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A BikeManawatu Event

2022 Event Cancelled

We regret to inform you that we have made the sad decision to cancel this years event. More Info

It’s a simple formula… Ride as many complete laps of the Manfeild racing circuit as you can in 6 hours.
Do it solo or get in a team and take turns out on the track.

The Course

Course maps, distances & information

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Results

All Manfeild 6 Hour Race Results

Keeping safe from COVID-19 

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Event Information

Manfeild 6 Hour Overview

A unique event in the cycling calendar where teams of up to 4 or individuals cycle as many times as possible around the Manfeild Track, Feilding in the given 6 hour period.

Each team sets their own ride strategy – only one person from each team is allowed on the track at a time. Timing transponder is passed from one team member to the next like a baton in a running relay.

Do it solo or get in a team and take turns out on the track.

Our event recognizes the impact that COVID-19 has had on the country and in this case, the events industry. 
We are working hard behind the scenes with our venue operator to come up with plans to run our event under RED traffic light settings.
The current situation in New Zealand is very fluid and as we move between phases in RED settings our guidelines will need to be altered accordingly. We will work hard to keep our community informed at all times to ensure the safe delivery of our event.
Thank you 

Please do not attend our event if you are unwell

How to enter

Entry Fees

The Online Entry fee is $65 for an individual, $90 for a school team and $140 for all other teams (female, male and mixed).
*Maximum of 4 riders per team.

Online entries close on the 9th May 2022

After the 9th of May, there is a $10 late entry fee. 
*Please note under the current RED traffic light settings we are unsure IF we will be able to allow late registrations on the day.
This is because we will need to be very specific on our health and safety plan how we will keep our bubbles of 100 safe and avoid mixing and mingling when not out on the track. 
Please ensure you plan to the best of your ability and pre register to avoid disappointment 

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Entries on the day
At this stage we are not sure if we will be able to take on the day registrations due to covid guidelines. (please see above)
Entries on the day will incur a $10 LATE FEE
There will be a card fee on the day if paying by Eftpos / Credit.

Manual entry forms can be requested from the BikeManawatu Secretary (secretary@bikeManawatu.co.nz)

Entry up to 9th May After 9th May – Late entry fee $10

Online entry
Solo Male $65
Solo Female $65

Adult Mixed Team $140
Adult Male Team $140
Adult Female Team $140

Schools Teams $90

Year 8 & Below Male
Year 8 & Below Female
Year 8 & Below Mixed
Year 9 – 10 Male
Year 9 – 10 Female
Year 11 – 13 Male
Year 11 – 13 Female

 

*Maximum of 4 riders per team

On the day fees (card fee applies)
Solo Male $75 
Solo Female $75

Adult Mixed Team $150
Adult Male Team $150
Adult Female Team $150 

Schools Teams $100 

Year 8 & Below Male
Year 8 & Below Female
Year 8 & Below Mixed
Year 9 – 10 Male
Year 9 – 10 Female
Year 11 – 13 Male
Year 11 – 13 Female

 

*Maximum of 4 riders per team

 

On the Day

Event Schedule

The registration desk will be open for transponder collection from 7.30am
The event will commence with a warm up on the track commencing at 8 am.
Transponders will be checked at 8:30. The ride briefing will commence at 8:45 am.
The ride will commence with a neutralised lap at 9 am sharp.
The last lap will be called at approximately 2.55 pm. Prize giving will commence at 3:30 pm.

Access

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- Click Here for a different view of the Manfeild Map

Catering

Catering on site will be available from Gala Caterers. They will be providing coffee and a selection of food items. You are also able to bring your own food.

Hospitality

The equivalent of 4 large covered garage 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.

*Please note with the current Red Traffic Light settings we will allocate groups into bubbles of 100 – This will ensure each bubble has a sheltered area.

Teams

All teams must be comprised of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 members. There will only be one (1) member from each participating team on the track at any one time. All riders must participate. School teams consist of students only from year 7 to year 13.
*Schools Grades – Riders may ride up a grade if they wish.
**Schools Grades – Where there is not a mixed category available, female riders may ride with boys within the male category however no boys to race among the female schools categories.

