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Manawatu Schools Cycling Championship

When: This Sunday 20th August

Where: Ashhurst Rugby Clubrooms (Lincoln street)

Time: Registration 8am

Entries close: Closed

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Campbell Stewart promotes the event by video on Manawatuschoolcycling Facebook page.

If you have not experienced watching schools racing at its best then this Sunday will open your eyes to the talent our Manawatu has. A full on day of age group racing from the young year 7 and 8 kids (intermediate schools) through to year 13 ( last year at High school) all racing will be fierce. The events include 1) Age group Road Races 2) Age group Time Trials 3) Age Group Points racing.

Ashhurst will be a buzz and our event organisers and volunteers busy. To Mike Craine and schools committee, volunteers, riders, parents and supporter have a great day.

A note to all masters members. We recommend Ashhurst for all recreational rides should be out of bounds for safety reasons.

Upcoming Feilding Festival of Cycling

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When: September 10th

Where:Feilding

Events: 1) Joe Allen Classic 2) The 90k recreational Ride 3) The 50k recreational Ride 4) The 20k ride. No excuses- All recreational riders of all abilities have been catered for.

As always this annual event is a great event to start your spring cycling off after your winter base training. Ride Organiser Austin Smith and his team do a great job and the courses are awesome for scenery and to give you a test of where you are at this time of year over a short or longer distance. All ages and abilities can ride this event which makes it a great outing for all cycling people. Get your cycling buddies together and be sure to enter the Feilding Festival of Cycling. Checkout Facebook feildingfestivalofcycling and be sure to say yes and register for this great event and head into the Central Bicycle Studio on Walding Street Palmerston North to register.

Members to Promote Rider Safety at all Time

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As responsible cyclists we must all constantly remind ourselves to promote rider safety and road code etiquette when riding at all times. Our sport shares the roads with vehicles of all sizes and drivers of all capabilities. Our daily ride groups are the flagship of our sport and are responsible for promoting road codes and standards to keep everyone safe.

All rider groups are encouraged to identify ride leaders amongst yourselves and where possible have identified a safe course to ride. Letting people know where you are heading is also advised and how long you might be. Often road works can disrupt rides and checking out council reports or talking to other fellow riders is a good idea before you set your course.

The fact that most of us learnt to ride a bike as children and then put the bike down when we got our first car at around 15-17 years old means most people have not ridden a bike for years before we decide to join Bike Manawatu and start riding a bike again for health and fitness.To help these people is all of our responsibility.

Supporting our Clubs Valued Sponsors

Morgans Property Advisors
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Paul van Velthooven and his family have long been with our cycling club and was a former chairman of Bike Manawatu. Simon his son we all know and admire for his great success as a Olympic Medalist on the bike more recently an Americas Cup winner on the water.Morgans Property advisors are one of the most established valuation firms in the region and value Residential, Commercial and Rural property and have an outstanding reputation. If you need a professional valuation service we hope you support Paul and his team at Morgans Property Advisors.

Property Brokers

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Managing director and founder of Property Brokers Tim Mordaunt and his all service real estate brand is the largest independent real estate agency in New Zealand outside of Auckland with branches all over the country. Head office for Property Brokers is in Palmerston North where it all began in 1986 and the company take pride in being a loyal community sponsor for many organisations and events in the regions. Property Brokers commercial agent Ian Steele is a keen cyclist and along with the entire Property Brokers team would welcome the opportunity to do business with you. Another valued Sponsor for our club to acknowledge and thank.

 

Upcoming Manawatu Schools Cycling Championship

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When; Sunday 20th August
Where; Ashhurst Rugby Clubrooms ( Lincoln street)
Time: Registration 8am
Entries close; 13 August.
Campbell Stewart promotes the event by video on Manawatuschoolcycling Facebook

 

Upcoming Feilding Festival of Cycling

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When: September 10th
Where; Feilding:
As always, this annual event is a great event to start your spring cycling off after your winter base training. Ride Organiser Austin Smith and his team do a great job and the course is awesome for scenery and to give you a test of where you are at this time of year over a short or longer distance. All ages and abilities can ride this event which makes it a great outing for all cycling people. Get your cycling buddies together and be sure to enter the Feilding Festival of cycling. Online entries will be open soon at www.feildingfestivalofcycling.co.nz and be sure to say yes and register for this great ride event or call into Central Bike Studio on Walding street Palmerston North to register.

