On behalf of Bike Manawatu we would like to thank and congratulate race organiser Kevin Laskey and his amazing team of volunteers for staging last weekend’s club race at the well-known Mangatainoka Brewery. It was a fantastic event and we want to also thank the riders for a great turnout, no rain and the fun had by all.
45 masters and school’s cyclist raced either one or two laps together around this brilliant safe undulating 24km course and were impressed with their days outing. Riders said for a cost of only $5 for up to an hour and half of racing at your own level followed by a get together after at Tui HQ was fun. Club unity was shown at its best on the bike then over a drink together afterwards with the odd Tui Girl in attendance.
Where possible the club would love to see as many cyclists support our club road racing calendar this year no matter your ability or fitness. By bringing yourself and or your cycling group of friends to an event your fitness will benefit and you are bound to enjoy the socialising with other fellow cyclists while meeting new people is fun. Follow our club calendar and see what upcoming events interest you and your group of riding buddies.
‘Manawatu Schools Bone Collector’
Something different to watch or participate in this year for master’s riders. For years this innovative Manawatu schools event designed for all ages and abilities to buddy up in teams of four to race and build confidence and skills has be fantastic. How it works. The first team rider, normally the strongest starts out and completes one lap of the course on their own and then picks up the second rider and together they complete the second lap and then the third rider is picked up for the third lap and the fourth rider for the fourth lap. The team must cross the finish line together to get 1st,2nd or 3rd placing.
The Course: Ashhurst -Ulysses Road-Watershed Road-Colyton Road-Ashhurst
When;Sunday 30th of July
Where; Ashhurst Library reserve
New Bike Manawatu Secretary Appointed
The club want to thank Adecco Recruitment Agency who professionally managed the process of advertising, screening and helping employ our new club secretary Keryn Paekau.
Keryn is a keen and enthusiast mum of two young great kids who along with her husband are a proud army family. Keryn is new to the cycling world with offers a range of skills suited for the role of Club secretary.
With the guidance of stand in club secretary Catriona Pirie, the board and club members we welcome Keryn to the club and trust she gets the support of you all to help ease her into the role over time. She hopes to learn how each part of the club functions and help the operational side of Bike Manawatu while meeting club members along the way.
The board would like to acknowledge the great work both Catriona and Tom Pirie did for the club while standing in as club secretary and as long-time club members their contribution has been invaluable.
“Club Happy Hour”
When: Friday 30th of July
Where: Lonestar on the Square ( upstairs)
Time; 5.30pm onwards
A casual after work place to meet for all cyclists and friends to enjoy each other’s company.
Discount on tap beer and wine.
Dylan Simpson returns from Youth Commonwealth Games
In the heat of Burmuda Dylan did himself, his family and friends, sponsors, school, Bike Manawatu, New Zealand and all his supporters proud while competing at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Burmuda. Dylan has met many of the worlds up and coming future stars and experienced global competition which he will remember forever. We done to Dyan and his team and welcome home to prepare for your next goal whatever that might be.
Thank you to our Valued Sponsors
Paul Humphries and his team at Humphries Construction provide Bike Manawatu with a level sponsorship that allows the club to bring local, national and international riders to our events.
Wether you are building a house or commercial building we hope you consider calling Paul at Humphries Construction for a discussion or quote of your plans. A valued sponsor we would like to support.
Cliff Hughes is one of our club riders who over the last few years has decided to return to riding to get fit and compete in more events. Events like racing for the Bike Manawatu team in the Trust House Series in the Wairarapa and racing in the BDO Auckland to Wellington where he finished an incredible 3rd overall. Giving back to the club is so much appreciate and we acknowledge Cliff for his support.