Virtual Bike Race – Le Tour

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You still have time to put in a virtual race team…

Virtual Bike Race is the ultimate in Fantasy Cycling Websites. Pick your dream team from your favourite riders in the ProTour and challenge your friends and family. Take on the role as Directeur Sportif (Sporting Manager), making transfers throughout the race, but keeping within the team budget.

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Interested in attending a Commissaires Course?

I have just asked BikeNZ when it would be convenient to run a Commissaires course shortly in Palmerston North.

So can those members that are interested in attending this course please get intouch with me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from Bike Manawatu.

More details will come out shortly when we hear back from BikeNZ


To celebrate passing the shortest day of 2013 Bike Manawatu invites members and non-members to a fun ride in the Tararua Region on Sunday 23 June 2013.

The ride will start at 9AM from the Black Stump Cafe, Main Street (ANZ corner), Pahiatua (this start point is a change to that advertised at Memorial Park last Sunday 9 June), please assemble by 8.50 - 8.55 AM for notices and to enable sorting bunches .

There are to be 2 distances: 1 @ 90 km (30-32km ave) and 1 @ 60km (26-28km avg).

On completion we will have a social chat, food, coffee, etc.

Car pooling is suggested or for the enduro types leave opp BP Fitzherbert Ave PN 7AM, cycle over the Pahiatua Track and return.

PNCC Draft Street Design Manual

Street Design ManualStreet Design ManualPalmerston North City Council have just released their Draft Street Design Manual for public consultation.  This manual will provide a design framework for engineers upgrading all of the city roads into the future. 

There is an emphasis on "shared space" and providing safe facilities for cyclist and pedestrians.  PNCC have asked for responses to their draft.  Bike Manawatu will be submitting a response. 

If you would like to have some input, you can see a copy of the draft on the PNCC website at the following link

Feel free to submit your own response, or email any thoughts or comments that you have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion in the Bike Manawatu submission. 

Submissions close on 5th July.

There is a public presentation about the Manual and chance for questions at 5:15pm on Monday 24th June at the City Library Sound & Vision space.

This is an excellent opportunity to have your say on making Palmerston North a cycle friendly city - don't waste it!"

King of Horsepower…

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21 June 2013, 6.15pm start (This Friday)

Updated poster with list of auction items.

Read more: King of Horsepower…