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WCNI & Bike Manawatu Age Grade Road Race Champs Hosted by Bike Manawatu 21.03.2021

by | Dec 4, 2020

WCNI & Bike Manawatu Age Grade Road Race Champs Hosted by Bike Manawatu

Sunday 21st March 2021
11.00am Start
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All riders MUST Pre Register Here before 8am Friday 19th March 2021 no late entries will be allowed.

Start & Meet outside the Halcombe Hall on Willoughby Street. (75 Willoughby Street, Halcombe 4779)
Registration 10.00am at HQ – (Bike Manawatu Timing Van Hallcombe Hall)
Race briefing 10.45am – all riders must attend
First grade off at 11.00am

Entry Fee: $15.00 – U17 & Younger   
                  $20.00 – All over 17 Riders
Cycling NZ Licence required at sign on

Pay online Bike Manawatu ANZ 01-0745-0284925-00 please use your name, race number & race name as reference

This is an OPEN event to riders – only WCNI licenced riders are eligible for WCNI medals & titles.

Please do not attend our event if you are unwell

Course Notes can be found down further on this page or separately here

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS EVENT

  • 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
  • Registration will be just before the start line – 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

ARRIVAL

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

START LIST & NUMBERS

  • Bike Manawatu Members: As we have been trailing for some time the number allocated for this event will be your permanent number for all future BM events. We are redistributing new fabric numbers to all members. 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.
  • For our visiting riders from within West Coast North Island you will be given a paper number (Please return this at the completion of the race) 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

  • Registration will be just before the start line at a table. There will be a marshal / volunteer to assist and direct
  • We will have hand sanitiser available at registration 
  • Please pay cash on the day
  • 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.
  • Numbers are to be placed on the left hand side, rear quarter of your race top.
  • Please read 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.
  • All riders are to ensure they have a valid 2021 license and have this readily available on the day.

Transponders

  • 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
    4 fingers below top of spokes
    Transponder photo.
  • Please make sure your transponder is handed back at the completion of your ride.

SPECTATORS / VOLUNTEERS

  • We have Bike Manawatu QR codes available for you to scan in using the NZ Covid Tracer – all riders who have pre registered will have contact tracing details on your online registration, however riders please feel free to use our QR codes too

RIDER BRIEFING

We have 4 different distances each with a degree of difficulty – climbs and descents. 20.51km, 42km, 62.4km & 84km circuits (please see course notes below)
20.51km Circuit – U15 Boys & U15 Girls
42km Circuit – Under 17 Girls, U19 Women, Under 23 & Senior Women, Masters 1-10 Women,  Masters Men 7-10
62.4 km Circuit – Under 17 Boys, Masters 1-6 Men
84 km Circuit – Under 19 Men, Under 23 Men & Senior Men

Boys / Men
Category Age Distance
U15 Boys 14 years and under 20.51 km
U17 Boys 15-16 years 62.4 km
U19 Men 17-18 years 84 km
U23 Men 19-22 years 84 km
Senior Men 23-34 years 84 km
M1 – 35 – 39 35 – 39 62.4 km
M2 – 40 – 44 40 – 44 62.4 km
M3 – 45 – 49 45 – 49 62.4 km
M4 – 50 – 54 50 – 54 62.4 km
M5 – 55 – 59 55 – 59 62.4 km
M6 – 60 – 64 60 – 64 62.4 km
M7 – 65 – 69 65 – 69 42 km
M8 – 70 – 74 70 – 74 42 km
M9 – 75 – 79 75 – 79 42 km
M10 – 80+ 80+ 42 km
Girls / Women
Category Age Distance
U15 Girls 14 years and under 20.51 km
U17 Girls 15-16 years 42 km
U19 Women 17-18 years 42 km
U23 Women 19-22 years 42 km
Senior Women 23-34 years 42 km
M1 – 35 – 39 35 – 39 42 km
M2 – 40 – 44 40 – 44 42 km
M3 – 45 – 49 45 – 49 42 km
M4 – 50 – 54 50 – 54 42 km
M5 – 55 – 59 55 – 59 42 km
M6 – 60 – 64 60 – 64 42 km
M7 – 65 – 69 65 – 69 42 km
M8 – 70 – 74 70 – 74 42 km
M9 – 75 – 79 75 – 79 42 km
M10 – 80+ 80+ 42 km
  • Start & Meet outside Halcombe Pub on Willoughby Street
  • Sign on 10.00am at HQ – (Bike Manawatu Timing Van outside Halcombe Pub carpark)
  • Race briefing 10.45am – all riders must attend
  • First grade start 11.00am
  • 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
  • CNZ junior gear restrictions apply to all Bike Manawatu juniors. Top 3 will be rolled out at the finish!

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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
  • There is a 1 lane bridge at the top of Stanway Road – cyclists must give way to motorists – this bridge will not have a marshal present
  • The days are shortening so we RECOMMEND the use of a rear light.

