BIKE MANAWATU Track meeting
MONDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2016 (LABOUR DAY)
Venue: Johnston Park Feilding
ROAD BIKES: Registration from 1pm, warm up 1:15pm, racing 1:30pm – 2:30pm
TRACK BIKES: Registration from 2pm, Warm up 2:30pm, first Race 3:00pm Sharp
Registration: Please register online at www.bikemanawatu.co.nz or by clicking here and on the day you are just required to sign the wavier (everyone) and track riders are required to pay $20 cash and receive their number.
Please note this is a provisional programme as grades need to be sorted out on the day, depending on numbers. Riders to ride according to 2017 Cycling NZ Licence categories.
Finish straight: rider will start at finish line and half way line.
Back straight: Rider will start at 200m line and half way line.
Race Manager: Ian Gray Assistant Manager: To be appointed.
Commissaire/s: Wayne Fenn
Finish line duties: Kate Stewart (Results), Jamie Falkner, Bernie Richmond, Dave Hoskin, Dileep Rajapaske
Starter: To be appointed.
Handicapper: Ian Gray
First Aid: Wayne Fenn / Rob Gardner
Whip (calling next race and gate control): Mark Tuck
Bike checks: Brent Zimmerman
Registration: Kate Stewart and Louisa Cousins
Race Manager for Road bikes: Joe Caldwell and Aaron Claasen
NOTE: Extra Judges, Timekeepers and holders to be appointed on night by Race Manager, as required.
Let Kate Stewart know if you are willing to help out at meets throughout the season or if your name is down to help on Sunday and you are unavailable.
BikeManawatu track and road bikes on track racing starts on Monday October 24th (Labour day). This year you can register online for the season, so that at your first track meet all that is required is for you to sign the wavier form, pay ($20 cash for the whole season) and in return you will receive your season number, which will hopefully speed up the registration process.
PRE-REGISTRATIONS CLOSE AT 10AM ON MONDAY 24 OCTOBER 2016. If you miss this deadline you can register before racing at the track. If you are planning on racing with us this season but do not plan to be at the first track meet please still register online (takes less than 5 minutes, just make sure you have your CyclingNZ licence number handy if you have one).
All information is considered confidential, but in registering you agree that your contact information may be shared between organisers if required.
Its all going to happen at Johnston Park Feilding to set the track racing season start on labour day October.
We had a good turnout for the track working bee and thanks to all who helped. Marty Baker has done a great job water blasting the spectators concrete seating and surrounds and it looks great being so tidy and clean. The inside of the grass verge around the track has been sprayed and sections of the track has had the Lichen sprayed.
We have potentially hired out 24 track bikes and Brent Zimmerman and myself have set the riders positions up on the track and there looks to be some very promising U15 and U17 ‘rookie’ riders. There will be a big field in the U15’s grade and it is likely we will run A and B grades in this section. Again this year there will be a sparkling brand new Hillbrick track bike to be awarded to a most promising rookie rider in the U15 or U17 grade. This will be judged by a 3 person panel and the winner will be presented with the Hillbrick track bike at the November 20th meeting.
It also looks likely we will have enough riders to run a masters grade this season and this will certainly encourage our older riders.
I would like to wish all riders the best of luck for the season and hope we have some good Spring and Summer weather.
Track Cycling contacts
Track Co-ordinator: Ian Gray, 0211205751
To be a great track rookie (new to track cycling) you need to read all the important tips below