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Great news… Under Level 2 with groups of up to 100 allowed, normal bunch riding can resume.

The first official ride will be on Sunday the 7th June 

We still need to:

  1. Continue taking the intent of Government restrictions seriously and act accordingly
  2. Maintain 1M social distancing before and after your ride
  3. Please be considerate.  No spitting or “snot rockets” in the bunch please
  4. Please do not attend our event if you are unwell
  5. Please help us keep the bunch sizes down

We might trial taking a photo of the bunches before you leave so that in the unlikely event of needing to contact trace, we know who was in each bunch.

Hope to see you all out there soon

Rongotea – ITT – 2Up – 31 May 2020

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS EVENT
The overarching policy is that all Government and MOH regulations apply. We are able to run this event on the basis that social distancing is achievable if the systems set out below are followed. If they are not, we will be forced to reconsider running future events. Everybody needs to take responsibility and consider their actions.

ARRIVAL

  • All parking is to be well off the road – please respect the Rongotea residence and their nature strips I.e please don’t park on the soggy verge

START LIST & NUMBERS

  • If you are reading this, you will have seen the start list which provides your start time and your rider number. As we have been trailing for some time the number allocated for this event will be your permanent number for all future BM events. We are redistributing new fabric numbers to all members.
  • Non members will be allocated a reinforced paper number. Again please keep this and bring it along to other BM events that you attend
  • Please look after your race numbers and bring it to ALL club events.

REGISTRATION

  • Registration will be just before the start line at a table. There will be a marshal / volunteer to assist and direct standing within the 2-meter rule
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided before registering
  • There is no entry fee for junior/schools riders.
  • If you have not paid online, please deposit your entry fee into the honesty box - correct change only and note the amount paid on the start sheet. $5 members, $10 non members.
  • If you have a loyalty card these will be at registration for you to click. Likewise, please note that you have used your loyalty card on the start sheet
  • Please avoid ques at the registration desk.
  • Let early riders register ahead of later starters while practising social distancing.
  • Ensure you give yourself plenty of time to register, pin your number and either go straight to the start area.
  • Numbers are to be placed on the left hand side, rear quarter of your race top.
  • Please read all notices at the registration desk, a repeat of the rider briefing and safety notes set out below

START/ FINISH & SPECTATORS

  • There will be a start clock at the start line.
  • There will be a holder wearing PPE gear.
  • Riders will start at 1 min intervals.
  • If numbers at the car park do become congested with people packing up, remember to social distance and if needs be go for a warm down and return once numbers have reduced.
  • Spectators please only attend the event if required to support a rider ie to drive your child. We encourage riders to be as self-reliant as possible and to ride to and from the event, but please keep group numbers small. We suggest 5-6 max.
  • All spectators/supporters MUST complete a contract tracing form. If you have not completed this online, please complete the paper copy at registration. It can be completed on line here https://forms.gle/jBGCAcP1ymjgNsiR8

RIDER BRIEFING

  • The course is a 16km Time Trial Course.
  • Please meet at the Rongotea Square
  • The event starts on corner of Severn & Mercey Streets, ride out Banks Rd, left onto Kaimatarua Rd, turn right down Sansons Rd then onto Main Drain Road, turn around cone, head back to Finish in Mercey Street, Rongotea.
  • This is an individual (and 2up) time trial. Please do not draft if you are not riding with your team member. Overtaking riders please ensure slower rider know you are coming. Please give each other plenty of room while staying left at all times
  • Individual Riders will go off first, then we will have a 5 minute break before teams set off.
  • Please remember to respect the locals living on this road.

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

  • Roads are open and all normal road rules apply
  • Marshals are provided for direction only
  • Riders must give way at all junctions as required.

Course Specific Notes:

  • Obey the priority on the 1 way bridge and be prepared to give way to oncoming traffic
  • Do not cross the centre line unless safe to do so.
  • We are on narrow quite roads when often there is no white line. Stay left
  • Riders should not exceed 2 abreast
  • Beware of tankers and agricultural machinery
  • Be courteous to other road users
  • The days are shortening so we RECOMMEND the use of a rear light.

Additional Notes:

  • Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to ride as a team after you have both pre registered - this will allow us to give you the same start time)
  • Public toilets just past the centre of Rongotea township
  • We would like to try use our timing system as well as manual timed.
  • Each rider will be issued with a Transponder:
    Your transponder holder should be 4 fingers under the rim (remember to take the sticky tape off the holder and don't put the cable ties through the spokes)
    Left hand side of the fork - shiny side facing out 
    Once your finished use some snips and take the length off the cable ties – we will have some at the start line for you.
    Please make sure your transponder is handed at the completion of your ride.

