Summer Series Event Two – Report

The weather gods turned it on for Event 2 of the Pak'nSave PNP Summer Road Series, the ‘Epic’ Martinborough-Ngawi Classic. Rolling out from the Village Café in Martinborough the 125 riders were greeted with bright blue skies, calm conditions and majestic scenery. The Onslow Tarbabies were well represented across both events looking to consolidate their lead in the team’s event competition. Glenn Owen, Chief Onslow Tarbabies Motivator, said the short course option and team event competition was perfect to encourage those who are a bit tentative about riding in a mass participation event. The Medio Fondo short-course 65km Event attracted 50 high calibre riders with a good mix of genders and ag

Online Entries close in ONE HOUR!!

Online entries for this weekends PNP Pak'nSave Summer Series Event 2 close in ONE HOUR – so don't mess about, get in NOW. Two distances, Gran Fondo (122km) and Medio Fondo (65), and Team entries are also still open. Enter Online Now

Summer Series Race 2 Notices

Pak'nSave Summer Series Notices to riders 1. Teams Competition: Entries for the Teams Series are still open and will remain so for the Series duration. With over 1,000 points still on the line, the race is wide open. Teams with a wide representation across course, age and gender categories will do well – we encourage fun and participation. 2. Points: Series Points will count for both Teams and Individual Categories. After fixing errors and some uncategorised team memberships, OnslowTarBabies currently lead the Teams Competition (166 Points), followed by MeoGP (104), Baileys Racing Team (100), and Rivet Racing (84). Please see pnp.org.nz.summer-series-results for Individual points (when updat

PNP Kit – Shop Open

Our Champion Systems Club Kit shop is now open and will be until midnight Sunday 4 March. Items will arrive in the first week of April, so you'll have them in time for the Age Group Nationals if you're competing. In our Champion Systems store we have been able to offer a much broader range of items including skin suits, arm and leg warmers, jackets, socks, caps, beanies etc. So, with autumn not far off and winter right behind it, this is your chance to order PNP kit to suit the season. Click here to go to the Club Kit page on the website.

Good luck Lara (& Robert)

Lara Comeskey is our current Under 13 series winner and we want to wish her all the best for this weekend!! Because, this Saturday when Lara, 10, rolls over the start line at the Karapoti Classic, she will set out to be the youngest ever female finisher of the Southern Hemisphere's oldest mountain bike race. She will be supported by her dad, Robert – one of our great sub-committee volunteers, and all round nice guy. From everyone at PNP, we hope you have a great race Lara, go well and have fun out there – you are making history and we LOVE IT! Full story in the Dom Post

Road closures for Round the Bays

The Cigna Round the Bays event is on this weekend, so many roads will be legally closed from 6:30am. If you intend riding this weekend, please check the link below before you head out, so that you can choose an appropriate alternative route. To run PNP events safely, we require support and understanding from the public, so please be respectful of this event and the 14,500 participants. Legal road closures effect ALL traffic and that includes cyclists. Sarina Balu (the On Course Coordinator) thanks you for your patience and understanding. Here is a list of the areas affected.

Summer Series Event One – Report

A calm overcast Wairarapa day greeted riders for event one of the PNP Pak’nSave Summer Road Series, the Ocean Beach Challenge. Rain threatened but never quite arrived. The turnout was fantastic with almost 100 riders participating, 74 in the 82km Grand Fondo and 23 in the 60km Medio Fondo. The calm muggy conditions foretold a fast race for the Grand Fondo. This was the case with several attempts to establish a break on the outward leg being unsuccessful. The peloton arrived at the turnaround intact. The small pinch climb just before the turn split the pack and some hard chasing was required by many to get back on. The first decisive break of the day followed soon after with Dave Rowlands of

The story behind the starting gate - an epic four year journey

It took four years of graft, intensive research and dozens of tests, but in January 2018 Max Uivel finally completed building his project of passion: a fully functional starting gate. For anyone who has ridden a timed event in a National Championships, waiting in the gate as the pips count down before you start your effort, is a nerve-wracking experience. Max’s machine will help all Wellington’s riders prepare for the experience, pips and all. Why did you decide to build a starting gate? I first decided to build a velodrome starting gate when Lee Evans and I got serious about putting together a Team Sprint for the 2014 Nationals. I dedicated myself to training as a start-man (first lap) and

Summer Series starts THIS WEEKEND!

There are only THREE MORE SLEEPS until this year's PNP Road Summer Series gets underway. The Sub-committee have created a great line-up of courses, with two distances at each event to choose from. You can enter as an individual, or you can sign-up as part of a team. You can ride one, two, three... or all of the five events in the Series, that's up to you too. You can enter online, or on the day – but entering online saves you lots of $$. But, what you don't want to do is miss out! Registering online for events is easy, you simply click on the Enter Now button from the website, and you will go through to the Webscorer page. If you're a PNP Member click yes when asked, and lower down enter the

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