Te Matai Rd, Palmerston North to Ashhurst Domain

Bridle Track  [Mooted as: Patricia Fraser Memorial Trail]

Jordan & Ross Castle have been working hard advocating for a Bridle Track extension, forming a cycle link between Palmerston North & Ashhurst.  Jordan has organised a petition and he has over 300 signatures so far.
You can contribute to the petition which will form part of a submission to PNCC in March.

From the Bicycle Victoria Website

A research project which fitted cameras to bike helmets to observe traffic has confirmed what riders have long suspected—drivers are not paying attention.

Of all the incidents recorded by the cameras drivers were at fault 87 per cent of the time, and in 83 per cent of those cases the drivers appeared oblivious of their errors. Drivers of 4WD vehicles were highly likely to failure to observe cyclists.

Simon van Velthooven (photo Mark Taylor) Simon Van Velthooven grabbed a  second medal on the final night of the UCI World Cup in Beijing.

Van Velthooven, the Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in his specialist keirin, picked up a bronze in the Kilo at the Beijing Velodrome.

For the whole story click Manawatu Standard

Hi Everyone
We are looking for volunteers from our WCNI clubs to help out Wanganui  with upcoming events this year.
We have our WCNI Track Champs at Wanganui Velodome on Saturday 12th February 6.00pm start ,Sunday 13th February 10.00am start
WCNI Time Trial Wanganui Saturday 9th April 2011
WCNI Road Race Wanganui Sunday 10th April 2011  (These two events will be held on the Nationals course)
Also the Rabodirect Club Nationals to be held in Wanganui 5th to 8th May 2011.
We would be most grateful  if some of our members can give a helping hand  at any of these events
please contact Noeline Elden email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. phone 06 358 9195
or Tina Noble  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. phone 06 344 6187 (Wanganui Secretary)
Noeline Elden
WCNI Cycling Centre

Bike Manawatu is wanting to develop a coaching structure that has the ability to assist the development of all club members, novice or masters, recreational or competitive.

In order to do this we require feedback from club members:-

1/ Who is interested in becoming a coach? At this time we are looking for AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST from interested parties.

Coaching can be extremely rewarding, and provides a fantastic opportunity to 'give back' to the sport through developing others.