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August Happy Hour

Aug Happy Hour

Winter Series 2016 - Round 3

Woolworths Cup

Feilding Mayor Welcomes BikeManawatu Wednesday Cycling Group

Racing; BM Winter Series THIS Saturday.

This Saturday starting at 1pm in Halcombe just out of Feilding( a great circuit by the way) the "Bike Manawatu Winter Series" continues.The weather is on the improve and for those who are training what a great way to step up your riding. The course is fun, challenging and safe all at the same time.So give it a go and enjoy the outing.

Racing; The Trust House Cycling Series

Two local teams have put a team together and entered in The Trust House Cycling Series in Masterton which is the fantastic five race team series to be held in September.
New to the Manawatu and of great value both on and off the bike for his international cycling credentials, Sam Gardner has entered the BikeBox Rentals Team made up of some great Manawatu talent who will represent the region well. Well done Sam. Also Lee Yates and John Stewart have entered a Bike Manawatu team of masters riders who are bound to be fearlessly competitive.
Some of these riders will be riding the "BM Winter Series" as training this Saturday at 1pm in Halcombe,so be sure to get along.

Mayor Welcomes BM Wednesday Cyclist Group

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Manawatu District Council Mayor Margaret Kouvelis called into to Coffee On The Square in Feilding to say hi and welcome Bike Manawatu's Wednesday Cyclist Group. Margaret is a keen supporter of cycling in the region and it was really nice of her to make a fuss of this long standing group who each Wednesday morning do a 90km ride and stop off for a coffee in Feilding along the way.

Cycling Road Rage

As cyclist we can't be naive to the fact some drivers are frustrated by cyclist taking up their road.  It's another reason we continue to promote good cycling etiquette to minimise risk. However horror stories are all to frequent between vehicles and bikes which is not good for anyone.  One such story this year involved a group of experienced local cyclist returning to the city from a long weekend ride who encountered a deliberate and dangerous road rage incident, followed by road violence. Fortunately our riders are ok.
The key is taking the offending persons number plate and reporting the incident to the police.  This case has appeared in court and we are awaiting the outcome. Just another reminder to keep everyone safe.

Cycling Uncovered 2016

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Want to compete in the 45km Tour de Manawatu event in 2016?

Cycling Uncovered is an eight week programme for everything you need to know such as:
+ Bike maintenance and bike etiqette
+ Safety on streets and roads
+ Gear transitions and hill climbing
+ Helmet safety and bike handling skills

Course costs $80
Costs includes entry into the 45km event and a years subscription with Bike Manawatu
Beginning 6 pm – 7.30 pm, Tuesday 13 September 2016
Vautier Park Pavilion, Puriri Terrace, Palmerston North

More Information

Winter Series Race 2 - Sutton Cup Results

Winter Series Race 2, Saturday 20th August 2016. Huge thanks to Kevin Laskey for organising the race, with 37 riders taking part.

Click here for full results and winner of the Sutton Cup. Woolworths Cup next weekend (27th August) at Halcombe.

Online Entry Now Open

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Online entries for the FeildingFestivial races are now open!

"Bike Manawatu Happy Hour" to Celebrate International Success.

Bike Manawatu Happy Hour

When; Friday 26th August
Where; Lonestar (Upstairs on the Square)
Time; 5.30om to 7pm

This months "Bike Manawatu Happy" we would like to acknowledge our exciting World Championship track stars and those other members who have competed Internationally. So be sure to join us and enjoy the hospitality of our newest sponsors "The Lonestar" where upstairs the stylish bar setting overlooking our amazing city will be the perfect place for our monthly social member outing. If you want to stay on for dinner, Lonestar will look after you as well.( Discounted drinks)
Campbell Stewart, Michaela Drummond, Emily Shearman, Carne Groube, Robert Stannard and others will be acknowledged.
We hope you can join us.

Cycling in Winter Sunshine

A fantastic week of winter sunshine has excited all cycling enthusiasts. The chance to get out on your bike and witness how beautiful our Manawatu countryside is with Mount Ruapehu in the distance has been fun for many. Remember to get your bike serviced,ride with good cycling etiquette, stay safe and watch for sun strike but most importantly enjoy yourself.Spring and Summer are just around the corner.

Get Involved in Upcoming Events

Their are plenty of exciting events coming up in September to get involved in. The Feilding Festival of Cycling, The three day School Nationals, The BM Winter series and more. So check out our upcoming events on Facebook or this Newsletter and embrace them as either 1) a rider, 2) a volunteer,or 3) a support person. Your club is working hard to make sure all members can be involved as a valued club member where possible.

