Three teams from Manawatu headed over to Wanganui to compete in the WCNI TTT competition on Saturday 23rd February.
This event has not been held for the past couple of years so it was good to see that Wanganui was able to host the event for 2013.
The team for the under 17 boys consisted of Jacob Sievwright, Hayden Washington-Smith, Robert Stannard and Alex West with Cameron Huston also available to ride as a replacement for Alex if needed.
As there was no other competition it was relatively easy for them to pick up the gold medal.
In the womens event 3 teams were registered, 2 from Wanganui and the Bike Manawatu ladies. With Cassie Cameron, Victoria Cate, Cherie Prince and Laurika Hazelhurst in the Wanganui A team they were able to win over the team of katherine Stannard, Jocelyn Goodwin, Sue McMaster and Kim Andersen representing Bike Manawatu.
The mens event was contested over the longer 40km distance. With 4 Wanganui teams, 1 from Stratford and 1 from Bike Manawatu this was to be the most contested prize. Our team of Steve Stannard, Luuk van Wagtendonk, George Roberts and Barry Gilliland did well to finish in second place.
Overall 2 silver and 1 gold was a good achievement but not good enough to take out the overall points trophy – more teams were required.
Congratulations to all Bike Manawatu members who participated.