BikeManawatu dominates WCNI track team for AgeGroup Championships

Congratulations to all athletes, especially our BikeManawatu members who will be representing WCNI at the upcoming National Age Group Champs in Cambridge.

U15 Boys
Ewan Cousins, Ben Irvine, Dr's Caldwell, Finnegan Murphy

U17 Boys
Michael Richmond - TT, IP, Scratch, Points, Sprint, Team Sprint, TP
Kyle Hoskin - TT, IP, Scratch, Points, Sprint, Team Sprint, TP
Ethan Craine - TT, IP, Scratch, Points, Sprint, Team Sprint, TP
Angus Claasen - TT, Sprint, Team Sprint, TP

U17 Girls 
Dannielle Porteous - TT, Scratch, Sprint, Team Sprint, 
Karen Horn - TT, Scratch, Points, Sprint, Team Sprint

Masters Men Cat 1
Brendon Sharratt - Scratch, Points, IP
Patrick Weinrauch - Scratch, Keirin, Team Sprint, TT
Grant Haggett - Team Sprint, TT

Masters Men Cat 2
John Stewart - Scratch, Points, IP

Masters Men Cat 3
Richard Horn - Scratch, Keirin, Team Sprint, TT
Adam Hamlin - Scratch, Team Sprint (Pool), TT, IP

Masters Women Cat 1
Nicola Cox - Scratch, Keirin, TT, IP

Masters Women Cat 2 
Tamara Ross - Scratch, TT, IP
Tonia Nesbitt - TT, IP

Masters Women Cat 4
Megan Blatchford - TT

Masters Women Cat 7
Janice O'Brien - TT, IP

Elite Men Omnium
Joel Yates
Campbell Stewart

Elite Women Omnium
Michaela Drummond

U19 Men Omnium
Dylan Simpson
Jakob Lester

U19 Women Omnium
Emily Shearman
Libby Arbuckle
Megan Gardner
Samara Fenn

Support Team
Lisa Horn - Manager
Nick Spark - Assistant Manager
Grant Wilson
Mike McRedmond
Dave Hoskin
Martin Baker
Amy Jade Horn
John Arbuckle

February Track Chit Chat with Ian Gray

Chit Chat - February 2017

It has been a horrible season weather wise for track racing this season. Wind, wind and more wind!!! 

There have been some fine performances by BikeManawatu members.

Results for CyclingNZ Elite and U19 Champs

Invercargill 2-5 February 2017 

Elite Men

Carne Groube              Bronze – Scratch Race

Jordan Castle              Silver – Keirin

                                    Bronze – Kilo

Campbell Stewart       Bronze - Points Race

                                    Gold – Madison

Elite Women              

Michaela Drummond  Gold – Madison

                                    Bronze – Points Race

U19 Women

Libby Arbuckle             Silver – Points Race

                                    Bronze – Scratch Race

Emily Shearman         Silver – Individual Pursuit

                                    Bronze – 500mTT

                                    Silver – Scratch Race

 Open Team Pursuit 4000m – Bronze

Carne Groube, Campbell Stewart, Joel Yates and Thomas Garbett
(Levin) took home bronze and the WCNI record in a time of 4.08mins. Excellent time. 

Open Women’s Team Pursuit 4000m – Silver

Michaela Drummond, Emily Shearman, Libby Arbuckle and Megan Gardner.

 U19 Women Team Sprint – Gold

Emily Shearman and Sophie Bloxham (Levin)


Libby Arbuckle (U19) was the outstanding rider at the champs winning 3 golds and also breaking 3 WCNI outdoor track records in the 200m sprint, 500m TT and in the 2000m Individual Pursuit, in which she rode an outstanding time of 2mins 35.81s to break a record held since 1994. 

Angus Claasen (U17) had a very good championship winning 3 golds and 1 silver and breaking the WCNI outdoor track record for the 200m sprint, recording 11.85s.

In the U17 Boys Kyle Hoskin won the 2000m Individual Pursuit recording an outstanding time of 2m 31.98s.

In the U15 boys Ben Irvine was dominant winning 3 gold medals and one silver medal.

Ewan Cousins continues to improve and rode well for 2 silver medals and a bronze medal in the U15 boys.


2 records were established.

Angus broke the U17 boys record (time 36.10s)

Grant Haggett broke the M2 record (time 37.10s)

Gabrielle Wildbore established a record for masters 2 women (time 44.59s).

The U19 and senior Kilo Champs will be run on 7 March at 6pm.

WCNI Track Carnival this Sunday!

Sunday 11th December 2016. Johnston Park, Feilding.

Programme can be found here.

Notices for the WCNI Track Carnival


11:45              Registration opens UPSTAIRS IN THE CLUB ROOMS

12:00             Track open for warm up

12:30             Registration Closes

12:50              Officials briefing in track centre

12:55              Riders clear track

13:00              Race briefing, racing starts, sausages for sale

After racing    Prizegiving, $700 cash and Junior and senior riders of the day awarded.  Riders must be at prizegiving to recieve prizemoney.

