Volunteering – Tell us with you think

An important part of the successful operation of BikeManawatu is having volunteer assistance and this can be one of the biggest challenges our club faces when wanting to deliver an awesome racing programme.

If you live in the Manawatu area, please take our five question survey to tell us your thoughts on volunteering.

And thank you to everyone who responded to our last two Surveys. Our club is run for our members, so what you think and want is extremely important to us.


BikeManawatu linking up with MSC.

It’s been great to have the opportunity for our “older” members to go racing with Manawatu Schools Cycling.(BMSC)

This is the second year that BMSC has invited BM members to come along and have a go, and the feedback has been terrific.

We had an ITT at the challenging Colyton course a few weeks ago and last weekend there was a Team Time Trial at Kairanga. There was a number of seniors that formed teams and competed for, what was for some ,their first TTT . Plenty of banter before, during and after the event with smiles all round.

This Sunday there is another TTT at Rongotea with the last one a week later. These TTT’s are a core element in Schools cycling so this time of the year the kids get hammered with them…..Sign up on the Facebook post before Saturday 12.00 and next week there will be more details on the new website.

BM Chairman Mike Craine and his loyal group of parents and local school teachers run a fantastic series of events over terms 2 and 3 all building up to CNZ Schools Championships.

CNZ Schools run the North Island Championships around the Lake Karapiro area in the first weekend of the July school holidays, so in two weeks time students from years 7-13 migrate to the Cambridge district for this annual event.

Then New Zealand Championships are historically held in Horowhenua and Manawatu but, this year, they are being held in Canterbury.

Schools cycling is the breeding ground for all kids to grasp the enjoyment and benefits that cycling has to offer. Many parents have taken up cycling as a direct result of their offspring doing schools cycling and everlasting friendships have been formed…such is the great activity we participate in

June - July 2018 Club Road Races

Rongotea TTT

Sunday 24th June 2018 – 8.30am – 11.30am

Get a team together, it's TTT time.......... 
Teams must comprise min of 2 riders and max of 5. No ITT's. 
Register your team by commenting on the facebook post here. A start list will be posted on Sat prior. On the day registrations will not be taken. 
16km out and back. 
Race briefing will be at Rongotea square at 8.40am. All riders must be present. 
First team off at 9.15am. 
Rear lights are compulsory.

Colyton TTT

Sunday 1st July 2018 – 8.30am – 11.30am

Get a team together, it's TTT time.......... 
Teams must comprise min of 2 riders and max of 5. No ITT's. 
Register your team by commenting on the facebook post here. A start list will be posted on the Sat prior. On the day registrations will not be taken. 
16km out and back. 
Race briefing will be at Colyton hall at 8.40am. All riders must be present. 
First team off at 9.15am. 
Rear lights are compulsory.

Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th July 2018

Good Luck to all our Bike Manawatu School Cyclists who are competing in NISSCC in Cambridge


National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week.

National Volunteer Week celebrates that volunteers really are the heart of 
the community #NVW2018

Lets acknowledge all our amazing volunteers within Bike Manawatu

Thank you, we appreciate you


WCNI TT Results

Results for West Coast North Island ITT hosted by Levin Cycling Club on the 10th June 2018

Congratulations to all riders – on their great results, we had some new riders, riders chasing their P.B`s and people inspired to ride next year.

Thank you to all the coaches, parents, families – for supporting your riders to get the results they deserve.

A huge thank you to our officials, committee members and volunteers – without you all the event would not happen

We look forward to seeing you all next year

Levin Cycling Club– Committee

Read more: WCNI TT Results

Sport Manawatu Coaching Course

Sport Manawatu are hosting a Grassroots Coaching Course.

This is perfect for parents & volunteers who are coaching school teams or Grassroots Level. 
The focus is not on the individual sport but coaching itself.

Monday 25th June 
6.30 - 8.30pm
Feilding Oroua Rugby Club Rooms, Nelson St, Feilding 
No Charge

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Novice Tour 2018

Save the date, keep an eye out for more details.

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Renew your Bike Manawatu Social Membership Online

Great News – You can now Join / Renew your Bike Manawatu Social Membership Online.

Head on over to 

This application form is for riders wishing to join Bike Manawatu (BM) as Social / Recreational riders only. If you wish to be able to formally race at any level (not including "fun" rides) then you should register as a Bike Manawatu member through the Cycling NZ Membership portal taking the "Ride Club" or "Ride Youth", or "Race" options depending on your requirements: 

Bike Manawatu Uniform Orders

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We currently only have very limited stock in the office and this year we have decided to trial a new way of ordering for our members.

We have spoken to our supplier and they have listened.
The outcome is, Tineli have set up our very own club ordering website.
Follow this link and place your order accordingly.

Orders will be taken up and until 29th August 2018 and will be produced and delivered by 26 October 2018

Our next order will not be until early 2019 with the lead up to age group nationals etc

*as with all uniform orders with Tineli there is a minimum order of 5 units (this means that between all our members orders we must have a minimum of 5 per garment).

Get your order in before 29 August 2018

Website Plans

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An updated website is overdue, both to help us keep focussed on the information our members need, but also to keep the site updated with all the latest security patches and technology enhancements.

New BM Site

My goals are:

  • A cleaner design
  • Better organisation so you can find what you need
  • A better calendar
  • Meeting our sponsorship obligations
  • Keeping a historic record on the clubs activities, migrating all the old articles over sucessfully.

