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BikeManawatu Member Profiles

Some of our club members

Member Profile – Colin Anderson

Bike Manawatu Member Profile Name;Colin Anderson. Nickname; Wal. Relationship status; Married to Christine. Favourite food;T Bone steak with all the trimmings. Favourite Movies:Dramas.Green Mile,Dr Zhivago. Favourite Cyclist:Nathan Dalhberg who urged me home in my...

Member Profile – Kelly Johnson

Hi my name is Kelly Johnson and I am the deputy chair of Bike Manawatu. I was a competitive downhill mountain biker competing on the national circuit before becoming a mum, now I have moved into the recreational cycling space. I have worked for Sport Manawatu for 8...

Member Profile – Steve Stannard

Hi, my name is Steve Stannard and I’m the Chair of the Board of Bike Manawatu. I am a commuter, recreational, touring, and (sometime) competitive cyclist, and in my spare time I work at Massey University as a Professor in Exercise Physiology. All of my family...

Member Profile – Austin Smith

Hi, I’m Austin Smith and have recently become a member of the Bike Manawatu Board. I have been a keen social cyclist for the last 15 years and a member of the club since 2005. I ride regularly with mid week groups, Saturday rides and the BM rides on Sunday....

Board Profile–Marcel Hollenstein

Growing up in Switzerland gave me a solid base to be involved in a number of different sports –cycling was something I did for cross training purposes to balance my competitive running. Funny enough I never competed in a bike race in Switzerland – looking back now I...

Iona McCarthy – Board member

My involvement with Bike Manawatu started when our sons took up competitive cycling during their secondary school years. I have spent many hours anxiously waiting on roadsides in New Zealand and overseas, clutching bottles and spare clothes, chasing around the course...

Mark Waterland–Board member profile

I’ve been riding bikes since high school, mountain biking in Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington but only started road riding shortly after I started at Massey in 2003. My training in those days consisted of taking my youngest daughter, Grace, on the back of the...

Member Profile Janneke van Wagtendonk

Being born and raised in Holland means we pretty much do everything on the bike: grocery shopping, going to school, and usually even to work. So strong biking fitness for whatever you choose to do later in life! My earliest road cycling experience is from alternative...

Member Profile – Paul van Velthooven

I am a relative late comer to cycling and still struggle to change my rear wheel inside two minutes, let alone a puncture! I hate punctures and always ride with a 3 ply tyre. In my youth rowing was my summer sport, a way to get fitter and stronger for rugby, my then...