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Manfeild 6 Hour Cycle Challenge Event Prep 2021

by | May 14, 2021

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Thank you for registering for our Bike Manawatu annual Manfeild 6 Hour Cycle Challenge

Entry

Access to the venue will be via South Street entrance, 59 South Street Feilding. 
You will find our venue map here https://www.manfeild.co.nz/venue-map.html 
Parking is in the Stadium carpark D6 

The event will take place on the 3km Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon

Event organisers will be setting up at 7am
The registration desk will be open for sign on / late registrations from 7.30am in the race office.

Riders / Team Managers must sign their rider / team in at the race office and collect your helmet stickers and transponder.

If teams / schools could please nominate just 1 person to sign in their team/s this will avoid congestion in the office.

Riders must display their helmet sticker (Bib Number) on the front of their helmet

Team riders will have a sticker each e.g. Team = 100a, 100b, 100c, 100d

However teams will only be issued 1 ankle transponder which will be handed over in the transition area like a relay.

All cars must adhere to the 20km speed limit. All vehicles are to be parked in carpark as marked on the Manfeild Venue Map.

Strictly no vehicles are permitted in the pitlane or on the track other than that of the lead vehicle, our professional timing personnel or in the case of first aid requirements.

The event will commence with a warm up on the track commencing at 8am. 

It is up to the rider to ensure their transponder is on correctly. (read more on transponders below)
The ride briefing will commence at 8.45am. 

The ride will commence with a neutralised lap at 9am sharp behind the lead vehicle, you are not to overtake this vehicle, this will take the first leg riders around the track in a controlled manner, as you enter the main straight the vehicle will accelerate away, this will signal the start of the race.
The last lap will be called at approximately 2.55 pm, the bell will sound, please complete your lap, that is the end of the event.

If there is an incident on the track and requires an Ambulance, the Ambulance will enter the track through the chute and travel to the scene in the same direction as the cyclists with siren on, in this instant all riders are to keep to the LEFT HAND side of the track until the Ambulance has passed, please do not draft the Ambulance.

Hospitality Facilities 
We have the Toyota pit lane x4 garages and pit lane suite upstairs booked. These facilities are available for your team hospitality area. This area is available for teams on a first in first served basis however do respect others who require space.

Our Toyota Garages are Pitlane Garages 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Tents can be erected in the pit lane area. Please ask an event official before erecting.
Gala Caterers will be onsite with their coffee cart and hotdog / chip van.

R-Line Electrolyte Drink

Our associate sponsor R-Line will be attending our event and will have a hydration station set up for riders to help themselves to – Please bring along your drink bottle and fill as required. R-Line will also have product available for purchase at their stand at a discounted rate.

Marshals 
All safety and security measures in place must be adhered to. Please comply with all safety marshal instructions. Marshal’s decisions are final

Team Managers / Volunteers

The race organisers will have spare high vis vests available for volunteers to help with transition. Please see one of the race organisers in the race office to borrow a vest accordingly. Please return these at the completion of the event.

PIT AREA
The pit area is for pedestrians and access to the transition zone. The pit area is not a warm up area.

(If you need to warm up, please bring a wind-trainer)

SAFETY
An approved cycling helmet must be worn at all times while riding in the event. Only roadworthy bikes will be permitted onto the course.

No aero bars, no ipods/head phones whilst on the track
No fixed wheel bikes, all bikes to have good operating brakes.

We will have the professional first aid staff attending our event from Pro Med to help look after all of our first aid requirements.

TEAMS
All teams must comprise of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 members. There is only to be 1 member from each participating team on the track at any one time. All riders must participate. School teams are to consist of students only.

TIMING

This year our professional timing personnel have recommended and provided us with ankle transponders which have proven to be the best change-over and accuracy for results.

Solo Riders will be provided with an ankle Transponder.

Teams will be provided 1 ankle Transponder per team and will be swapped between riders in the Transition Area like a relay.

(The transponder must be exchanged in the transition zone from one team member to the other.)

The transition area will be coned off to allow for riders to carry out their transponder transition safely.

The transponder must be on your LEFT ankle and will be swapped over from Left to Left to ensure we are not reaching across the fence or bikes. And the outgoing rider will be already on the track, lined up against the pit wall ready for the Transponder to be handed over and attached by either the rider themselves, your support person or club volunteer.

(Please note only marshals, team managers / club volunteers with a High Vis Vest will be allowed to help with transition to help riders – team managers / volunteers please come see us at the registration office to grab a high vis vest if required.)

***Your transponder MUST be worn on the left ankle with the tag facing out***

If your transponder is worn on the wrong ankle or is not facing out your lap / time will fail to read as you go past the Start / Finish line to read your lap times. It is the riders responsibility to ensure transponders are worn correctly.

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Ankle Transponder
MUST be worn on your LEFT ankle with the Red Transponder facing outwards

The transponders are very expensive items and you will be accountable in the event of loss or damage                                                                         

Please ensure ALL transponders are returned back to HQ after the event. Thank you

 ***On the day we will aim to post a live results link to our Facebook page for you all to be able to see how you are doing nice and easy from your device. ***

THE COURSE
The course is the 3 Km Chris Amon Manfeild trac, the transition area will be marked off with cones to ensure a safe transponder hand over for teams or solos who would like to dismount for a break. Riders will circulate in an anticlockwise direction.

THE PASSING RULE
All riders are to keep on the inside line on all parts of the course. Faster riders are to pass on the line on all occasions. Slower riders have the right of way and are not to deviate to make way for faster riders. Faster riders are to clearly announce that they are coming up on slower riders. Be aware of riders splitting away from a bunch to enter the transition area. Be aware of slower merging riders when leaving the transition area.

TRANSITION
If you are going to transition indicate clearly and move to the right hand side of the track prior to coned area.
Riders will enter the transition zone through the Slow Down area and dismount on entry to the Transition Zone. Exchanging the transponder will take place in the transition zone and the new rider is to remount the bike only on exit from transition zone. Entry onto the course proper will only occur when authorised to do so by the marshal. Failure to comply with this rule will see teams penalised

PRIZE GIVING / SPOT PRIZES

We have a Major Spot Prize which will be announced at the start of prizegiving, recipients MUST be present to collect the prize.

Smaller spot prize recipients drawn via random number generator will be on display in the race office – Please see Keryn in the race office if you are a lucky winner.

Prize giving will take place at approx. 3.30pm.
The aim is for this to take place in the pit lane area in front of our sponsors banner, however if weather does not allow, we will head upstairs to the Toyota Suite.

NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED ON THE PARK

Manfeild’s Outdoor Caterer – Gala Caterers will have a coffee cart and food available for purchase

Remember

Safety, safety, safety, it is priority to complete this event without injury, please be careful.

Have a safe and enjoyable day!

Please ensure ALL transponders are returned to the race office at the completion of the event.
Thank You

 

Venue Map 
Highlighted in Yellow directs you to our event.

Manfeild Venue Map v.2