Bike Manawatu Stars Take out Sport Manawatu Awards

I can recommend to anyone that attending the Sports Manawatu Annual Awards is definitely worth doing. Held at the Arena Manawatu BM centre last Friday which was staged like the Emmy Awards, this glitzy evening was a proud event for all sporting codes and their stars. Rugby, football, Sevens, Cycling, the list goes on. Trevor Shailer and his team at Sport Manawatu and MC Hamish McKay should be congratulated for an outstanding evening. Well done.

So should congratulations go out our cycling award winners Michaela Drummond and Campbell Stewart for taking out Junior Sports Women and Man of the year for the second consecutive year over some amazing sports nominees and finalists in there categories.
Equally finalist Emily Shearman for a great year in Cycling.
This is a prestigious event and a great outcome for Cycling and our Bike Manawatu Club.
Note; If you want to listen to my Facebook interview with Campbell Stewart this week which was fantastic go to www.facebook.com/teamjvlatbayleys or search TeamJVL on Facebook if it is easier.
At only 18 years old Campbell was polished, informative and humorous.

Bike Manawatu Masters and Schools Racing

The upcoming Saturday race calendars for Bike Manawatu is currently being tweaked for the lead up to the club Champs. We are yet to be 100% confirmed so please check out upcoming notices on the newsletter or Facebook. At this point we do have 18th March,31st March,22 April awaiting confirmation as well as other options. We do have new and exciting news though.

It is our intent that all masters or school riders at any level can race together over a short or longer distance for the benefit of everyone wanting to try out racing Saturday or Sunday.
Head of School Cycling Mike Craine and his schools organising committee have welcomed master’s riders to race on the Sunday morning Manawatu schools calendar at no charge this season.

Together Bike Manawatu members and our growing Schools cycling numbers enjoyed a successful Manfeild Criterium race series late last year where young and old enjoyed safe competitive racing side by side with everyone riding in their appropriate grades and loved it.

Our BM Saturday Race program can cater for this also and collaborating with Schools with their well organised Sunday race calendar we hope will give members the chance to try new events as we develop stronger ties between all cycling people in the Manawatu.

The benefit of racing is huge to everyone who cycles and for all social riders the short 20km races is a great place to start. Check out the schools calendar and show up on a Sunday morning at the advertised start time. You will love it.

To conduct our Bike Manawatu Saturday races we require people to put your name on a roster list to help put on a rotational basis only. Generally, five or six people per events is required. Just email us and your name will go in the hat and we can set up a roster so that our race events can grow. Riders who put themselves as helpers mean you might miss one of the races which we hope is a small price to pay for having such race events. Please let us know if you are happy to go on the roster by 3pm Monday the 13th of March for our upcoming events.
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Bike Manawatu AGM

All members are invited to this year’s Bike Manawatu AGM which involves acknowledgements and prizes as well as the club’s year ending report and overview.
When; 11 April
Where; Marist Club Rooms
Time; from 6pm

Stewart and Drummond on the Podium at World Cup

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With the World championship only a few months away our rising Manawatu and New Zealand stars Campbell Stewart and Michaela Drummond were amongst the World Cup medals in Los Angeles last Sunday beating many of the world’s best. How fantastic for them and their supporters and so well deserved after all the hard work they have put in for so long.
A hard-fought silver medal for Michaela in the women team pursuit and a brilliant Silver for Campbell in the Omnium were just two shining moments amongst many at the World Cup.
Praise was given to Michaela who gave her experienced team mates a big lift for their outstanding result and Campbell who showed poise and class and his typical withering sprint finish for his teams phenomenal result. Check out Stuff for extended report.

Bike Manawatu Wednesday Time Trials fun for all ages.

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John Arbuckle, Mike Groube and Denholm seem to run a good ship when it comes to events like the weekly Wednesday night Kairanga time trial at Lockwood road. Between 35 and 50 riders do the individual time trial of 6km out and 6km back on a weekly basis which is exciting stuff and great for your fitness and improves your speed out of sight. The event is open to all cyclists young or old. Give it a go. Well done to John Arbuckle and his Team. Registrations by 6pm and Time Trail starts at 6.30pm.

