Bike Manawatu has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.
After careful consideration and based on the information that we have at hand and the rapid pace at which this situation is escalating we have made the tough decision to postpone the West Coast North Island Road Race Champs scheduled for Saturday 28th March.
We assessed our race - and given we would we riding in bunches, and the impact it may have on the welfare and health of our members, riders, event organisers, volunteers, officials, spectators and the general New Zealand public, we made what we feel is the socially responsible decision to postpone the event pending a suitable replacement date.
We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this decision may cause, and we are currently unsure when we will be able to host this event, but rest assured we will do our best to put this and other events back on our cycling calendar as soon as possible.
We realise this is a period of uncertainty and appreciate our cycling community's support.
Levin Cycling Club has also made the decision to postpone their West Coast North Island Individual Time Trial and Criterium champs scheduled for April 5th due to the impact of COVID19.
Take Care everyone