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Bike Manawatu Fun Training Ride With A Difference


Sunday 13th October 2013 – Register Now 

Bike Manawatu is organising a fun training ride with a difference for local recreational cyclists. Mark Sunday 13th October 2013 in your diaries, cyclists to meet 6.45AM at Memorial Park Palm Nth and leave for Mangaweka in organized transport approx 7.00AM.

The ride will start from Mangaweka at 8.30AM and progress to Palmerston North on quiet country roads via Rangiwahia, Kimbolton, Colyton, Bunnythorpe to Palmerston North, distance approx 90 kms including some climbs with the journey from Kimbolton downhill almost to Feilding.  The ride will be great preparation for the coming spring and summer fun rides, ideal training for a solo or enduro around Taupo at the end of November.  Please refer to map and profile the course.

The ride will be in bunches with the best climbers from each bunch waiting at the top of hills for the bunch to reform, ride time is estimated at 3hrs to 3-1/2hrs with a refreshment stop at the end suggested for a drink, something to eat and a social chat.

To recap, departure Sunday 13th October 2013, Memorial Park PN, 7AM by vans with trailers, a bus is even being considered, to transport cyclists, gear and bikes to Mangaweka.  A fee to cover vehicle costs will apply:  Bike Manawatu financial members $20 and non-members $30.  Cyclist numbers will be limited according to the organised transport capacity.

Enquiries please to:

Either Mike or Christine Christie: ph (06) 357 9832 or email

Or Mike Keenan (up to 3rd October): ph (06) 358 6318 or email

Registrations: Click here to register


Either cash or cheque to Mike Christie, Mike Keenan or Glenys Taylor. Payment details available when registering on line. Bike Manawatu, P O Box 797, Palmerston North if posting payment.

Or direct payment to Bike Manawatu bank account  01 0745 0284925 00 Please state your name and Mangaweka in description