Rongotea ITT – WCNI & BM Champs Saturday 20th March 2021

West Coast North Island & Bike Manawatu Club ITT Champs will be held together and hosted by Bike Manawatu

Saturday 20th March 2021
Start Time TBC

All riders MUST Pre Register Here before 8am Friday 19th March 2021 no late entries will be allowed.

Starting on corner of Severn & Mercey Streets
Registration TBC 10:15am at HQ – (near the Rongotea Garage carpark on Mersey Street)
Race briefing TBC 10:45am - all riders must attend
First rider off at TBC 11:00am 30 second intervals 

Bike Manawau & WCNI Affiliates - $10 Flat Rate - All riders – Cash on the day or pay online Bike Manawatu ANZ 01-0745-0284925-00 please use your name, race number & race name as reference
Non Members - $10 Flat Rate - for any rider wishing to ride but not yet affiliated to BM or WCNI – Please note you will not be able to run for any of the Bike Manawatu or WCNI trophies.
This is an OPEN event to all riders – *only licenced WCNI riders are eligible for medals* - and Bike Manawatu members eligable for trophies 
Social and non members are welcome to attend the event however will not be eligable for WCNI medals or Bike Manawatu trophies.
We encourage participation and is a good opportunity for those riders wishing to enter the Non-Championship Time Trial category at Age Group Road Nationals.

Please do not attend our event if you are unwell

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS EVENT

  • Please pre register & make payment online as per the instructions above
  • Please ensure you are aware of the course route – Course notes can be found below
  • Registration will be just before the start line – Please note if there we are in a situation with Covid-19 at the time, please remember to use the 2 meter rule and follow all govt guidelines which include using hand sanitiser provided and to practise social distancing
  • There is hand sanitiser provided in our Bike Manawatu timing van
  • Please do not attend our event if you are unwell

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
  • 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 Bike Manawatu 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.
  • We aim to have a start list ready and put up on here before our event. Please check back later
  • Race Numbers are to be placed on the left hand side, rear quarter of your race top, readable in the prone riding position.

REGISTRATION

  • Registration will be near the Rongotea Garage carpark on Mersey Street- just up from the start line - There will be a volunteer helping
  • We will have hand sanitiser available at registration
  • 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
  • Ensure you give yourself plenty of time to register, pin your number, grab your transponder and go to the start area awaiting the race managers briefing.
  • Please read all notices at the registration desk, a repeat of the rider briefing and safety notes set out below
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your transponder is on correctly if it is not it may not read on our system, therefore you may not receive a finish time.

START/ FINISH & SPECTATORS

  • There will be a start clock at the start line.
  • There will be a holder
  • Riders will start at 30 second intervals.
  • We have Bike Manawatu QR codes available for you to scan in using the NZ Covid Tracer – all riders who have pre registered will have contact tracing details on your online registration, however riders please feel free to use our QR codes too

RIDER BRIEFING

  • The course is a 16km & 23km Time Trial Course.
  • 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. - Full course notes below
  • 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.
  • Course lengths are similar to those of Age Group Road Nationals
  • Short Course Approx 16km – U15 Boys & U15 Girls, U17 Boys & Girls, U19 Women, Masters Women  4-10, Masters Men 6-10
  • Long Course Approx 23km – U19 Men, U23 Men & U23 Women, Senior Men, Senior Women, Masters Women 1-3, Masters Men 1-5
Boys / Men
Category Age Distance
U15 Boys 14 years and under 16km ITT
U17 Boys 15-16 years 16km ITT
U19 Men 17-18 years 23km ITT
U23 Men 19-22 years 23km ITT
Senior Men 23-34 years 23km ITT
M1 - 35 - 39 35 - 39 23km ITT
M2 - 40 - 44 40 - 44 23km ITT
M3 - 45 - 49 45 - 49 23km ITT
M4 - 50 - 54 50 - 54 23km ITT
M5 - 55 - 59 55 - 59 23km ITT
M6 - 60 - 64 60 - 64 16km ITT
M7 - 65 - 69 65 - 69 16km ITT
M8 - 70 - 74 70 - 74 16km ITT
M9 - 75 - 79 75 - 79 16km ITT
M10 - 80+ 80+ 16km ITT
Girls / Women
Category Age Distance
U15 Girls 14 years and under 16km ITT
U17 Girls 15-16 years 16km ITT
U19 Women 17-18 years 16km ITT
U23 Women 19-22 years 23km ITT
Senior Women 23-34 years 23km ITT
M1 - 35 - 39 35 - 39 23km ITT
M2 - 40 - 44 40 - 44 23km ITT
M3 - 45 - 49 45 - 49 23km ITT
M4 - 50 - 54 50 - 54 16km ITT
M5 - 55 - 59 55 - 59 16km ITT
M6 - 60 - 64 60 - 64 16km ITT
M7 - 65 - 69 65 - 69 16km ITT
M8 - 70 - 74 70 - 74 16km ITT
M9 - 75 - 79 75 - 79 16km ITT
M10 - 80+ 80+ 16km ITT


