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From the Board Chair

by | Nov 18, 2016

Cyclists Promoting Road Safety to each other.

The rainy weather around the Manawatu and New Zealand at the moment requires patience for all road users. To cyclist who ride or race regularly and need to train this requires an even more patient approach. Road safety day and night in wet conditions is to be respected where unexpected road works or slips are encountered. Please continually share with other riders the safest roads to ride warring visible clothing and bike lights. Our sport requires us all to be conscious of safety at all times while share the roads

Bike Manawatu Xmas Happy Hour

When; Friday 2nd of December
Where: Lonestar (on the Square)
Time; From 5.30pm
The last of this years “BM Happy Hours” will be a good time to come along and share some good membership hospitality and maybe dress up and go out for dinner afterwards for some. Our “Happy Hour” is normally the last Friday of the month but to cater for the Taupo Cycling Challenge riders we have put the “Happy Hour” back one week.

Bike Manawatu Prize Giving

When; Sunday 11 December
Where; Hotel Coachman
Time; 3pm-6pm
This is a great social barbecue and drinks afternoon for all of our cycling friends followed by the Bike Manawatu prize giving to recognise our clubs successes over the year for a wide variety of schools and masters events locally, national and Internationally. We would love to see you join us.

Returning Bike Manawatu Trophies for this year’s Prize Giving

If all Trophy winners from last year could please drop their Trophies back to Trophy Specialists 19/20 Taonui street Palmerston North please in preparation for this year’s prize giving.

Round 4 Trust House North Island Series

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Positive reports that Manawatu riders had a great weekend of racing resulted in two teams, Skoda and BikeBox Rentals profiting greatly from a gusty early break and staying in front for over 100km.
In the early eight man move two riders from team Skoda including Joel Yates who was recovering from his Tour of Southland, and two other local Bike Box Rentals riders Sam Gardner and Glenn Haden.
The groups lead got up to seven minutes when Carlos Lopez blistering attack in the hills would only see Joel Yates go with him. Joel timing his finishing sprint to perfection to claim the days victory over Carlos has catapulted him into the under 23 leaders jersey. Sam and Glenn finished a very respectable 3rd and 4th.Between the two teams they have had 8 Manawatu Riders on the podiums in total which is a huge result for the region.
A special mention to Bike Manawatu masters rider Wayne Butcher for 3rd place in the Te Wharau Hill Climb and all other local Bike Manawatu Riders who are performing well in this highly recognised calendar event.

Bike Manawatu Events

It is a busy time of year for all Bike a Manawatu event organisers and volunteers. We have an amazing variety of events to cater for everyone that are run by select and very valued few doing a great job. Checkout our website for event updates and results as them come and go to keep yourself up with what’s happening. At the same time if you can roster yourself onto an event you would like to be involved in to help the club and the event organisers we would really appreciate your support. Go to secretary@bikemanawatu.co.nz or call Christine Christie on 0274422521 to help.