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BM Track Membership 2021-2022 Season

BM Track Membership 2021-2022 Season

Welcome to our returning and new Rookie riders for the 2022 Bike Manawatu track season. 

For those new to the sport, the BM Track season offers a good mix of competitive and fun racing in a social and supportive environment.  We cater to ages and abilities as the racing is split into grades based on their previous experience (our younger Junior riders are split into their A and B categories).

The track season is run over the summer months (October to April) at Johnston Park Velodrome in Feilding every Sunday afternoon and a few Thursday’s sessions in between. 

Each week’s racing will be different with a racing timetable released a few days prior.  On race day, please ensure to bring your helmet, gloves, shoes, and plenty of water.  You will be assigned your own race number at the start of the season, and this must be worn to each meeting or else you will be unable to compete.

For those of you that are interested in hiring a track bike from the BM Track Committee, the cost is $80 plus a refundable bond of $60.  These can be requested when you complete the BM Track Membership form. Full terms and conditions will be given to you at the bike fitting.

There are two forms of licenses available to purchase for cycling:

BM Social Membership 

·       All riders wishing to ride this track season MUST HOLD THIS MEMBERSHIP

·       For those riders only wishing to ride at BM club events. You cannot race at other regions club events, regionally or national events.

·       It does not provide insurance of any kind.    

NZ Cycling Licence

·       This is an additional license you can purchase via Cycling NZ which allows you to compete at BM clubs’ events AND other regional club or national events

·       If you are wish to attempt any records you will require a NZ Cycling Licence

·       When filling out the NZ Cycling License form, select Ride Club, Ride Youth or Race options depending on your requirements

·       All Cycling NZ Membership comes with their own endorsed discount programme and insurance. 

Entries for BM Track Season

All riders planning to race on the track or road will need to fill out a 2021-2022 Track Entry Form and purchase a Bike Manawatu Social Membership License.  Click here to complete these forms

2021-2020 BM Track Meeting Calendar   

 

Key Information for 2020/21

SOME INNOVATIVE CHANGES TO THE BIKE MANAWATU 2020 / 21 TRACK PROGRAMME AND OTHER KEY INFORMATION
ALL RIDERS NEED TO KNOW

A bright new vision gives us a new format of racing for the 2020 / 21 Track Season

Firstly, there will be graded racing to enable riders to race with riders of similar ability (except for U13 & U15 riders).

a.      The grades will be A, B, C and D Grades. There may be a separate Women’s Masters Grade, if there are sufficient numbers riding.

b.      There will be U13s and U15s grades – These may be split into Junior A and Junior B according to ability.

The purpose of the decision is that all riders will be racing in a field of riders of a similar ability.
If you are racing in a grade with riders of similar ability and riders slightly better than you, this is an excellent way to improve your riding.

TIP – Racing or training with riders slightly better than you is one of the best ways to improve.
This applies to both Road & Track Cycling.
 


THE BIG QUESTION IS HOW DOES THIS AFFECT SEASON POINTS ACCORDING TO YOUR AGE CATEGORY?

The answer is that the Track Committee has decided there will be not be any points allocated for seasonal point trophies for graded racing.

a.       To compensate for that decision, we will be running races occasionally, for all specific age groups, throughout the season for track points.

b.       There will also be some new exciting individual timed events to which points will be allocated in each specific age group.
e.g. an omnium event over 3 meetings, in which a standing 1 lap time trial (TT), flying ½ lap TT and a standing 2 Lap TT will be run. These events will have a greater allocation of points e.g. 1
st – 8 points and all other rider’s points determined as a percentage of eight points. The big bonus is that every rider in each event will get points! This will make the competition move exciting.

c.       Also the club championships, run for each age group, the points allocated for the championships will also be added to the seasonal points.

Note: This will not affect the Club Championship where the Championship Points won will determine the Medal Winners as in the past.

WHAT AGE GROUP DO YOU RACE IN FOR THE UPCOMING TRACK SEASON

a.       As in past years, as the track season crosses over the licence years 2020 & 2021, riders will race from the start of the track season in their Cycling New Zealand licence categories for 2021.

