At the recent New Zealand Track National Championships held in Invercargill our local Manawatu riders competed extremely well bringing home a big haul of medals for them and us to be proud of.
Michaela Drummond collected bronze in the women’s 20km points race and teamed up to win a gold in the Madison.She also was part of the silver medal performance by WCNI in the under 19 women’s 4000m team pursuit. Those other valuable team members included Emily Shearman, Libby Arbuckle and Megan Gardner.
Emily Shearman also went onto take Bronze in the under 19 women’s 500m time trial and silver in the 2000m individual pursuit.
Meanwhile Libby Arbuckle took out Bronze in the under 19 women’s 7.5k scratch race and silver in the 15km points race.
Our boys also did themselves proud with Jordan Castle taking out Bronze in the 1000m time trial. Carne Groube bronze in the 15km scratch race and Campbell Stewart bronze in the 30km points race and then teamed up with Kennett Dylan to win Gold in the Madison.
Campbell Stewart was later named NZ junior men’s rider of the year. An outstanding reward for Campbell and his support team.
Well done to all of those who travelled south to Invercargill and congratulations on a fantastic representation and medal haul for yourselves ,WCNI and your support teams.
World Cup Selection For Stewart and Drummond
Campbell Stewart and Michaela Drummond were later chosen to represent New Zealand at the upcoming World Cup in Los Angeles. A proud moment for the riders, there families and support teams.Campbell Stewart is also up for the prestigious Halberg Awards which will be announced and televised live on TV after this newsletter was sent.Go Campbell.
NZ Masters Games Whanganui
Last weekend a number of Bike Manawatu members competed at the Masters games.In the time trail we rock. In age group order; 35-39 Mark Hudson 2nd, 45-49 Glen Kirk 1st,40-44 Chris Pinkney 4th,60-64 Barry Gilliland 1st, 65-69 Colin Anderson 7th.Women; 55-59 Glenys Taylor 2nd.
Note; not all other event results were in at the time of this newsletter being sent
Manawatu Cycle Challenge
Good luck to all of those riders who will challenge themselves on this years Manawatu Cycle Challenge. A beautiful scenic ride and good challenge for all bikers. Give it a go.
Let’s all celebrate the Clubs riders success.
Bike Manawatu Happy Hour
When: Friday 24th Feb
Where; Lonestar on the Square