Thursday 8th October 2020 Track - Bike Hire & Fit Day 2-4pm Feilding Velodrome
Saturday 10th October 2020 Wonder Women on Wheels 10am - 12pm Feilding Velodrome
Sunday 11th October BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride Track Orientation Day 1 2-4pm Feilding Velodrome
Wednesday 14th October Kairanga ITT Wednesday Recreational Ride
Saturday 17th October 2020 Masters Track Workshop 1 11am - 2pm Feilding Velodrome Track Orientation Day 2 2-4pm Feilding Velodrome
Sunday 18th October Dynamo Race 2 - Tokoroa Bike Manawatu Hill Climb Champs – Click Here to Register BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride Track Orientation Day 3 2-4pm Feilding Velodrome Wednesday 21st October 2020 Kairanga ITT Wednesday Recreational Ride
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS EVENT The overarching policy is that all Government and MOH regulations apply. We are able to run this event on the basis that social distancing is achievable if the systems set out below are followed. If they are not, we will be forced to reconsider running future events. Everybody needs to take responsibility and consider their actions. First Rider off at 6.15 pm (Start) All riders MUST Pre Register Here before 9.30 am the day of the race - no late entries will be allowed. We ask all volunteers & specators to please fill in this form to allow for contact tracing plus this helps us with race day volunteers.
Note: we have added a date of birth question to our registrations which will be helpful calculating any ITT records We aim to have a start list by 3pm the day of the event.
Please meet at the Horizons Yard - 1117 Kairanga Bunnythorpe Road Registration 5.30pm – 5.50pm at HQ – (within the Horizons Yard) Race briefing 6.00 pm - all riders must attend First Rider off at 6.15pm (slowest to fastest)
Bike Manawatu Hill Climb Champs 2020-2021 – Forest Hill Road
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS EVENT The overarching policy is that all Government and MOH regulations apply. We are able to run this event on the basis that social distancing is achievable if the systems set out below are followed. If they are not, we will be forced to reconsider running future events. Everybody needs to take responsibility and consider their actions.
9am Start Time All riders MUST Pre Register Here before 9am Saturday 17/10/2020 no late entries will be allowed. We ask all volunteers & spectators to please fill in this form to allow for contact tracing plus this helps us with race day volunteers. – Click Here
Start & Meet – Bike Manawatu Timing Van - The event starts just before the bridge and ends at the top of the hill. The riders will ride back at a safe speed in SINGLE file. (Near 12 Forest Hill Road) All parking is to be well off the road – weather dependent parking may be available in a paddock at the bottom of the road (Owners known to race organisers) Registration 8.15am at HQ – (Bike Manawatu Timing Van – Forest Hill Road) Race briefing 8:45am - all riders must attend First rider off at 9.00am
$5 members / $10 non-members – All Welcome, only Bike Manawatu members eligible for trophies
Due to Covid-19 please help us with contactless payment by making your payment online $5 members / $10 non-members – Bike Manawatu ANZ 01-0745-0284925-00 please use your name, race number & race name (e.g.Hill Climb 18/10/20 as reference)
Bring your climbing legs and we'll see you out there
When: Sunday 27th September 2020 & Sunday 4th October 2020 Where: Feilding Velodrome, Johnston Park Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm *Free Track Bikes Provided for our Have a Go Days*
27.09.2020 Good Morning All, Due to the weather, we have had to cancel our Have A Go Day today. We apologise for any inconvenience. With all the water around, this will make the track unsafe to ride on. Sincerest apologies
Track Cycling is
For all ages
& we have Bikes available to hire
We provide for novices to world champions!
Come along and find out more about Track Cycling. Track Is a good mix of competitive and fun racing in a very social, off road environment. We encourage any new riders to come along to our ‘have a go day’
If you really want to improve your cycling fitness and skills why not give track cycling a go at the Feilding Velodrome. We run a great variety of races for all ages and abilities and fun events in a very supportive environment.
Please bring your helmet, pedals and cycling shoes. If you don’t have cycling shoes and pedals just bring your helmet and sports shoes, as we will also have bikes with pedals on them for you to ride.
Track is raced on the following years licence E.g. 2021 Juniors Grade is based on your age as at the 31st December 2021 Under 13 = 12 or younger at 31 December 2021 Under 15 = 14 or younger at 31 December 2021 Under 17 = 16 or younger at 31 December 2021 Under 19 = 18 or younger at 31 December 2021
Would You like to win more road races? The track is one of the best places to develop that power sprint by riding a fixed gear track bike!
We especially encourage new riders by taking part in a development program, as you ride in grades of your ability and many races are handicapped
We have Track bikes for hire at an affordable cost
Qualified coaches will set your position up correctly
Orientation days for new riders
Stay out of the traffic and ride on the safety of a track
Equipment Required: Track bike is necessary Entry Fees: $30 for the whole season – October 2020 – April 2021 Membership & Licensing: Riders planning to race on the track require at least a BikeManawatu Membership (additional to fees) Adults $45 Juniors (U19) $25 Family of 3 of more living at the same address $80 *If you wish to be able to formally race at any level (not including "fun" rides) then you should register as a Bike Manawatu member through the Cycling NZ Membership portal This does incur an additional West Coast North Island Centre fee plus CNZ fee – please see more here however this also comes with the added bonus of Personal Liability insurance cover via Cycling New Zealand.
New riders who are racing with us for their first season must attend one of the three orientation days Sunday 11th October 2020 - 2:00pm -4:00pm Saturday 17th October 2020 - 2:00pm -4:00pm Sunday 18th October 2020 - 2:00pm -4:00pm
Bike Manawatu has Track Bikes available for hire:
Bike Hire = $80.00 Bike Bond = $60.00 (refundable at the end of season T's & C's apply) If you are interested in hiring a Track Bike this season we have set days available where we will size / fit you to an appropriate bike Tuesday 29th September 2020 Track - Bike Hire & Fit Day 2-4pm Feilding Velodrome Thursday 1st October 2020 Track - Bike Hire & Fit Day 2-4pm Feilding Velodrome Saturday 3rd October 2020 Track - Bike Hire & Fit Day 2-4pm Feilding Velodrome Thursday 8th October 2020 Track - Bike Hire & Fit Day 2-4pm Feilding Velodrome Please book a time and day with Ian Gray and his helpful team Ring or Text Ian Gray 021 120 5751 for a booking. Each Bike Hire & Fit takes approx. 45 Minutes
TRACK CYCLING – WORDS OF WISDOM Track racing on a “fixy” is exciting cycling in its own right, and is also a great spectator sport.
What are the real benefits of riding track? How does track racing benefit road cycling? We can guarantee that track racing greatly improves a riders’ confidence, their ability to make rapid decisions, improve bike handling skills, and pedalling technique. It also dramatically improves a riders sprinting ability. All these skills learnt on the track produce huge improvements in road cycling, especially criteriums raced on short road circuits.
A special tip on the benefits of riding a “fixy”: If you set up a track bike or an old road frame with a single gear (on a low gear – 70” to 72”) for training on the road, this is excellent training. (Remember to put single brake on the bike) It is a far better investment than spending mega dollars on light weight road accessories / special light weight wheels to improve your road cycling.