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Up & Coming Events for week ending  13th May 2022

Up & Coming Events for week ending  13th May 2022

Please note Bike Manawatu requires all riders wishing to attend any of our road races or attend our track season to pre register accordingly – No late entries on the day will be accepted

2022 Memberships & Cycling NZ licences – Renew your Membership today

Sunday 15th May 2022
Open Interclub Graded Road Race – Open to riders of all clubs – Halcombe/Standway course – Enter Here
In lieu of our cancelled Manfeild 6 Hour event  😔 We still wanted to offer our riders a great event so here we are – gather your mates from your local club and come along for a great race.

Sunday 22nd May 2022
Manawatu Schools Cycling – Colyton Out and Back*

Sunday 29th May 2022
Manawatu Schools Cycling – Rongotea ITT*

Sunday 12th June 2022
Manawatu Schools Cycling – Milson Crit*

Friday 10th June 2022
Bike Manawatu AGM & Road, Track & Special Awards Prizegiving – 6pm – Marist Club Rooms – If you want to help make a difference in the future of our club please come along and have a say.
Please be aware of the new date 

Sunday 19th June 2022
Manawatu Schools Cycling – Kairanga ITT*

Sunday 29th June 2022
Manawatu Schools Cycling – Colyton Hiwinui Road Race*

Saturday 9th July 2022
North Island Secondary Schools Cycling Championships

Sunday 10th July 2022
North Island Secondary Schools Cycling Championships

Sunday 17th July 2022
Sutton Cup – Halcombe

Sunday 31st July 2022
Manawatu Schools Cycling – Bone Collector – Ashhurst*

Sunday 7th August 2022
Manawatu Schools Cycling – Colyton Out & Back Road Race*

Sunday 14th August 2022
Manawatu Schools Cycling Champs Kairanga ITT*

Saturday 20th August 
Drome Masters – Cambridge

Sunday 21st August 2022
Manawatu Schools Cycling Champs – Halcombe Road Race*
Drome Masters – Cambridge

Sunday 28th August 2022
Manawatu Schools Cycling Champs – Manfeild Points Race*

Sunday 11th September 2022
Manawatu Schools Cycling Champs – Rongotea TTT*

Sunday 18th September 2022
Manawatu Schools Cycling Champs – Nationals RR Course*

Sunday 25th September 2022
Manawatu Schools Cycling Champs – Manfeild Points*

Saturday 29th October 2022
Novice Tour of Manawatu

Sunday 30th October 2022
Novice Tour of Manawatu

  • Please note Manawatu Schools Cycling calendar may be subject to change – please keep an eye on the MSC Facebook Group page and with your schools cycling coordinators
    If any MSC races are open to Bike Manawatu riders we will open a Webscorer registration accordingly.

Manfeild 6 Hour Cycle Challenge 2022 Cancelled

On behalf of Bike Manawatu and our Manfeild 6 Hour organising committee we regret to inform you that we have made the sad decision to cancel this years event. 🥺😢

With low registrations to date and the uncertainty of IF they will pick up, the risk has unfortunately outweighed the reward.
We acknowledge that this announcement will disappoint many riders who were looking forward to the event and extend our thanks to those of you who registered early.
Those who had paid and entered will receive a full refund.
Please send through your Name (& Team name if registered as a team) along with your bank details and we will see you right.
Thank you and we hope to see you at next years event.
For those of you still keen to ride – We aim to run a Graded Road Race on our Halcombe Stanway circuit on this date so we can continue to do what we enjoy – Cycle 🚴🚴🚴

April 2022 Update

The Great

It’s been a pretty full on start to the year.
Sliding out from the shadows of covid restrictions we were able to run a very successful mid week twilight road race series.
This tied in with an ITT series and Woolworths handicap race which was a cracker.
All these races are designed to ready our riders for the WCNI ITT and Road races which Bike Manawatu were proud to host again this year.
This in turn gave a stepping stone for 13 of our riders to head to Hokitika for the Age Group Road Nationals held on Anzac weekend.
A huge shout out to all of our riders who made the Journey, you did yourselves and the club proud. Thanks also to Cheryl Murphy on being our manager for the weekend.

With the Age group racing out of the way we now look forward to Interclub Graded races.
Whilst staying loyal and true to our WCNI history, we are reaching out to other clubs in the lower north island (and further afield) to join our interclub racing.
Over the last few months we have had communications from Hawkes Bay, Wellington, PNP etc on expanding our catchments.
Bike Manawatu will always stay a WCNI club, but all clubs see the importance of running regional invitational graded events. This is a great step forward for Road cycling (Click here to register)

Track this year has been highlighted as a year of the Masters.
There’s been a huge increase in participation of the older riders which encourages the steady increase and improvement of the Juniors.
Plans are in place for groups, junior and senior, to head to Cambridge for training and racing over the winter/spring months.

