- Written by Vaughan Hunt
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.
- Written by Steve Stannard
The Retro Ride has unfortunately been postponed.
A new date will be announced soon.
- Written by Glenys Taylor
Saturday 21st Feb. 2015
Help raise money for Parkinson's and warm the circuit up for the World's best Women's cyclists who will be racing 142 km with an 18km grind up Admirals Hill.
The Challenge is ideal for individual, social, corporate or sporting teams looking for a ride with a difference.
The Wairarapa is fast becoming the destination for cyclists.
Adults: = $40
Youth: = $20
(15-18 years old)
The Pedal For Parkinson's Hill Challenge will take place on the morning of Stage Four in the 2015 Trust House Women's Tour; pro-riders wont be far behind you, as they also finish at the top of the Hill.
- Written by Glenys Taylor
The REV Cycle Race is due to be held Saturday 28 February in Cambridge.
Clubs such as yours are incredibly important to the REV - having experienced cyclists on-course helps to improve the experience for everyone involved; from those familiar with bunch riding to those new on the scene. With this in mind, we’re making it our mission to get more New Zealand clubs involved in 2015.
We know some of your club members have experienced the fast and challenging terrain of the REV in the past, and to celebrate our milestone 10th edition in 2015 we want to encourage more of your club members to get involved.
If you have 10 or more club members who would be keen to take part in the event, we will discount their entry by 10%.
If this sounds like something that you and your club members are interested in, please reply to me directly and I will arrange a discount code for you to pass onto your members once you have established numbers. This offer is open until 31 January.
- Written by Kate Stewart
This year I have been living the dream. In March I was selected in the Junior Worlds Track cycling team. I was based in Cambridge (Waikato) for a month before we flew to Seoul, South Korea for the Junior Track Cycling World Championships.
Living in one big house, with 13 male and female teenage cyclists for 5 weeks was a lot of fun – But it sure had its moments. Everyone was competitive, and everyone had the same goal in mind of getting on the podium in Korea. So the house was a bit like ‘survival of the fittest’ with no one wanting to do each others dishes and everyone wanting to scrounge off each others food.
In these circumstances I learnt a lot about budgeting for our weekly meals, how to fit in training, rest and looking after myself.
After 5 weeks we each learnt a lot about each other’s individual personalities, and made 13 life long friendships.