Great work & thank you for supporting our Manfeild Crit on Tuesday night.
Great to see so many enthusiastic riders out there, we hope you had fun.
Here are the Points results for Week 1.

A special thanks to all our sponsors who support our crit Ashhurst Engineering, Bayleys Real Estate & Hughes Joinery.

Also to our Volunteers, Thank you all very much:
Stephanie Foote
Stephanie Craw
Karen Gunn
Mike Simpson
James Denholm
Mike Craine

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*On count back there is 1 amended to be made to B Grades results, this will all be correct and displayed with next weeks results, apologies in advance.Crit Points Week 1 of 2018 Series-1 Page 4Crit Points Week 1 of 2018 Series-1 Page 5

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!!! :)

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Fri Nov 2
Nominations Close For the Sport Manawatu Grassroots Volunteer Awards

Sun Nov 4

BM Track - Road Bikes & Track Racing
Tour de Manawatu Palmerston North
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Tue Nov 6
Manfeild Criterium Series

Wed Nov 7
Wednesday Recreational Ride
New November ITT Series

Sat Nov 10
Trust House 2018 Teams Series - Race Four

Sun Nov 11|
BM Track - Road Bikes & Track Racing
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Tue Nov 13
Manfeild Criterium Series

Wed Nov 14
Wednesday Recreational Ride
New November ITT Series

Sat Nov 17
BM Race 5 – Cheltenham Classic

Sun Nov 18
WCNI - LCC Track Carnival
Dynamo Team Road Series. Race 3
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Tue Nov 20
Manfeild Criterium Series

Wed Nov 21
Wednesday Recreational Ride
New November ITT Series

Thurs Nov 23
Sport Manawatu Grassroots Volunteers Awards

Sat Nov 24
Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Sun Nov 25
BM Track Road Bikes & Track Racing
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Tue Nov 27

Manfeild Criterium Series

Wed Nov 28
Wednesday Recreational Ride
New November ITT Series


Volunteers Required

Are you able to lend a hand at our up & coming club races.
Our calendar is out and Traffic Management sorted.
All we need is... You

Race managers & Timing are positions we'd love an extra hand with but all positions including marshals & Sag Wagon Drivers are equally important for a race If we can encourage members to pop their names down at least once, we would be very appreciative of your time and will help avoid burn out from our weekly volunteers
Thank you

November Club Races


Prime & Finish Line Judges Required during the Manfeild Criterium Series – Every Tuesday in November

BM Race 5 – Saturday 17 November 2018 – Cheltenham Classic – 3pm Click Here for Course Map & Info

December Club Races

BM Race 6 – Saturday 8 December 2018 – Woolworths Cup {Paihiatua} 3pm  Click Here for Course Map & Info

BM Race 7 – Saturday 15 December 2018 – Essex Cup {Pohangina} 3pm Click Here for Course Map & Info

Cycling NZ 2019 Membership is Open Now

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We look forward to welcoming you for a great year of cycling!

Click HERE to find the link to Cycling New Zealand Membership Portal

Manfeild Criterium

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
Manfeild Criterium Series 2018

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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

Bike Manawatu Uniform Price List

Traction Fitness 400 Cycle Tour

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.

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Results for 31 Oct 2018 Kairanga ITT. Great work team!
Reminder: After growing demand and great feedback we are going to continue our ITT into November and run another mini series every Wednesday night - 7,14, 21 & 28th November
We will have prizegiving for our first 4 weeks after next Wednesday's ITT (7/11/18), so stick around at the Horizons yard after you finish next week.
Check out our new poster and we'd love to see you all there.
See you all next week for the Criterium on Tuesday & the ITT on Wednesday.
Thanks again to all the volunteers!

Kairanga ITT 31102018November 2018 ITT poster