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Schools Criterium-Linton Army Camp

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For those wanting to witness the excitement of Criterium racing this Sunday at the Linton army camp our Bike Manawatu schools are putting on graded races A-E and laps are 1.5km
A Grade 20 minutes plus 2 laps
B Grade 20 minutes plus 2 laps
C Grade 15 minutes plus 2 laps
D Grade 10 minutes plus 2 laps
E Grade 10 minutes plus 2 laps

Note: Entering the camp will require need photo ID for security purposes.

 

Mike Keenan our Bike Manawatu Sunday Rides Coordinator

The club would like to acknowledge the great work Mike Keenan and his team do for all members who have participated in our Sunday recreational rides over many years.This weekly ride has been always been enjoyed by young and mature, new and experienced riders who get the chance to meet and chat while riding and afterwards over coffee.Along with Vaughan Hunt who manages and promotes weekly a variety of Sunday ride courses in this weekly newsletter our members are certainly well catered for.Thank you to all for your participation all weather all year round.

 

Members to Promote Rider Safety at all Time

As responsible cyclists, we must all constantly remind ourselves to promote rider safety and road code etiquette when riding at all times. Our sport shares the roads with vehicles of all sizes and drivers of all capabilities. Our daily ride groups are the flagship of our sport and are responsible for promoting road codes and standards to keep everyone safe.
All rider groups are encouraged to identify ride leaders amongst yourselves and where possible have identified a safe course to ride. Letting people know where you are heading is also advised and how long you might be. Often road works can disrupt rides and checking out council reports or talking to other fellow riders is a good idea before you set your course.
The fact that most of us learnt to ride a bike as children and then put the bike down when we got our first car at around 15-17 years old means most people have not ridden a bike for years before we decide to join Bike Manawatu and start riding a bike again for health and fitness.To help these people is all of our responsibility.

 

Supporting our Clubs Valued Sponsors

The AvantiPlus Bike Shop

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AvantiPlus Bike Shop has long been a great supporter of our club and events. Big events like "Gravel and Tar" over the last two years where international teams have raced here in the Manawatu is one example of how supportive Avanti has been. Now under new ownership we encourage members to utilise our valued sponsor when considering a cycling purchase. Call the team at AvantiPlus.

Ashhurst Engineering

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Dave and Jill Hoskins exploded onto the schools cycling scene a few years ago as an enthusiast parents with kids involved in the sport. That enthusiasm has brought the club a valued sponsor across many events which the club appreciates. Dave and Jill are also actively involved as volunteer parents week after week in the busy schools cycling program enjoying being part of our schools cycling success. For anything engineering give Dave and Jill a call.

Key dates for CNZ Licenses

The 2018 licence year is nearly here!

Club affiliation:

  • Club affiliation will open on 16th August.
  • We politely request that clubs complete their affiliation and pay by 22nd September in the club admin portal. This is to ensure that club details and fees are up-to-date before the new licence year opens.

Member licences:

  • The last date for members to purchase a 2017 licence will be 29th September.
  • Members can renew/purchase a 2018 licence from 2nd October. Once members have purchased a 2018 licence, they must compete in their 2018 age category.

Nikki Hamblin

Membership Assistant
Cycling New Zealand

CNZ Ride Leader

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Dylan Simpson - Commonwealth Youth Games

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Well, Commonwealth Youth Games were an absolute experience and a half! Being able to represent New Zealand in the warm weather of the Bahamas was awesome! Not only being able to ride and race in the Bahamas, I was also able to go to attend all of the other sports that were involved. The Athletes village was a water front resort with an all you can eat food buffet. The start of the games began with an opening ceremony that was short lived by the cyclists as we had to leave early due to our race being the next day. We were there for the teams’ lap around the track with all 1300 athletes from the commonwealth. After we left there were many speeches and then dancing and music with the locals and a live stage band.

