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Track Cycling Have-A-Go-Day


Are you looking for a new sporting challenge this Summer? Something different, something exhilarating, even a bit scary? Track cycling may be the sport you are looking for.

On Saturday, 22 September 2012 BikeManawatu is holding a “Have-A-Go- Day”. This will give potential rider’s the opportunity to try a track bike on the Johnson Park Velodrome in Feilding, ( The home track of Olympians Simon van Velthooven and Jesse Sergent ) commencing at 1pm.

Should you find that your ‘Have-A-Go-Day’ taste of Track cycling is not enough you are welcome to join us for a season of Track Cycling. The club has Track bikes available for hire. The club will provide training and ongoing support through their buddy programme to help you get started and get the maximum enjoyment out of your first season.

Bike Manawatu encourages and caters for riders of all ages and has a strong Master’s presence. The Johnston Park track has produced present day Champions and London Olympic medallist’s Simon van Velthooven and Jesse Sergent and strives to produce future Champions. To encourage future Olympians, Track stalwart Ian Gray has kindly donated two track bikes, one each for the most promising first season female and male Under 17 rider’s.

Ian is recognised by both Simon and Jesse as being instrumental in their Track Cycling careers as Ian re-established Track cycling at Johnston Park in 2004 after it had fallen into recess.

BikeManawatu extends an open and public invitation to all to enjoy this fast paced sport that displays skill, speed, endeavour and competitive racing. See why the Japanese spend millions a day on Kerin racing. So if you are a first timer wanting to see what all the fuss is about or a Trackie from way back who would like to relive glories of days gone past come along as a rider or spectator, and enjoy the ride.