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Bike Manawatu Sutton Cup – Halcombe

BikeManawatuVertical_thumb1 Bike Manawatu Sutton Cup – Halcombe

Sunday 17th July 2022
Unfortunately due to lack of entries we have made the tough decision to cancel our event sorry 
Start & Meet Bike Manawatu Timing van at Halcombe Memorial Hall – 76 Willoughby Street
Registration 8:00 am
Race briefing 8:45am – all riders must attend
Start Time / First Grade off at 9:00am Handicap start.   

This event is run as a graded handicapped race
Grades and handicaps will be determined on the date and subject to numbers
Come out and test yourself  – We would love to see you.

All riders MUST Pre Register Here before 12noon the day before the race.
Click here to register
$5 members / $10 non-members – All welcome only members are eligible for trophies
We encourage you to pay online Bike Manawatu ANZ 01-0745-0284925-00 please use your name, race number & race name as reference
If you or someone you know is available to help volunteer please fill in this form

Covid Guidelines 



  • Please pre register & make payment online as per the instructions above
  • Please ensure you are aware of the course route – Course notes can be found below
  • Please note if there we are in a situation with Covid-19 at the time, please remember to use the 2 meter rule and follow all govt guidelines which include using hand sanitiser provided and to practise social distancing
  • There is hand sanitiser provided in our Bike Manawatu timing van
  • Please do not attend our event if you are unwell


  • All parking is to be well off the road – please respect the Halcomve residence and their nature strips I.e please don’t park on the soggy verge
  • Please proceed to registration


  • As we have been trailing for some time the number allocated for this event will be your permanent number for all future BM events. Please look after this number and remember to bring it to all Bike Manawatu events.
  • Non members / guests will be given a number however if you are not planning to continue to attend Bike Manawatu club events please return your bib number at the completion of the race or you may be invoiced for a replacement.
  • Please look after your race numbers and bring it to ALL club events, we do not have spares for you if you forget it on the day.
  • If you have not received your number yet we will have it ready for you at registration.
  • Race Numbers are to be placed on the left hand side, rear quarter of your race top, readable in the prone riding position.


  • Registration will be at in the near our Timing Van at Halcombe Memorial Hall – 76 Willoughby Street – There will be a volunteer helping
  • We will have hand sanitiser available at registration
  • $5 members / $10 non-members – We highly encourage you to pay online Bike Manawatu ANZ 01-0745-0284925-00 please use your name, race number & race name as reference
  • 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 our organisers may choose to manual time this race therefore transponders may not be required)
  • Numbers are to be placed on the left hand side, rear quarter of your race top.
  • Please read/check all notices at the registration desk, a repeat of the rider briefing and safety notes set out below
  • 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
  • This is a handicapped race E & D Grade please be ready to go off first


  • Each rider will be issued with a Transponder:
  • Your transponder holder should be 4 fingers under the rim (remember to take the sticky tape off the holder and don’t put the cable ties through the spokes)
  • Left hand side of the fork – shiny side facing out
  • Once your finished use some snips and take the length off the cable ties – we will have some at the start line for you.
  • Step 1 – Remove the Backing Tape on the black holder.
    Position black holder on Front LEFT fork, 4 fingers below the top of spokes
    Pull cable ties TIGHT. Ensure Holder remains flush to fork
  • Step 2 – Trim the cable ties with some snips
  • Step 3 – Slide Transponder into holder until it clicks
    Give transponder a gentle tug to ensure it is secure
    To remove transponder press release button and slide it out
  • Checklist
    Black Holder secure
    Transponder secure
    On front left fork
  • Transponder photo.
  • 4 fingers below top of spokes
  • Please make sure your transponder is handed back at the completion of your ride.


  • Start & Meet Bike Manawatu Timing van outside the Halcombe Memorial Hall – 76 Willoughby Street
  • Sign on 8.15am at HQ – (Bike Manawatu Timing Van)
  • Race briefing 8.45am – all riders must attend
  • First grade start 9.00am
  • Please remember to respect the locals living these roads.
  • Please be considerate.  No spitting or “snot rockets” in the bunch please
  • Please do not attend our event if you are unwell
  • The roads are narrow, please be mindful of motorists.


  • Traffic management will be in place, but this is to warn other road uses that we are there.
  • Roads are open and all normal road rules apply (riders must obey NZ road rules at ALL times)
  • Marshals are provided for direction and in some places to stop cyclists due to traffic
  • Riders must give way at all junctions as required.
  • Please be courteous to other road users

Course Specific Notes

  • Do not cross the center 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 trucks, tankers and agricultural machinery
  • Be courteous to other road users
  • We RECOMMEND the use of a rear light.

Additional Notes

  • Bathrooms will be available at TBC
  • Parking will be available at the Halcombe memorial hall on Willoughby Street – the hall will not be open for this event
  • Visiting riders please return your bib number at the completion of the race or you may be invoiced for a replacement.
  • Thank you to everyone who entered and registered the contact tracing form for marshals and spectators.
  • Please be courteous to all officials. It’s going to be busy. If someone asks you to move off the road, please do so.
  • If you or one of your supporters are available to volunteer please let us know – We are always thankful to all of our volunteers who enable us to run these events
    Registrations / Timing / Marshals / STMS / First Aid / Lead & SAG Drivers You can help us out by identifying any volunteer roles on this form
    Thank You
  • **If you have been assigned a volunteer role for this event and you can no longer make it – it is your responsibility to find a replacement


Halcombe – 20.15KM
Course Notes
0.00km Start & Finish near the Halcombe community centre on Willoughby Street
0.05km Turn Left at the roundabout onto Stanway Road
7.27km Turn Left onto Makino Road
12.54km Turn Left onto Tokorangi Road
19.45km Tokorangi Road turns into Willoughby Street
20.51km Close circuit for laps (Lap 1)
Follow the same course for 2 full laps to complete the race.
20.56km Turn Left at the roundabout onto Stanway Road
27.9km Turn Left onto Makino Road
33.10km Turn Left onto Tokorangi Road
40km Tokorangi Road turns into Willoughby Street
40.7km Finish Line on Willoughby Street

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Halcombe Memorial Hall – 76 Willoughby Street

Halcombe –Stanway Circuit

Distance: 20.51 km



TROPHY for the Sutton Cup

Sutton Cup – Awarded to the winner of the handicapped race



Volunteers Required:

Race Manager:
Assistance Race Manager / Registration:
Traffic Set Up
Marshal – Start / Finish
Marshal – Makino / Tokorangi
Marshal – Stanway Road/Makino Road to stop cyclists
Lead Car
Service / Sag Vehicle
First Aid
Please head on over to the Volunteers Document to learn more about these positions.
If you find yourself in a position to help out please email
Every effort is very much appreciated.