The first day of competition was the Time trial which was a 9km ride around a loop that we would be seeing a lot of during the road race. Overall the time trial didn’t go to plan at all and I struggled to put out the power needed to be competitive and finished in 21st place. It was one of those days that I just had no legs. After the Time Trial, a few of us found our way down to the table tennis table and began to play amongst ourselves. Eventually the Anguilla team turned up to play against and my table tennis partner James Croft and I managed to beat the team to take our first Win of the trip.

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The road race four days later was completed in 34-degree heat (in the shade) and was awesome. The race was aggressive from the gun with multiple attacks going on in the first two laps. I gave it a go a few times to try and create a break, but continued to get shut down. A group of 4 managed to finally get away and get out eventually to a 2-minute lead. There was another group that were away with the peloton starting to chase. With the Scottish, Australians, a Jersey rider, and myself driving the chase, we caught the chasing group but the break were able to stay away to win by about one minute. I finally finished in the bunch in 16th place. It was a great experience to be able to race with all these other countries and athletes.

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To conclude the games, there was a closing ceremony with plenty of speeches and some more dancing by the Bahamians. The whole team that went was awesome and they were absolute legends in and out of competition. It was so cool to meet and watch these athletes tear it up.

Overall the trip was awesome and I have so many people to thank who made it happen and helped me get there: My coach Grant Wilson, all those that contributed financially including the Bike Manawatu Junior Development fund, and finally, last but not least, my Family, Mum and Dad, Nan and Grandad and Grandma and Grandad who are all my biggest helper, sponsors and motivators!

Manawatu Schools Bone Collector

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Congratulations to all cyclists, supporters and race organisers for yet again another we'll run event with over 70 riders competing at our annual “Bone Collector" last weekend which is something different to watch or participate. The Manawatu Schools Bone Collector is designed for all ages and abilities to buddy up in teams of four to race and build confidence and skills has be fantastic. How it works. The first team rider, normally the strongest starts out and completes one lap of the course on their own and then picks up the second rider and together they complete the second lap and then the third rider is picked up for the third lap and the fourth rider for the fourth lap. The team must cross the finish line together to get 1st,2nd or 3rd placing. Check out results on Manawatuschoolcycling Facebook

The Course: Ashhurst -Ulysses Road-Watershed Road-Colyton Road-Ashhurst.
Well done to all teams, winners and place getters.

Upcoming Manawatu Schools Cycling Championship

When; Sunday 20th August
Where; Ashhurst Rugby Clubrooms ( Lincoln street)
Time: Registration 8am
Entries close; 13 August.
Campbell Stewart promotes the event by video on Manawatuschoolcycling Facebook

Upcoming Feilding Festival of Cycling

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When: September 10th
As always, this annual event is a great event to start your spring cycling off after your winter base training. Ride Organiser Austin Smith and his team do a great job and the course is awesome for scenery and to give you a test of where you are at this time of year over a short or longer distance. All ages and abilities can ride this event which makes it a great outing for all cycling people. Get your cycling buddies together and be sure to enter the Feilding Festival of cycling.
Checkout www.feildingfestivalofcycling.co.nz and be sure to say yes to this great ride.

New Bike Manawatu Secretary Appointed

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The club want to thank Adecco Recruitment Agency who professionally managed the process of advertising, screening and helping employ our new club secretary Keryn Paekau.
Keryn is a keen and enthusiast mum of two young great kids who along with her husband are a proud army family. Keryn is new to the cycling world with offers a range of skills suited for the role of Club secretary.
With the guidance of stand in club secretary Catriona Pirie, the board and club members we welcome Keryn to the club and trust she gets the support of you all to help ease her into the role over time. She hopes to learn how each part of the club functions and help the operational side of Bike Manawatu while meeting club members along the way.
The board would like to acknowledge the great work both Catriona and Tom Pirie did for the club while standing in as club secretary and as long-time club members their contribution has been invaluable.

