlds in China this August. Also for the trio of Emily, Libby and Connie Obrien they have been selected to race for NZ at the Oceania Road Cycling championships in Canberra March 6-12.

To Robert Stannard, Michaela Drummond and Campbell Stewart who are finalist at the Manawatu Sports Awards we wish them every success after all achieving an outstanding last 12 months.

As a side note. A mention must also go out to Carne Groube, Joel Yates and Campbell Stewart for their sensational WCNI team pursuit time of 4.07 at the Track Nationals.

Cliff Hughes 3rd in BDO Wellington To Auckland Cycle Challenge

CliffHughesCliffHughesFrom firsthand experience this is a gruelling 12 stage race and we must congratulate all of our club riders who competed. The general classification results.3rd Cliff Hughes,5th Glenn Kirk,11th Mike Thompson. The average time for the winner for the 640k race was 36.05km
The hills, wind, rain, hail and intensity of the racing all hurt especially the time trial up Ruapehu from the Chateau to the Ski Field.
A special thank you to my team mates Tim Mackey and John Obrien who were part of our Bayleys Corporate Team who finished a credible 7th.
Check out results on



Upcoming events for Roadies

Check out The Bush Cycle Tour 12 March. This is undoubtedly a favourite for many riders who enjoy the different distances and stunning country ride and especially the finish at the Tui Brewery. A carnival atmosphere for you and your family.
The Rotorua -Taupo Road cycling Flyer.100km of shear intensity.25 March. Check it out online.

Paid Part Time Club Secretary Role for Bike Manawatu

After her amazing role as club secretary for Bike Manawatu Christine Christie is stepping down to spend more time with family and grandkids who live outside the Manawatu. This opens the door for a person who is efficient with time management and computer literate skills to join us and become an integral part of Bike Manawatu. The Club our open to a cycling or non-cycling person, young or mature to talk to us. You or someone you know might just love the opportunity to grow into this role that is involved in the community at a business and charity level. Email myself; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to know more.

February Happy Hour


Award Winner - Campbell Stewart


Club Time Trial Round 3 Results

“All Time” records broken, established or equaled this week in the Club’s 12km Time Trial’s nine year history came from:

  • Josh Mulcahy – 11yr Boys - 22.33min
  • Dra’s Caldwell – 12 year Boys – 20:06min
  • Thomas Stannard – Under M17s – 16:55min (equalled Adam Martin’s record)
  • Libby Arbuckle – Under 19 – 17:58min (best female time ever)
  • Barry Gilliland – M7 65-69yrs– 18:35min
  • Neil Pollock – M9 75-79yrs – 22:33min (established)

Season record/s, broken this week:

  • Louisa Cousins – W3 45-49yrs – 23:52min


Halberg Award Winner Campbell Stewart


Watching in anticipation on TV last week to see Campbell take out his Halberg award for the best emerging talent in New Zealand must have been an excitement highlight for the humble Campbell and his family but also to everyone associated to him in cycling. We are all so proud of you Campbell. A special mention must also go out to Campbell's coach Mike McRedmond who must also take a bow for a job well done.

A Week of Hard Out Cycling

I write this week’s newsletter while on the BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge which is brutal for us weekend cyclists amongst the 275 riders. Myself and Bike Manawatu character Tim Mackey are riding for Bayleys in the Corporate Team Challenge and raising money on Give a Little for"Make a Wish". Tim and I are having lots of laughs but hurting every day.
At the time I sent this newsletter BM Club Members Glen Kirk is winning with Cliff Hughes and Mike Thompson not too far behind with three days to go. We have had constant wind, rain and even hail to contend with and two hill stages have had to be cancelled due to violent winds. Nice summer we having don't you think.
Checkout for results.

Manawatu Cycle Challenge


A lot of our members rode the Manawatu Cycle Challenge last weekend and reports are they really enjoyed the event. Sam Gardner won the gruelling 144km in a time of 4.02.04, Colin Sullivan the 104km in 3.27.08,Charlie Studd the 72km in 2.06.33,and Ewan Cousins the 36km in 1.06.56.
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Bush Ride lucky draw


Big Haul of Medals for Manawatu Track riders at Invercargill

At the recent New Zealand Track National Championships held in Invercargill our local Manawatu riders competed extremely well bringing home a big haul of medals for them and us to be proud of.

