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From the Board Chair

Reminder:” Bike Manawatu Happy Hour”This Friday.
Where; Hotel Coachman
When Friday 27th May ( last Friday of every month)
Time; 5.30 to 7pm

Schools and BM racing attracts 93 Competitors

Last Sunday morning I went out to the Hiwinui Road race to watch 93 of our Schools and BM masters cyclists compete together in three separate graded races. It is a tough circuit and with the best male and female riders on show from as young as Intermediate,to High Schools, to Masters ,it was fantastic to watch such talented athletes push themselves.This kind of value between the ages in our cycling community is special and is one of the reasons why our club is the envy of many NZ clubs.

Schools Boss Mike Simpson runs a great ship and is well supported by enthusiastic parents and kids.Schools are training hard for there upcoming three day Schools Nationals here in the Manawatu/Horowhenua in September. If you love cycling this is an incredibly exciting event to watch.Something I can totally recommend to you all.  Racing at is best.

Also on show at Hiwinui was local schoolboy star Campbell Stewart who the night before was awarded Bike New Zealand’s Road and Track emerging talent of the year to add to his list of NZ awards.A very humble nice guy I might add.

Sunday was fun for me catching up with many of our cycling community, organisers,volunteers, parents and riders.  This confirms the passion for cycling in our region is alive and well which was also evident at our recent Manfeild 6 Hour Challenge.

On the way back to Palmy I passed countless numbers of recreational cyclist out enjoying what they love doing.  The cycling bug in the club is definitely catching.

Join the Bike Manawatu Club Now.

If you haven’t yet become a member of the Bike Manawatu Club,now is a good time to join us for a modest $45 per year.  Email our Club secretary Christine Christie at to find out how. We’d love you to become part of a club of cycling mad people who look after each other and build friendships.