There is only one exception to that rule: Any rider from the start of the track season until the end of the 2020 year may attempt a track record using their 2020 age group Cycling New Zealand licence category.

RACE NUMBERS

It has been decided that riders will use their Bike Manawatu allocated numbers for the track season.

Remember if you end up on the start line with no number, it will mean you will get no placing in the race, no points or prize money (if it is applicable to the race)

If you forget your number before the meeting, see the race manager who will direct you to the right person to get a replacement number for the meeting.

If it happens a second time the rider will be asked to carry out a small duty for the club.

GEARING TO BE USED ON YOUR TRACK BIKE

All riders will race according to Cycling New Zealand rules which set the gear limits for specific age groups.

This is particularly important for the U15 and U17 age groups.

For U15s Maximum roll out allowed is 6.61m.
This can be achieved using a 47 tooth chain wheel (CW) and a 15 tooth (T) back sprocket or a
50 CW and a 16T sprocket.

For U17s maximum rollout is 7.00m.

This can be achieved using 50CW x 15T sprocket.

SOME WISE WORDS OF WISDOM

Some good advice (for all riders) is given to what gearing you should use on the Feilding Track.
You should not use a gear too big but a gear where you can develop good cadence (leg speed).

Good senior men riders should ride 49 x 15 (88in gear) or 50 x 15 (90in gear) as a maximum. This should be reduced by 2 points for good women riders.

Top U17 boys riders should ride 48 x 15 (86in gear) and only in good track conditions, with no wind ride a 49 x 15 88 gear.

It is very interesting to note before the U17 gear limit was raised by Cycling New Zealand to 7.00m in 2014, that the 2000m individual pursuit, U17 Feilding Track Record still held by Campbell Stewart with a time of 2m 27.9s set in February 2013, it was ridden when the Cycling New Zealand maximum gear for U17 was 6.61m (84in).

In windy conditions at Feilding it is advisable to drop your gear 2-3 points e.g. 88 to 86in gear for U17 riders or 84-81 for U15s.

As in the past, new riders will be advised on the gear they should use and new riders hiring bikes will set up on a gear which is thought to be suitable for the rider’s ability. This has been one of the reasons that has contributed to the great success Feilding riders have achieved in West Coast North Island (WCNI) and NZ Track Champs in the past.

RECORD ATTEMPTS

Any rider wishing to attempt a track record needs to advise on the Bike Manawatu Track Facebook page 2 days before the meeting, the age group and event for the record attempt.
Numbers will be limited, and order of application will determine those accepted.
On the meeting days riders will have the opportunity to decline their record attempt if conditions are unsuitable

ROOKIE RIDER INFORMATION

A ‘Rookie Track Rider’, is a track cyclist who is racing on the track for their first season. Follow the below tips to come across as less of a ‘Rookie’.

  • Get your position on your track bike checked out on the track. A track position is different to your road bike. We have good coaches with lots of experience to help you set your bike up
  • Most track cycling is explosive short distance and you need ti be well warmed up. Get there early to meetings to get well warmed up. If cold, bring plenty of warm clothes to keep warm
  • Wear gloves and a singlet under your racing top.
  • For bike fittings bring your cycling shoes and pedals and measure your seat height and know your crank length on your road bike.
  • Pulling your feet out of your clipless pedals is extremely dangerous on the track as in track racing you are often putting optimum pressure on the pedals. It is very strongly recommended that you get Velcro straps fitted. We will do this for you at minimal cost
  • Make sure your tyres are pumped up near to the maximum recommended pressure for the tyres specification. Don’t roll soft tyres; your bike rolls much easier at correct pressure. Check this before each meeting or training session.
  • For rookie riders (new to track) it is compulsory to attend one of the orientation sessions organised.
  • It is recommended you purchase a book “Beginners Guide to Road and Track Cycling” Authors Ian Gray and Jonathan Kennett. It has a lot of essential information for ‘rookie’ track riders. These will be available at half price for new track riders (normal price $20).