The board are going through lists of riders and volunteers for merit awards for 2021 at our prizegiving.
For road awards it’s on a calendar year so we intend having a Road Function in December 2022 to award this years prizes.
Track merit awards are decided at the end of the track racing season, March/April
There’s been a postponement of dates with a crammed schedule of the AGM and prizegiving….see the website.

The Average

It was an incredibly hard decision to cancel the Manfeild 6 hour this year.
Declining numbers of school riders, nervous times around Covid which is still in our community, crammed schedules are all factors that played a part.
In the end the decision was made with the prospect of low numbers, a historically challenging day weather wise, a small field was going to make an event to forget.
With riders out there potentially not being able to get into a working peloton all day it would not make it an enjoyable day out.
We believe the event still has a very important place in our calendar and we will revisit it in 2023.

Over February and March our club was part of a process asked of us by CNZ.
A remit was presented to take the voting power away from Centres (WCNI, BOP etc) and give the vote to the clubs.
BM went with the status quo, in our minds a change would further dilute the importance of WCNI and other centres.
We were out voted and so now CNZ will get feedback from all the clubs individually.
Decision made, however we feel Centres still and always has been an important stepping stone for riders and even more so for clubs to operate efficiently.
As mentioned before, BM will always hold on to and persevere with our place in WCNI.

The Scary

Last Saturday one of our riders was involved with a incident involving a car, following a difference of opinion with the vehicles driver.
Sadly we see this all the time, and we must remember that we need to be seen, and how we are seen.
There is a percentage to the population that do not care about other human beings, their property, or the implications.
If, at any time on any ride, someone hurls abuse to you ….please just throw an apologetic wave and smile. It’s just not worth it.

Stay safe,

The Ramblers Hawkes Bay Tour 2022

Hawkes Bay Tour 2022

On behalf of our friends over at Ramblers Cycling Club please find below information about their up and coming tour.
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th June 2022 at Ohiti Rd (self-contained campers are welcome)

Saturday 4 June 2022
Stage 1 9am – 58 km road race – Starting Ohiti Road Hastings
Stage 2 1-00 pm – 28km to 84 km road race – Starting Ohiti Road Hastings

Sunday 5 June 2022
Stage 3 9.30 am – 63 km road race – Starting Ohiti Road Hastings (more…)

Open Interclub Road Race 15.05.2022

🚲 OPEN Interclub Road Race

You may have seen that we have recently had to make the tough decision to cancel our Manfeild 6 Hour Cycle Challenge.
We had this date all lined up for a great endurance event and although we have had to cancel we still want to be able to put on a great event for cyclists to enjoy so we thought why not have an Open Interclub Road Race instead!
Gather your mates from your local club and come along for a great race.
Here it is:
📅 Sunday 15th May 2022
⏱ Reg 10.15am Briefing 10.45am First Grade off at 11am
📍 Graded Road Race – 20.15km circuit, 1-3 Laps depending on grade
Click here to register

This event is run as a graded road race
Come out and test yourself  – We would love to see you.

A Grade 3 laps
B Grade 2 laps
C Grade * Update 2 laps
D Grade 1 lap
E grade 1 lap

We strongly encourage the use of rear lights for added visibility

$15 all riders
We encourage you to pay online Bike Manawatu ANZ 01-0745-0284925-00 please use your name, race number & race name as reference

Halcombe Memorial Hall – 76 Willoughby Street

Halcombe –Stanway Circuit

Distance: 20.51 km



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Course Notes
0.00km Start & Finish at the Halcolmbe Pub on Willoughby Street
0.05km Turn Left at the roundabout onto Stanway Road
7.27km Turn Left onto Makino Road
12.54km Turn Left onto Tokorangi Road
19.45km Tokorangi Road turns into Willoughby Street
20.22km Finish Line
20.51km Close circuit for laps

Save The Date – Bike Manawatu AGM & Prizegiving – Friday 10th June 2022


2022 Bike Manawatu AGM – NEW DATE
Friday 10th June 2022
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Marist Sports Club, 19 Pascal Street, Palmerston North
Due to being an extremely busy time of year, our Bike Manawatu board have decided to move our AGM to Friday 19th June 2022 and we will incorporate our Prizegiving at the same time directly after AGM.
We have some important items on our agenda and wish to invite all members to come have their same about the future of our club / constitution etc.
More information include Agenda, Financials and any remits that may be received will be added to our website and distributed to our members in the coming weeks.