Additional Notes

  • Prizegiving will take place in the Halcombe Memorial Hall – 75 Willoughby Street, directly after the event
  • Bathrooms will be available inside the Memorial Hall
  • 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.     
  • First grade is off at TBC and others at TBC minute gaps, please be organised.
  • Bike Manawatu riders, please bring along a plate of food to share after the race. Thank You
  • 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
    Thank You

Gearing

U15 – 6.61 meters rollout no aero helmets no TT bars
U17 – 7.00 meters rollout aero helmets clip on TT bars
U19 – 7.93 meters rollout aero helmets TT bars
Non-licensed riders must ride the gearing appropriate to their grade.
All other age groups – open gears
Please click here for the CNZ calculator
Top 3 will be rolled out at completion of the race

Equipment

Bicycles must conform with current UCI regulations. All bicycles must have two independently operating brakes (one front, one rear).

Helmets must be compliant with appropriate NZ Transport Agency Standards for use on open roads, including those used in the Individual Time Trial and must be worn at all times when riding your bike.

Halcombe 42km circuit
Course Notes:
Mapometer: https://nz.mapometer.com/cycling/route_5094695.html
0.00km Start & Finish at the Halcolmbe Pub on Willoughby Street
0.05km Turn Left at the roundabout onto Stanway Road
7.27km Turn Right onto Makino Road
10.36km Veer right to follow Makino Road
14.68km Turn left onto McKays Line
17.71km Turn left onto Cheltenham Cross Road
22.37km Turn left onto Short Road
25.7km Turn right onto Makino Road towards St Michaels Church
28.9km Continue straight along Makino Road
34.2km Turn Left onto Tokorangi Road
41.1km Tokorangi Road turns into Willoughby Street
41.8km Finish Line on Willoughby Street

42.00km Close circuit for laps

Under 19 Men, Under 23 Men & Senior Men to do x2 laps of circuit = 84km
Halcolmbe WCNI 42km

Halcombe 62.4km = 1.5 Laps of circuit
Course Notes:

Mapometer: https://nz.mapometer.com/cycling/route_5094698.html
0.00km Start & Finish at the Halcolmbe Pub on Willoughby Street
0.05km Turn Left at the roundabout onto Stanway Road
7.27km Turn Right onto Makino Road
10.36km Veer right to follow Makino Road
14.68km Turn left onto McKays Line
17.71km Turn left onto Cheltenham Cross Road
22.37km Turn left onto Short Road
25.7km Turn right onto Makino Road towards St Michaels Church
28.9km Continue straight along Makino Road
34.2km Turn Left onto Tokorangi Road
41.1km Tokorangi Road turns into Willoughby Street
42.00km Close circuit for laps
42.2km Turn Left at the roundabout onto Stanway Road
49.4km Turn Left onto Makino Road
54.7km Turn Left onto Tokorangi Road
61.5km Tokorangi Road turns into Willoughby Street
62.4km Finish Line on Willoughby Street
Halcolmbe WCNI 62.4km

Halcombe – 20.15KM
Course Notes
0.00km Start & Finish at the Halcolmbe Pub 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
20.22km Finish Line
20.51km Close circuit for laps
Halcolmbe 20.22km

Volunteers Required:

Race Manager:
Assistance Race Manager / Registration:
Timing
STMS
Traffic Set Up
x1 Marshal – Start / Finish 
x1 Marshal – Makino Road / Stanway Road – Directional Marshal / on corner to ensure cyclists give way / stop to traffic
x2 Marshal – Makino / Short Road – Directional Marshal / on corner to ensure cyclists give way / stop to traffic
x1 Marshal – Makino Road / McKays Line – Directional Marshal
x2 Marshal – Cheltenham Cross Road / McKays Line – Directional Marshal / on corner to ensure cyclists give way / stop to traffic
x1 Marshal – Short Road / Cheltenham Cross Road – Directional Marshal / on corner to ensure cyclists give way / stop to traffic
x1 Marshal – Makino Road / Tokorangi Road – Directional Marshal
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 secretary@bikemanawatu.co.nz
Every effort is very much appreciated.

2020 Sponsors

TROPHIES available for Bike Manawatu Road Race Champs

*Trophies awarded for Bike Manawatu Club Road Race Champs Only

U15 Boy – Bate Cup – Winner of club road race champs –
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U15 Girl – David Black Memorial – Winner of club road race champs – Georgia Simpson won in 2017
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U17 Boy – Broadway Cycles Cup – Winner of club road race champs –
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U17 Girl – David Black Memorial – Winner of club road race champs –
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U19 Men – Ian Little 25 Mile – Winner of club road race champs –
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U19 Female – Winner of club road race champs –

U23 Male – Winner of club road race champs –

U23Female – Winner of club road race champs –

Masters Grades are given certificates