Wonder Women on Wheels 10 October 2020

When: Saturday 10th October
Where: Feilding Velodrome, Johnston Park
Time: 10am – Midday
*Free Track Bikes Provided for our Have a Go Days*

A Have a go day specifically designed for girls and women wanting to have a go
This was a great event last year. Wonder Woman of all ages, bring a picnic morning tea / lunch and have a go on the track!
Club track bikes will be available for those keen to try a fixie.

Track Cycling is

  • Fun
  • Competitive
  • Safe
  • Social
  • For all ages
  • & we have Bikes available to hire

We provide for novices to world champions!
Come along and find out more about Track Cycling.
Track Is a good mix of competitive and fun racing in a very social, off road environment. We encourage any new riders to come along to our ‘have a go day’
If you really want to improve your cycling fitness and skills why not give track cycling a go at the Feilding Velodrome.
We run a great variety of races for all ages and abilities and fun events in a very supportive environment.
Please bring your helmet, pedals and cycling shoes. If you don’t have cycling shoes and pedals just bring your helmet and sports shoes, as we will also have bikes with pedals on them for you to ride.
Track is raced on the following years licence E.g. 2021
Juniors Grade is based on your age as at the 31st December 2021
Under 13 = 12 or younger at 31 December 2021
Under 15 = 14 or younger at 31 December 2021
Under 17 = 16 or younger at 31 December 2021
Under 19 = 18 or younger at 31 December 2021

Would You like to win more road races?
The track is one of the best places to develop that power sprint by riding a fixed gear track bike!
We especially encourage new riders by taking part in a development program, as you ride in grades of your ability and many races are handicapped

  • We have Track bikes for hire at an affordable cost
  • Qualified coaches will set your position up correctly
  • Orientation days for new riders

Stay out of the traffic and ride on the safety of a track

Equipment Required: Track bike is necessary
Entry Fees: $30 for the whole season – October 2020 – April 2021
Membership & Licensing: Riders planning to race on the track require at least a BikeManawatu Membership (additional to fees)
Adults $45
Juniors (U19) $25
Family of 3 of more living at the same address $80
*If you wish to be able to formally race at any level (not including “fun” rides) then you should register as a Bike Manawatu member through the Cycling NZ Membership portal
This does incur an additional West Coast North Island Centre fee plus CNZ fee – please see more here however this also comes with the added bonus of Personal Liability insurance cover via Cycling New Zealand. 

New riders who are racing with us for their first season must attend one of the three orientation days
Sunday 11th October 2020 – 2:00pm -4:00pm
Saturday 17th October 2020 – 2:00pm -4:00pm
Sunday 18th October 2020 – 2:00pm -4:00pm
Bike Manawatu has Track Bikes available for hire:

Bike Hire = $80.00
Bike Bond = $60.00  (refundable at the end of season T’s & C’s apply)
If you are interested in hiring a Track Bike this season we have set days available where we will size / fit you to an appropriate bike
Tuesday 29th September 2020 Track – Bike Hire & Fit Day 2-4pm Feilding Velodrome
Thursday 1st October 2020 Track – Bike Hire & Fit Day 2-4pm Feilding Velodrome
Saturday 3rd October 2020 Track – Bike Hire & Fit Day 2-4pm Feilding Velodrome
Thursday 8th October 2020 Track – Bike Hire & Fit Day   2-4pm Feilding Velodrome
Please book a time and day with Ian Gray and his helpful team
Ring or Text Ian Gray 021 120 5751 for a booking.
Each Bike Hire & Fit takes approx. 45 Minutes

TRACK CYCLING – WORDS OF WISDOM
Track racing on a “fixy” is exciting cycling in its own right, and is also a great spectator sport.

What are the real benefits of riding track?
How does track racing benefit road cycling?
We can guarantee that track racing greatly improves a riders’ confidence, their ability to make rapid decisions, improve bike handling skills, and pedalling technique. It also dramatically improves a riders sprinting ability.
All these skills learnt on the track produce huge improvements in road cycling, especially criteriums raced on short road circuits.

A special tip on the benefits of riding a “fixy”:
If you set up a track bike or an old road frame with a single gear (on a low gear – 70” to 72”) for training on the road, this is excellent training. (Remember to put single brake on the bike) It is a far better investment than spending mega dollars on light weight road accessories / special light weight wheels to improve your road cycling.