Please click here to view the start list online 

Please click here to register

Rongotea Start List 31 May 2020 page 001

    Rongotea Start List 31 May 2020 page 002

 

Kairanga ITT – 17 May 2020

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS EVENT
The over arching policy is that all Government and MOH regulations apply. Remember that gatherings of 10 are not permitted. We are able to run this "individual" event on the basis that social distancing is achievable if the systems set out below are followed. If they are not we will be forced to reconsider running future events. Everybody needs to take responsibility and consider their actions.

ARRIVAL

  • Please stagger your arrival time. If you have a late start do not arrive at 8.30am
  • Park at Kairanga School.
  • The outdoor toilet block has kindly been made available to us. Please respect it and do not enter any other areas of the school grounds
  • Do not congregate on arrival. Get yourself ready and move away form the parking areas as quickly as possible to either do your warm up or go to registration

START LIST & NUMBERS

  • If you are reading this you will have seen the start list which provides your start time and your rider number. As we have been trailing for some time the number allocated for this event will be your permanent number for all future BM events. We are redistributing new fabric numbers to all members. Please look after it and bring it to all events.
  • Non members will be allocated a reinforced paper number. Again please keep this and bring it along to other BM events that you attend

REGISTRATION

  • Please take care at the cross roads while crossing to registration
  • Registration will be at an unmanned table at the start of the gravel layby in the usual start area on KB Road.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided before registering
  • There is no entry fee for junior/schools riders.
  • If you have not paid on line please deposit your entry fee into the honesty box - correct change only and note the amount paid on the start sheet. $5 members, $10 none members.\
  • If you have a loyalty card these will be at registration for you to click. Likewise please note that you have used your loyalty card on the start sheet
  • Please avoid ques at the registration desk.
  • Let early riders register ahead of later starters.
  • Ensure you give yourself plenty of time to register, pin your number and either go straight to the start area or continue your warm up.  
  • Either way time your arrival in the start area to suit your start time (1- 2 mins prior)  and avoid any gatherings in this area. 
  • If you arrive too early you will be asked to leave the start area. Numbers are to be placed on the left hand side, rear quarter of your race top.
  • Please read all notices on the whiteboard including a repeat of the rider briefing and safety notes set out below

START/ FINISH & SPECTATORS

  • There will be a holder
  • Riders will start at 1 min intervals.
  • After you have finished please do not gather at the finish area or at the car park.
  • If you are riding home please depart the area ASAP.
  • If you are driving please pack up and depart ASAP.
  • If numbers at the car park do become congested with people packing up, remember to social distance and if needs be go for a warm down and return once numbers have reduced.
  • Spectators please only attend the event if required to support a rider ie to drive your child. We encourage riders to be as self reliant as possible and to ride to and from the event, but please keep group numbers small. I'd suggest 5-6 max.
  • All spectators/supporters MUST complete a contract tracing form. If you have not completed this online, please complete the paper copy at registration. It can be completed on line here https://forms.gle/SbSXBy4t8CstM1kU7

RIDER BRIEFING

  • The course is 6km out and back
  • The turn will be marked by a cone in the road.
  • The finish line is approx 100m before the start line 
  • This is an individual time trial. Please do not draft. Overtaking riders please ensure slower rider know you are coming. Please give each other plenty of room while staying left at all times

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

  • Roads are open and all normal road rules apply
  • Marshals are provided for direction only
  • Riders must give way at all junctions as required.

Course Specific Notes:

  • Obey the priority on the 1 way bridge and be prepared to give way to oncoming traffic
  • Do not cross the centre line unless safe to do so.\
  • We are on narrow quite roads when often there is no white line. Stay left
  • Riders should not exceed 2 abreast
  • Beware of tankers and agricultural machinery
  • Be courteous to other road users
  • The days are shortening so we RECOMMEND the use of a rear light.

Please click here to view the start list online

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Forest Road – Hill Climb ITT – 24 May 2020

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS EVENT
The overarching policy is that all Government and MOH regulations apply. Remember that gatherings of 10 are not permitted. We are able to run this "individual" event on the basis that social distancing is achievable if the systems set out below are followed. If they are not, we will be forced to reconsider running future events. Everybody needs to take responsibility and consider their actions.

ARRIVAL

  • Please stagger your arrival time. If you have a late start do not arrive at 8.30am
  • All parking is to be well off the road – please respect our generous Forest Road residence and their nature strips I.e please don’t park on the soggy verge
  • Do not congregate on arrival. Get yourself ready and move away from the parking areas as quickly as possible to either do your warm up or go to registration

START LIST & NUMBERS

  • If you are reading this, you will have seen the start list which provides your start time and your rider number. As we have been trailing for some time the number allocated for this event will be your permanent number for all future BM events. We are redistributing new fabric numbers to all members.
  • Non members will be allocated a reinforced paper number. Again please keep this and bring it along to other BM events that you attend
  • Please look after your race numbers and bring it to ALL club events.

