Upcoming Feilding Festival of Cycling

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When: September 10th
Where:Timona Park Simon street Feilding.
Online entries are open and registrations close 11pm Thursday 7th of September.
More information can be found at www.feildingfestivalofcycling.co.nz and on the Bike Manawatu Facebook page.
1)Joe Allen Memorial Classic: Start 8.30am Feilding to Apiti return(17 and over licensed riders only)
2) The 90k recreational Ride: Start 9.30am Feilding to Rangawahia return
3) The 50k recreational Ride: Start 10.30am Feilding to Kimbolton return
4) The 20k fun ride all ages (Free): Start 10am Feilding-Colyton loop.

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. Checkout Bike Manawatu Facebook or feildingfestivalofcycling.co.nz and be sure to say yes and register online for this great event.

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Emily Shearman and Libby Arbuckle at Junior Worlds in Italy

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Club members Emily Shearman and Libby Arbuckle have been representing New Zealand at the Junior World Track Champs in Italy. Both young ladies performed incredibly well which you can checkout on the Cycling New Zealand website. Emily was part of the incredible NZ pursuit team who were outstanding in there effort to take Silver in the 4000m Team Pursuit, and Libby celebrated coming 6th in the world for the 5km scratch race.

In the following days, more impressive efforts from the girls saw Libby come home in 7th in the new single-day format omnium consisting of 4 events, whilst Emily teamed up with Nicole Shields from Clyde in the 80 lap Madison to take a solid 5th!
Two proud local girls on the world stage.

 

Palmfeilds Motors October 15th Recreational Ride
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Bike Manawatu Sunday Draw Won by Austin Smith
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Regular Bike Manawatu Sunday riders will register a smile when they see how happy long standing club member Austin Smith was when winning the Bike Barn lucky draw to the value of $450 a few weeks back. Austin told me last week he had only spent $360 so far on Bike Barn product and was as happy as. Another nice benefit of being a Bike Manawatu member for only $45 per year.

 

Sam Gardner competing in NZ Cyclocross Nationals
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Sam has been mixing it up competing around the country in the NZ Cyclocross Nationals and is now up in China competing as we write this newsletter. Thats commitment to a club member who has represented England on a mountain bike and races and coaches here in the Manawatu.

 

Wednesday Cyclists Group
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There are many groups that head off for rides on a regular weekly basis and one such group is the Wednesday Cyclist Group which has been in action for many years. This is a group with history, lots of characters and every Wednesday morning leave from opposite the BP service station on Fitzherbert Ave at 6.30am for a 90km ride with a coffee stop in Feilding. The pace is perfect for all ages.

Members to Promote Rider Safety at all Time

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Sadly this week a cyclist died on the streets of our city. No words can describe this kind of tragedy and we pass our condolences onto the grieving family.
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.

Manawatu Schools Cycling Championship Results

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Check out overall results on Manawatu Schools Cycling Facebook


Year 7/8
Girls;1st Holly McInnes 2nd Georgia Simpson 3rd Bella-Rose Lloyd
Boys;1st Mathew Jamieson 2nd Tyler Mumby 3rd Adam Wilson
Under 15
Girls; 1st Rosie Obrien 2nd Tori Bendall 3rd Neriah Kaihe-Woolston
Boys: 1st Adam Francis 2nd Ben Irvine 3rd Dra's Caldwell
Under 17
Girls: 1st Lee Boon 2nd Georgina Bryant 3rd Marcayla Winterburn
Boys: 1st Micheal Richmond 2nd Angus Claasen 3rd Aiden Jones
Under 20
Girls;1st Connie Obrien 2nd Megan Gardner 3rd Samara Fenn.

On behalf of Bike Manawatu, congratulations to all those riders who competed in this years Manawatu Schools Championships and well done on your massive performances. A tough but amazing event. The above results are outstanding and is why our region produces some of New Zealands best talent. Also a huge success and thank you to the race organisers, their team and volunteers. A remarkable effort.

Upcoming Feilding Festival of Cycling


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When: September 10th
Where: Feilding
Entries are open for the; 1) Joe Allen Classic 2) The 90k recreational Ride 3) The 50k recreational Ride 4) The 20k ride which is Free. 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. Checkout www.feildingfestivalofcycling.co.nz for more info and be sure to say yes and register online for this great ride event.

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Emily Shearman and Libby Arbuckle at Junior Worlds in Italy

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Be sure to follow club members Emily Shearman and Libby Arbuckle currently representing New Zealand at the Junior World Track Champs in Italy. An amazing experience for the girls and their parents seen in the photo with other Kiwi supporters.