The site will be live before the end of the month.

New Club Website Coming

We cannot thank BM member and web master Vaughan Hunt enough.

Our new board is revamping many structures in our club and one of them is the Website.

Before the end of this month a new website will be launched, and the preview looks fantastic.

The update will allow us to update the page easier and more efficiently.

We have together looked at other sites, asked for feedback from our member through our survey and Vaughan presented to us something that is the next level.

Our distribution of news will change. While Facebook is great for urgent news we believe the core information must be on the website, and this will have links to entering events, information on rides, rider profiles and more….

Weekly Racing Embraced by BM members.

With winter well and truly upon us, what better way to get the blood flowing than to get some racing in on a Sunday morning.

Bike Manawatu Schools Cycling runs racing events most Sundays during school terms and this year there’s been a positive response to the invitation for all BM members to race with the up and coming youth of our area.

The first Criterium for the year was held at Linton camp on Sunday 27th May. The day started of damp but with no rain during the morning some great racing was seen by all in attendance..of which there was 79 riders and dozens of spectators.

Huge thanks must go to Linton Camp, the patient Golfers and the Café staff. It truly is a great venue and many parents enjoyed a coffee in the café while the races were passing metres away.

Madi Hartley-Brown took out the A grade 30 minute race from Thomas Stannard and Ethan Craine. The B grade 25 minute race saw a great mix of youth over experience with Senior (took a while to decide on that title) riders Lincoln Jones and Dean Wade pushing the predominately BHS field hard. There was no shortage of attacks of the front and in the end Ben Orr took it out from Ben Irvine and Ewan Cousins won the sprint over Lincoln Jones…bit soft Lincoln. Phil Devlin , Paul Cooper and other BM members were all in the mix during the race where tactics and endurance all played their part. The red faces at the end showed the level of competition, nothing else.

C grade race was the biggest field taken out by PNINS Josh Mulcahy with a great sprint to the line. Dima Luitenko was second with Bella Ives from PNGHS third. With 35 riders and a great mix of genders you never knew which way to look. 7 different schools represented and more BM seniors in the mix made a great spectacle. D grade was taken out by Harrison Craw with his brother Ta following closely, nothing like a bit of sibling rivalry. Tom McInnes chased them home in third in what was once again a large mix in size and speed and grace.

An awesome event and a venue that was are very lucky to have access to.

Last Sunday June 3rd was the first ITT for the winter. Heading away from our normal Rongotea or Kairanga flat tracks this event started at Colyton Hall and was an Out and Back on the so called “road to nowhere”

You don’t get a lot tougher than this. 16 kms with hills, false flats and head wind on the way home.

88 riders took the start with once again a great mix of size and experience. The school riders were required to run restricted gearing (Roll out) that they use in competition.(see below)

PNBHS teacher and cycling coach Winston Briggs won the day with a 23.47 from Boys High Students Adam Martin  24.16 and Jack Pronk 24.42 and Jamie Dennis 25.04.

Nigel Doyle was the next best of the BM senior riders with a very respectable 9th 26.10 with our very own BM board member blowing off the cobwebs with 16th overall and 27.49.

Great to see Paul Cole, Bruce Powell, Megan Blatchford-Peck, Jessica Hamilton, Paul Cooper, Deb Cuff and other BM members taking on the challenge

For those who don’t know Juniors ( Under 16 )is restricted for Team Time trials to 6.61 and Senior (over 16) are 7.0 metres.

In road racing under 15 is 6.61, under 17 is 7.0 and under 19 is 7.93 metres… welcome to schools cycling!!!!

The reason these roll out exist is to encourage the youths to run and be able to race a high cadence, which in their growing years looks after their joints and muscles as well as fostering good technique…anyway enough of the detail but give it some thought when you see the results and speeds the youth ride at.

Next up is Akers Road , registration at Linton Country School, this Sunday..Check the facebook page for details. Four grades, flat track but that’s all we can guarantee……could be windy..bring it on.

Thanks all of our Traffic Management , timing, marshalls and other helpers. Thanks also to Austin Smith from Colyton School and Katy Marsh from Linton country school for having bathroom facilities available to us to use

Join MSC for an ITT

Meet at Colyton hall 8.30am.

Race briefing 8.45am

Riders start at 30 second intervals

Register by commenting on the FB post on the Bike Manawatu  page before 10am Saturday. A start list with allocated times will be posted Saturday evening. On the day registrations WILL NOT be taken.

Enter – No Charge

TT bikes and aero bars are allowed.

First rider start will be 9.15am

Rear lights are compulsory. No light no ride, no excuses

Course map. 

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Track Cycling Workshop

Ian Gray held a Track Cycling Workshop on Sunday 27 May 2018, to discuss why there was a decline in riders this past season and to generate ideas how to improve this for the 2018/2019 Track Season.

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Here is a link to the Meeting Notes. If you have any comments, thoughts and suggestions to add, please text, email or discuss with a track committee member.

Grateful thanks to Karena, Margaret and Nariah from the Asure Colonial Court Motel for their hospitality and providing an excellent venue for this meeting.

Tell Us What You Think - Club Road Racing

This week's 60 second Survey is on Club Road Racing.  We look forward to your thoughts.

This Survey will closes 06 June 2018 at 5pm.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our communication survey last week. The club is run for our members, so what you think matters

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