Parking – The top Rugby ground beside the track will be open for you to park on. This is the closest parking.

Registration – Is in the club rooms. These are upstairs behind the big grandstand. Come see the team at registration between 11:45 and 12:30pm to receive your number (if you don't have a BikeManawatu track one), pay $5.00 CASH. BIKEMANAWATU TRACK RIDERS need to being their own number and just pay at registration.

Results, click here to see the results come up as they happen, or afterwards.

Prizegiving will be held straight after the last race. Make sure you are there to receive your prize money.

Food & Drink We will have sausages in bread and drinks for sale thans to the Claasen family so bring some coins to full your belly and support our local riders.

Rules UCI and CyclingNZ track racing rules and apply and will be enforced by our Commissaries. Riders are to ride in their 2017 LICENCE CATEGORY to assist WCNI selectors thinking towards nationals. 

Maximum Rollout – U15 6.00m, U17 7.00m.

Sponsors – We are very fortunate to have a team of people backing track cycling in our region. Please take your time to take note of our supporters on the sponsors board at the track on Sunday, including AEC engineering, Higgins Concrete and Laser Plumbing.

Notable riders – It is no secret that BikeManawatu has some of the top track riders in NZ. Come and find out how they do it. Some riders include Steph Mckenzie, Campbell Stewart and Carne Groube.

Cancellation – If the weather restricts us from racing on Sunday a call will be made and posted on the ‘BikeManawatu Track Cycling’ Facebook group and the BikeManawatu Facebook page.

Volunteers – We have many people helping out, we are very grateful to these people so please give them the upmost respect. Below is the volunteers list for the day, please let Kate know if you are unable to complete your job ASAP.


Race Manager: Ian Gray

Registration: Debbie Cuff, Joanne Stewart & Connie O’Brien

Commissaire/s: Mike Simpson, Wayne Fenn, Tim Whitehouse (Chief)

Time Keepers/ Judges:

  1. Joe Caldwell
  2. Bernie Richmond
  3. Dileep Rajapaske

Starter: Simon Irvine

Lap board: Dave Hoskin

Recorder/ Results: Suzanne Winterburn

Handicapper: Ian Gray & John Stewart

First Aid: Rob Gardner

Gate Control: Jamie Falkner

BBQ: Claasen Family

Questions – Contact Kate Stewart, 0278139922, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Kate will not be there on the day, but is contactable by phone for last minute questions. Otherwis contact Ian Gray, 021 120 5751. 

WCNI Track Carnival UPDATES

UPDATE: 11AM SUNDAY 11/12/16 - Track Carnival will go ahead for a 1pm start time

The weather in Feilding is reasonable, and it doesn't look like it will rain. Therefore at this stage it looks like we will be going ahead with racing! There is a bit of wind so riders will need to be aware of this when racing. Don't forget your $5 cash and some spare change for the BBQ! BikeManawatu Track riders need to bring their numbers. Registration 11:45 to 12:30, racing starts at 1pm. Best of luck for racing all!


It is currently not raining in the Manawatu and there are stong winds. There is promising blue sky currently, but the forecast is for showers this morning and clearing in the afternoon. At this stage we beleive there is a 50% chance the carnival will be postponed and we will review the situation at 11am, as we will have a better idea of if the wetaher is improving or not be then. For those travelling this information is the best we can give at this stage, and we are doing our best to keep you informed.

We are running a WCNI track Carnival on Sunday 11 December at 1pm in Feilding. Here is all you need to know incase the weather is not in our favour...

-The weather forecast in the Manawatu is OK for tomorrow, with about a 60% chance of rain

-We will only race if the track is dry (takes about 1.5 hrs to dry out)

-An update on the weather will be given at 9am for those travelling to the event

-The final call whether the event is postponed or not will be made by 11:30am by our race manager Ian Gray and posted here, on the event page and 'BikeManawatu Track Cycling' Facebook group. This final call is made at this time, as majority of the riders attending are local riders.

-If postponed we will run the event the following week, 18th December at 1pm.

If you are travelling from out of town and want an earlier or more frequent update the best person to contact would be Ian Gray (0211205751) and if you can't get hold of him Kate Stewart (0278139922), she is out of town but will point you in the right direction.

WCNI Track Carnival

Its not long now until our track Carnival on the 11th of December! 

This is a carnival not to be missed as we move into the serious part of the track season before centre and national events start rolling around.


We are excited to announce that we have CARNE GROUBE riding in A grade this year, as a U19 NZ representative Carne brings a lot of experience to this grade and is always an exciting rider to watch. He will have his eyes on the wheel race win and is experienced in this disipline, being a previous River City Wheel race winner in Wanganui. Keep posted for more exciting rider announcements.

Please spread the word about our carnival with your cycling friends, as there is a decent amount of prizemoney up for grabs thanks to our sponsors Laser plumbing, AEC Engineering and Higgins Concrete. 

Full programme can be found here.

Carnival information here.