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Bike Manawatu Woolworths Cup – Feilding – Tuesday 28th February 2023


Bike Manawatu Woolworths Cup – Handicapped Road Race – Feilding

This event is run as a graded handicapped race
Grades and handicaps will be determined on the date and subject to numbers
Come out and test yourself  – We would love to see you.

Tuesday 28th February 20223
Start & Meet Bike Manawatu Timing van on Makino Road near the top of Lethbridge Street
Registration 4:50 pm (E Grade, possibly D Grade)
Race briefing 5.15pm / 5.30pm E Grade possibly D Grade too am – all riders must attend
Start Time / First Grade off at 5.30pm or 5.45pm depending on the field
Cyclists to assemble on verge with parking towards town against railway line.
Handicap start.
***Please Pre Register, Its much easier to delete or DNS you from our start list if something comes up and you cant make it than to add you in while everyone is trying to register****
Entry Fee:
$5 for members, $10 non members – All welcome only members are eligible for trophies
All payments must be made online, please no payments on the day Bike Manawatu ANZ 01-0745-0284925-00 please use your name, race number & race name as reference

Click here to register
Volunteers & Spectators Registration form 

Bike Manawatu is constantly reviewing our Covid-19 protocols and guidelines – should there be any government announcements leading up to this event we will post a link or information on our guidelines here.
At present


  • All parking is to be well off the road – Cyclists to assemble on verge with parking towards town against railway line.
  • please respect the Feilding residence and their nature strips I.e please don’t park on the soggy verge
  • Please proceed to registration


  • Registration will be at in the near our Timing Van on Makino Road near the top of Lethbidge Street, Feilding. There will be a volunteer helping
  • We will have hand sanitiser available at registration
  • $5 members / $10 non-members – We highly encourage you to pay online Bike Manawatu ANZ 01-0745-0284925-00 please use your name, race number & race name as reference
  • Ensure you give yourself plenty of time to register, pin your number, grab your transponder and go to the start area awaiting the race managers briefing. (Please note our organisers may choose to manual time this race therefore transponders may not be required)
  • Numbers are to be placed on the left hand side, rear quarter of your race top.
  • Please read/check all notices at the registration desk, a repeat of the rider briefing and safety notes set out below
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your transponder is on correctly if it is not it may not read on our system, therefore you may not receive a finish time.
  • As this is a handicapped race we will aim to get our E Grade (possibly D Grade also?) Off early between 5.30 & 5.45pm to ensure we dont run out of light. If you are in either of these grades please allow plenty of time to at registration to get yourself ready.


  • Start & Meet Bike Manawatu Timing van on Makino Road near the top of Lethbridge Street
  • The event starts on Makino Road near the top of Lethbridge Street, feilding
  • E & D Grades Sign on from 4.50pm at HQ – (Bike Manawatu Timing Van as above)
  • E & D Grades Race briefing 5:15pm – 5:30pm – all riders must attend
  • First Grade/s off between 5.30pm – 5.45pm
  • Please remember to respect the locals living these roads.
  • Please be considerate.  No spitting or “snot rockets” in the bunch please
  • Please do not attend our event if you are unwell
  • This is a narrow road, please be aware of motorists at all times
  • Traffic management will be in place, but this is to warn other road uses that we are there.
  • Roads are open and all normal road rules apply (riders must obey NZ road rules at ALL times)
  • Marshals are provided for direction and in some places to stop cyclists due to traffic
  • Riders must give way at all junctions as required.
  • Please be courteous to other road users
  • Do not cross the centre line unless safe to do so.
  • We are on narrow quite roads when often there is no white line. Stay left
  • Riders should not exceed 2 abreast
  • Beware of cars / local public / residents sharing the road
  • Be courteous to other road users
  • Beware of trucks, tankers and agricultural machinery
  • The always RECOMMEND the use of a rear light.
  • Bathrooms will be available at the Feilding Square
  • Parking will be available towards town against railway line.
  • Visiting riders please return your bib number at the completion of the race or you may be invoiced for a replacement.
  • Thank you to everyone who entered and registered the contact tracing form for marshals and spectators.
  • Please be courteous to all officials. It’s going to be busy. If someone asks you to move off the road, please do so.

Course Notes

This is approx 32.2 km handicapped race
The event starts on Makino Road near the top of Lethbridge Street

0.00km Starting at the Bike Manawatu Timing van on Makino Road near the top of Lethbridge Street
Follow Makino Road for 9.13km
9.13km Cyclists to give way / stop to traffic, obey marshals – Turn RIGHT (when it is safe to do so) onto McKays Line
12.17km Turn LEFT onto Cheltenham Cross Road
16.84km Turn LEFT onto Short Road
20.21km Slight Left / Straight onto Makino Road
24.52km Continue straight on Makino Road
32.2km Finish on Makino Road at the corner of Reids Line West, at the Bike Manawatu Timing van. – for timing purposes only

Cyclists to tour back to start in Feilding
**Cyclists MUST obey NZ road rules, all roads are open to the public normal road rules apply. Cyclists must give way / stop at right turns – No crossing center lines, riding 2 abreast only – Riders who bring a volunteer / road marshal ride free.
It is extremely important all riders obey these rules**

Makino Road Near Leithbridge Road

Woolworths Cup 32.2km
Woolworths Cup 32.2km Elevation


*All trophies to be handed out at end of year club prize giving

TROPHY for the Woolworths Cup

WOOLWORTHS CUP – Trophy- Palmerston North Amateur Road Cycling Assn

In 2018 to be run as a graded handicap but traditionally run as a sealed handicap
Traditionally this was the first race of the racing season with a sealed handicap so handicaps could be worked out for subsequent races
This was raced from Tremaine Ave to Rongotea


Volunteers Required:

Race Manager:
Assistance Race Manager / Registration:
Traffic Set Up
Marshal – Start / Finish (timing van)
Marshal – Makino Road / McKays Line – on corner to ensure cyclists give way / stop to traffic
Marshal – McKays Line / Cheltenham Cross Road – on Corner to ensure cyclists give way stop
Marshal – Cheltenham Cross Road / Short Road  – on corner to ensure cyclists give way / stop to traffic
Lead Car
Service / Sag Vehicle
First Aid
Please head on over to the Volunteers Document to learn more about these positions.
If you find yourself in a position to help out please email
Every effort is very much appreciated.