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:

  • Public toilets just past the centre of Rongotea township
  • We would like to try use our timing system (subject to having a start list released before event) as well as manual timed.

Transponders

  • 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.
  • Step 1 – Remove the Backing Tape on the black holder.
    Position black holder on Front LEFT fork, 4 fingers below the top of spokes
    Pull cable ties TIGHT. Ensure Holder remains flush to fork
  • Step 2 – Trim the cable ties with some snips
  • Step 3 – Slide Transponder into holder until it clicks
    Give transponder a gentle tug to ensure it is secure
    To remove transponder press release button and slide it out
  • Checklist
    Black Holder secure
    Transponder secure
    On front left fork
    4 fingers below top of spokes
    Transponder photo.
  • Please make sure your transponder is handed back at the completion of your ride.

Gearing

U15 - 6.61 meters rollout no aero helmets no TT bars
U17 - 7.00 meters rollout aero helmets clip on TT bars
U19 - 7.93 meters rollout aero helmets TT bars
Non-licensed riders must ride the gearing appropriate to their grade.
All other age groups - open gears
Please click here for the CNZ calculator
All juniors U19 should roll out before ITT start

Equipment

Bicycles must conform with current UCI regulations. All bicycles must have two independently operating brakes (one front, one rear).

Helmets must be compliant with appropriate NZ Transport Agency Standards for use on open roads, including those used in the Individual Time Trial and must be worn at all times when riding your bike.

Please click here to view the start list online

Please click here to view course online
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Course Notes:
16km Course Notes
0.00km Start outside 
0.02km Mersey Street turns into Banks Road
2.24km Left onto Kaimatarau Raod
2.42km Right onto Sanson Road
4.57km Left onto Main Drain Road
8.1kmTurn around cone on Main Drain Road (before Taikorea Road)
11.63km Turn Right onto Sanson Road
13.78km Turn Left onto Kaimatarau Road
13.96km Turn Right onto Banks Road
16.00km Finish at Timing van on Banks Road (Just before the 50km sign)
23km Course Notes
0.00km Start outside 
0.02km Mersey Street turns into Banks Road
2.24km Left onto Kaimatarau Raod
2.42km Right onto Sanson Road
4.57km Left onto Main Drain Road
11.8kmTurn around cone on Main Drain Road (Approx 724 Main Drain Road)
19.1kmTurn Right onto Sanson Road
21.3km Turn Left onto Kaimatarau Road
21.4kmTurn Right onto Banks Road
23.6km Finish at Timing van on Banks Road (Just before the 50km sign)

Volunteers Required:

Race Manager:
Assistance Race Manager / Registration:
Timing
STMS
Traffic Set Up
Marshal (Corner Kaimarau & Sansons Rds)-
Marshal (Sansons Rd / Milner / Couper/ Main Drain Road intersecton)–
Marshal (Main Drain) Turn around point

Lead Car
Service / Sag Vehicle
First Aid
Please head on over to the Volunteers Document to learn more about these positions.
If you find yourself in a position to help out please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Every effort is very much appreciated.

2020 Sponsors

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

Bike Manawatu Club ITT Champs Trophies

*All trophies to be handed out at end of year club prize giving
CLUB TIME TRIAL CHAMPS TROPHIES

U15 Girls - Novice Watts Cup – Winner at Club Time Trial Champs
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U15 Boys - David Black Memorial – Winner at Club Time Trial Champs
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U17 Girls - Hollows Family Trophy – Winner at Club Time Trial Champs
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U17 Boys - Bloomfeild Challenge Cup – Winner at Club Time Trial Champs
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U19 Male –Winner at Club Time Trial Champs –

U19 Female –Winner at Club Time Trial Champs –

U23 Male / Female - K Wilson & T Beach – Winner at Club Time Trial Champs –
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First Masters Men - Pirie Family Cup –Winner at Club Time Trial Champs –
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First Masters Women – Pirie Family Cup –Winner at Club Time Trial Champs –
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