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Rules and Guidelines

For competitors 35 years of age and over, champions to be determined for 5 year age groups, women and men, no handicap adjustments apply to times.  Competitors must have entered at least 3 of the 4 events to be considered for an age group champion.  An entry fee applies for each of: Track, Hill Climb and Time Trial.

Age Group Categories

35 – 39 (Category 1); 40 – 44 (Cat 2); 45 – 49 (Cat 3); 50 – 54 (Cat 4); 55 – 59 (Cat 5); 60 – 64 (Cat 6); 65 – 69 (Cat 7); 70 – 74 (Cat 8); 75 – 79 (Cat 9); 80 – 84 (Cat 10) etc.

Age for Championship

Competitors age for racing is applicable for the calendar year and is the age the competitor becomes on her/his birthday in that year, e.g. if she/he turns 45 on 20th July for competition purpose she/he will be entered in 45 – 49 (Cat 3).


(all events are individual and raced against the clock)

  1. Track Sprint Time Trial 200m (TS)
  2. Track Individual Pursuit 2000m (IP)
  3. Hill Climb Saddle Road 5km (HC)
  4. Individual Time Trial 25km (ITT)

Championship Determination

In each contested age group the champion plus 2nd and 3rd positions will be recognised, results will available for all competitors.  Points are awarded based on the fastest time for each age group in each event.  Each age group champion and other positions are determined by the accumulation of points over the 4 events, the champion will have the most points.

Points for Age Championships

Maximum points awarded to the fastest time in each age category –

  1. TS                                                           50 points
  2. IP                                                            50 points
  3. HC                                                          200 points
  4. ITT                                                          300 points

Calculation of Points

Points are calculated for every competitor in age groups for women and men.  Points awarded are directly proportional to the fastest competitor in the same age category.

The mechanism of points calculation is simple and explained as follows:

  • The fastest competitor in each age group and event will be awarded maximum points.
  • Slower competitors points in the same event will be calculated using:

Fastest Competitor Time x maximum points for event = Points (for slower competitor)

Slower Competitor Time

  • For each event points will be rounded to the nearest whole point.  Calculated decimal points : 0.00 to 0.50 will be rounded down to the whole number before the decimal point; above 0.50 to 0.99 will be rounded up to the next whole number above the whole number prior to the decimal point.

E.g. ITT calculation:

Fastest Time 30mins.00secs. x 300 points = 285.71.                   Rounded to 286 points.

Slower Time 31mins.30 secs

The Handicap Championships for women and men are run in conjunction with the Age Group Championships, the Champions being determined from the results of the same 4 events.

  1. Track Sprint Time Trial 200m (TS)
  2. Track Individual Pursuit 2000m (IP)
  3. Hill Climb Saddle Road 5km (HC)
  4. Individual Time Trial 25 km (ITT)

In this Championship competitors have their recorded times in each of the 4 events adjusted by applying an age handicap, referenced from an appropriate Table for the nominated event, thereby enabling an age adjusted time for each competitor.  This in turn enables calculation of points for each event and finally accumulation of points from the 4 events for each competitor. The Handicap Champions, Woman and Man will have each accumulated the most points.

Entry in the Handicap Championships is automatic and does not incur an entry fee.

Points for Handicap Championships

Maximum points awarded –

  1. TS                                                           50 points
  2. IP                                                            50 points
  3. HC                                                          200 points
  4. ITT                                                          300 points


  • Handicaps for TS and IP are referenced on Table 3 and 4.
  • Handicaps for HC are referenced on Table 2.
  • Handicaps for ITT are referenced on Table 1.

Handicap Tables Here


Calculation of Points

Points are calculated in a similar way to the Age Group Championships for each event but with competitors recorded times having an age handicap applied prior to the points calculation.

  • The fastest competitor after age handicap adjustment in each event receives maximum points; all other competitor points are calculated using:

Fastest Competitor Time after handicap adjustment  x maximum points for event = Points

Slower Competitor Time after handicap adjustment

E.g. calculation for Men’s ITT, refer Table 1 for Age Handicap Adjustment

44 year old, recorded time 28 mins. 00secs.has 30secs handicap, his adjusted time becomes 27mins. 30secs.and is the fastest adjusted time so he receives 300 points.

50 year old, recorded time 34mins. 00 secs. has 1min. 15secs. handicap his adjusted time is 32mins. 45 secs. therefore his points calculated as below:

Fastest Adjusted Time 27mins.30secs. x 300 points = 251.91.        Rounded to 252 points.