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Palmfeilds Motors October 15th Recreational Ride

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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.

Happy Hour this Friday

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Upcoming Manawatu Schools Cycling Championship

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When; Sunday 20th August
Where; Ashhurst Rugby Clubrooms ( Lincoln street)
Time: Registration 8am
Entries close; 13 August.
Campbell Stewart promotes the event by video on Manawatuschoolcycling Facebook

 

Upcoming Feilding Festival of Cycling

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When: September 10th
Where; Feilding:
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 course is 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. Online entries will be open soon at www.feildingfestivalofcycling.co.nz and be sure to say yes and register for this great ride event or call into Central Bike Studio on Walding street Palmerston North to register.

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Schools Criterium-Linton Army Camp

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For those wanting to witness the excitement of Criterium racing this Sunday at the Linton army camp our Bike Manawatu schools are putting on graded races A-E and laps are 1.5km
A Grade 20 minutes plus 2 laps
B Grade 20 minutes plus 2 laps
C Grade 15 minutes plus 2 laps
D Grade 10 minutes plus 2 laps
E Grade 10 minutes plus 2 laps

Note: Entering the camp will require need photo ID for security purposes.

 

Mike Keenan our Bike Manawatu Sunday Rides Coordinator

The club would like to acknowledge the great work Mike Keenan and his team do for all members who have participated in our Sunday recreational rides over many years.This weekly ride has been always been enjoyed by young and mature, new and experienced riders who get the chance to meet and chat while riding and afterwards over coffee.Along with Vaughan Hunt who manages and promotes weekly a variety of Sunday ride courses in this weekly newsletter our members are certainly well catered for.Thank you to all for your participation all weather all year round.

 

Members to Promote Rider Safety at all Time

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

The AvantiPlus Bike Shop

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AvantiPlus Bike Shop has long been a great supporter of our club and events. Big events like "Gravel and Tar" over the last two years where international teams have raced here in the Manawatu is one example of how supportive Avanti has been. Now under new ownership we encourage members to utilise our valued sponsor when considering a cycling purchase. Call the team at AvantiPlus.

Ashhurst Engineering

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Dave and Jill Hoskins exploded onto the schools cycling scene a few years ago as an enthusiast parents with kids involved in the sport. That enthusiasm has brought the club a valued sponsor across many events which the club appreciates. Dave and Jill are also actively involved as volunteer parents week after week in the busy schools cycling program enjoying being part of our schools cycling success. For anything engineering give Dave and Jill a call.

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.

 

Manawatu Schools Bone Collector

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Congratulations to all cyclists, supporters and race organisers for yet again another we'll run event with over 70 riders competing at our annual “Bone Collector" last weekend which is something different to watch or participate. The Manawatu Schools Bone Collector is designed for all ages and abilities to buddy up in teams of four to race and build confidence and skills has be fantastic. How it works. The first team rider, normally the strongest starts out and completes one lap of the course on their own and then picks up the second rider and together they complete the second lap and then the third rider is picked up for the third lap and the fourth rider for the fourth lap. The team must cross the finish line together to get 1st,2nd or 3rd placing. Check out results on Manawatuschoolcycling Facebook

The Course: Ashhurst -Ulysses Road-Watershed Road-Colyton Road-Ashhurst.
Well done to all teams, winners and place getters.

Upcoming Manawatu Schools Cycling Championship

When; Sunday 20th August
Where; Ashhurst Rugby Clubrooms ( Lincoln street)
Time: Registration 8am
Entries close; 13 August.
Campbell Stewart promotes the event by video on Manawatuschoolcycling Facebook

Upcoming Feilding Festival of Cycling

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When: September 10th
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 course is 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.
Checkout www.feildingfestivalofcycling.co.nz and be sure to say yes to this great ride.

New Bike Manawatu Secretary Appointed

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The club want to thank Adecco Recruitment Agency who professionally managed the process of advertising, screening and helping employ our new club secretary Keryn Paekau.
Keryn is a keen and enthusiast mum of two young great kids who along with her husband are a proud army family. Keryn is new to the cycling world with offers a range of skills suited for the role of Club secretary.
With the guidance of stand in club secretary Catriona Pirie, the board and club members we welcome Keryn to the club and trust she gets the support of you all to help ease her into the role over time. She hopes to learn how each part of the club functions and help the operational side of Bike Manawatu while meeting club members along the way.
The board would like to acknowledge the great work both Catriona and Tom Pirie did for the club while standing in as club secretary and as long-time club members their contribution has been invaluable.