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Not only can Bike Manawatu boast about its members doing marvellous things on the international and national arena but we also have amongst our members a national selector.  Peter McCarthy has recently been appointed to take over the role as the BikeNZ Road  Junior Selector. Peter has extensive experience in the cycling community, especially with juniors. He has accompanied many junior teams overseas and been involved in school cycling programs in the Manawatu.

Joe Fraser, right, and ride organiser Ross Castle (photo Warwick Smith) Between 150 and 200 cyclists rode along the Manawatu River Bridle Track from The Esplanade to Te Matai Rd yesterday for the Patricia Fraser Memorial Bike Ride.

Mrs Fraser died in November last year when she was struck by a car on State Highway 2 while out cycling with a friend.

Her husband, Joe Fraser, led the ride flanked by his friends and family, who wore T-shirts bearing her name and photo. He rode a bike that was painted white in his wife's honour. He hopes to mount it at the site where she was killed.

For the whole story click Manawatu Standard

Jesse Sergent (photo ROBERT KITCHIN) Jesse Sergent says having an indoor velodrome in Manawatu would attract more people in the region to take up cycling.

The Team RadioShack rider got into the sport as a 12-year-old in Feilding after watching races at his nearby club.

Now 22, and in the top echelon of pursuit riders in the world, Sergent said he would like to see Palmerston North win the right to be the venue for the proposed indoor velodrome.

Jesse Sergent (WARWICK SMITH/Manawatu Standard) Jesse Sergent flew out of New Zealand on Thursday the 27th of January to link up with his fellow Team RadioShack riders for a week-long training camp in Spain. Following the camp, he will head full steam into the Mallorca Challenge, which involves a series of one-day races on the largest of Spain's Balearic islands. The Mallorca Challenge is used by top riders to tune up for the spring tours across Europe. Jesse will also take on the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal from February 16 to 20. For the whole story click Manawatu Standard