BM Happy Hour
When; Friday 24th Feb
Where: Lonestar on the square.
Bike Manawatu Cyclists Riding for New Zealand
Here’s just a taste of what some of our club riders are doing on the World Stage. Remember these riders having grown up riding and competing for our club in the Manawatu and are often riding alongside you on our BM rides. Next time you see them congratulate them on their success. They will appreciate it.
Campbell Stewart recently competed at the World Cup in Columbia in the team pursuit and Madison where his team mate Tom Sexton crashed twice for a DNF. Part of the racing experience is crashing I suppose. He and fellow BM track star Michaela Drummond are currently in Los Angeles racing for their country and will soon be back home competing in for the upcoming NZ Omnium Championships. Michaela has also landed a contract to race for a USA Pro Cycling Team and joins them in April. Good luck Michaela.
After some fantastic results at the Track Nationals, Emily Shearman and Libby Arbuckle’s have been selected for the Junior Worlds in China this August. Also for the trio of Emily, Libby and Connie Obrien they have been selected to race for NZ at the Oceania Road Cycling championships in Canberra March 6-12.
To Robert Stannard, Michaela Drummond and Campbell Stewart who are finalist at the Manawatu Sports Awards we wish them every success after all achieving an outstanding last 12 months.
As a side note. A mention must also go out to Carne Groube, Joel Yates and Campbell Stewart for their sensational WCNI team pursuit time of 4.07 at the Track Nationals.
Cliff Hughes 3rd in BDO Wellington To Auckland Cycle Challenge
From firsthand experience this is a gruelling 12 stage race and we must congratulate all of our club riders who competed. The general classification results.3rd Cliff Hughes,5th Glenn Kirk,11th Mike Thompson. The average time for the winner for the 640k race was 36.05km
The hills, wind, rain, hail and intensity of the racing all hurt especially the time trial up Ruapehu from the Chateau to the Ski Field.
A special thank you to my team mates Tim Mackey and John Obrien who were part of our Bayleys Corporate Team who finished a credible 7th.
Check out results on dynamoevents.co.nz.