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MSC – Rongotea TTT

Manawatu Schools Cycling Event

Rongotea Team Time Trial OR Individual Time Trial
Registration 8.15am – Please meet at the Rongotea Square / near the Rongotea Garage – 5 Douglas Square, Rongotea 4476
Race briefing 8.40am – all riders must attend
Start Time / First Grade off at 9:00am

***Please Pre Register, Its much easier to delete or DNS you from our start list if something comes up and you cant make it than to add you in while everyone is trying to register – If you are unable to make it please let your schools coordinator or cycling coach know – alternatively please post on the Manawatu Schools Cycling Facebook group****

Entry Fee: All MSC riders race registration fees are part of your term registration fee which is collected from your school at the time of registration.
If the race is combined allowing club riders to race too the adults will pay per race $5 for Bike Manawatu members $10 non members


First Team off 9:00AM
Entries to be completed by your Schools.
This is a 16km Course
Teams of up to 5 riders p/team
Teams will be let off in 30 second OR 1 minute intervals
A rollout check will be completed starting with the first team checked at 8:45AM
Roll Out
Under 20 – 7.0M
Under 16 – 6.61m
Year 7/8 – 6.61m
If you do not have a team and would like to either make up a composite team or ride an ITT please make contact with INSERT COORDINATORS NAME HERE or email


  • All parking is to be well off the road, Parking will be available outside Linton Country School– please respect the Linton residence and their nature strips I.e please don’t park on the soggy verge, or across driveways
  • A toilet may be available within the School Grounds


  • Please take care at the cross roads while crossing to registration
  • Registration will be located either at the Rongotea Square / near the Rongotea Garage – 5 Douglas Square, Rongotea 4476
  • Ensure you give yourself plenty of time to register, pin your number, grab your transponder* and go to the start area awaiting the race managers briefing. (Please note Time Trials will more than likely be manual timed, therefore transponders will not be required)
  • *It is your responsibility to ensure your transponder is on correctly if it is not it may not read on our system, therefore you may not receive a finish time.
  • Numbers are to be placed on the left hand side, rear quarter of your race top.
  • If you have been issued a MSC race number please remember to bring this to all events.
  • Please remember to continue to practise social distancing IF covid levels require us to do so
  • Let early riders register ahead of later starters if covid levels require us to do so


  • The course is approx 8-8.5km out and back
  • The turn will be marked by a cone in the road.
  • The finish line is approx 100m before the start line on banks road near the 50km sign
  • Do not cross the centre line unless safe to do so.
  • We are on narrow quite roads when often there is no white line. Stay left
  • Riders should not exceed 2 abreast
  • Beware of tankers and agricultural machinery
  • Be courteous to other road users
  • We RECOMMEND the use of a rear light
  • Roads are open and all normal road rules apply
  • Marshals are provided for direction only
  • Riders must give way at all junctions as required.

Course Notes Below

0.00km Start on Mersey Street near number 2
0.02km Mersey Street turns into Banks Road
2.24km Left onto Kaimatarau Raod
2.42km Right onto Sanson Road
4.57km Left onto Main Drain Road
8.74kmTurn around cone on Main Drain Road (Near Puawai Road)
12.91km Turn Right onto Sanson Road
15.05km Turn Left onto Kaimatarau Road
15.25km Turn Right onto Banks Road
17.04 Finish at Banks Road (Just before the 50km sign)