It is that time of the year where stocks of uniform items is at its lowest and a new order is about to be placed.
If the order is placed by the end of October it will be available for Christmas.
If riders are intending on riding at WCNI track champs or National Road cycling champs next year then they will need to wear Bike Manawatu kit. Only a limited number of extra items are ordered so please don’t get upset when we don’t have what you want in stock if you have not bothered to order it now.
The Feilding Festival of cycling which was held over the weekend saw the weather clear up just in time for the road events on the Sunday. The event saw close to 250 participants enter for the Sunday races. Lytton Street School once again provided great facilities, allowing for an enjoyable BBQ lunch and an eventful prize giving enjoyed by all involved. An event like this takes a lot of organization and the sponsorship and support from the volunteers makes an event like this possible.
There was fast and furious racing in the longer distance events due to the quality of the riders from all over the North island participating.
Thanks to Llewellyn Annandale, Graphic & Web Designer at Destination Manawatu, we have a great new design for the Manfeild 6Hour brand.
Fellow club members,
For the meantime my Bike Manawatu journey must come to an end.
I have developed a slow leak and the peloton is moving too quick to stay on.
I hate being dropped but tomorrow is another day.
On advice at many levels, my energy needs to be conserved as I confront and beat my next challenge.
So it is with a heavy heart that I resign from the Board.
It is a heavy heart because there are still so many good things ahead for Bike Manawatu.
And the Board has been and will be integral in setting the strategies for our members going forward.
We are the most progressive club in the country and that will continue, of that I am convinced.
All the best for the future.
Paul van Velthooven