When: Saturday April 28th
Where; Marist Sports Club -Pascal Street Palmerston North
Time: Happy Hour from 5pm: AGM starts 5.30pm
Followed by; Fun Breaker Quiz evening between Track and Road Annual Prize Giving
Quiz rounds include: Round 1) Toilet Quiz 2) NZ General Knowledge 3) Tui Bottle Top....
Note: Bring a plate and have a great evening together.
As Bike Manawatu Club Chairman and a board member of four years I am stepping down as chairman at this year’s AGM. I feel satisfied I have given something back to our club in a positive way during my board tenure along with five years of school cycling with my son and daughter. The platform is set for our new and passionate board to bring fresh ideas that will take our club to the next level. I will remain actively involved with our club doing other helpful things behind the scenes.
At the AGM I will introduce you to the new Bike Manawatu board. Mike Craine, Tim Lloyd, James Denholm, Andrew Ward, Michelle Turner, Megan Blatchford-Peck and Dan McKay. Also our outstanding new club secretary in Keryn Paekau who runs our club professionally. As a team we meet once per month for our board meetings, and in-between we are talking and communicating by email on decisions that are in the best interest of the club.
Your club is in good hands going forward.
The Vantage Age Group National Championships were held in Carterton 20th-22nd of April with 42 of our Bike Manawatu members competing in the time trail and/or Road rides with over 1000 riders from cycling clubs all around New Zealand.
Cycling New Zealand describes the national championships as being the pinnacle event for age group road racing for New Zealand cyclists.
Five club members achieved podium performances and we acknowledge all our club members who competed at this amazing event.
National Medal Winners
Jack Pronk U17 Boys - Silver
Libby Arbuckle U23 Woman -Silver
Deb Cuff -Masters Women 6 -Bronze
Megan Blatchford-Peck- Masters Women 4- Bronze
Elizabeth Stannard -Under 23- Silver
Many Bike Manawatu Members started out earlier on Anzac morning in amazing sunny fresh weather conditions to spend time on their bikes riding the scenic Manawatu Countryside with friends at a steady pace followed by a coffee or two and more banter.
At Mount Stewart War Memorial, Club character Murray Boase gave us all an emotional and sobering an Anzac remembrance speech which set the tone for the rest of the day.