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Mark Waterland–Board member profile

Mark Waterland–Board member profile

I’ve been riding bikes since high school, mountain biking in Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington but only started road riding shortly after I started at Massey in 2003. My training in those days consisted of taking my youngest daughter, Grace, on the back of the commuter bike up to Massey everyday (these days the daily commute is a gentle spin on the single-speed up to Massey). Pat Edwards encouraged me to try road racing shortly after my first Round the Lake ride (in 2005) to improve my time, and I joined the club committee the following year. I ride competitively to push myself and I really enjoy the social aspects of cycling and have made some good friends through cycling in the Manawatu. We have the people, the roads and the resources to make BikeManawatu the best cycling club in New Zealand and I bring to the Board enthusiasm, and by taking a lead in the Events Working Group, a willingness to get the job done.

Photo credit – Kirsty Kaihau © 2011, Burma Rd, Hawkes Bay.


Member Profile Janneke van Wagtendonk

Member Profile Janneke van Wagtendonk

JannekeBeing born and raised in Holland means we pretty much do everything on the bike: grocery shopping, going to school, and usually even to work.

So strong biking fitness for whatever you choose to do later in life! My earliest road cycling experience is from alternative training for rowing at university with many hours on a trainer in the hall of our student flat! In rowing, I made it to the world champs for under23 in double skulls and still benefit from the fitness and life skills such as planning and discipline I developed during these years.


Member Profile – Paul van Velthooven

Member Profile – Paul van Velthooven

I am a relative late comer to cycling and still struggle to change my rear wheel inside two minutes, let alone a puncture! I hate punctures and always ride with a 3 ply tyre. In my youth rowing was my summer sport, a way to get fitter and stronger for rugby, my then sport of choice. Eventually rowing took over and on the back of some reasonable results I was invited to a number of national trials across various age groups making a developmental Colt’s squad in 1977 as a pre-curser to the 1978 World Rowing Champs at Karapiro.


Member Profile – Steve Stannard

Member Profile – Steve Stannard

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My name is Steve Stannard and I am the Deputy Chair of Bike Manawatu.  I am an avid commuter cyclist, riding most days to my job as Head of the School of Sport and Exercise at Massey University.  I regularly follow my three children around to cycling, triathlon, and mountain bike events, often participating myself.  When I was younger I represented Australia as a road racing cyclist, but was also involved in other sports such as canoeing and football.  I am passionate about cycling in the Manawatu and keen to see cyclists of all persuasions enjoy the fantastic environment our region and NZ has to offer.

Member Profile – Oiroa (Oods) Kaihau

Member Profile – Oiroa (Oods) Kaihau


My interest in cycling has been ongoing since I was in my mid twenties.  It gathered more momentum when my oldest son wanted to cycle competitively while at PNBHS on the road and track in 2005. Closely following behind him was my youngest son. Cycling has become a family passion for my entire family for the last six years and it continues to dominate a number of our weekends as we bounce between road and track events over the country in support of our children. My wife Kirsty can often be seen taking photos, standing on a corner in a fluro top or recordings results.
For me cycling is a means to an end to keep my weight down and to stay relatively healthy. I do enjoy the competitive nature of graded racing but I’m just as comfortable to ride recreationally when my fitness isn’t up to racing.  I hope to be involved more as a coach in years to come but I am happy to help out as an administrator or manager.
I’m at Massey University these days after a 25 year career in the NZ Army but I bring to table some strategic planning experience and lots of enthusiasm to see cycling grow in the region.  Having been to Invercargill a number of times for NZ track nationals with my children, I am a strong advocate for a velodrome in Palmerston North.


Member Profile – Bryce Marshall

Member Profile – Bryce Marshall

clip_image002How long have you been cycling?

Been trying to cycle for four years. But now with Bean Cycling there is always someone offering advice .

What drew you to the sport?

Always enjoyed watching it on T.V. A good way to lose weight after rugby, not a lot of stress on old injuries. It’s a good excuse to go for coffee.

What do you enjoy about cycling? Riding with groups of like minded people and the guys from Bean Cycling.

What do you hate about cycling?

Cars with idiots behind the wheel who feel the need to see how close they can get to cyclists.

What bike do you ride?

A Specialised Roubaix S-Works

Do you have a favourite brand of clothing?

Descent and Castelli but that’s a bit on the expensive side. Also Bean Cycling clothing.

What aspect of cycling do you like the best e.g. hill climbing, time trialling touring?

Any ride where you have had to do a bit of hard work but also had some fun with sprints e.t.c. Hill climbing it hurts and I am slow at it but there is a sense of achievement every time you roll over the top. Sneak attacks to try and beat G. Davies in a sprint, a hard man to get off the lead wheel.

What are you personal riding achievements?

Being a founding member of Bean Cycling. On one ride, winning three red letter box sprints and a 50k sign. Beat Greg Chubb up a hill once.

Do you ride throughout the year.

Yes mostly on the weekends, the cafes are open most days.

Favourite rides?

The ones that end with a good coffee and conversation, any Bean Cycling ride and The Grape Ride in Blenheim.

Worst crash?

Jens Voigt face plant in the TDF. One small one on the Martinborough fun ride when a person went over in front of us and I had nowhere to go but over the top. Injured my shorts had to get a new pair.

What is your day job?

Manager of the Harvey Norman warehouse.


None .Happily married and we have a cat though. Ride with some big ones and a giant one he knows who he is I wont mention his name so everyone wont know its you Mark Wright.

Favourite Music?

The Clash ,The Cure, The Killers and a lot of 80s stuff.

Other sports and interests?

Follow a bit of Rugby not as much since giving up playing and coaching. Any sports really. Cafes are interesting.

Whats on your to do list?

Kate Beckinsale oops sorry wrong list. Some of the TDF climbs ( doing that in July 2010 ). Taking Bean Cycling global, we have bean seen in Oz and South Africa already.

Finish this sentence. What the MMCC needs….. is to keep doing what its doing, getting people out there and on their bikes and promoting the fun side of it. (SPONSOR BEAN CYCLING, lots of promising up and coming young cyclists involved there e.g. Greg Chubb and Chris James)