Did you know that Bike Manawatu riders have won Olympic Track Medals?

· Jesse Sergent Beijing 2012,
· Simon van Velthooven London 2016
· Campbell Stewart World Champion Track, Omnium 2019
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Track Cycling Development Pathway for New Riders -2013. Updated 2019

Track Cycling Development Pathway for New Riders -2013. Updated 2019

Track Cycling Development Pathway for New Riders -2013. Updated 2019

Bike Manawatu endeavours to take all practical and reasonable steps to ensure the safety of riders and other in the vicinity of Johnston Park Velodrome while participating in any Bike Manawatu organised events.

Bike Manawatu will endeavour to ensure as much as possible within their control, that there is a safe environment for all persons including facilities and equipment. Bike Manawatu will take steps to ensure the rider is aware of hazards and controls, and safe practices to participate in the events.

Bike Manawatu will not be liable for repercussions of any events, activities of situations not organised by Bike Manawatu.

   

Step

Activity

Skill

Completed. Dated and Signed by Assessor

Level

1

Receive booklet. Register

Read and sign indemnity

Comprehension

 

Level

2

Hazards

Read, ask, sign

Understanding risks and controls involved with track cycling

 

Level

3

Attend

Track Orientation training

Understand rules, Guidelines and conduct (Especially for group riding and racing) and able to demonstrate safe and controlled bike handling.

 

Level

4

Participate

Track Racing

Displays knowledge and understanding of track conduct. Ride safely and confidently with other riders.

 

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Riders warming up behind motorbike pacer Ian Gray 2018

1. Indemnity and acknowledgement

In consideration to being permitted to participate in any cycling events at Johnston Park Velodrome for any Bike Manawatu organised event the Rider understands and agrees to abode by the terms and conditions set out in this document.

Bike Manawatu: any Board Member of Bike Manawatu or employee or person endorsed by the Board, including any volunteer acting in an official capacity as representing Bike Manawatu.

1. Rider hereby releases, waives and discharges Bike Manawatu, from any liability and claims for loss, and agrees and covenants not to sue for, any claim, liability, or demand of any kind or on account of personal injury, temporary or permanent disability, death, property damage, or other damages, wheather caused by the negligence of Bike Manawatu or otherwise, resulting from or in any way associated with the Rider using Johnston Park Velodrome and any cycling equipment and participating in any organised cycling activities.

2. Rider further hereby voluntarily assumes all risks of personal injury, including temporary or permanent disability or death, property damage, economic losses, and/or other damages to Rider and their equipment.

3. Rider hereby grants Bike Manawatu, the irrevocable and unrestricted right and permission to use , reuse, publish and re-publish photographic portraits or pictures of Rider or in which Rider included, in whole or in part, or composite
Rider also consents to the use of any printed matter in conjunction therewith.
If the Rider us under 18 years of age parental consent is required.

4. Rider acknowledges there are Specific hazards associated with riding on the Velodrome and agrees to follow any rules, controls and guidelines provided by Bike Manawatu.

Rider (Names)

 

Signature

 

Parents Name if under 18 years old

 

Parents Signature

 

Date

 

Bike Manawatu Representative

 

2. Hazards and Controls

The Rider is informed of the following hazards and controls involved with Track Cycling

Hazard

Type of harm or danger

Control

Fixed wheel bicycles

Loss of control

Riders should have “practiced” riding their bikes for several hours before competing or riding in groups

Wet Surface

Slippery, especially painted lines

Do not ride

Wait till dry.

Slow Riders

Being hit by faster riders approaching from rear

Hold your line. Do not waver or move across track. Move to above Blue line when it is clear and safe to do so.

Fast Riders

Colliding with slower riders

Fast riders approaching slower riders must go around the rider in safe fashion

Inexperienced Riders

Collision with other riders
Crashing by self

Riders should “practice” riding the Velodrome for several hours before racing.
Riders should have attended Track Orientation Training sessions prior to racing.

Weaving and wavering riders

Collision with other riders

Dangerous riding behaviour will not be tolerated. Rider will be warned and requested to exit the track.

