TRACK CYCLING ON TRACK BIKES – IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
HAVE A GO DAY:
Saturday 12th October 2019, 1-4pm
Come along any time between 1 and 4pm.
- 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.
- If you wish to hire a track bike we will give you a free two week trial to spend time trying out your fixed wheel track bike on the track.
- Track Bike hire fees: An affordable $80 hire fee for the season. You will also need to pay a $60 bond, which is repayable at end of season.
- Entry fee of $25 covers the entire season from October to April 2020.
- See Bike Manawatu Track Facebook page for race programme, updates, and cancellations (race programme will be on the Facebook Page).
NEW RIDERS WHO ARE RACING WITH US FOR THEIR FIRST SEASON MUST ATTEND ONE OF TWO ORIENTATION DAYS, ON EITHER SATURDAY 19th OR SUNDAY 20TH OCTOBER AT 2-4PM.
- Riders will race according to their age group category as at 31st December 2020, ie; if you are turning 15 in 2020 you will race U17s.
HIRING OF TRACK BIKES
Bike hire and fits (takes approximately 45 minutes), are scheduled for:
Tuesday 1st October & Thursday 3rd October 2:00 pm – 5:00pm
Saturday 5th October & Sunday 6th October 2:00 pm – 5:00pm
To book at time please do either of the following:
- Comment on the Bike Manawatu Track Facebook page with your suggested day and time and a reply will be given
- Ring or send a text message to Ian Gray, ph 021 120 5751
Bike fits after the Have a Go day may also be able to be arranged by contacting Ian Gray.
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.