Upcoming events for Roadies

This weekend the Grapevine Tour down south. Good Luck to all of our members competing.
Check out The Bush Cycle Tour 12 March. This is undoubtedly a favourite for many riders who enjoy the different distances and stunning country ride and especially the finish at the Tui Brewery. A carnival atmosphere for you and your family.
The Rotorua -Taupo Road Cycling Flyer.100km of shear intensity. 25 March. Check it out online.

Paid Part Time Club Secretary Role for Bike Manawatu

After her amazing role as club secretary for Bike Manawatu Christine Christie is stepping down to spend more time with family and grandkids who live outside the Manawatu. This opens the door for a person who is efficient with time management and computer literate skills to join us and become an integral part of Bike Manawatu. The Club is open to a cycling or non-cycling person, young or mature to talk to us. You or someone you know might just love the opportunity to grow into this role that is involved in the community at a business and charity level. Email myself; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to know more.

My Apologies.

Last week I shared what some of members who ride for New Zealand were up to. I forget to mention another one of rising stars on the track Matty Hartley-Brown who has had a brilliant track season. Matty is definitely one to watch out for....

Halberg Award Winner Campbell Stewart

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Watching in anticipation on TV last week to see Campbell take out his Halberg award for the best emerging talent in New Zealand must have been an excitement highlight for the humble Campbell and his family but also to everyone associated to him in cycling. We are all so proud of you Campbell. A special mention must also go out to Campbell's coach Mike McRedmond who must also take a bow for a job well done.

A Week of Hard Out Cycling

I write this week’s newsletter while on the BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge which is brutal for us weekend cyclists amongst the 275 riders. Myself and Bike Manawatu character Tim Mackey are riding for Bayleys in the Corporate Team Challenge and raising money on Give a Little for"Make a Wish". Tim and I are having lots of laughs but hurting every day.
At the time I sent this newsletter BM Club Members Glen Kirk is winning with Cliff Hughes and Mike Thompson not too far behind with three days to go. We have had constant wind, rain and even hail to contend with and two hill stages have had to be cancelled due to violent winds. Nice summer we having don't you think.
Checkout dynamoevents.com for results.

Manawatu Cycle Challenge

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A lot of our members rode the Manawatu Cycle Challenge last weekend and reports are they really enjoyed the event. Sam Gardner won the gruelling 144km in a time of 4.02.04, Colin Sullivan the 104km in 3.27.08,Charlie Studd the 72km in 2.06.33,and Ewan Cousins the 36km in 1.06.56.
Check out results on facebook.

Bike Manawatu Cyclists Riding for New Zealand

BM Happy Hour

When; Friday 24th Feb
Where: Lonestar on the square.
Time:5.30

Bike Manawatu Cyclists Riding for New Zealand

Here's just a taste of what some of our club riders are doing on the World Stage. Remember these riders having grown up riding and competing for our club in the Manawatu and are often riding alongside you on our BM rides. Next time you see them congratulate them on their success. They will appreciate it.
Campbell Stewart recently competed at the World Cup in Columbia in the team pursuit and Madison where his team mate Tom Sexton crashed twice for a DNF. Part of the racing experience is crashing I suppose. He and fellow BM track star Michaela Drummond are currently in Los Angeles racing for their country and will soon be back home competing in for the upcoming NZ Omnium Championships. Michaela has also landed a contract to race for a USA Pro Cycling Team and joins them in April. Good luck Michaela.

After some fantastic results at the Track Nationals, Emily Shearman and Libby Arbuckle's have been selected for the Junior Worlds in China this August. Also for the trio of Emily, Libby and Connie Obrien they have been selected to race for NZ at the Oceania Road Cycling championships in Canberra March 6-12.