Condolences for popular Velo Girls Cyclist.

Sadly this week we have lost Jenny Farmer to illness,a popular master cyclist and lovely lady. Jenny loved being part of Bike Manawatu and was one of the famous Velo girls and Wednesday morning cycling group. On behalf of the Bike Manawatu board and members we send our Condolences to Jenny's family and friends.

"Le Ride" by Phil Keoghan

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The festival is showcasing a number of New Zealand films

Phil Keoghan has produced a film "Le Ride" based on the experiences of Harry Watson, the first New Zealander to ride Tour de France in 1928.
Phil decided to make the film after reading the book ‘Road and Track Cycling’ written by Ian Gray and Jonathan Kennett.

This film will be showing at Downtown cinema Thursday 18th

Brass Monkey Ride 2016

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"Bike Manawatu Happy Hour" to Celebrate International Success.

Bike Manawatu Happy Hour
When; Friday 26th August
Where; Lonestar (Upstairs on the Square)
Time; 5.30om to 7pm

This months "Bike Manawatu Happy Hour" we would like to acknowledge our exciting World Championship track stars and those other members who have competed Internationally. So be sure to join us and enjoy the hospitality of our newest sponsors "The Lonestar" where upstairs the stylish bar setting overlooking our amazing city will be the perfect place for our monthly social member outing.  If you want to stay on for dinner, Lonestar will look after you as well.( Discounted drinks)
Campbell Stewart, Michaela Drummond, Emily Shearman, Carne Groube, Robert Stannard and others will be acknowledged.
We hope you can join us.

Bike Manawatu Winter Series

Bike Manawatu are excited to be able to bring our "Winter Series" to those people who are interested in another level of cycling that will help improve your fitness and strength while mixing with liked minded people before, during and after the events for some good banter and fun.
From this Saturday the 6th of August through to 2nd October experienced duo John Arbuckle and Mike Groube together with our valued volunteers and support people (more volunteers always need if you can help) will be running the "Winter Series"and would love to see you step out of your comfort zone and register for these events.
The benefits to you will be huge. Events that will take in some amazing country side from the flat Kairanga time trial to the rolling hills of Pahiatua, Halcombe, Pohingina and Cheltenham.
You will assured of riding improvement and lots of fun which will set you up for the summer months of riding ahead.Your support will alway be appreciated. Check the Winter Series out on this Newsletter and our Facebook.

Masters Riders Return from France.

Welcome back to Stu McKenzie and Wayne Butcher last week who cycled for six weeks on a Tour de France circuit that sounded incredibly scenic and very hard. Stu showed up at last Friday's "BM Happy Hour" having only arrived back in NZ the day before looking extremely fit and tanned.  I am yet to see Wayne who know doubt will be looking the same if not better. You be the judge.

Simon van Velthooven

Simon riding at the peak of his career over the last few months unfortunately missed out on the Rio Olympics games team which is so unfair.  The Rhino is our hero here in the Manawatu and with the Commonwealth games in the Gold Coast around the corner I hope will spur him on to win a place back in the NZ team for those games.  He is a great guy and a great ambassador for our country and region.

Winter Series 2016

6 August  - 2 Up or ITT Pyke Road (Reids Transport Depot)  17 kms

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20 August - Sutton Cup Pahiatua – Graded Handicap Race (A-D)  44kms
Meet at Pahiatua Bush Multisport Complex

27 August - Woolworths Cup Halcolme Stanway Circuit – 2 laps Group Start
(Sealed Handicap rules apply)
1 lap option available – start after 2 lap group Meet at Halcolme

3 Sept - Essex Cup Pohongina Village/Highland Home – Gravel
1 lap 25 kms & 2 laps 50 kms
Each lap has 5kms gravel, start in Pohongina Village
Mass start. Meet at Pohangina Village.

2 October - Cheltenham Cup Cheltenham to Kimbolton - Handicap Race
Meet at Cheltenham Hotel
All races start: 1.30 pm
Registration: 1.00 pm

$5.00 Bike Manawatu Club Members
$10.00 Non-members and visitors – all welcome

STMS Manager: Mike Groube 027 438 1850
Race Manager : John Arbuckle 027 4779714

Enquiries: Christine Christie – Bike Manawatu
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Cancellations will be posted of Bike Manawatu face book page by 12.30pm of Race Day

We need volunteers to assist & make club racing possible so please offer to help at events with marshalling and judging – please contact club secretary or race manager.

Winter Series Round 1

WINTER SERIES ROUND 1

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