STILL TIME TO ENTER ALL EVENTS – ALL CLUB MEMBERS CAN PARTAKE
Bike Manawatu Masters Age cyclists 35 years of age and over, female and male, are reminded to enter 2015’s 4 event programme over March and April 2015, there is still time. Results count towards Masters Grade Champions and Overall Masters Champions. Road bikes on track OK, no upper age limit, no racing experience or racing licence necessary. Entry fees apply for events.
Younger club members are also invited to enter with their results being recorded but not counting toward any trophies.
The programme for the 4 x events cover 3 separate days as follows (this info is also in Bike Manawatu’s website event calendar):
- Track Events – Rescheduled to Saturday 28th March 2015, 10.00 AM, venue Feilding Velodrome. Individual Sprint 200 metres. flying start and Individual Pursuit 2000 metres against the clock (5 x laps). For more info phone Ian Gray 357 7953 or Mike Keenan 358 6318, enter & register at venue on the day from 9.45AM.
- Individual Time Trial – Sunday 29th March 2015, venue Horizon’s Depot at the corner of Kairanga-Bunnythorpe and Rongotea Roads (Bike Manawatu Club Championships are also being held same venue and time). Registration on the day 8:00-8:30 AM. First rider starts at 9 AM.
- Hill Climb 6 km – Sunday 26th April 2015, 9.00 AM, venue start in Salisbury Street, Ashhurst and finish at top of the Saddle Road. Registration on the day from 8.30AM.
Provisional times should be available after each event.
These events should appeal to non-racing Bike Manawatu Masters age cyclists, but are not exclusive, all club members can enter the events. For the Masters age groups the results will determine each Grade Champion (5 year age group) and by applying tabled time handicaps to actual times adjusted times are determined then converted to points defining a female & male Bike Manawatu Masters Champion. To be an Age Grade or Overall Champion you must be a Bike Manawatu member and enter at least 3 of the above events.
These Championships originated from the Manawatu Masters Cycling Club with some of their records still standing, a number were bettered in 2013 & 2014.
A great record was set by the late Roger Nevatt in 2002 for the Hill Climb (start in Salisbury St, Ashhurst to the top of the Saddle Road) at 14 mins 24 secs, Roger was in the 44 – 49 age group. A challenge is put by Ian Gray to all club cyclists this year with a special prize being offered for beating Roger’s time.
If you are of masters age keep checking Bike Manawatu’s website for information on these events, or contact Ian Gray ph 357 7953 or Mike Keenan ph 358 6318.