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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...

Laskey’s Bush Cycle Tour 2023

Laskey's Bush Cycle Tour BUSH CYCLE TOUR – SATURDAY 11 MARCH 2023 A wonderful ride, with race lengths and options for the whole family. Organised by the Paihiatua Lions Club. Register online via the link below by 6th March 2023, or see the event flyer (linked below)...

2023 6 hour challenge

Manfeild 6 Hour 2023 SUNDAY 14th MAY 2023 Ride Solo or create a team. This is a great opportunity to grab your mates and create a team. Think friend group, workplace, school group and everything in between to create a team of up to 4 riders. Have fun, get fit and...

Up & Coming Events for week ending 24th February 2023

Sunday 26th February BM Track Club Champs #3 & #4 – Scratch Racing & Flying 200m TT 1 – 4pm BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride Tuesday 28th February Woolworths Cup Wednesday 1st March Track National Championships (Day 1/5) Thursday 2nd March Track National...

Up & Coming Events for week ending 17th February 2023

Sunday 19th February BM Track Carnival 12 – 4pm BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride Wednesday 22nd February BM Track Training (Nationals riders only) 6 – 7:30pm Sunday 26th February BM Track Club Champs #3 & #4 – Scratch Racing & Flying 200m TT 1 – 4pm...

Up & Coming Events for week ending 10th February 2023

Friday 10th February Elite & U19 Road National Championships (Day 1/3) Saturday 11th February Elite & U19 Road National Championships (Day 2/3) Sunday 12th February BM Track Race Meeting 1 – 4pm Elite & U19 Road National Championships (Day 3/3) Wellington...

Up & Coming Events for week ending 3rd February 2023

Up & Coming Events for week ending 3rd February 2023 Wednesday 1st February BM Track Race Meeting 6 – 8pm Saturday 4th February NZ Masters Games Whanganui (Day 1/3) Sunday 5th February  BM Track Race Meeting 1 – 4pm BikeManawatu Sunday Recreational Ride NZ Masters...

Bike Manawatu Summer Race Series Feb – March 2023

SUMMER RACING – POINTS SERIES Hopefully you have seen our summer racing calendar; Tuesday 31st January - Kairanga ITT Thursday 16th Feb - Akers Road (Graded RR) Tuesday 28th Feb - Woolworths Cup – feilding (H’cap) Tuesday 7th March - A1 Loops (Graded RR) Tuesday 21st...

Up & Coming Events for week ending 27th January 2023

Up & Coming Events for week ending 27th January 2023 Sunday 29th January BM Track Race Meeting – 1- 4pm Tuesday 31st January Kairanga ITT Wednesday 1st February BM Track Race Meeting 6 – 8pm Monday 6th February BM Track Club Champs #2 - 2000m IP 2 – 6pm Wednesday...

Welcome to 2023

Welcome to the new year - We are excited to see what 2023 has in store for our members. We are already well and truly half way through January and the calendar is filling up thick and fast with many events regionally and nationally. This weekend will see the Gravel...

Happy New Year – Renew your Membership today

On behalf of Bike Manawatu, we hope you have had a fantastic festive season and spent some great time with your friends and whanau. We are excited about what this year is going to bring to our club. Our club Membership portal is now open - renew today and enjoy a full...

Merry Christmas from Bike Manawatu

🎄🎄🎄 Merry Christmas from Bike Manawatu 🎄🎄🎄   On behalf of Bike Manawatu we would like to wish you a safe and happy Christmas to you and your whanau.   We'd also like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of our amazing volunteers & sponsors over the...

Quick ride before breakfast to celebrate Christmas

Our valued and longtime sponsor Garry Buys from Central Storage has planned the annual Christmas Day ride for 2022, leaving from the Evo cycles car park at 6am sharp on 25 December - as he can’t attend this year, Colin Anderson is in charge of the ride and...

The last Trust House Race for 2022

Sunday was the final race in the Trusthouse North Island series, and the Wairarapa turned in a stunning day for us. In CAT2, WCNI sponsored by Glenn Kirk Oral Surgeon, won the teams points for the series by a convincing margin, and they had a strong presence in the...

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2022

Saturday saw the running of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge for the first time since 2019. It was great to see so many Bike Manawatu members and supporters there. It was a tough day with cold, windy and sometimes wet conditions. Reduced numbers in the 99 Bikes Round...

Up & Coming Events for week ending 25th November 2022

Up & Coming Events for week ending 25th November 2022 Saturday 26th November Taupo Cycle Challenge Sunday 27th November Bike Manawatu Track Racing 1:00pm – 4:00pm - Feilding Tuesday 29th November A1 Loops Wednesday 30th November Bike Manawtau Track Training 6:00pm...

Trust House Race 2 Debrief – 2022

Yesterday saw the running of Race 2 in the North Island Trusthouse Series. If you’ve been following my updates, you may be thinking ‘shouldn’t this be Race 4?’ - Race 2 was postponed, but all references on the website and results still call this Race 2. Some fields...

Trust House Cycling Series Race 4 2022

Manawatu riders had another great day out in Sunday’s race in the North Island Trusthouse Series. Yesterdays race was the ‘queen stage’ with a hilltop finish. Race organisers made the decision to remove two riders from CAT2, meaning WCNI’s Sam Wade got the honour of...

Up & Coming Events for week ending 11th November 2022

Up & Coming Events for week ending 11th November 2022 Sunday 13th November Trust House Teams Series 4 Bike Manawatu Track Racing 1:00pm – 4:00pm https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=297263 Tuesday 15th November Manfeild Points Race 2/2 Wednesday 16th November...

BM22C – Mangamaire

BM22C – Mangamaire

Route Map   Ride description   BM22C - Mangamaire Distance: 85km  Description: Ruahine, Te Awe Awe, Summerhill, Pahiatua Track, Makomako Rd, Nikau Rd, Tutaekara Rd, Mangamaire, Bridge Rd, Scarborough-Konini Rd, Pahitus Rd, Ballance Rd, Ballance Valley...

BM33A – Pryces Line, Mt Biggs

BM33A – Pryces Line, Mt Biggs

Route Map   Ride description   BM33A - Pryces Line, Mt Biggs Distance: 92km  Description: Vogel street, Roberts Line , Newbury, Campbells Road, Makino Rd to Pryces line, Mt Stewart Halcombe Rd, Mt Biggs School, Sandon Rd Back though Fielding and return...