Published on Friday, 22 February 2013 12:54
Written by Glenys Taylor
Dear Parents/Guardian 20 February 2013
Since 2009, several Manawatu Schools have combined to put on a Schools Cycling Camp. We have been to Apiti School and Rathkeale College previously. In 2013 we want to combine the Camp with the Bush Tour in Pahiatua. The purpose of the camp is to challenge the boys and girls physically, to team build, to do some cycling skills work, to set goals for 2013 and to have some fun.
The cost of the camp is $52.50. This covers: Accommodation $25.00, food including Saturday dinner & Sunday breakfast $12.50, $5 to cover staff costs and $10 for Petrol/gift vouchers for helpers. (This does not cover the cost of the Bush Tour.) This must be paid to the school finance office by Friday, 1 March.
The Camp is at the Masters Hall, Pahiatua (www.mastershall.co.nz ) which is on the left as you head out of Pahiatua towards Eketahuna. The camp is on Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 March.
There are 4 cycling groups;
Group 1A: 87 km, Fast pace. Cycle from PNBHS / Saddle / Pinfold Rd / Top Grass Rd / Galsford Rd / Jackson Rd / Hopelands Rd / River Rd/ Thompsons Rd / Kohinui Rd/ Middle Rd / Mangaramarama Rd / Kaitawa Rd / Pahiatua. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/175020846
Group 1B: 87 km, Medium pace. Cycle from PNBHS / Saddle / Pinfold Rd / Top Grass Rd / Galsford Rd / Jackson Rd / Hopelands Rd / River Rd/ Thompsons Rd / Kohinui Rd/ Middle Rd / Mangaramarama Rd / Kaitawa Rd / Pahiatua. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/175020846
Group 2: 61km Medium pace. Cycle from PNBHS / Saddle / Oxford Rd / Hopelands Rd / Bluff Rd / State Highway / Pahiatua. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/175019158
Group 3) 35km Slow pace. Cyclists will be taken by car from PNBHS to the Bottom of the Pahiatua side of the Pahiatua track. Cycle from Balance Valley Rd, Gorge Rd, Balance Rd, Pahiatua-Mangahao Rd to Pahiatua. Then an extra loop. Turn left onto Main St, Carisbrook Rd, Middle Rd / Mangaramarama Rd / Kaitawa Rd / Pahiatua. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/175023174
All 4 groups will meet at PNBHS at 8:30am and leave at 9am on Saturday. We will load vans; attach safety gear to vehicles; issue reflective vests for all cyclists; have a final safety talk and bike check.
Bush Cycle Tour : Sunday will end with all riders competing in Bush Cycle Tour. There are three courses. 15km, 55km or 110km (The cost is $15 for the 15 km event and $50 for either the 50km or 110km race) . Each rider is responsible to self-register by 27 February. Any riders not wanting to do the Bush Tour will need to make arrangements to be picked up from race start (Tui Brewery). The event is followed by lunch and prize giving 1.45pm - parents must pick up students from the event - no transport back to Palmerston North will be provided, unless it is privately arranged between parents. No one is allowed to cycle back to Palmerston North. Camp responsibility will stop from 9am Sunday.
- Entries for the bush Tour can be downloaded via www.tui.co.nz - or see attached.
Students will need to bring;
Cycling gear, Sun block, Sleeping bag, Supper (1 ice cream container of home baking), Food required while cycling, Lunch on Saturday.