Feilding Festival of Cycling 2019 Announcement

The recent announcement by the Fitzherbert Lions that the Tour De Manawatu will no longer be Run has been met with a lot of disappointment in the cycling community, and not just in the Manawatu.  People are disappointed at the demise of yet another local event and people have commented that this race was a great warm up for Taupo.

While we understand that the Fitzherbert Lions would not have made this decision lightly and it would have been difficult to make the call to put the event in to Recess.

While it would be fantastic if we could run the event, realistically we do not have the capacity to run another ‘major’ event - we already have the Feilding Festival of Cycling, The Novice Tour and the Manfeild 6 hour.  BUT, we think we’ve come up with the next best thing - we’ve decided to move the date of the Feilding Festival of Cycling/Joe Allen Classic to November,  so folks, save the date of Sunday November 10 - 3 weeks out from Taupo, so this event is ideal to build in to your training plan now.

We’d love to see as many of you as possible - there is an event for everyone:

  • Joe Allen classic (graded handicapped race for licensed riders with cash prizes), and now open to Under 17 Riders
  • 90km Recreational Ride, which will now follow the same course as the Joe Allen Classic, from Feilding to Apiti and back
  • 50km Recreational Ride to Kimbolton and back
  • 25km Recreational Ride to Cheltenham and back

We will have our registration and prizegiving at the Rosebowl Bakery and Cafe again this year, so bring all the family along and enjoy their tasty cabinet and menu food as well as great coffee

If any of our members, their family or wider community would like to help make the event the best it can be and be a part of our organising committee please get in touch with Keryn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Check the website for all details


WCNI event hosted by Levin Cycling Club Postponed

We have received an email advising that unfortunately due to a number of factors beyond our control this weekends WCNI event hosted by Levin Cycling Club has been postponed. We will let you all know when a new date later on in the year is set.
Thank you and sorry.

levin wcni postponed

Oceania Road Cycling Championships 2019

While most of the talk this weekend will be about the Novice Tour, and rightly so - we also need to mention that 2 of our young members are off to the Oceania Road Cycling Championships in Tasmania this weekend.

Bike Manawatu has 2 representatives with Connie O’Brien and Libby Arbuckle both in the u23 grade. Connie had a great result last year finishing in 3rd place in the U19 race.
The race is 105km consisting of a 26 km loop with a tough 10 min climb that is completed 4 times.
We also have Dylan Simpson riding in the U23 & Kyle Hoskin U19's Mens divisions
The race is this weekend, Saturday the 16th March this is the second time it’s been held in Tasmania.
Bike Manawatu would like to wish the girls the best of luck for the event.
Go Connie, Libby, Dylan & Kyle!!!!



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Twenty-year-old Campbell Stewart has claimed his first elite rainbow jersey after victory in the omnium on the fourth day of the UCI Track World Championships in Poland.
The Vantage Windows & Doors Elite New Zealand rider produced a stunning display, lapping the field with Frenchman Benjamin Thomas late in the race which gave him a commanding lead.

Kirstie James finished fourth in the women’s 3000m individual pursuit. She qualified fourth fastest in 3:28.407 to earn a bronze medal match against Germany’s Lisa Klein. The German stepped up to claim the ride-off with James settling for a well-earned fourth place, while teammate Bryony Botha was fifth.

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