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Bike Manawatu AGM Invitation to Members.

When: Saturday April 28th

Where; Marist Sports Club -Pascal Street Palmerston North
Time: Happy Hour from 5pm: AGM starts 5pm.
Followed by; Fun Breaker Quiz evening between Track and Road Annual Prize Giving
Note: Bring a plate and have a great evening together.
Board photo 1 (to come at 6pm Thursday night)

As Bike Manawatu Club Chairman and a board member of four years I am stepping down as chairman at this year’s AGM. I feel satisfied I have given something back to our club in a positive way during my board tenure along with five years of school cycling with my son and daughter. The platform is set for our new and passionate board to bring fresh ideas that will take our club to the next level. I will remain actively involved with our club doing other helpful things behind the scenes.

At the AGM I will introduce you to the new Bike Manawatu board. Mike Craine, Tim Lloyd, James Denholm, Andrew Ward, Michelle Turner, Megan Blatchford-Peck and Dan McKay. Also our outstanding new club secretary in Keryn Paekau who runs our club professionally. As a team we meet once per month for our board meetings, and in-between we are talking and communicating by email on decisions that are in the best interest of the club.
Your club is in good hands going forward.
Bike Manawatu Chairman’s annual report; See attached.


WCNI InterClub Champs- Halcombe

The success of InterClub racing has always been talked about for years by older passionate club members as being the best part of their cycling lives on and off the bike. Last weekend at Halcombe we witnessed that social aspect for keen cyclist aged from 13 to 78 years old from five different clubs who travelled to ride our Bike Manawatu InterClub Champs graded races. The day was then topped off with afternoon tea for everyone where the enjoyment really is for many. A great day was had by all.

The sun was shining, the 20km course was magic and everyone had an outstanding day on and off the bike. Graded races over,20,40,60,80km catered for everyone’s ability, age and stage of experience.

For some reason recreational riders who have built up mileage and experience remain uneasy about coming along to local club or InterClub rides. Last weekend confirmed how popular these days are and we would love to see more members involved in.
It is great fun, great training and riders and their supporters are not traveling long distances to stay overnight at exorbitant costs. Club members only pay $10 to enter which is a big bonus.
Next time up “Challenge yourself” and encourage your cycling buddies to join you for our upcoming club races. You and they might like it? In fact, we know you will.
Results: photos 5,6,7,8,9


Vantage age group road National Championship

When: 20-22 April
Where;Carterton -Wairarapa

42 of our Bike Manawatu members are heading to the Wairarapa this weekend to compete in the Vantage age group road national championship. Our club will be represented in most age categories both in road races and time trials from Friday through to Sunday.
Manawatu’s newest member is paracyclist Susan Evans who is excited to be representing her new club will be there too. We thank Philip Wilson our Bike Manawatu’s manager who is hoping to keep everyone calm and ready for a great weekend of racing.
If you get the chance to travel the hour and 15 minutes to Carterton to support our people, they would love to see you. Good luck and safe riding to all of our members who are involved this weekend.


Bike Manawatu Club “Prize Giving and Quizz”

Theme ” KIWIANA” Dress to win a prize……
When; Saturday night 28th April
Where: Marist Sport Club (decorated)
Time; Happy Hour and AGM : 5pm
Prize Giving and Quizz; 6pm.