45 Members Loved the Club Tui Brewery Race

 

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On behalf of Bike Manawatu we would like to thank and congratulate race organiser Kevin Laskey and his amazing team of volunteers for staging last weekend’s club race at the well-known Mangatainoka Brewery. It was a fantastic event and we want to also thank the riders for a great turnout, no rain and the fun had by all.
45 masters and school’s cyclist raced either one or two laps together around this brilliant safe undulating 24km course and were impressed with their days outing. Riders said for a cost of only $5 for up to an hour and half of racing at your own level followed by a get together after at Tui HQ was fun. Club unity was shown at its best on the bike then over a drink together afterwards with the odd Tui Girl in attendance.
Where possible the club would love to see as many cyclists support our club road racing calendar this year no matter your ability or fitness. By bringing yourself and or your cycling group of friends to an event your fitness will benefit and you are bound to enjoy the socialising with other fellow cyclists while meeting new people is fun. Follow our club calendar and see what upcoming events interest you and your group of riding buddies.

 

'Manawatu Schools Bone Collector'

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Something different to watch or participate in this year for master’s riders. For years this innovative Manawatu schools event designed for all ages and abilities to buddy up in teams of four to race and build confidence and skills has be fantastic. How it works. The first team rider, normally the strongest starts out and completes one lap of the course on their own and then picks up the second rider and together they complete the second lap and then the third rider is picked up for the third lap and the fourth rider for the fourth lap. The team must cross the finish line together to get 1st,2nd or 3rd placing.
The Course: Ashhurst -Ulysses Road-Watershed Road-Colyton Road-Ashhurst

When;Sunday 30th of July
Where; Ashhurst Library reserve
Time; 8.30am

New Bike Manawatu Secretary Appointed

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The club want to thank Adecco Recruitment Agency who professionally managed the process of advertising, screening and helping employ our new club secretary Keryn Paekau.
Keryn is a keen and enthusiast mum of two young great kids who along with her husband are a proud army family. Keryn is new to the cycling world with offers a range of skills suited for the role of Club secretary.
With the guidance of stand in club secretary Catriona Pirie, the board and club members we welcome Keryn to the club and trust she gets the support of you all to help ease her into the role over time. She hopes to learn how each part of the club functions and help the operational side of Bike Manawatu while meeting club members along the way.
The board would like to acknowledge the great work both Catriona and Tom Pirie did for the club while standing in as club secretary and as long-time club members their contribution has been invaluable.

 

"Club Happy Hour"

When: Friday 30th of July
Where: Lonestar on the Square ( upstairs)
Time; 5.30pm onwards
A casual after work place to meet for all cyclists and friends to enjoy each other's company.
Discount on tap beer and wine.

 

Dylan Simpson returns from Youth Commonwealth Games

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In the heat of Burmuda Dylan did himself, his family and friends, sponsors, school, Bike Manawatu, New Zealand and all his supporters proud while competing at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Burmuda. Dylan has met many of the worlds up and coming future stars and experienced global competition which he will remember forever. We done to Dyan and his team and welcome home to prepare for your next goal whatever that might be.

 

Thank you to our Valued Sponsors

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Paul Humphries and his team at Humphries Construction provide Bike Manawatu with a level sponsorship that allows the club to bring local, national and international riders to our events.
Wether you are building a house or commercial building we hope you consider calling Paul at Humphries Construction for a discussion or quote of your plans. A valued sponsor we would like to support.

Hughes Joinery

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Cliff Hughes is one of our club riders who over the last few years has decided to return to riding to get fit and compete in more events. Events like racing for the Bike Manawatu team in the Trust House Series in the Wairarapa and racing in the BDO Auckland to Wellington where he finished an incredible 3rd overall. Giving back to the club is so much appreciate and we acknowledge Cliff for his support.

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