Michaela Drummond collected bronze in the women's 20km points race and teamed up to win a gold in the Madison.She also was part of the silver medal performance by WCNI in the under 19 women's 4000m team pursuit. Those other valuable team members included Emily Shearman, Libby Arbuckle and Megan Gardner.
Emily Shearman also went onto take Bronze in the under 19 women's 500m time trial and silver in the 2000m individual pursuit.
Meanwhile Libby Arbuckle took out Bronze in the under 19 women's 7.5k scratch race and silver in the 15km points race.
Our boys also did themselves proud with Jordan Castle taking out Bronze in the 1000m time trial. Carne Groube bronze in the 15km scratch race and Campbell Stewart bronze in the 30km points race and then teamed up with Kennett Dylan to win Gold in the Madison.
Campbell Stewart was later named NZ junior men's rider of the year. An outstanding reward for Campbell and his support team.

Well done to all of those who travelled south to Invercargill and congratulations on a fantastic representation and medal haul for yourselves ,WCNI and your support teams.

World Cup Selection For Stewart and Drummond

Campbell Stewart and Michaela Drummond were later chosen to represent New Zealand at the upcoming World Cup in Los Angeles. A proud moment for the riders, there families and support teams.Campbell Stewart is also up for the prestigious Halberg Awards which will be announced and televised live on TV after this newsletter was sent.Go Campbell.

NZ Masters Games Whanganui

Last weekend a number of Bike Manawatu members competed at the Masters games.In the time trail we rock. In age group order; 35-39 Mark Hudson 2nd, 45-49 Glen Kirk 1st,40-44 Chris Pinkney 4th,60-64 Barry Gilliland 1st, 65-69 Colin Anderson 7th.Women; 55-59 Glenys Taylor 2nd.
Note; not all other event results were in at the time of this newsletter being sent

Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Good luck to all of those riders who will challenge themselves on this years Manawatu Cycle Challenge. A beautiful scenic ride and good challenge for all bikers. Give it a go.

Let's all celebrate the Clubs riders success.

Bike Manawatu Happy Hour
When: Friday 24th Feb
Where; Lonestar on the Square

Club 12km Time Trial Update

Congratulations this month to Robert Stannard who set a new “All Time Record” for the Under 23 category (14:37min) and Josh Mulcahy, in the 11 year old category (26:33min).


So far this year with two TT’s run, Yvonne Clarke (W3) has broken her previous record with Thomas Stannard (U17), Samara Fenn (Under 19) and Louisa Cousins (W3) establishing 2016/2017 season records.

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Results here


2017 Uniform Order


New Zealand Masters Games - 2017

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Several BikeManawatu cyclists competed last weekend in Whanganui at the New Zealand Masters Games, achieving lots of medal winning outcomes.

The games attracted over 4,400 athletes in 50 sports. The games annually alternate between Whanganui and Dunedin.

Picutred are the BikeManawatu Trackies, but check out more photos and results here

WCNI Open Track Champs 2017


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Bike Barn Lucky prize draw hits $200


The Bike Barn lucky Draw has hit $200.  Plus an additional $100 if you are in BikeManawatu kit!

Recent unlucky members include:

$100 - Dave Drummond - not present
$110 - Brian Silver - not present
$120 - Emma Briant - not present
$130 - Steffan Fuller - not present
$160 - Grant McCaskie - not present
$170 - Dean Wade - not present
$180 - Neil Pollock - not present


T & Cs :-
Only financial club members are eligible for the draw.
The drawn club member must be present at Memorial Park for the announcements.
Bike Barn’s voucher re-starts at $20 and jackpots $10 per week if not struck, this is not capped.
Bike Manawatu’s cash will be awarded to the winner if present wearing a BM Club shirt, the cash matches Bike Barn’s voucher value up to $100 when it is capped.

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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.