REGISTRATION

  • Registration will be just before the start line at a table. There will be a marshal / volunteer to assist and direct standing within the 2-meter rule
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided before registering
  • There is no entry fee for junior/schools riders.
  • If you have not paid online, please deposit your entry fee into the honesty box - correct change only and note the amount paid on the start sheet. $5 members, $10 non members.
  • If you have a loyalty card these will be at registration for you to click. Likewise, please note that you have used your loyalty card on the start sheet
  • Please avoid ques at the registration desk.
  • Let early riders register ahead of later starters while practising social distancing.
  • Ensure you give yourself plenty of time to register, pin your number and either go straight to the start area.
  • Either way time your arrival in the start area to suit your start time (1- 2 mins prior) and avoid any gatherings in this area.
  • If you arrive too early you will be asked to leave the start area.
  • Numbers are to be placed on the left hand side, rear quarter of your race top.
  • Please read all notices at the registration desk, a repeat of the rider briefing and safety notes set out below

START/ FINISH & SPECTATORS

  • There will be a start clock at the start line.
  • There will be a holder wearing PPE gear.
  • Riders will start at 1 min intervals.
  • After you have finished please do not gather at the finish area
  • If you are riding home please depart the area ASAP.
  • If you are driving please pack up and depart ASAP.
  • If numbers at the car park do become congested with people packing up, remember to social distance and if needs be go for a warm down and return once numbers have reduced.
  • Spectators please only attend the event if required to support a rider ie to drive your child. We encourage riders to be as self-reliant as possible and to ride to and from the event, but please keep group numbers small. We suggest 5-6 max.
  • All spectators/supporters MUST complete a contract tracing form. If you have not completed this online, please complete the paper copy at registration. It can be completed on line here https://forms.gle/T1aWiQk7Q9fNAG4r9

RIDER BRIEFING

  • The course is 3.23 km hill climb
  • The event starts just before the bridge and ends at the top of the hill.
  • The riders will ride back at a safe speed in SINGLE file.
  • This is an individual time trial. Please do not draft. Overtaking riders please ensure slower rider know you are coming. Please give each other plenty of room while staying left at all times
  • Please remember to respect the locals living on this road.

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

  • Roads are open and all normal road rules apply
  • Marshals are provided for direction only
  • Riders must ride back down at a safe speed in SINGLE file.

Course Specific Notes:

  • Do not cross the centre line unless safe to do so.
  • We are on narrow quite roads when often there is no white line. Stay left
  • Riders should not exceed 2 abreast
  • Be courteous to other road users
  • The days are shortening so we RECOMMEND the use of a rear light.

A couple additional notes:

  • Please no warming up on the course
  • Please make sure that you descend at a sensible speed (SLOW)
  • Also please note there is no toilet facility available on this course.

Please click here to view the start list online (this will be displayed once entries close on Saturday Morning)

Please click here to register

Forest Road Start List page 001Forest Road Start List page 002

We’re up and running.

With the shift to Level two and working with the Covid requirements of CNZ and NZ Government Bike Manawatu is excited to get racing underway again.
As we are all aware the limitations are groups of ten at this stage, hence the racing programme for May is individual and small team based.
Bike Manawatu acknowledges our Sponsors and Councils in making all these races possible. It is now up to us, as a responsible community based club, to adhere to the requirements that have been set down.
Being accepting, able and willing to exercise social distancing, small groups, personal hygiene will see club racing flourish and continue in these “odd” times.The events are now clear for the next 3 weeks.

Kairanga ITT, Forest Road Hill climb, Rongotea ITT and 2up.

Entries must be done online. We will not accept any late entries on the day.
Payment online, correct change on the day or prepaid card. This stops contact between officials and you.
Your number is yours for all races, the number you have been running up till now will remain for the season.
We will have a new set of Fabric numbers for distribution starting from Sunday for all BM Members, non members will be issued with our standard race numbers. Please look after these and bring them to each race.

Entries will close 9.00am Saturday for all racing the following day. A start list will be emailed out and published on our Facebook and website.
On that communication there will be a written briefing. There will also be a written and staged verbal briefings at the start line.
You simply get to the venue, warm up off the course, pay / sign in, get to the start line 5 minutes before your start time, roll to the start line and start on your time.
This will mean that we can not loiter once you have finished your race, and need to be mindful not to congregate pre-race.

Please do not attend our event if you are unwell - Please help stop the spread of Covid-19

Road racing will commence once Group number limitations are eased from Government and MOH.

Please find the link to all of our races to register on this link here http://www.bikemanawatu.co.nz/index.php/club-news/notices/2838-bike-manawatu-2020-road-racing-calendar

Let’s go racing

BM team