Linton Camp Crit – Monday 16th March 2020

Bike Manawatu & NZ Army Combined event - Crit Race
When: Monday 16th March 2020
Sign on from 5.15pm
Race Start 6:00pm

*Please ensure you have sufficient ID when going into the camp

Traffic management will be in place, but this is to warn other road uses that we are there. There is no stop go provided at any junction - the roads are open and riders must obey NZ road rules at ALL times. Please be courteous to other road users

Please pre register online here:

    • Points Race for A - D Grades.
    • A/B Grade 30min + 1 lap w/ 3+last lap being sprint primes
    • C/D Grade 20 min + 1 lap w/ 2+last lap being sprint primes.
    • Anticipated average speeds (for BM riders to self-grade): A: >42 kph / B: 37-42 kph / C: 33-37 kph / D: <33 kph


Info: Please ensure you bring sufficient ID when coming into the camp.
Parking will be by the Linton Camp Pool / SNCO Carpark
LRSC have requested photos to be limited to Race activity ONLY

After the Crit, Army will be having their prize giving at the Elliot VC sports bar (next to the gym). They have extended the offer to all BM riders/supporters to join them for a lemonade afterwards if they’d like. Showers will be available in the gym from those who would like.

Security/Safety Information

A few things you need to be aware of:

  • Whilst on NZDF Property you and your vehicle are subject to search and may be detained by duty military personnel pending NZ Police involvement.
  • Adult participants will be required to show photo ID to enter Camp (No ID - No entry).
  • Vehicles must have a current registration and warrant of fitness (Non Compliance - No Entry).
  • The maximum speed limit in camp is 30Kph.
  • Pedestrians have absolute right of way.
  • At any time you may hear explosions or gunfire – this will be due to controlled military training within the confines of Linton Camp.
  • At any time there may be a high amount of military heavy vehicles moving around Linton Camp.
  • Park only in designated areas - NOT on sports fields or any grassed area.
  • Ensure you become aware of hazard awareness and safety evacuation plans of any facility associated with your visit.
  • Alcohol is only to be consumed within designated bars.
  • There are many areas that are out of bounds to non NZDF personnel. Ensure you remain within your designated venue/area and travel along the appropriate access routes.
  • In accordance with Linton Camp Standing orders, section 6, paragraph 13, ’the use of camera equipment of any type is banned from use within the camp …. Authority is to be obtained from HQ LRSC before any photographs may be taken’. Failure to do so may see removal and/or banning of offenders from Linton Camp.
  • There are regular check points and security checks conducted on outgoing traffic at the Main Gate, this may involve a breath test and / or vehicle search.
  • If you have any concerns the 24hr Duty Complex is situated on Fosters Road at the main entrance to camp.
Palmfeild Motors Mini Series

A friendly reminder: Palmfield Motors Mini Series will be back on the A1 Loops course tomorrow night, Tuesday 25th Feb.

Pre-registrations are open here until 3pm tomorrow. As always late registrations are always welcome however pre registering does help our volunteers out immensely

Race briefing at 5.45pm, racing starts at 6.00pm

Thank You to Rob Ryan and the team at Palmfeild Motors for sponsoring this mini series
*If you have raced the previous two events (11th & 18th Feb) - This race is Free - See info here
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Up & Coming Events for week ending 21st February 2020

1001 Ride Mountains to Sea to Windmills Ride
Bev May Womens Tour

1001 Ride Mountains to Sea to Windmills Ride
Bev May Womens Tour
BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride
BM Road Race Champs – Pre register Here please

BM Mid Week Racing - 3/3 Palmfeild Motors Series - Taonui Graded Laps – Please pre register Here

Wednesday Recreational Ride
BM Track Meeting

Sat 29th Feb
Rivercity Carnival, Wanganui Track

Important Dates
4  March – Kairanga ITT 
5-8 March – AGTN – Invercargill
12 March – Kairanga ITT (Note this is a Thursday)
16 March – Linton Crit* New – Details to follow
18 March – Kairanga ITT  
21-22 March – Novice Tour – Register Here
28 March – WCNI Road Race Champs – Register Here
29 March – BM ITT Champs – Register Here


A number of local cyclists are heading off on the Tour Aotearoa.  A 3000km mountainbike bikepacking trip from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

You can track their progress here.  I’ll be posting some photos of my journey here

Good luck to all those riding

Bike Manawatu Club Road Race Champs–23 March 2020

A friendly reminder this Sunday 23rd March we have our Bike Manawatu Club Road Race Champs.
This will be on our Colyton - Hiwinui course – Where: Starting and meeting at Colyton School on Colyton Road
Registrations 8.15am - Starting 9am
Please remember to pre register and bring your numbers.

Click here to pre register:
Course Info can be found here

$5 for members $10 non members 
All Riders Welcome – however only Bike Manawatu members are eligible for trophies.

Juniors please note that you may be asked for a gear check at any time. Maximum roll-out is as follows
U15 – 6.61m
U17 – 7.00m
U19 – 7.93m

BM Race 9 RR Champs 23 Feb 20 (1)