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Age group National Track Championships

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WCNI, Bike Manawatu track riders travelled south to the Invercargill Velodrome to compete at the annual New Zealand Age group national track championships between the 8th and 11th of March.
It was a busy programme for everyone who rode well in qualifying rounds. Check out the results on or
Congratulations to;
Grant Haggett: 4th in the masters men 750m TT Final
Kyle Hoskins: 2nd Composite team of 4 under 17 boys 3000 team pursuit final
Ewan Cousins: 2nd Composite team of 4 under 17 boys 3000 team pursuit final
Micheal Richmond: 7th Under 17 boys 500m TT final

All supporters and riders totally enjoyed their time in Invercargill. Well done and congratulations to our Bike Manawatu people.
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Kairanga Time Trial Results

The Kairanga Time Trial series continues to be hotly contested. We congratulate everyone who has competed in the 8-week series so far who will be much fitter and stronger for the effort.
Well done to race organiser volunteers Mike Craine, Tim Lloyd, James Denholm and those who have volunteer their services over the 8 week series. The series comes to a close at the end of the month- 28 March. Be sure to get out to the Kairanga every Wednesday at 5.45 to register.
Check out Results;
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Bike Manawatu “Prize Giving and Quizz”

Theme ” KIWIANA”
When; Saturday night 28th April
Where: Marist Sport Club (decorated)
Time; Happy Hour and AGM” from 5-6pm. 6pm until late prize giving and quiz.

We are busy planning our track and road club prize giving and this year would really love you and your partners and cycling buddies to join us for some quality time together.
Discounted drinks at the bar will be open for the night and the prize giving will be broken up during the evening with a mix of celebrating success, quiz fun and a few spot prizes.
The old fashion concept of “bring a plate” is a tradition people might enjoy.
The more people the merrier…..The night schedule is currently being tweaked and promoting the event will begin soon. Lets all support this night together.
Any helpers would be welcome. Contact club secretary Keryn.


Club member Neil Pollock says farewell

At 75, club member Neil Pollock says he is really going to miss the Manawatu for its people and great cycling when he leaves to live in Auckland soon.
The modest but very determined Neil has really enjoyed the fitness and social side to cycling. He has been aa regular on the Wednesday Morning group, Saturday morning BP Group, the Bike Barn rides and was a keen Kairanga Time trial regular where he holds a club record for his age group.
A big highlight for Neil was competing in the world masters games in Auckland last year.
From your many friends at Bike Manawatu Neil, thank you for being a valued member and participant in both our annual social and event ride calendar.