Rules

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 outside 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 and of slower merging riders when leaving the transition area.

Transition

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.

Bikes

The event is open to roadworthy bikes only. NO aero bars permitted.
Tandem bikes can enter either in the individual event or as part of a team. If entering as part of a team although it is one bike it is counted as 2 riders.
Mountain bikes permitted.

Marshals

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

Pit Area

The pit area is for pedestrians and transition zone. The pit area is not a warm up area. (if you need to warm up then 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. Age restriction for riders will apply this year. Only riders from Yr 7 and above will be allowed to participate.

Prizes

Prizes and or Trophies or Certificates will be awarded for each category. Other spot prizes and merit prizes will also be drawn.

*Please note we currently can not guarentee  under the current Covid-19 guidelines if we will be able to host a full prize giving after our event but we will do our utmost best to keep everyone informed.

Timing

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.

Only marshals, team managers / club volunteers with a High Vis Vest will be allowed to help with transition (can be supplied by organisers) to help riders
This MUST be worn on the left ankle with the tag facing ou
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 

The transition area will be clearly coned off to make the area safe for riders coming in and out of the transition zone area.

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As every rider will be issued a transponder our professional timer (Supervision Sports) will be able to record each riders lap times.

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

***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. ***

Please ensure ALL transponders are returned to the race office at the completion of the event, there will also be a box for any unwanted transponder holders to be put into also.

Event Covid-19 Guidelines and Instructions

*Please note the current situation in New Zealand is fluid and changing therefore these guidelines may need to be updated several times before our event day.
New Zealand is currently in RED Traffic Light Setting
At Red, action is needed to protect at-risk people and protect our health system from an unsustainable number of hospitalisations. Contact tracing, good hygiene and sanitation, and home isolation will continue as key tools to minimise the spread of the virus. Localised lockdowns may be considered if there is a rapid growth in cases.
https://covid19.govt.nz/
https://covid19.govt.nz/prepare-and-stay-safe/about-covid-19/our-response-to-omicron/
From 11:59pm on Thursday 24 February we have moved to Phase 3 

https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/life-at-red/events-and-public-facilities-at-red/events-at-red/

Key Points we need to be aware of under RED

  • PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK
  • Events can go ahead
  • OUR event is MY VACCINE PASS Compliant – Please show your My Vaccine Pass on arrival – No Vaccine Pass no ride / entry unless you hold an exemption of are under the age of 12 years 3 months
    We encourage all participants to help us pre check your passes by uploading your my vaccine pass to your webscorer entry OR you can  email them through to secretary@bikemanawatu.co.nz with your entry details (or team name) and we will check these off. 
  • Please scan into the venue upon arrival  
  • Facemasks MUST  be worn by everyone at all times, except during the active competition / warm up 
  • Sanitizer available & encouraged regularly – Hand hygiene,please use sanitizer available if touching surfaces
  • Scan – Pass – Mask 
  • Red = Limit of 100 double vaccinated. Our venue operator have confirmed we are allowed to run our event using multiple bubbles of 100. We will give each bubble a coloured wrist bank which identifies your “zone” you are allowed in during warm up and rest and spectating. Each bubble “zone” will be allocated with their own toilet block and garaged areas. Please do not deliberatly disobey these instructions. These are set out to ensure we can run our event.
  • Social distancing is to be maintained for everyone during the event, but riders are not subject to it during the active competition part of their race.
  • Cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Late registrations – Due to Covid-19 guidelines we are currently unsure if we will be able to allow late registrations on the day – we encourage everyone to pre register early to avoid dissappointnment
  • Avoid touching surfaces & avoid sharing equipment

Please help us provide safe, enjoyable racing while adhering to covid-19 guidelines.
Thank you

We will endevour to get clear guidelines of zones and the areas you may use aloser to the event date – Check back soon