Race organiser: Kevin Laskey
STMS: Mike Groube
On behalf of Bike Manawatu race organiser Kevin Laskey is looking forward all cyclists young or mature, members and non members trying out this safe undulating sheltered course to showcase Tui Brewery Club Road Race. We would love to see as many cyclist as possible support our club road racing calendar this year no matter your ability or fitness. Come and enjoy our first club road race outing which will be a great day out especially afterwards at the Brewery.
A quick Look at Club riders overseas
Dylan Simpson is in Burmuda currently representing NZ at the Commonwealth Youth Games. This week Campbell Stewart had two wins in two days racing in Canada at the UTC Roco Grand Prix while Michaela Drummond continues her tough campaign in the States and more recently the BC Superweek in Canada. Carne Groube and Joel Yates are living the cycling dream racing in the states and be sure to follow Chris Denholm and Jacob Sievwright racing in Australia. Robert Stannard and Alex West are sure to be busy training and planning for upcoming racing in Europe or wherever they are need for their respective teams. Next month watch for Emily Shearman and Libby Arbuckle who are off to the junior world track cycling championships in Italy to represent New Zealand. Good luck and safe riding to all of our overseas club members
Club Tour de France Buffett Breakfast
Those who came to our “Bike Manawatu Club Tour de France Buffett Breakfast” held last weekend at club sponsors Hotel Coachman all bonded well together to watch some intense hill climbing while enjoying a great breakfast. At that stage kiwi rider George Bennett was in an incredible 10th place in the overall general classification standings. Sadly, George had to retire from the race days after. This legend will be back!!!
Club rides followed after breakfast to complete a really nice cycling focused morning together continuing the ongoing banter between members. Thank you to our newest board member James Denholm who made watching the Tour de France on the big screen run smoothly.
Next year we would love to see more people join us for this club initiative.
Tour de France -Pawel Poljanskis Legs after stage 16
If you were in any doubt how gruelling the Tour de France really is, this is the effect of cycling’s most prestigious race on an athletes body. At first glance we thought it was club legend Colin Anderson after finishing Taupo last year?
Bike Manawatu cycling tops
Stand in club secretary Catriona Pirie promotes the clubs Bike Manawatu tops with pride to anyone who would like to buy apparel for their cycling wardrobe. The perfect gift for yourself to ride local or national events or a must if you are racing for the club nationally.
The board would like to thank Catriona and Tom Pirie who have stood in as club secretary after Christine Christie stepped down in late March. Both Catriona and Tom have been committed club members for many years and to have them step in as club secretary and help the board has be tremendous and much appreciated.
Support for valued Club Sponsors
Instantly recognisable bearded Adam Currie and his Central Bike Studio business has long been an avid supporter of cycling in the Manawatu. Manawatu Schools especially have benefited from Adams guidance and support for annual events over the years and our young talented riders appreciate it especially. Bike Manawatu thank Central Bike Studio for their support and endorse members to support Adam for all cycling needs.
Cafe Cuba owners Darlene and Paul Woodhead are ardent supporter of the Manawatu Community. Bike Manawatu and all members are truly grateful for Darlene and Woodys ongoing sponsorship and encourage members to continue to support calling into Cafe Cuba for great coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner to show our appreciation. We thank Cafe Cuba of their valued support for all cycling people and events in the region.