Sun Dec 16 Waikato BOP Track Champs. BM Track - Road Bikes & Track Racing Xmas Meet BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride
BM Race 5 – Cheltenham Classic is coming up on Saturday 17 November.
We are still looking for the following pers to fill our roles: - Race Manager - Assistant Race Manager / Registration - Timing / Finish Judge - Traffic Set Up - Marshal x3 - Sag Wagon Driver
If you are able to help out, please let us know we'd really appreciate it.
We are also looking to fill the same positions for our 2 Road races in December which will finish our Bike Manawatu 2018 races up for a well earnt rest until we get back underway early 2019 If you could fill in the above positions on Saturday 8th December for our Woolworths Cup in Pahiatua or Saturday 15th December for our Essex Cup in Pohangina we’d love to hear from you.
Volunteers are a crucial part of who we are as a club
**Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart*
November Club Races
Manfeild Criterium Series – Every Tuesday Night in November Kairanga ITT Series – Every Wednesday Night in November BM Race 5 – Saturday 17 November 2018 – Cheltenham Classic – 3pm Click Here for Course Map & Info
Get in early, and avoid the end of year rush and have your licence all ready for next year so you can cruise through the holiday season without having to worry. Please be aware that if you purchase a 2019 licence before 31st December, this is the age category you will compete in for the remainder of the 2018 calendar year. *2018 licences are valid until 31st December unless a 2019 licence is issued prior, which will then make the 2018 licence no longer valid.
Cycling New Zealand Licences also come with a range of membership benefits – check out their partner discounts HERE as well as invaluable public liability insurance. The policy provides licensed riders cover for any damage to a third party property or persons that they are found legally liable for by their actions whilst riding, this is extended to cover whilst competing in races. How great is that! If you have any queries about licencing, insurance, clubs or general membership, contact the membership team at firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to welcoming you for a great year of cycling!
Back by popular demand, our Manfeild Criterium Series kicks off next week – Every Tuesday Night held at Manfeild Park (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
Bike Manawatu Uniforms
Did you miss out on our last uniform order? Are you keen you purchase a some 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 email email@example.com if you would like to place an order. All orders must be received by 30th November 2018 – Delivery of uniforms will be within the first week of February 2019 ***This would be the last round of orders to ensure it arrives before Nationals Thank you
RESULTS: Kairanga ITT - 7 Nov 2018 (Series 2, Week 1).
Kairanga ITT - 7 Nov 2018 (Series 2, Week 1). Also, Series 1 results & PB's are included. Well done to everyone's efforts over these 4 weeks - great to see consistent improvement over the series. Thanks to all those that turned up to prizegiving before hand! Well done to everyone on this weeks efforts, a nice evening with light breezes set for some very quick times. We'd love to see you all there over the next 3 weeks, everyone is welcome. See you all next week for the Criterium on Tuesday & the ITT on Wednesday. Thanks again to all the volunteers for making it possible!!! :)
During Labour Weekend Jenny Rose of Traction Fitness in Wellington held a three day cycling training camp for her Triathlon trainees in the Marlborough and Nelson region and covered 400km over the three days. Sue Hoskin, a Bike Manawatu member was fortunate to be part of this group for the weekend. Sue and partner Philip Wilson also a Bike Manawatu member travelled to Wellington on the Friday afternoon and met up with 27 other cyclists to catch the ferry to Picton. Arriving in Picton the support car, van and trailer were unloaded of bikes and personal bags at our accommodation ready for a 7 am start to the cycling day on Saturday. The first group set off at 7am heading for St Arnard a distance of 128 km mostly all up hill and what turned out to be a steady head wind, a challenging day for most. With two of us as drivers and support people our role was to pack all the personal gear into the trailer tidy accommodation on departure each morning and general mechanical repairs to bikes when need be. Day two, Sunday the riders left St Arnard for Mapua a distance of 130 km, with the first group again leaving around 7.15 am. Sue Hoskin was part of the early group and after a hill at the beginning, the ride dropped down into the lovely Motueka Valley road on a brilliantly fine day with a slight tail breeze. After arriving at Motueka for a very late lunch the brave and hardy riders went to take on the Takaka Hill. Sue was sensible enough not to take on that challenge knowing she still had another 142 km to ride on the final day. Monday morning dawned a cloudy morning however the forecast was for the cloud cover to clear and no rain or wind in that forecast. This final day was going to be a challenge for many especially for those who had ridden the Takaka Hill. The challenge was going to be the Whangamoa hill at the 50 km mark, then into the Rai saddle at 63 km. A lunch stop was at the Pelorus Bridge café. Those riding who knew the Queen Charlotte Road, knew that this final leg was going to be a challenge with lots of little hills, narrow road and a lot of traffic. The car and van came into their own about now to facilitate some pickups of riders and bikes. This last day saw a total elevation gain of 2282 meters with 4 grade 5 climbs, a grade 4 and a grade 2 which was 7.91 km and averaged 4.1%. Someone mentioned that a section of the Rai saddle peaked at 22% for a short period. The sense of achievement for all of those involved was awesome to see and be part of. Sue Hoskin wore the Bike Manawatu uniform with pride, and achieved three days of solid riding and a distance she had never considered she would do. Role on the Taupo Cycle Challenge where Sue will ride the 160 km event.