Deliberate dangerous riding

Crashes to other riders

Dangerous riding behaviour will not be tolerated. Rider will be requested to exit the track.

Loose fitting
Shoes / Cleats / Pedals

Feet loosing contact with bike. If cleats fail rider will exit track immediately

Ride up above Blue line immediately or exit track onto grass.

Riders equipment must be inspected by competent person before continuing.
Equipment must be safe for use or rider not permitted to continue.

Regularly following too closely or half wheeling

Touching / Clipping wheels and crashing

Until the rider(s) have acquired adequate experience and skills, they should be warned and discouraged from riding in such manner

People on track

Collision with person

Non riders must not cross the track or be on the track once an event has started.

Access to the track ONLY by access gate.
Gate must be closed when racing is on.

Walking down steps

Mis-step and fall

Be aware of steps

Take the ramp walkway

Jumping the fence

Incomplete manoeuvre

Use the gate

Too many riders on track

Crashing

Slow riders (or lapped out) must ride above the blue line.

Race director shall limit numbers on track in accordance with UCI rules.

Crashing

Injury to rider

Damage to bike

Riders should have undertaken a familiarisation and orientation training course before competing.
Riders shall be suitable experience to ride in various grades.

Helmets shall meet NZS standards and be damage free.

Riders should have protective clothing worn underneath their cycling kit.

Gloves should be worn at all times.

Loose items on track

Loss of control

Track should be swept clean before riding commences. Race Managers responsibility.
All grass, sticks, leaves, seeds etc shall be removed.

People too close to track

Obscured vision.

Being hit by rider

Spectators and officials shall be at least 2m form inside track.

Spectators must remain behind fence on outside of track at all times.

Blowout and other mechanical failure

Crashing or causing others to crash

Equipment must be regularly inspected for safe condition, and maintained in good order or replaced when required.

Lack of information on track riding

Inexperienced

Ensure rider has participated in Track orientation training and received a copy of: Getting Started in Road and Track Cycling – A Beginners Guide”, and in particular note pages 4-10

Excessive Wind

Buffeting and direction changes

Where there is excessive wind and there is a high risk of incident riders may choose to NOT participate in event.

Deep dish wheels ad full disks should not be ridden.
Race director may postpone or cancel event.

If the Rider is unsure of any risks and has further questions, before signing the Rider should seek personal assistance from Bike Manawatu

Rider has read (and discussed any queries they may have) and understands the hazards and controls associated with Track Cycling Including those listed above, and agrees to participate at events in a safe and respectful manner at all times and in accordance with guidelines in the booklet, and as directed by event organisers.

Rider (Names)

 

Signature

 

Parents Name if under 18 years old

 

Parents Signature

 

Date

 

Bike Manawatu Representative

 

3. Track Orientation Training

The Rider shall undertake a session run by Bike Manawatu. All riders new to Track Cycling shall participate.
Competent or experienced riders may forgo the session at the discretion of the assessor or Bike Manawatu.
The Rider shall be informed, educated, trained and assessed as competent in the following activities carried out during the session

Criteria

Date

Competent Y/N

Assessor Signature

Bike Setup

     

Shoes / Cleats / Pedals

     

Helmet

     

Given Booklet

     

Hazards & Controls.
Read, understood, questions

     

Standing (held) starts

     

Rolling starts and off the fence

     

White Line

     

Yellow Line

     

Blue Line

     

Head up looking ahead. No looking back

     

Riding straight lines

     

How to overtake and pass

     

Last 250m plus next 100m after finish line

     

Warm, down lap and

stopping/ dismounting

     

Entry from entry gate only.
Exit from exit gate only

     

Safe standing distance from the Track.

