Ever wanted to be Directeur Sportif?

Well you can manage your own team in the major cycle races of the year.

imageimageSome of my mates and I have been competing virtually at www.virtualbikerace.com creating our own league.

Described by it’s creators as:

Virtual Bike Race is the ultimate in Fantasy Cycling Websites. Pick your dream team from your favourite riders in the ProTour and challenge your friends and family. Take on the role as Directeur Sportif (Sporting Manager), making transfers throughout the race, but keeping within the team budget.

Competition for the Giro are already under way, but you have 3 days to select your team before the start of the Tour of California.  You have 5 transfers available and 1 more each stage, so you can change your team according to rider form.

Good Luck!

Website Stats

Website StatsWebsite StatsThe number of people visiting our club website continues to grow.

This month we had over 2000 people surf up our website with an average of 2.5 visits each.

Read more: Website Stats

Including PDF files in website articles.

Recently some of the contributors to the website have been asking to include PDF files in the articles they write.

PDFs are a great way to store non-editable records, such as event results or meeting minutes.

You might know I’m a big fan of Windows Live Writer (WLW) for making postings to the site easy…  I’ve found a plugin that lets you attach a PDF to your article.


To add this plugin to your WLW, go to http://plugins.live.com/writer/detail/insert-file-plugin and download an install the plugin.

To add a PDF file choose Insert>Insert File Plugin and use the dialogue box to choose your file.


When finished, publish the post in the normal way!

Publishing the documents this way means the PDFs are stored on our website and should prevent any sharing or security issues.



More visible news…

Club News DisplayClub News DisplayI’ve been thinking for a while that the club news articles are a bit hidden.  So I decided to look for a “News display” module. 

Read more: More visible news…

Cyclists, found anything interesting on the web lately?

Any interesting web articles?Any interesting web articles?
Hi BikeManawatu readers.  Found any interesting cycling related content on the internet lately?  If you have, send me a link at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I’ll post it to our site so that others can share.