To Robert Stannard, Michaela Drummond and Campbell Stewart who are finalist at the Manawatu Sports Awards we wish them every success after all achieving an outstanding last 12 months.

As a side note. A mention must also go out to Carne Groube, Joel Yates and Campbell Stewart for their sensational WCNI team pursuit time of 4.07 at the Track Nationals.

Cliff Hughes 3rd in BDO Wellington To Auckland Cycle Challenge

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The hills, wind, rain, hail and intensity of the racing all hurt especially the time trial up Ruapehu from the Chateau to the Ski Field.
A special thank you to my team mates Tim Mackey and John Obrien who were part of our Bayleys Corporate Team who finished a credible 7th.
Check out results on dynamoevents.co.nz.

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Upcoming events for Roadies

Check out The Bush Cycle Tour 12 March. This is undoubtedly a favourite for many riders who enjoy the different distances and stunning country ride and especially the finish at the Tui Brewery. A carnival atmosphere for you and your family.
The Rotorua -Taupo Road cycling Flyer.100km of shear intensity.25 March. Check it out online.

Paid Part Time Club Secretary Role for Bike Manawatu

After her amazing role as club secretary for Bike Manawatu Christine Christie is stepping down to spend more time with family and grandkids who live outside the Manawatu. This opens the door for a person who is efficient with time management and computer literate skills to join us and become an integral part of Bike Manawatu. The Club our open to a cycling or non-cycling person, young or mature to talk to us. You or someone you know might just love the opportunity to grow into this role that is involved in the community at a business and charity level. Email myself; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to know more.

Big Haul of Medals for Manawatu Track riders at Invercargill

At the recent New Zealand Track National Championships held in Invercargill our local Manawatu riders competed extremely well bringing home a big haul of medals for them and us to be proud of.

Michaela Drummond collected bronze in the women's 20km points race and teamed up to win a gold in the Madison.She also was part of the silver medal performance by WCNI in the under 19 women's 4000m team pursuit. Those other valuable team members included Emily Shearman, Libby Arbuckle and Megan Gardner.
Emily Shearman also went onto take Bronze in the under 19 women's 500m time trial and silver in the 2000m individual pursuit.
Meanwhile Libby Arbuckle took out Bronze in the under 19 women's 7.5k scratch race and silver in the 15km points race.
Our boys also did themselves proud with Jordan Castle taking out Bronze in the 1000m time trial. Carne Groube bronze in the 15km scratch race and Campbell Stewart bronze in the 30km points race and then teamed up with Kennett Dylan to win Gold in the Madison.
Campbell Stewart was later named NZ junior men's rider of the year. An outstanding reward for Campbell and his support team.

Well done to all of those who travelled south to Invercargill and congratulations on a fantastic representation and medal haul for yourselves ,WCNI and your support teams.

World Cup Selection For Stewart and Drummond

Campbell Stewart and Michaela Drummond were later chosen to represent New Zealand at the upcoming World Cup in Los Angeles. A proud moment for the riders, there families and support teams.Campbell Stewart is also up for the prestigious Halberg Awards which will be announced and televised live on TV after this newsletter was sent.Go Campbell.

NZ Masters Games Whanganui

Last weekend a number of Bike Manawatu members competed at the Masters games.In the time trail we rock. In age group order; 35-39 Mark Hudson 2nd, 45-49 Glen Kirk 1st,40-44 Chris Pinkney 4th,60-64 Barry Gilliland 1st, 65-69 Colin Anderson 7th.Women; 55-59 Glenys Taylor 2nd.
Note; not all other event results were in at the time of this newsletter being sent

Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Good luck to all of those riders who will challenge themselves on this years Manawatu Cycle Challenge. A beautiful scenic ride and good challenge for all bikers. Give it a go.

Let's all celebrate the Clubs riders success.

Bike Manawatu Happy Hour
When: Friday 24th Feb
Where; Lonestar on the Square
Time;5.30pm