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Coaching & Rider Development Update


This is a brief update of coaching and rider development at Bike Manawatu.

It covers: ·

  • Presentation –
  • Track Cycling Success·
  • Coaching Survey·
  • Upcoming Track Clinics·
  • Mentor Buddy’s·
  • Interested in becoming a Coach

Presentation – Track Cycling Success


 This is scheduled Monday, 15 Oct 2012, 7pm at the Marist Club Room’s in Pascal Street. Not to be missed if you want to get the best out or your 2012/13 Track Season. Click here to read more.

Please register if you plan to attend so that we can make sure that we have enough biscuits! Text 027 289 3444 with “Register” and your “Name” or email

Coaching Survey


Thanks you to everyone who completed the survey. The questionnaire was sent to 210 BM members, with 59 responding-18 female and 41 male. Six questions were asked of the respondents. Only 5 stated that they had no interest in coaching support. Of the 5 coaching options suggested, the most popular response was for “Rider Information Presentations” with 65% wanting this option. Next was a 54% response to “Practical Group Coaching” Sessions. From the information gained we will do our best to deliver coaching support to all BM members with the resources that we have available. Currently there is a big track focus with these initiatives given this month’s start of the track season. However, we will be scheduling a number of road presentations and clinics over the coming months for BM members.

Upcoming Track Clinics

Track Clinics are one off practical group sessions, limited to a small number of participants. They are focused on key skills or an area of track cycling delivered by experts in that area. We are currently planning one in early November on Standing Starts, more information to follow soon.

Mentor Buddy’s

Thank you to all club members, young and not-so-young who are willing to help out our rider’s new to the track. Not only are you helping another member, but it also can also be of benefit to your own riding. After the two Track Orientation session’s are complete, I will start matching  everyone up. Read more

Interested in becoming a cycling Coach?

If you are interested in gaining a track or road coaching qualification, the following courses are being run by BikeNZ. Funding may be available for your course fees if you are BikeManawatu member (conditions apply). Please make contact if interested.

TRACK COACHING COURSE – Level 1Auckland, 30/31 March 2013 Read more

ROAD COACHING COURSE – Level 1Auckland 2/3 March 2013    Christchurch, 18/19 May 2013     Wellington, 27/28 July 2013

Read more