With the World championship only a few months away our rising Manawatu and New Zealand stars Campbell Stewart and Michaela Drummond were amongst the World Cup medals in Los Angeles last Sunday beating many of the world’s best. How fantastic for them and their supporters and so well deserved after all the hard work they have put in for so long.
A hard-fought silver medal for Michaela in the women team pursuit and a brilliant Silver for Campbell in the Omnium were just two shining moments amongst many at the World Cup.
Praise was given to Michaela who gave her experienced team mates a big lift for their outstanding result and Campbell who showed poise and class and his typical withering sprint finish for his teams phenomenal result. Check out Stuff for extended report.
Bike Manawatu Wednesday Time Trials fun for all ages.
John Arbuckle, Mike Groube and Denholm seem to run a good ship when it comes to events like the weekly Wednesday night Kairanga time trial at Lockwood road. Between 35 and 50 riders do the individual time trial of 6km out and 6km back on a weekly basis which is exciting stuff and great for your fitness and improves your speed out of sight. The event is open to all cyclists young or old. Give it a go. Well done to John Arbuckle and his Team. Registrations by 6pm and Time Trail starts at 6.30pm.
Upcoming events for Roadies
This weekend the Grapevine Tour down south. Good Luck to all of our members competing.
Check out The Bush Cycle Tour 12 March. This is undoubtedly a favourite for many riders who enjoy the different distances and stunning country ride and especially the finish at the Tui Brewery. A carnival atmosphere for you and your family.
The Rotorua -Taupo Road Cycling Flyer.100km of shear intensity. 25 March. Check it out online.
Paid Part Time Club Secretary Role for Bike Manawatu
After her amazing role as club secretary for Bike Manawatu Christine Christie is stepping down to spend more time with family and grandkids who live outside the Manawatu. This opens the door for a person who is efficient with time management and computer literate skills to join us and become an integral part of Bike Manawatu. The Club is open to a cycling or non-cycling person, young or mature to talk to us. You or someone you know might just love the opportunity to grow into this role that is involved in the community at a business and charity level. Email myself; firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more.
Last week I shared what some of members who ride for New Zealand were up to. I forget to mention another one of rising stars on the track Matty Hartley-Brown who has had a brilliant track season. Matty is definitely one to watch out for….