From Sam Gardner:

I am keen to get a local Manawatu Elite team into the North Island team series run around various venues near Masterton, see

It would be a chance for young senior riders to race against the best riders in the country, and gain experience and hopefully get in the mix.

I have 7 riders already interested who can compete at that level, and i can have a maximum of 12 riders on the team, so if you're a senior keen to race at Elite level and haven't yet got a team for the series please check you can make most of the dates and send me an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a short list of your results.

I am also looking for either another joint main sponsor alongside my business or several co-sponsors to help get this project off the ground.

The team registration is $600, and a quote for 1 set each of custom printed kit for 10 riders is about $1900. So $2500 in total to be split however.

This kit would undoubtably be used for training by all the riders too, and in other local events, and I'm sure with the riders keen at present we would get plenty of exposure on the national cycling sites on the internet, in local press and in national cycling print press too. I'll be aiming to win the national cyclocross champs in this kit in a months time if it is printed in time.

I have got the time to do all the organising of kit, race entries, recruiting riders etc, what i need from other co-sponsors is hard cash and an EPS or Jpeg of your company logo, placement on the kit can be negotiated depending on your financial contribution. For more details contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Cycling NewZealand have announced their national track and road championship dates for 2017.

You will find these dates on the BikeManawatu calendar or click here to be taken to the official announcement on the Cycling NZ website.


-Cater for junior, master and elite riders

-Compete at WCNI carnivals and championhsips, as a BikeManawatu member. From there you will be selcted in the WCNI team to compete at the track nationals.



-Consist of a Individual Time Trial and Road Race

-The elite championships are for elite male and female riders only, where you ride for WCNI

-The agegroup road championships cater for junior, masters and elite riders. You represent your club (BikeManawatu), and anyone can participate.




Just want to let you know about our team series and invite any masters riders from your club to take part.

Five races over four months.

An opportunity for masters riders to ride their bikes and compete against other riders from around the country.

The site is:

Jorge Sandoval
Race Director
NZ Cycle Classic
Ph: 0274 464 300