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Play, Active Recreation and Sport at Alert Level 2

Play, Active Recreation and Sport at Alert Level 2


At Alert Level 2, you can do your usual sport and recreation activities if you can do them safely.

But if you are sick, stay home.

There is also now a legal requirement to keep a record of those who attend certain facilities such as indoor public facilities through the COVID Tracer App or an alternative means. It is also recommended that QR code scanning and record keeping is undertaken in other places where people gather such as non-ticketed outdoor events involving more than 30 people.

Gatherings must be limited to a maximum of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.

Stay 2 metres away from people you don’t know and that wouldn’t be able to be easily traced.

What does this mean for Sunday Rides

The BikeManawatu Board is working through how to comply with the record keeping recommendations for Sunday rides where non-members are likely to join in.
So there will be no organised Sunday rides this weekend and we expect them resume on Sunday the 19th Sept.

Strava Industrial Automation NZ Challenge

Strava Industrial Automation NZ Challenge

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This Strava Challenge features a Hill Climb and Time Trial.

Ride the following two Strava Segments below anytime from Thursday, 9th September to Sunday, 10th October 2021 and use Strava to record your time.


Ashhurst 13kms TT (details below if you don’t have live Strava Live Segments)


STRAVA CHALLENGE-Valley Road Climb #2

Are You In? Register now with your name and age at 10th October 2021 by text to 027 289-3444 and we will automatically update your time/s to your fastest when they appear on Strava.  Also make sure you have joined the Strava Challenge Facebook Group

WIN one of two $50 cash Prizes, thanks to our Sponsor Carl Dickason from Industrial Automation NZ 

  1. Register for the Challenge and ride the two segments to be in the draw to win $50 cash.
  2. Be the fastest in your age group and go into the draw to win a $50 cash.
  3. Be the fastest Male and Female for either segment THIS YEAR and get another entry into the draw above

Scoring: If two people in the same age group category are the fastest for each segment, the winner will be the person with the greatest time percentage for their segment.

Rules: No eBikes. No drafting in the time trial.


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This is not an official event but an individual “Training Challenge” timed by the Strava app.

Make sure you have the Strava app downloaded to your device/phone to record your ride. If you haven’t used Strava before, you only need a smart phone which uses no data, just GPS. See this link  and just ask if you need any further help.


Active recreation and sport at Alert Level 3

Active recreation and sport at Alert Level 3

Here’s the details on cycling at level 3 from SportNZ


Cycling is classed as “Active Recreation”

  • No gathering for active recreation with people outside your bubble.
  • You can travel for active recreation within your region.
  • Maintain physical distancing (2 metres) with people outside your bubble.
  • Activities must remain low risk and within your current abilities and don’t pick up new activities.
  • Lower-risk activities only: care must be taken not to be injured and require medical care.
  • No contact activity or sharing equipment with people outside your bubble.

Longer rides/runs (within your region) are ok. Although they should still be low risk and you should be self-sufficient (be able to get home without outside assistance if something goes wrong).

Mountain biking on known easy trails for experienced mountain bikers is permitted (not grade 3 or above).

Covid-19 August 2021

Covid-19 August 2021

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18/08/2021 COVID-19 Update

New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 4. 

In line with government recommendations, no organised rides or events are permitted under Level 4 restrictions. Those wishing to train during this time must do so in accordance with Level 4 restrictions. For information about Play, Active Recreation and Sport at Alert Level 4 click here.

For more information about Alert Level 4 please visit the Unite Against Covid-19 webpage here.