The Opening Track Meeting is upon us this Sunday 28 October at 3pm.Warmup at 2 30pm.Come early as you need to register & obtain you're seasons racing number. We all need to be patient as this is an " orientation " meeting and we have lot of new keen riders (which have really impressed me with their initial skills & fitness at bike fits and at orientation .We need to emphasize rules and safety,not only to the rookie riders but also to those returning to the velodrome.The first event is a special 2 lap time trial over 800 M,so new riders can get confidence riding competitively. As we have no track records over that this distance it will be run under record conditions with riders on each side of the track 3 watches on each rider.Winning riders in each grade will establish a record for the 2lap distance. Next we will have scratch races in each grade to help establish handicaps for future events on the program. Look forward to seeing you all at Fielding on Sunday. PS. Road bikes on track start at 1 30 pm.
Due to popular demand we are going to hold another mini ITT series in November - A Big Thank You to our STMS Michael Groube and Race Organiser James Denhom Wednesday 7th November Wednesday 14th November Wednesday 21st November Wednesday 28th November Thank you to all our organisers and volunteers your doing a great job.
The 2018 Sport Manawatu Grassroots Sports Awards are fast approaching. This year they will be held at Awapuni Function Centre on the 23rd of November. These awards are a celebration of our region's Sport Makers with a focus on the work our volunteers do to make community sport a success.
Nominations will close on 2nd November with judging taking place the following week and finalists announced on the 9th November. We are aware of the commitment and effort that our volunteers provide for our club and its time to recognise their contributions
Please assist in spreading the word about these nominations and put your invaluable volunteers through for the chance to become a finalist at this year’s awards.
Go ahead and nominate some of our amazing volunteers.
Did you miss out on our last uniform order? Are you keen you purchase a some more BM club kit in preparation for 2019 nationals & wcni events, or just want to wear your kit with pride? We would like to put it out there and gather some interest and will look at another order round to ensure uniforms are ready by nationals in 2019. Have a think about it or share in banter between your peers over the next few weeks and we'll ensure we are prepared. *please bear in mind delivery date will not be till Feb 2019 * Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to place an order. ***This would be the last round of orders to ensure it arrives before Nationals
Wed Nov 28 Wednesday Recreational Ride New November ITT Series
Are you able to lend a hand at our up & coming club races. Our calendar is out and Traffic Management sorted. All we need is... You
Race managers & Timing are positions we'd love an extra hand with but all positions including marshals & Sag Wagon Drivers are equally important for a race If we can encourage members to pop their names down at least once, we would be very appreciative of your time and will help avoid burn out from our weekly volunteers Thank you
Back for another exciting year we will be hosting our Manfeild Criterium Series every Tuesday night in November – Lock in the dates, we’d love to see you there and join in the fun. (Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th November 2018) Doors will open at 5.30pm First Race begins at 6.00pm
Members $5 p/night OR $15 for the series Non Members $10 p/night OR $35 for the series Everyone is welcome
Thank you very much to those who have already offered to help during this series, from First Aid to Prime & Finish Line Judges, we really appreciate it. We are however still looking for a few more Prime & Finish Line Judges (Ideally 2-3 from each grade so that judges can rotate and cover each other while racing.) If you plan to attend our Crit Series and are able to lend a hand in these positions, We’d love to hear from you “Volunteering is not just about making time, Its about making a difference” — Anos
8 Manawatu cyclists travelled to the sunny Hawke’s Bay over the long weekend to complete in the Roosters Brewery 200km Enduro race - this is the first time this particular event has been run. Jeremy Rowe and Darren Murdie rode the race as individuals and had great results with Jeremy finishing 2nd in a time of 5 hours 53 minutes, 44.5 seconds - only 00.0.1 second off the winning time of 5 hours 53 minutes, 44.4 seconds and Darren finished in 4th place in a time of 6 hours 17 minutes and 1 second. The remainder of the group - Rob Ryan, Allen Harris, Derek Harris, Fraser Kitt, Michelle Turner and Janette Flipp rode as a group and used the event as training for the Lake Taupo 320km enduro race (2 Laps of the lake), which they are riding with Heath Reynolds, Tim Mackey, Huw Morgan-Jones and Aaron Kearns, with the support of Wayne Fage and Derek McNabb in memory their dear friend, cycling buddy and Bike Manawatu member Glenn Thorby (Fizz) who passed away on March 17 this year.
For those that didn't have the privilege of knowing Glenn, here's a little bit of background about him -
Glenn was diagnosed with Melanoma in late 2016/early 2017 -he had surgery in March 2017, and had made a great recovery, returning to riding and competing in the 2017 Tour De Manawatu. However, Glenn was extremely disappointed just a week or so out from Taupo last year, that he would be unable to compete, but Glenn, always looking at the positives decided that 2018 was to be his year, as the event fell on his birthday - 24 November. After his untimely passing, his much loved BBC team mates hatched a plan to ride 2 laps in his memory.
October 19 -26 is Melanoma Awareness week with the theme 'get spotted'. As cyclists, we spend a lot of time out exposed to the sun's harmful rays, so please, this summer, take the time to get to know your body and spot any changes and most importantly - have them checked.