Manawatu Schools Cycling Championship

When: This Sunday 20th August

Where: Ashhurst Rugby Clubrooms (Lincoln street)

Time: Registration 8am

Entries close: Closed

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Campbell Stewart promotes the event by video on Manawatuschoolcycling Facebook page.

If you have not experienced watching schools racing at its best then this Sunday will open your eyes to the talent our Manawatu has. A full on day of age group racing from the young year 7 and 8 kids (intermediate schools) through to year 13 ( last year at High school) all racing will be fierce. The events include 1) Age group Road Races 2) Age group Time Trials 3) Age Group Points racing.

Ashhurst will be a buzz and our event organisers and volunteers busy. To Mike Craine and schools committee, volunteers, riders, parents and supporter have a great day.

A note to all masters members. We recommend Ashhurst for all recreational rides should be out of bounds for safety reasons.

Upcoming Feilding Festival of Cycling

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When: September 10th

Where:Feilding

Events: 1) Joe Allen Classic 2) The 90k recreational Ride 3) The 50k recreational Ride 4) The 20k ride. No excuses- All recreational riders of all abilities have been catered for.

As always this annual event is a great event to start your spring cycling off after your winter base training. Ride Organiser Austin Smith and his team do a great job and the courses are awesome for scenery and to give you a test of where you are at this time of year over a short or longer distance. All ages and abilities can ride this event which makes it a great outing for all cycling people. Get your cycling buddies together and be sure to enter the Feilding Festival of Cycling. www.feildingfestivalofcycling.co.nz.

Members to Promote Rider Safety at all Time

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As responsible cyclists we must all constantly remind ourselves to promote rider safety and road code etiquette when riding at all times. Our sport shares the roads with vehicles of all sizes and drivers of all capabilities. Our daily ride groups are the flagship of our sport and are responsible for promoting road codes and standards to keep everyone safe.

All rider groups are encouraged to identify ride leaders amongst yourselves and where possible have identified a safe course to ride. Letting people know where you are heading is also advised and how long you might be. Often road works can disrupt rides and checking out council reports or talking to other fellow riders is a good idea before you set your course.

The fact that most of us learnt to ride a bike as children and then put the bike down when we got our first car at around 15-17 years old means most people have not ridden a bike for years before we decide to join Bike Manawatu and start riding a bike again for health and fitness.To help these people is all of our responsibility.

Supporting our Clubs Valued Sponsors

Morgans Property Advisors
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Paul van Velthooven and his family have long been with our cycling club and was a former chairman of Bike Manawatu. Simon his son we all know and admire for his great success as a Olympic Medalist on the bike more recently an Americas Cup winner on the water.Morgans Property advisors are one of the most established valuation firms in the region and value Residential, Commercial and Rural property and have an outstanding reputation. If you need a professional valuation service we hope you support Paul and his team at Morgans Property Advisors.

Property Brokers

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Managing director and founder of Property Brokers Tim Mordaunt and his all service real estate brand is the largest independent real estate agency in New Zealand outside of Auckland with branches all over the country. Head office for Property Brokers is in Palmerston North where it all began in 1986 and the company take pride in being a loyal community sponsor for many organisations and events in the regions. Property Brokers commercial agent Ian Steele is a keen cyclist and along with the entire Property Brokers team would welcome the opportunity to do business with you. Another valued Sponsor for our club to acknowledge and thank.