Thank you Sponsors

Bike Manawatu would like to thank each and every one of our 2018 Sponsors who have helped make a difference to our club and sport this year. 
Ashhurst Engineering & Construction
Bayleys Manawatu

McIntosh Cranes
Hughes Joinery
Cash Converters Palmerston North 
The Tank Guy - Manawatu
Ebony Coffee Roastery
Palmfeild Motors Mazda & Subaru
Capture Signs Ltd
Octane Automotive

Rosebowl Bakery & Cafe
Rider Levett Bucknall Palmerston North 
Morgans Property Advisors
Tineli New Zealand
Bike Barn Palmerston North
Central Bicycle Studio
Bulls Medical Centre

You are all amazing, thank you for all your support during 2018
If you or your business is keen to join our sponsors in 2019, we'd love to hear from you. 
Thank you very much to all those sponsors who have re-signed for 2019 we really appreciate your support.

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The 1001 -Climb to the Top

There is a group of 30 local cyclists taking part in a 7 day bike ride in February 2019 called the 1001.

This cycling adventure has been planned and organised by Bike Manawatu member and Sponsor Rob Ryan of Palmfeild Motors.

Rob previously organised another long distance ride, the SPCA 640, which was a fundraising ride from Palmerston North to Christchurch, that finished with participants competing in the iconic Le Race.  After receiving some great feedback after that ride, Rob was keen to organise another long distance ride - but this time it would take in some different roads and destinations, and it wouldn’t have a race as the final event.

This time, the ride leaves from Palmerston North and arrives back in Palmerston North 7 days and 1001 kms later, and after climbing 8936 metres - that’s more than Mt Everest!  The ride has a Facebook page, ** link here*** which gives full details of their itinerary, so feel free to pop over and give them a like to keep up to date with what’s happening

As a part of the preparation for the 1001, the team had a team training ride of the ‘Pongaroa Loop’ on Sunday. 

25 of us departed the Bike Barn car park in 2 groups, bound for the Pongaroa Pub via pahiatua, Pa Valley Rd and Route 52, with Neil Vertongen driving our support  vehicle.  It is a demanding and challenging course that takes in some fantastic views in the Tararua region. 

After 110 kms, we stopped at the Pongaroa Pub to enjoy a well earned lunch.  As usual, the pub were welcoming to us, and their large outdoor area provided some much needed shade in the sweltering 30 plus degree heat.

After leaving the pub, into a headwind, we needed to climb and descend the Puketoi Range - this is never easy after consuming country pub sized servings of lunch - but we all managed it. On the downhill run through the Makuri gorge, we got our only puncture of the day.

We carried on through to Pahiatua where we stopped for cold cokes and some shade before the final 40kms, including the Pahiatua Track back to Palmerston North and a debrief, quite possibly over a beer or 2 at Rendevous.

This ride was more than 200 kms, with more than 2500 metres of climbing - it’s up there on a par with K2, which has the reputation of being the toughest 1 day race in the Southern Hemisphere - while today wasn’t a race, we think it’s an achievement worth celebrating and would  like to acknowledge each and every rider on today’s ride - well done to all of you

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Sport Manawatu – Central Energy Trust
Manawatu Sports Awards – 15 March 2019
Nominations are now open

{please click the picture above to see all information and categories}

1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018

15 March 2019

The Central Energy Trust Manawatū Sport Awards is the regions premier event for recognising the highest achieving sporting athletes, teams, coaches and administrators for the 2018 calendar year.

Lets get behind our amazing athletes and recognise their success.
Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with all nominations & supporting achievements

BM Race 6 – Saturday 8 December 2018 – Woolworths Cup {Pahiatua}

All Welcome


Woolworths Cup:

Start & Meet & Finish at The Bush Multisport Park in Pahiatua (Huxley Road)

Entry Fee: $5 for Members $10 non members - All welcome  (Only members are eligible for the trophy which will be presented at prize giving)
Sign on 2.15pm at HQ – Bike Manawatu Timing Van – Bush Multisport Park –Pahiatua
Race briefing 2.45pm - all riders must attend
Graded Handicaps
40km course – 20km out and back
First grade start 3pm

Traffic management will be in place, but this is to warn other road uses that we are there, the roads are open and riders must obey NZ road rules at ALL times.
Please be courteous to other road users

Up & Coming Events Week Ending 07 December 2018

Sat Dec 8
BM Race 6 – Woolworths Cup {Paihiatua}
BM – Track Carnival – New Date

Sun Dec 9
BM Track Road Bikes & Track Racing
Dynamo Team Road Series. Race 4 Onewhero
Sunday Recreational Ride
Raise The Roof - Whanagnui

Tue Dec 11
BM Track - Track Racing

Wed Dec 12
Wednesday Recreational Ride

Fri Dec 14
Waikato BOP Track Champs.

Sat Dec 15
Waikato BOP Track Champs.
BM Race 7 – Essex Cup {Pohangina}

Sun Dec 16
Waikato BOP Track Champs.
BM Track - Road Bikes & Track Racing Xmas Meet
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride

Plus our 2019 road calendar can be found online at our website HERE so you can start planning your rides now