If you want to go to the national track championships in Invergargill click WCNI Selectors Guideline Times for National Track Championships for selection guidelines

Put in a call to one of our leading cyclists like Simon van Velthooven and he could either be at home briefly or anywhere on the planet, his passport taking a hammering.

Last week he was in Invercargill dead-heating with rival Eddie Dawkins.

This week, after a 30-hour flight, the 22-year-old is in Cali, Colombia, as is Palmerston North pursuiter Jesse Sergent, competing in a World Cup track meet.

For the whole story click Manawatu Standard

MMCC

This Sunday, 12 Dec '10, the Masters Sunday Ride will have special significance as it will be the last Sunday Ride organised by the Manawatu Masters Cycling Club.   This marks 15 years plus of Sunday Rides. 

So to celebrate this and the amalgamation of 3 x Manawatu cycling clubs from 1 Jan '11, the MMCC committee has decided:

  • After our ride to gather, bikes and all, and from club funds shout morning tea at Wharerata, Massey University.
  • Invite to the morning tea and welcome some of the past members who still hold MMCC close to their hearts and did good work for the club.
  • Celebrate Christmas '10.
  • Issue all MMCC members gathered at Wharerata with a free raffle ticket and draw some prizes which hopefully will be of use for future cycling.

Lastly we encourage your to join up with Cycling Manawatu for the greater good of cycling in our region and wish the amalgamated club all the best for the future.

The MMCC Committee look forward to your attendance at Wharerata this Sunday.

Mike Keenan for MMCC Committee

The very popular Wednesday Night Individual Time-Trial series concluded this week with the final round and prize-giving at Kairanga Hall. For BikeManawatu members who are not familiar with this series, it runs twice over the summer months in two nine week blocks, once from October to December and again from January to March. The course starts on Kairanga-Bunnythorpe Rd (at the Rongotea Rd corner and heads out for 6 km (onto Lockwood Rd) and back for a total of 12 km. Points are awarded by comparing individual riders' times between weeks - 2 points for posting a personal best, 1 point otherwise.

The most recent series was our most successful to date with over 130 unique riders taking part. The highest number of riders on a single night was 64 and on average we had approximately 45 riders.

2010_12_05crowd 50 kids from 5 different Manawatu Schools took part in the Prize giving carnival at the Feilding Velodrome. Where some of the kids are very familiar with the track for some it was the first time ever at Johnston Park. The carnival started at 9.00 am with a one lap standing start followed by team pursuits, missing out races and scratch races. Good entertainment for the big crowd that came along to support the kids and to celebrate their achievements.