Vantage Age Group Road National Championships
17 - 19 July Waipukurau

Following the announcement from the government on Monday, this means the 2020 Vantage Age Group Road National Championship on 17 - 19 July in Waipukurau can go ahead.

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Akers Road – Sunday 21st June 2020 – 9am Start

9am Start
All riders MUST Pre Register Here before 12 noon Saturday 20/06/2020 no late entries will be allowed.
We ask all volunteers & spectators to please fill in this form to allow for contact tracing plus this helps us with race day volunteers. – Click Here

Start & Meet outside Linton Country School.
Registration 8.15am at HQ – (Bike Manawatu Timing Van in the Linton Country School carpark)
Race briefing 8:45am - all riders must attend
First grade off at 9am

Grades start from Linton County School and are neutralised until reaching the circuit
$5 members / $10 non-members – No cash please pay online Bike Manawatu ANZ 01-0745-0284925-00 please use your name, race number & race name as reference
Free Entry for all MSC - School riders

Please do not attend our event if you are unwell

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS EVENT

  • The overarching policy is that all Government and MOH regulations apply. 

ARRIVAL

  • All parking is to be well off the road – please respect the local residence and their nature strips I.e please don’t park on the soggy verge
  • Please proceed to registration
  • Linton Country School have given permisson for Parking behind school, but please drive between the poles directly in front of you from the main gate, keeping on concrete. Please do not drive on the fields as they are too boggy. We have been advised it is possible for a big four wheel drive and horse float to get through - you just need to drive with care.

START LIST & NUMBERS

  • 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 given a number however if you are not planning to continue to attend club events please return your bib number at the completion of the race or you may be invoiced for a replacement.
  • Please look after your race numbers and bring it to ALL club events, we do not have spares for you if you forget it on the day.
  • If you have not received your number yet we will have it ready for you at registration.
  • Race Numbers are to be placed on the left hand side, rear quarter of your race top, readable in the prone riding position.

A1 Loops – Taonui Airport Course – Sunday 7th June – 9am Start

9am Start
All riders MUST Pre Register Here before 8am 06/06/2020 no late entries will be allowed.
All volunteers & spectators must fill in this form to allow for contact tracing. – Click Here

Start & Meet at Jct Aorangi & Durie Road

Registration 8.15am at HQ – Bike Manawatu Timing Van - Durie & Aorangi Junction
Race briefing 8:45am - all riders must attend
First grade off at 9am

Grades start from the Aorangi & Durie junction.

$5 members / $10 non-members – No cash please pay online Bike Manawatu ANZ 01-0745-0284925-00 please use your name, race number & race name as reference
Free Entry for all MSC - School riders 

Please do not attend our event if you are unwell

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS EVENT

  • The overarching policy is that all Government and MOH regulations apply. Under the new Level 2 guidelines we are able to run this event on the basis that we stay below the requirement of under 100 pers and 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 local residence and their nature strips I.e please don’t park on the soggy verge
  • Please proceed to registration

START LIST & NUMBERS

  • 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 given a number however if you are not planning to continue to attend club events please return your bib number at the completion of the race or you may be invoiced for a replacement.
  • Please look after your race numbers and bring it to ALL club events, we do not have spares for you if you forget it on the day.
  • If you have not received your number yet we will have it ready for you at registration.

Full Speed Ahead

A huge sigh of relief that we are new seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with Covid-19. We will all have our memories, good and bad, of the enforced time away from work, riding, life in general.
What we have seen is many people and families picking up their bikes and getting active again. Cycling, as we know, is many different things to many people. Over the lockdown period the cycle ways were significantly busier than normal, and that is a big plus across all spectrums.
Thanks to the BM board and local councils we were able to ease into competitive cycling under level 2 with ITT’s and a Hill Climb. Entering and payment online, allocated permanent race numbers, written briefings with the start list when published have been the corner stone of efficient race start processes.

Our Webscorer System is now in full swing and we will continue taking registrations this way. The closing time of entering will more than likely be pulled back to Friday afternoon to allow more time to produce start lists etc.
We are gathering a group of enthusiastic volunteers to be timing teams, and we are always looking for marshals to undertake start line duties and corner marshals on course.
If you are heading out to race and there is a family member who is able to assist please message Keryn or Tim.

Our three Sunday events so far under Level 2 have been Kairanga 12km ITT with 46 riders entering. The following weekend 50 riders tackled Forest Road Hill climb. Last weekend 61 riders rocked up to Rongotea for an 17.5km ITT and a 2up.
The 2up is an event that hasn’t been run for many years, and we just thought we would see how our members responded to it…and it was a hit. Time trialing is one of the keys to road racing. You have to have the skill to be able break away, or to chase down a group.
Obviously if there’s two of you it makes life easier, and teaches you the ability to dig deep. We will certainly be running a 2up again in our TT events.

With the first of our Road Racing allowed to take place this weekend we head to the Taonui loop course (A1 Loops) on Sunday. This is graded and multi lap Flat track. It’s a course that our riders love and is extremely popular. Pre Register Here
After 4 weeks in a row, we have a week off then head to Akers Road on Sunday 21st . Once again a favourite across all abilities and run as a graded event. Akers Road Pre register here
We have another week off then, with the support of other WCNI centre clubs, BM will host the WCNI ITT champs at Rongotea on Saturday afternoon July 4th. This will also double up as the Bike Manawatu ITT championship which was postponed in March due to Covid-19.
Just because we can, there will also be a 2up section in the afternoon following on from the success late last month.
The day after, Sunday 5th July, BM will host the WCNI Road Race championship. This will be race around the Halcombe/Mangaone area with details to come.
Historically area champs have been Age Group based and with the CNZ Age Group Road Nationals almost certainly going ahead 2 weeks after this event it’s a perfect build up.

Lots of details to be finalised, but in the meantime….mark your calendars and get on your bikes.

See you Sunday…remember to pre-register

2020 Sponsors

Thank you to all of our Bike Manawatu Sponsors, Grant Funders and Volunteers – We appreciate you all
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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