- Written by Bike Manawatu
- Written by Bike Manawatu
Bike Manawatu appreciate each and every volunteer who help/ed us out throughout the last year.
We took note of each and every volunteer at all of our races and events and to show our appreciation for we put all your names into a big draw which was drawn using random number generator live at Prize giving on Saturday.
The lucky winners took away a voucher for dinner at Nero restaurant palmerston north.
A big congratulations to Paul Cooper and Stephanie Craw
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
Thank you to each and every one of our amazing volunteers.
We couldnt do it without you.
- Written by Bike Manawatu
Thank you for registering for our Bike Manawatu annual Manfeild 6 Hour Cycle Challenge
Access to the venue will be via South Street entrance, 59 South Street Feilding.
You will find our venue map here https://www.manfeild.co.nz/venue-map.html
Parking is in the Stadium carpark D6
Event organisers will be setting up at 7am
The event will commence with a warm up on the track commencing at 8am.
Transponders will be checked at 8.30.
The ride briefing will commence at 8.45am.
The ride will commence with a neutralised lap at 9am sharp behind the lead vehicle, you are not to overtake this vehicle, this will take the first leg riders around the track in a controlled manner, as you enter the main straight will vehicle will accelerate away, this is will signal the start of the race.
The last lap will be called at approximately 2.55 pm, the horn will sound, please complete your lap, that is the end of the race
If there is an incident on the track and requires an Ambulance, the Ambulance will enter the track through the chute and travel to the scene in the same direction as the cyclists with siren on, in this instant all riders are to keep to the LEFT HAND side of the track until the Ambulance has passed, please do not draft the Ambulance.
We have the Toyota pit lane x4 garages and pit lane suite booked. These facilities are available for your team hospitality area. This area is available for teams on a first in first served basis however do respect others who require space. Tents can be erected in the pit lane area. Please ask an event official before erecting.
Gala Caterers will be onsite with their coffee cart and hotdog / chip van.
All safety and security measures in place must be adhered to. Please comply with all safety marshal instructions. Marshal's decisions are final
The pit area is for pedestrians and access to the transition zone. The pit area is not a warm up area.
(If you need to warm up, please bring a wind-trainer)
An approved cycling helmet must be worn at all times while riding in the event. Only roadworthy bikes will be permitted onto the course.
No aero bars, no ipods/head phones whilst on the track
No fixed wheel bikes, all bikes to have good operating brakes.
All teams must comprise of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 members. There is only to be 1 member from each participating team on the track at any one time. All riders must participate. School teams are to consist of students only.
Each team / Solo Rider will be provided with 2 transponders.
Transponder #1 is just like previous years and will require a transponder holder to be attached to the RIGHT hand side of the fork – 4 fingers below the top of the spokes – The transponder must be exchanged in the transition zone from one team member to the other.
Transponder #2 will be a Helmet Transponder which is to be attached to the top / back of your helmet with the x2 cable ties provided. This transponder will be read by the overhead gantry.
We suggest for your team manager or yourself to please bring along some snips to assist with cutting the cable ties to size.
If you already have a little black Transponder holder, please bring them along, as we can re-use these and issue you with more cable ties to swap them from left to RIGHT. (This can save you time before the event and help you be as organised as possible)
The transponder MUST be mounted on the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the fork and not removed until you come to a complete stop in the transition area.
The transponders are very expensive items and you will be accountable in the event of loss or damage
Please ensure ALL transponders are returned back to HQ after the event, and if you do not intend to re-use your holder, we would really appreciate these back also. Thank you
***On the day we will aim to post a live results link to our Facebook page for you all to be able to see how you are doing nice and easy from your device. ***
The course is the 3 Km Chris Amon Manfeild track and also takes in a small area with the pit lane for transition. Riders will circulate in an anticlockwise direction.
THE PASSING RULE
All riders are to keep on the inside line on all parts of the course. Faster riders are to pass on the line on all occasions. Slower riders have the right of way and are not to deviate to make way for faster riders. Faster riders are to clearly announce that they are coming up on slower riders. Be aware of riders splitting away from a bunch to enter the transition area. Be aware of slower merging riders when leaving the transition area.
