10 years of Manfeild 6 Hours Challenge

Bike Manawatu Happy Hour

When;Friday 26 May
Where; Lonestar on the Square
Time; 5.30 onwards.
Note:Cyclists bragging rights are allowed. Manfeild or any other event or social ride.
Just be there...

10 years of Manfeild 6 Hours Challenge

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Bike Manawatu would like to thank and congratulate Mike and Christine Christie and their team of volunteers for the outstanding work they have done in making the Manfeild 6 Hour Challenge an incredible event over the last 10 years. Mike and Christine stand down this year as event organisers on a high after last weekends 10th anniversary event being able to look back with great satisfaction that all ages and stages of cyclists love the challenge of our Manfeild 6 Hour event.
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Over 300 solo and team riders were registered and the weather for the day provided good blend of sunny cool safe hard riding conditions. An amazing cross section of community people from Businesses, Armed Forces, Clubs, Massey University, Social Groups, Mums, Dads, Schools and Masters riders participated in good spirit throughout the day.
This annual Bike Manawatu calendar event will grow and is already attracting riders from around NZ who thoroughly enjoyed the day. In anticipation, the club sent an early message out for next year asking for your help as a volunteer so we can build on the success of this great Club cycling day.

All Manfeild 6 Hour Results.

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We acknowledge everyone who entered and all of those category winners for the day that collected prizes. The winner of the Men's solo was Mitchell Kinghorn who completed 85 laps or 257.55km with an average lap time of 4.16. The winner of the women's solo was Emily Shearman who completed 75 laps or 227.25km with an average lap time of 4.50.
Results can be viewed at Bikemanawatu.co.nz
Photos can be found on Bike Manawatu Facebook.

Danger Riding Sadle and Track.

We have had a number of calls from people concerned over riders and large truck almost having an accidents on the Sadle Road and Pahiatua Track.
Please be aware that while the Gorge is closed the traffic is significantly higher on both roads and therefore more dangerous for cyclists.
Respectfully we recommend not to cycle these road until the Gorge is open again.

Bike Manawatu riders Overseas

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NZ road star George Bennetts win in the Tour of California must give all road cyclist in New Zealand an incredible amount of confidence that it is possible to make it as a good professional overseas. Next for George is the Tour de France where we will all be glued to the event to see how he goes. Meanwhile Robert Stannard sprints to second at the Travers Les Hauts de France opener and is living the dream in Europe after riding here as a valued school and club member. Watch for more from Robert.

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Also, busy in the USA Michaela Drummond racing for Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling has started in three UCI races and finished in the top 10 last weekend. These are tough races and the results was a great effort.

Cycling New Zealand.

1) New Road and Track gearing and rules updates
2) Commissaires Courses
Check it out; www.cyclingnewzealand.nz