Despite having the advantage of an expanded rider base following the amalgamation of three clubs, Bike Manawatu is well behind Wanganui Cycling Club after the first two rounds of the Inter Club Winter Series. The annual race series between the two clubs dates back to the 1930s however the competition had been in abeyance until 2009 when it was re-instated. Last year Palmerstone north Marist came within a point or two of taking the cup in what was an enjoyable well fought series. The first two races this year have seen Wanganui take a strong lead which is simply down to number. Bike Manawatu have a chance to even the score by having a large turnout to the last two races which will be run on the 6th (Ashurst Saddle) and 20th (Halcombe Cemetery Circuit) of August. All races are graded with points going towards cash prizes in each grade plus the overall Inter Club Cup. Please come out and support the club as we aim to win the series. For Race 3 we will have a home advantage up the saddle, with A and B grades racing out to Highland Home then back up the the Saddle and C and D going out to Waterford Pub then back through Ashurst to the top of the Saddle.