Slower Adjusted Time 32mins.45 secs 


  • Track, Woman & Man Handicap Champions: Manawatu Masters Cycling Club Trophies are awarded to the female and male competitor who each accumulate the most points from handicap adjusted results for all competitors in the TS 200m & IP 2000m.
  • Hill Climb 5 kilometres, Woman’s Handicap Champion: Trophy Specialists & Engravers Ltd Trophy is awarded to the female competitor who records the fastest time after age handicap adjustments to all competitors (winner also receives 200 points for Womens Handicap Championship).
  • Hill Climb 5 kilometres, Man’s Handicap Champion: Mick Mobberley Cup is awarded to the male competitor who records the fastest time after age handicap adjustments to all competitors (winner also receives 200 points for Womens Handicap Championship).
  • Time Trial 20 kilometres, Woman’s & Man’s Handicap Champions: the Mick Mobberley Trophies are awarded to the female and male competitor who record the fastest time after age handicap adjustments to all competitors (winning also credits 300 points for Handicap Championship).
  • Masters Overall Champions, Woman and Man: Cups donated by Ian Gray are awarded to female and male competitor who accumulate the most points from the handicap adjusted results of the 4 events, competitors must enter at least 3 events to be eligible to be the overall champion.


























Event Information


Track Sprint 200 metres (TS), maximum 50 points
Individual Pursuit 2000 metres (IP), maximum 50 points

DATE: Completed Saturday 28th March

START TIME Rescheduled to 10.00 AM (see above).
COURSE Feilding Velodrome, Johnson Park.
REGISTRATION Rescheduled, the day at track 9.45AM (see above).
ENTRY FEE $2.00.
ORGANISERS Ian Gray, ph 357 7953 (home) or Mike Keenan, ph 358 6318 (home).
NOTES a) Competitors in Track Sprint 200 metres will start at finish line and be signalled 2 laps to go and be timed over the last 200 metres.
b) The Individual Pursuit 2000 metres is 5 laps of track less 6.25 metres, competitors will be held for release start, a long warning whistle at 10 seconds to go will be followed be 2nd short whistle to start.
c) Time keeping for each event: 3 stop watches on each rider. If all watches agree this is the time, if 2 watches agree this is the time, if no watches agree middle watch is taken as time.


DATE: Completed Saturday 7th November 2015

Beautiful weather this Saturday got everyone blowing the cobwebs off their time trial shoes and coming down to Lockwood Loop for a blast! The wind, true to form, remained the main obstacle to record times – with a nasty headwind on the way out giving way to a roaring tailwind on the way home, with many juniors running out of either cogs or leg speed on the way back. Fastest time of the day over 15km was set by Stephen Snell in 22:40, while Alex West was fastest over 25km in a time of 33:51. A big thanks to all those who helped out, especially Steph Dench, Mike Groube, Graeme Ransom and Tim Lloyd.


Bike Manawatu is holding the Club Hill Climb Championships on Saturday 14th November 2015 from 1.30 PM with the course now up Valley Road.

This late change has had to be made because the Ashhurst – Saddle Road climb has about 1 km being reformed making it unsafe for a cycling event. Acting on club members warnings another inspection of the Saddle Road was made this week and the decision was made to move the event climbing up Valley Road Hill starting at 1.30 PM, i.e. same start time.

Event details and entry information:
• The Bike Manawatu Hill Climb Championships is open for all club grades championships from U13 up to and including Masters Grades, all club members are encouraged to enter. For Masters cyclists this is the last event in the 2015 Championships determining Masters Grades Hill Climb Champions, overall Masters Hill Climb Champions and the results contributing toward determining the Bike Manawatu Masters Champions for 2015.
• Non-members are also welcome to enter.
• An entry fee applies: club members $5.00 and non-members $10.00.
• Entry can be made via Bike Manawatu’s website and late entries made on event day together with registrations from 1.00pm at the start line.

The start will be on Pohangina Valley Road the top of Raumai Hill outside the woolshed where there is space to start the riders who will then proceed downhill past Waterford Café, turn left up Valley Road and finish at the top of the climb, a distance of about 3 km.

Club members in the Masters age groups who enter and complete the Hill Climb will have their results used determine the Masters Grades Hill Climb winners for female and male. The results also are used to determine the club’s Overall Hill Climb Champions.

The Hill Climb results, along with the earlier 2015 results for Masters Track and Individual Time Trial (ITT) will be used to determine Overall Masters Champions (female & male) for 2015.

For more information on the Hill Climb you can phone Ian Gray 3577953 or Mike Keenan 3586318