Last week club members Carne Groube and Joel Yates left to race in the USA for three months. What an experience for the boys who must be living the dream. They are based at a University in Pennsylvania and will be racing, road, track and criterium during the hot summer months in a variety of different locations. We wish Carne and Joel all the best in their development knowing they will benefit massively from the experience and return to NZ ready for a busy summer of racing.
Once again, the clubs newest initiative of uniting the club by combining both schools and masters riders to race together was highlighted by the 100 registered riders at last weekend’s club graded road race at Colyton. The weather was fresh but without wind and ideal for riding and the numbers of supporters also was encouraging. The short 18km one lap circuit was a great circuit for graded riders. The A grade completed three laps and the B to E grade either two or one laps of racing. It was exhilarating stuff and those masters riders who gave it a try loved it.To all masters riders keep an eye out on the clubs upcoming road race events and next time bring your riding group of buddies out and try it out.Its fun.
A Grade 1)Adam Martin. 2)Aiden Jones 3) Ethan Craine
B Grade.1)Cam Jones. 2)Dra's Caldwell 3) Ewan Cousins
C Grade 1)Liam Ainsworth 2) Darcy Ainsworth 3) Finn Hannan
D Grade 1) Holly McInnes 2) Sam Wade 3) Dan Johnston
E Grade 1) Fergus Doolan 2)Tanika Whale 3) Wilson Hannan
Check out all results on Facebook-Manawatu Schools Cycling
Always a tough weekend of racing in the beautiful Taranaki and one many of our club riders enjoy competing in year after year. More than 150 cyclists peddled the 5 stages around the Taranaki region at Queen’s Birthday weekend taking in the beautiful scenery in Kaponga, Stratford, Te Wera, Inglewood, Hawera and New Plymouth.
Congratulations to the many Bike Manawatu cyclists who competed.
Check out all results online. Tour of Taranaki.
Where; Ohau Levin
When: Sunday 11th June
Bike Manawatu riders will this weekend contest the exciting WCNI time trials at Ohau with high hopes of good results. We wish them all well.