     
       

Hire Bikes access use and return

     
       
       

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Campbell Stewart celebrates winning the World Championship at the Omnium at Poland February 2019

2020 – 2021 Track Season Form

2020 – 2021 Track Season

Please Click Here to fill in our Track Season 2020 – 2021 Entry, Prices, and Payment + Waiver

1. Please fill out one form per rider.
2. Hit ‘Submit’ and we will send you an invoice accordingly

Please note that Bike Manawatu club membership and Cycling NZ licences must be bought separately from www.cyclingnewzealand.nz OR social members from https://www.enternowonline.com/4437

Track is raced on the following years licence E.g. 2021
Juniors Grade is based on your age as at the 31st December 2021
Under 13 = 12 or younger at 31 December 2021
Under 15 = 14 or younger at 31 December 2021
Under 17 = 16 or younger at 31 December 2021
Under 19 = 18 or younger at 31 December 2021

Click Here to Join Bike Manawatu as a social member
Click Here if you wish to purchase a Cycling NZ licence and choose “Become a Member”

A friendly reminder:
* You must be a Bike Manawatu member $25 Junior $45 Adult $80 Family (CNZ licences will also incur a centre and WCNI fee)
* Track season fees are $30
* Bike Hire fee is $80
* Bike Bond fee is $60

Indemnity and acknowledgement In consideration to being permitted to participate in any cycling events at Johnston Park Velodrome for any Bike Manawatu organised event the Rider understands and agrees to abode by the terms and conditions set out in this document.Bike Manawatu: any Board Member of Bike Manawatu or employee or person endorsed by the Board, including any volunteer acting in an official capacity as representing Bike Manawatu.

Indemnity and acknowledgement
1. Rider hereby releases, waives and discharges Bike Manawatu, from any liability and claims for loss, and agrees and covenants not to sue for, any claim, liability, or demand of any kind or on account of personal injury, temporary or permanent disability, death, property damage, or other damages, wheather caused by the negligence of Bike Manawatu or otherwise, resulting from or in any way associated with the Rider using Johntson Park Velodrome and any cycling equipment and participating in any organised cycling activities.

2. Rider further hereby voluntarily assumes all risks of personal injury, including temporary or permanent disability or death, property damage, economic losses, and/or other damages to Rider and their equipment.

3. Rider hereby grants Bike Manawatu, the irrevocable and unrestricted right and permission to use , reuse, publish and re-publish photographic portraits or pictures of Rider or in which Rider included, in whole or in part, or composite

Rider also consents to the use of any printed matter in conjunction therewith.
If the Rider us under 18 years of age parental consent is required.

4. Rider acknowledges there are Specific hazards associated with riding on the Velodrome and agrees to follow any rules, controls and guidelines provided by Bike Manawatu.

Membership 

Bike Manawatu or membership of an affiliated Cycling New Zealand clubs membership is required if you attend Track Cycling.
You can become a social Member which will allow you to attend all Track & Road events at a members price OR If you wish to be able to formally race at any level (not including “fun” rides) then you should register as a Bike Manawatu member through the Cycling NZ Membership portal taking the “Ride Club” or “Ride Youth”, or “Race” options depending on your requirements:

Click this link to join as a social member https://www.enternowonline.com/4437
Click this link to join via Cycling New Zealand https://www.cyclingnewzealand.nz/ and click “become a member”

Please remember Track is raced on your 2021 Age – Therefore it is encouraged to purchase your 2021 membership from October 1 onwards – this will take you through to 31 December 2021 IF you purchase a 2021 Cycling NZ licence

Bike Hire

Bike Hire Conditions
Conditions of Hire: Please Read

1. The cycle is to be insured for theft and fire under the household contents insurance.
2. The cycle must not be ridden on the road and the frame and all gear must be kept in good order.
3. The cycle must not be painted and NO stickers are permitted to be placed on it.
4. The hirer is responsible for the repair or replacement of parts on the track bike should it be involved in an accident.
5. The hirer of the bike is responsible for the replacement of tubular tyres that puncture or blow out. These tyres must be replaced with a tyre of similar quality so as the bike can be used on the track in a safe manner. The same applies to those bikes that have a clincher tyre and tube.
6. The club has the right to revoke the contract if the conditions of hire are not adhered to.
7. As a hirer of a club asset you will be asked to support the club by making yourself or someone on your behalf to help with the running of the track programme. Full training will be given for any role given
8. *50% of your bond will be forfeited if the cycle is not returned by the end of April 2021.

We look forward to a great Track Season