At the BikeNZ AGM in Cambridge last weekend Mike McRedmond was awarded the 2014 Coach of the Year for Road and Track.
This is an outstanding recognition for a man who has put a huge effort into our riders achieving and exceeding their goals in 2013/14 and for many years before that. He is also an outstanding contributor to the club at many levels.
We all know the wonderful results that have been achieved this past year from Jesse in Europe, Simon on the track, the PNBHS Schools team, Kate, Campbell, Chris, Carne, Libby, Michaela and all the others who have experienced Mike’s guidance and passion.
Saturday 21 June 2014
With the blessing of Garry Wadsworth and the family, Bike Manawatu is going to host a memorial ride for Jocelyn Goodwin who was killed on the 6th of April while on a training ride in Palmerston North.
Many of us knew Jocelyn but she was never one to make a big deal of what she achieved on a bike. Her real achievements on a bike and elsewhere in life only came to be more widely known after the accident and they were a testament to the kind of person she was.
Many of us quickly realised how passionate she was about cycling and her willingness to contribute elsewhere in the club by administratively supporting events was greatly appreciated. She will be sadly missed. It is therefore fitting that we remember Jocelyn by organising a memorial ride in her honour.
When: 21 Jun 14
Assembly time and start point: 8.45 am at Hokowhitu School on Albert Street
Finish Point: Russell Street School on Russell Street
Departure time: 9.00am
Welcome to Issue 9: The Latest News from New Zealand track cyclist, Simon van Velthooven.
When I ride my bike each day my tyres hum through the banked corners at the Keirin school training velodrome, the finish line looms and more often than not we are hitting near on 70km/hour inches away from each other’s 22mm tires.
It seemed like I was coming home when travelling back for my 5th year in the land of the rising sun to compete in the Japanese Keirin league.
On Thursday the 8th of May, Campbell Stewart, Chris Denholm, Carne Groube and I met at Palmerston North Airport. We were about to leave for Canberra, Australia for the Peter Blackshaw Real Estate 2014 Junior and Women's Canberra Tour. We flew to Auckland where we met John Rippon, the coach, and Connor Brown. (Brayden Stephens, the last rider of the team, was flying from Christchurch to Canberra). Our next flight was to Melbourne, then to Canberra. We stayed at the student accommodation flats of Canberra University.
On the Friday, we unpacked our bikes