Novice Tour 2021
Junior Tour – Under 13 – Under 19 Boys & Girls
2 Days – 3 Stages
30th – 31st October 2021
HQ: Ashhurst School
Registrations will close Monday 25th October 2021 10:00pm
Entry Fees & Age Grades
Riders will be racing on their 2021 Cycling NZ license and age grade
Grade is based on your age as at the 31st December 2021
$45 Under 13 = 12 or younger at 31 December 2021
$55 Under 15 = 14 or younger at 31 December 2021
$65 Under 17 = 16 or younger at 31 December 2021
$75 Under 19 = 18 or younger at 31 December 2021
Once a year the cycling code showcases the sport of cycling to the Palmerston north Marist sport fraternity. It is done by bringing an “erg” to the clubrooms. The idea behind it is to challenge the visitors at the clubhouse. Preferably with representatives from the Marist codes to see who can beat who on the erg. All of this with a dash of Tour de France atmosphere. This year we could use the new Lemond erg from John Stewart with the power meter sponsored by the Pedal Pushers. A great machine and the meter tell you all about your performance. On erg night though only max watt is what counts. The men of the night was Kyle a 15 year old playing rugby for the presidents. He produced a 898 watts. The junior girls was topped by Natasha a presidents rugby supporter. Junior boys went to 11 year old Tyler a junior rugby player. The senior men winner was Alex Denholm producing 757 watts. On behalf of the life members of the club Paul O’Brien took the stand. On his first effort the meter was not recording so he had to give it a second shot. Paul was very pleased to see that his effort outperformed the colts representative effort.
All in all a nice evening at the Clubrooms. Thanks to Glenys for the nice nibbles, John for the use of the erg and Pedal Pushers for the use of the power meter. For next year we will try to pick an evening with more codes playing at home so we can get some more competition in.
Results in full
The last club race in 2011 was held at the mild undulating 9 km Tutaki circuit. A Small group of riders dropped the preparations for the festive season and came to race in windy conditions. Beacause of the low numbers A and B grade was combined to one field of 8 riders. They put on a good race. With attacks and break aways what finally resulted in a group of 4 riders sprinting for line honours. In this group it was Max Annaer just beating Steve Glasgow second and Eric d’Arbois 3rd. During the race one rider decided to place an attack at the wrong side of the road what led to his disqualification. (We have to remember the playing field of our club races is the left hand side of the road)
On 14 December 2011 a track carnival for road bikes was set after Schools Manawatu Prize giving as curtain raiser for the track carnival for track bikes. A field of 14 riders took part in the 3 event carnival. First event was a 1 lap time trial. Two riders on the track starting at opposite sites from the track. Based on the overall results the heats for event 2 and 3 were grouped. Event 2 was a 3 lap scratch race for heat 1 and 2 and a 2 lap scratch race for heat 3. Event 3 a points race over 5 laps for heat 1 and 2 with points at laps 2, 4 and 5. For heat 3 it was a points race over 3 laps with sprints at lap 2 and 3. Point to be collected 5 for 1st, 3 for 2nd, 2 for 3rd and 1 for 4th. Rider with the most collected point is the winner of the race.
14 teams came to the 2 up Time Trial at Hiwinui on Saturday 10th September. 2 teams opted for the one lap options the other 12 did 2 laps of the 18 km “undulating” circuit. Emily Shearman and Carne Groube had no problems at all with the one lap.