Congratulations to all Bike Manawatu National Championship Medal winners and your support teams on your outstanding results.
Held at the Avantidrome in Cambridge15-19 of March, Bike Manawatu were well represented by a good number of schools and Masters track riders who all represented the club with pride and racing etiquette. That kind of respect is noticed across NZ. Well done to you all.
Eighteen year old Michaela Drummond's win and gold medal performance in the Elite women's Omnium when she beat some big names in NZ track cycling in her first year racing at elite level was super impressive for all to see. Libby Arbuckle's amazing year saw her take out Silver in the under 19 Women's Omnium a fantastic result for Libby.
Meanwhile a busy and committed John Stewart produced two gold medals and a silver medal plus a New Zealand record for an amazing championship weekend. Gold in the Masters Men category2 (7.5k scratch race), Gold in the masters men3 (3000m individual pursuit-NZ record 3.30.703) Silver in the men's masters category2 (15k points race). Congratulations and well done Johnny.
Megan Blatchford took out gold and the New Zealand record (41.281) in the Masters women4 (500m time trial). A New Zealand record is amazing Megan. Congratulations!
Angus Claasen had a great weekend taking out Gold in the under 17 (500m time trial) and Silver in the under 17 boys sprint. A talent on the rise. Ben Irvine was a proud young boy when he collected his Bronze medal for the under 15 boy’s derby. A great ride.
In the teams events the master’s men's team of Grant Haggett, Richard Horn and Patrick Weinrauch won Silver in the 750m team sprint. Well done and congratulations boys.
We are proud of our under 17 Boys pursuit team of Angus Claasen, Michael Richmond,Ethan Craine and Kyle Hoskin who raced hard to take out the Bronze medal. A great result and congratulations.
To all those, Mums, Dads, families, coaches and supporters you to deserve to feel proud and part of the success everyone enjoyed at the Nationals. Congratulations and well done!
Upcoming Club Road Time Trial Championships.
When:Saturday 1st of April
Time: registrations 1pm.
Schools and Masters time-trialing over distances from 17.6km through to 26.6km
Check out the Bike Manawatu Calendar for further details of this and the other coming racing on 9th April (WCNI Road Championships-Hawera) and 22 April the Bike Manawatu Road championships at Colyton.
Selected schools Sunday race days on the Schools calendar are also now available to all masters riders which provides for more race time on the bike for all of those masters who would value racing. Check out Facebook manawatuschoolscycling.
Another Great Kairanga Time trial Series Completed.
A massive thank you to John Arbuckle for organising yet again another fantastic time trial series for the club. John and his team of Mike Groube and Peter Robson who deal with traffic management along with those holders and marshals and Megan Blatchford who posts results on Facebook do a great job. On behalf of the club and riders thank you team for a job well done.
The ITT was successful with 81 riders over the series and 260 individual timed rides over 7 rounds. There were no reported incidents or accidents and the feedback from riders was positive while the use of the Horizons yard has been very valuable.
This is a great event for all club members.12km of time trialling takes 5 people to run the event and approximately an hour and a half of a volunteers time from 6pm to 7.30pm.
Bike Manawatu volunteer Roster needing your Help.
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 for our upcoming events. Thank you to the few people who have put their name forward. We are hoping more will join the roster to make this club initiative easier for race organisers and racing.
Bike Manawatu Happy Hour
When: Friday 31 March
Where; Lonestar on the Square
Time: 5.30pm onwards
Last month unfortunately was a quiet affair at out happy hour so please take the opportunity to make an effort and join your fellow cycling members for some quality time together.
Bike Manawatu AGM
All members are invited to this year’s Bike Manawatu AGM which involves acknowledgements and prizes as well as the clubs year ending report and overview.
When; 11 April
Where; Marist Club Rooms
Time; from 6pm