Racing; BM Winter Series THIS Saturday.
This Saturday starting at 1pm in Halcombe just out of Feilding( a great circuit by the way) the “Bike Manawatu Winter Series” continues.The weather is on the improve and for those who are training what a great way to step up your riding. The course is fun, challenging and safe all at the same time.So give it a go and enjoy the outing.
Racing; The Trust House Cycling Series
Two local teams have put a team together and entered in The Trust House Cycling Series in Masterton which is the fantastic five race team series to be held in September.
New to the Manawatu and of great value both on and off the bike for his international cycling credentials, Sam Gardner has entered the BikeBox Rentals Team made up of some great Manawatu talent who will represent the region well. Well done Sam. Also Lee Yates and John Stewart have entered a Bike Manawatu team of masters riders who are bound to be fearlessly competitive.
Some of these riders will be riding the “BM Winter Series” as training this Saturday at 1pm in Halcombe,so be sure to get along.
Mayor Welcomes BM Wednesday Cyclist Group
Manawatu District Council Mayor Margaret Kouvelis called into to Coffee On The Square in Feilding to say hi and welcome Bike Manawatu’s Wednesday Cyclist Group. Margaret is a keen supporter of cycling in the region and it was really nice of her to make a fuss of this long standing group who each Wednesday morning do a 90km ride and stop off for a coffee in Feilding along the way.
Cycling Road Rage
As cyclist we can’t be naive to the fact some drivers are frustrated by cyclist taking up their road. It’s another reason we continue to promote good cycling etiquette to minimise risk. However horror stories are all to frequent between vehicles and bikes which is not good for anyone. One such story this year involved a group of experienced local cyclist returning to the city from a long weekend ride who encountered a deliberate and dangerous road rage incident, followed by road violence. Fortunately our riders are ok.
The key is taking the offending persons number plate and reporting the incident to the police. This case has appeared in court and we are awaiting the outcome. Just another reminder to keep everyone safe.