If you are going to transition indicate clearly and move to the right hand side of the track prior to coned area.
Riders will enter the transition zone through the Slow Down area and dismount on entry to the Transition Zone. Exchanging the transponder will take place in the transition zone and the new rider is to remount the bike only on exit from transition zone. Entry onto the course proper will only occur when authorised to do so by the marshal. Failure to comply with this rule will see teams penalised
NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED ON THE PARK
Manfeild's Outdoor Caterer – Gala Caterers will have a coffee cart and food available for purchase
Prize giving to commence at approx 3.30pm
Thanks to MG Marketing we will also have fruit available in the Race office for you and your teams to help yourselves to.
Safety, safety, safety, it is priority to complete this event without injury, please be careful.
Have a safe and enjoyable day!
Please ensure ALL transponders are returned to the race office at the completion of the event, there will also be a box for any unwanted transponder holders too.
- Written by Colin Anderson (Wal)
Have you ever thought of cycling a Multi lap or any of the other events at TAUPO
Plus assist in raising funds for HeartKids NZ. Here,s your chance to do both.
At this 2019 Taupo Cycle Challenge I need to complete TWO laps to be the first by some 30+ laps to reach my 100th lap completion. That’s an average of 3+ laps each year for the past 32 consecutive years !.
A team named Hughes Joinery cycle4heartkids
is being formed to allow new & more experienced riders to join together & ride the ENDURO or any of the other event choices. Already 3 of the 1995 originals have shown more than a passing interest in joining in for some portion of the Challenge weekend.
The Enduro plan is to cycle the 1st lap in 6 1/2 hours, then head off to your motel or Caltex (checkpoint) for a clothing etc break, to be all ready to depart from Caltex by 8.30 for lap two, to be again ridden at a controlled pace. We shall all meet up in Kaimanawa street by the Taupo Fire Station near the end of our 2nd lap, where Team members whether they be Fast Enduro, Solo, 1/2,1/4 lake, Mtn/bike, electric or any other section who have completed their own event, removed transponder can cycle back out at approx 2.45—3pm so we can all don our Team T shirts & cycle into the finish, where Heartkids will have a snack/chat area available.
TEAM Entry, a donation fee of $50.00 to https://cycleforheartkidstaupo19.everydayhero.com/nz/HelpColinreach16000kms
Clearly noting on the message section, TEAM Hughes Joinery entry, plus event category chosen, & size required for Team T shirt.
A bulk order & printing of T shirts will commence after July 31st, when early entry discount ceases. When I see your entry fee paid on EDH page I shall then by return email or DM f/book send you the discount code, which is valid until November 27th.
Additional Team Hughes Joinery benefits are Below
Team support leap frog vehicle for all of the ENDURO lap ONE.
Customised Enduro over-cap for 2019.
Team issue Sponsor printed T shirt.
A closed FB site will be set up after 31st July for Team members invitation to join/share thoughts/advice/suggestions.
My wish is for everyone to ENJOY the day & for some, the early am start !.
10% Team entry discount code (valid till November 27th) or
20% if you fundraise as earlier mentioned
View the Cycle Challenge Team web for exciting Team bonus.
30 riders in Team Hughes Joinery - ONE free entry to 2020 event—PLUS an additional one free entry for every multiple of ten riders for the 2020 event.
Know that your $50.00 Team entry fee IS going to a very worthwhile charity that assists the 12 babies born weekly in NZ with a heart defect.
ULTIMO have produced a sponsor printed Custom cycle kit at a very competitive price.. Details on this & other will be outlined on a TEAM closed FB group (or email if not a FB member) where questions/forum can be responded to by members.
Looking forward to your interest & joining together in this 100th lap of Taupo (attempt), already some $5500 has been pledged for Heartkids NZ—lets join together & really build it up. Cheers Colin (wal)