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Ever wanted to become a commissaire?

Cycling NZ RTX technical panel have opened up expressions of interest to those wanting to take part in a commissaire course to become a trained Regional RTX commissaire. If you are interested please click this form https://forms.office.com/r/qwman0VTrR?origin=lprLink...

2024 AGM – Save the Date

2024 AGM & Track Prizegiving Greetings Members & Supporters On behalf of the Bike Manawatu board we wish to invite you all to our Annual General Meeting. Details are as follows: Date:    Friday 7th June 2024 Time:    TBC but will be approx 5.30pm - 6pm...

BikeManawatu Racing in 2024

Hope 2024 has started well for everyone. Following on from our Christmas break, Bike Manawatu and our sponsors are very excited to announce a racing calendar for the next couple of months. We are working with a skeleton crew, so it’s all hands on deck to supply our...

Ian Gray, a pivotal figure of Manawatu Cycling

From the Cycling New Zealand Spotlight Newsletter Palmerston North’s Ian Gray has been a keen cyclist, cycle shop owner, cycling advocate, coach and mentor for over 60 years. Recently cycling historian and author can be added to his long list of contributions to the...

Central Storage Christmas Ride

Central storage Christmas day ride leaving from Evo car park at 6 o’clock sharp Christmas morning. This will be a 30K ride finishing off at Central Storage with light refreshments.

Thank You Garry

All good things must come to an end Central Storage (Garry Buys), a long time supporter of BikeManawatu, has decided to end his sponsorship of the club's weekly prize draw, Thank you Garry for making the prize draw possible for so many years. Many of you will have...

Bike Manawatu Uniform Shop

Please click on this link to view and order your Bike Manawatu uniform from our supplier Champion System NZ Link is Bike Manawatu – Champion System NZ store (csnzstore.myshopify.com) Members can order your kit at any time from the store. Champion System process your...

Commissaire Course 2023 – Register now

CNZ Regional Commissaires Course Sat 29 July 2023 Registration: https://forms.gle/bqkrcTmeow5hHXtP8 Please use the link above to register or scan the QR code below. Time: 08:30 - 18:00 approx Cost: $50 - Please pay into account: Bike Manawatu - 01 0745 0284925 00 ANZ...

John Lithgow’s Funeral

On Tuesday 6 June 2023, as the result of an accident. Aged 75 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Liz. Much loved father and father-in-law of Daniel and Elena (Italy), Andrew (Brisbane), and Kate and David Wilson (South Carolina). Beloved Koro of Ada, Indi,...

John Lithgow

John was my friend, coffee drinking companion, walking companion, occasional cycling companion, but most of all he was just a good person. We met through cycling at the Manawatu Masters and then Bike Manawatu Sunday rides. We lived close by each other so we would...

John Lithgow – RIP

It is very hard to write a Dear John letter, especially for someone you have known for so long and have nothing but admiration for. John was certainly a family man, myself and I am sure all club members would like to go out to Liz, Daniel, Kate, and Andrew with our...

RIP John Lithgow

John Lithgow 21.10.1947 6.6.2023 Such a tragic end to his life & a shock to everyone involved in the Palmy Cycling clubs/groups. No matter how/why this accident occurred it is a grim reminder that we all (road users, cycle, car, truck whatever must somehow :Share...

Getting back racing

Before anything else, the Bike Manawatu community acknowledge the passing of John Lithgow earlier this week. Colin Anderson, Garry Buys and Chris James were kind enough to jot down a few words about John with his family’s blessing which Vaughan has published. He will...

AGRN and AGM

Last weekend Bike Manawatu was well represented at the Age Group Road Nationals with 7 riders making the journey to Timaru. 3 of those riders stood on the podium during the weekend with Colin Anderson, Glenn Kirk and Filip Martin taking 3rd, 3rd and 2nd respectively...

AGRN and more.

Good luck to our riders Colin Anderson, Tomo, Toshi, Glenn Kirk, Chris Hansen, Benjamin Murphy, Filip Martin who have ventured to Timaru for the Age Group Road Nationals this weekend. All very capable of stepping onto the podium on their day. Results can be found on...

2023 AGM – Save the Date

2023 AGM Greetings Members & Supporters On behalf of the Bike Manawatu board we wish to invite you all to our Annual General Meeting. Details are as follows: Date:    Friday 28th April 2023 Time:    6.00pm Venue:  Marist Sports Club, 19 Pascal Street, Palmerston...

Up & Coming Events for week ending 24th March 2023

Up & Coming Events for week ending 24th March 2023 Sunday 26th March Pedal 4 Pleasure Bikemanawatu Sunday Recreational Ride Tuesday 28th March Kairanga ITT Friday 28th April Bike Manawatu AGM 6pm Marist Clubrooms Sunday 14th May 2023 Manfeild 6 Hour Cycle...

Marton’s Pedal 4 Pleasure 2023

Marton's Pedal 4 Pleasure Sunday March 26, 2023 Wilson Park, Marton alongside Marton’s “Harvest Festival”. There will be three cycling courses available, each designed to suit the needs/requirements/abilities of the various cyclists taking part. Each course is to be...

Slicks and Stones Gravel Assault

Calling all gravel riders. Get more out of that “Other Bike” and support this local event Slicks and Stones Gravel Assault Don't miss out on this amazing weekend of adventure in Manawatu! Register now for both the Slicks and Stones Gravel Assault and the Arapuke...

Up & Coming Events for week ending 17th March 2023

Saturday 18th March Masters Track National Championships (Day 3/3) Sunday 19th March BM Track Closing Track Meeting 1 – 4pm Wellington Track Wellington Cup R4 Bikemanawatu Sunday Recreational Ride Tuesday 21st March Colyton Hiwinui Graded Road Race 6pm Sunday...

Tuesday Night Recreational Rides

Garry buys is pleased to announce that from Tuesday 4 April (first ride after daylight savings finishes) there will be 2 rides running from Evo cycles on Tuesday’s and Thursdays. In addition to our usual shop ride, Michelle will be organising a shorter ride for those...

Up & Coming Events for week ending 3rd March 2023

Friday 3rd March Track National Championships (Day 3/5) Saturday 4th March Track National Championships (Day 4/5) Sunday 5th March BM Track Race Meeting 1 – 4pm Track National Championships (Day 5/5) Bikemanawatu Sunday Recreational Ride Tuesday 7th March A1 Loops...

BM23A – Cheltenham Cross

Route Map Ride description Distance: 85kmDescription: Cheltenham Cross Stoney Creek Rd, Bunnythorpe, Feilding, Makino Rd, Short Rd, Cheltenham Cross Rd, Makino Rd, Brewsters, Colyton, Watershed, Kelvin Grove Rd, Hennaghans, Hendersons, Home.