Not only can Bike Manawatu boast about its members doing marvellous things on the international and national arena but we also have amongst our members a national selector. Peter McCarthy has recently been appointed to take over the role as the BikeNZ Road Junior Selector. Peter has extensive experience in the cycling community, especially with juniors. He has accompanied many junior teams overseas and been involved in school cycling programs in the Manawatu.
Peter has a huge interest in junior cycling and the development of the sport, and is keen to get involved as a selector.
In this role Peter will attend a number of junior events around the country and will consider individual performances of riders to make it into the development squad. “Squad selection will take into account results shown in selected events, general performance standard, potential to develop and ability to participate in the structured team environment.”
Hopefully the development squad will create an environment that is both supportive and encouraging for our up and coming riders and they will continue progressing through the various age groups to one day be part of the elite riders. Squad size will be determined from time to time taking into account the events and rider suitability .
It will be a busy role for Peter which he will no doubt enjoy and be great at.