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Happy Easter to Everyone

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On behalf of the club we wish you a happy Easter weekend whatever to have planned. Its a must to eat an Easter egg or three and to go for a few riders but most important have a safe and happy weekend.


Bike Manawatu – Invitation to Riders and Non Riders

For those who have experienced giving something back to an organisation or sport you are involved in, is hugely satisfying. For those who haven’t yet experienced this, we offer you an opportunity to find out more and how to go about giving back to your club as a board member.

For me, after following my cycling son and daughter around local and national events for five years and now coming up to my fifth year on the Bike Manawatu board, two years as Chairman, I feel satisfied I have given something back to cycling. However it is time for me to step down as Club Chairman and a board member at the AGM on the 28 April and let new people and fresh ideas take the club to the next level. I will still remain actively involved with our club doing other helpful things.

Bike Manawatu now extend an invitation to any rider or non rider who feels ready to give some of your time back to our club by expressing an interest and talk to us about being part of our board.

We have an outstanding team of people on the Bike Manawatu board- Mike Craine, Tim Lloyd, James Denholm, Andrew Ward, new board member Michelle Turner and myself. We also have an outstanding club secretary in Keryn Paekau. Together we meet once per month for our board meetings, and in-between talking we communicate by email on decisions in the best interest of the club.
To find out more about what a role on our board involves please call myself John van Lienen on 0274 464 683 or email me at I welcome your call before the 25th of April 2018.


8 Week Kairanga Time Trial series finishes on a High.

We congratulate everyone who has competed in the 8 week series who will be much fitter and stronger for their effort.
Well done to race organiser volunteers Mike Craine, Tim Lloyd, James Denholm and those who have volunteered their services and the commitment by all club riders returning each week to compete in the series. Many riders have post personal bests.
Congratulations to our top points scorers for the series:1st equal: Barry Gilliland and Dave Scott,2nd equal; Dianne Elgar and Kyra Craine 3rd;Luke Mudgeway and Thomas Stannard.
Prize money will be awarded at the Clubs Prize Giving at Marist Sports Club 28th April.
Check out Results;
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Bike Manawatu Hill Climb Champs

Our annual Valley Road Club Hill Climb Champs puts all riders to the test and even though most riders get great satisfaction training Valley road you should all trying racing it. Its short and with graded racing is really satisfying and rewarding was the comment by some of our members who came along for their first time and said they will be back. Well done to everyone and congratulations on your efforts.
Check out results.
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WCNI Road Champs

WCNI InterClub- Halcombe
When: 15th April
Where; Halcombe
Time; Racing from 10am.
Check out more details


2018 Oceania Road Championships

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Bike Manawatu had strong representation at last weekend’s Oceania Road Championships in Tasmania Australia. Congratulations to all members and their support teams.
Connie Obrien road a brilliant race to finish third place in the hotly contested under 19 women’s road race. Madi Hartley- Brown was 6th out of 48 riders in the men’s under 19 Road race. Elizabeth Stannard 10th and Libby Arbuckle 12th in the Women’s under 23 road race. Carne Groube raced in the under 23 Men.


Bike Manawatu Club “Prize Giving and Quizz”

Theme ” KIWIANA”
When; Saturday night 28th April
Where: Marist Sport Club (decorated)
Time;Happy Hour and AGM” from 5-6pm. 6pm until late prize giving and quiz.

We are busy planning our track and road club prize giving and this year would really love you and your partners and cycling buddies to join us for some quality time together.
Discounted drinks at the bar will be open for the night and the prize giving will be broken up during the evening with a mix of celebrating success,quiz fun and a few spot prizes.
The old fashion concept of “bring a plate” is a tradition people might enjoy.
The more people the merrier…..The night schedule is currently being tweaked and promoting the event will begin soon.Lets all support this night together.
Any helpers would be welcome. Contact club secretary Keryn.


Sad passing of Club member Glenn Thorby

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The sad passing of one of the nicest guys you could possibly meet came as a huge shock to many people after his short illness. Members of the club and Glenn’s BBC team of club riders attended a very special funeral in Glenn’s home town of Foxton last weekend. A few drinks in the local RSA to celebrate Glenn friendship was enjoyed by his cycling buddies.


Nicky Webster- Hero who Completes Apiti Ride

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Many of our club members set off around the long gruelling hilly Apiti circuit last weekend to help achieve a goal that fellow cyclist Nicky Webster wanted to conquer. What many members would not have known is that Nicky has suffered ill health for a long time and discovered that cycling helped manage symptoms of her rare immune deficiency disease. Something humble Nicky would never have shared. She has been a valued member of the Velo Girls and to hear that paediatrician Nicky has cared for hundreds of Manawatu heart children and their families and has raised $19,000 for them in charity rides came as no surprise. We wish Nicky all the very best in her new Job in Tasmsnia Australia. She is a true “Hero”

Commonwealth Games best wishes

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Bike Manawatu extend all the very best to Campbell Stewart and Michaela Drummond at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast Australia. Our two young rising stars of track will probably be the youngest riders at the games and this experience against some of the most experienced older riders in the world will be a challenge for them. Be sure to support them by watching their races on TV from between the 7th of April.


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