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Bike Manawatu club masters championships commenced last weekend, the first events were held at the velodrome, Feilding last Saturday in perfect conditions.  On Sunday the individual time trial was scheduled but unfortunately a wet dawn intervened and this event was postponed, the new date is still to be advised.

So to confirm masters age club members can still enter the two remaining events as below.

  • Individual Time Trial – Postponed Sunday 29th March 2015, new date TBA.  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).
  • 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.



In 2002 the late Roger Nevatt entered the Manawatu Masters Cycling Club Hill Climb Championship and set a special record for the Hill Climb.  Roger qualified for the 44 – 49 age group and set the time of 14 mins 24 secs from a Salisbury St Ashhurst address (to the top of Saddle Road (in front of the gates to the windfarm).  This time has not been bettered by any club masters age cyclist over the last 14 years so Ian Gray challenges all Bike Manawatu club cyclists to take on 14 mins 24 secs.

A very generous Ian Gray confirmed this week to put up $100.00 as a prize to any Bike Manawatu club member entered in the 2015 club hill climb championship 44 – 49 age grade and who betters Rogers time.  Note if more than one club member in 44 – 49 age grade betters Roger’s time the $100.00 will go to the fastest.