This is important information for all riders going to club road nationals. The team manager is Steve Stannard . 

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Welcome to the 2015 Club Road National Championships. On behalf of all officials and riders, I would like to thank Stephen Cox and his team from Dynamo Events for the months of hard work they have put in to enable this event to be held.   

The Commissaire team is appointed by the Cycling New Zealand Road & Track Technical Panel. Our role is to ensure that the UCI and Cycling New Zealand racing rules are respected and that every competitor has a fair and equal chance to deliver their best performance on the day.   


The Bike Manawatu AGM was held last Wednesday Night at the Marist Club rooms in conjunction with the Track and TT prize giving. A total of 79 people attended to make the evening a success. Congratulations to all those who received prizes, and much thanks to Ian Gray and Kate Stewart for organising the prizes.

Three new Board members were elected: Michael Groube, Austin Smith, and Chris Sanson. They join Steve Stannard, Kelly Johnson, Brendan Hapeta, and John van Lienen on the Board. Much thanks to retiring Board members Iona McCarthy, Marcel Hollenstein, and Mike Christie for the tireless work they put into the club.

We have also appointed a new Bike Manawatu Administrator through an advertised and contestable recruitment process. We are pleased to be able to welcome Christine Christie to this position. She will be working in the role on a part time basis.

For Steve Stannard’s Chairperson’s report which was presented at the AGM, please click here

Leading up top the La Femme fun ride, “Sport Manawatu have a women’s only workshop to help you to the finish line for your first cycle event.

The workshop will be run over two consecutive Wednesday evenings.

We will cover bike and helmet safety, bike setup and maintenance, bike handling skills, using your gears, and bike etiquette.

Weekly sessions start Wednesday 11 February 2015 from 6pm to 8pm .

This is a free workshop for those who have pre registered for the  La Femme event.

Registrations for this workshop close on Monday 09 February 2015. To register email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

According to the constitution the AGM needs to be advertised 7 days before hand but more importantly is the clause about remits and changes to constitution.

5.1. Notice of motion containing changes to this Constitution and all other remits must be received by the Board at least 35 days prior to the meeting.

The date for the AGM has been set for 25th March and therefore remits need to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to PO Box 797 Palmerston North by 18th February

We are pleased to announce that the ‘Churchyard Physiotherapy La Femme fun ride’ will take place on Sunday March 1st, this year joining together with the community to raise money for the Palmerston North Cancer Society.
The Routes have been altered to meet everyone's needs, including ‘The Cancer Society 20k family fun ride’, taking in the beautiful scenic riverbank track,  44 and  60 km routes out in the gorgeous Manawatu countryside and we have included a three person accumulator this year to make the experience a lot more enjoyable and very achievable for anyone!
This year we are beginning in the Centennial Lagoon area, and returning there for a light brunch and entertainment after the event.
Registrations will be available early next week at the BikeManawatu website.
Any further information required please contact Christine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Iona This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.