Novice Tour of Manawatu 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019 09:00 (GMT+13)

Event info
Sport: Cycling - road
Location: Ashhurst, New Zealand
Registration closes: Monday, March 11, 2019 23:59 (GMT+13)
Organized by: Bike Manawatu
Event website:
Event notes
Welcome to the AEC Novice Tour of Manawatu hosted by Bike Manawatu..
This will be the 46th edition of the event.

The Novice Tour of Manawatu is a tour for licensed under 13,15,17 & 19 riders and is recognized as a premier Two Day Cycle Tour.

In 2019 it is a 3 stage tour held within the Manawatu region.

Saturday 16th March 2019
Stage 1: Hiwinui, Colyton Loop -
Stage 2: ITT -

Sunday 17th March 2019
Stage 3: Valley Circuit -

Entry Fees:

$45 Under 13 & Under 15 Riders
$60 Under 17 & Under 19 Riders

Grade is based on your age as at the 31st December 2019
Under 13 = 12 or younger at 31 December 2019
Under 15 = 14 or younger at 31 December 2019
Under 17 = 16 or younger at 31 December 2019
Under 19 = 18 or younger at 31 December 2019
*The online registration will take care of your grade based on your birth date entered

Registrations are close Monday 11th March 2019 11:59pm

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Novice Tour of Manawatu 2019 – Terms and Conditions

1.Acceptance of Conditions

1.1. For the well-being of all entrants, and of the event, all entrants must accept and comply with all event conditions.
1.2. I accept that it is my responsibility to contact the race organisers should any information on my entry form need to be updated e.g. emergency contact details.

2.Route Variation.

2.1. The organisers of the Novice Tour of Manawatu reserve the right to vary the route without notice should any situation requiring such action arise.

3.Expected Behaviour

3.1. The Novice Tour of Manawatu is a communal event, and as such it is expected that entrants will conduct themselves in a manner which reflects well upon themselves and the event. It is expected that entrants will show respect towards all event officials, marshals and members of the public. A belief in what a reasonable person would find offensive or dangerous will guide the organisers’ decision making.
3.2 Respect for venues; all personal associated with or competing in the event are required to treat the venues used with respect.

4.Preparation and Training

4.1. It is each entrant’s responsibility to ensure that they have adequately prepared themselves physically for the event. If you have any health issues or doubts about your health you should seek medical advice before entering. Please ensure you take any necessary medication with you on the ride and note any medical conditions by attaching a note to your jersey or holding a note in your jersey pocket.

5.Event Information

5.1. The event organisers publish a number of documents, in the form of information sheets and on the event website. The organisers will make every effort to ensure that each entrant receives all relevant information, but does not guarantee that each individual will receive all relevant information. It is each entrant’s responsibility to be informed and read all information made available. Each entrant will accept that all instructions, whether written or verbal, are clear and unambiguous.
5.2. The Novice Tour of Manawatu collects and stores entrants details including postal address, email address and phone number. I agree that these may be used to contact me regarding the event.

6.Race Rules

6.1. The race will be conducted under CNZ rules, in addition to the following:
6.2. All appeals must be submitted to the Chief Judge in writing within 30 minutes of stage finish, with a fee of $50.
6.3. Only feeding zone will be for U19 Boys at the top of Valley Road for Stage 3 (Sunday)
6.4. To be eligible for the winner’s jerseys at prize giving, all stages must be completed.
6.5. All service must be carried out on the left hand side of the road by neutral service only.
6.6. Riders who deliberately break the road rules, will be warned/penalised/disqualified from the race at the discretion of the Commissaires.
6.7. No drafting by service vehicles will be permitted. Any rider being assisted up hills/back to the bunch will be disqualified. Any riders vehicles following in the race convoy will incur a time penalty against the rider.
6.8.There will be no appeals regarding misdirection. Riders should know the course.
6.9.No riders are to warm up on the Time Trial course.
6.10.In the event of a tie, the placing in the final stage will decide the overall placing (All classifications).
6.11.Riders may be asked for a gear check at any time. Maximum roll-out for under 13 and under 15 riders is 6.61 metres, under 17 is 7 meters and under 19 is 7.93 metres. Elite & U23 Women – TBC
6.12.Riders must be present at the prize giving after the race to collect their trophies and any spot prizes. Correct cycling clothing and shoes must be worn on the podium.
6.13.The Commissaires shall decide upon matters not accounted for in these rules.
6.14.Time Trial Bikes – Only Allowed for U19.
6.15.Clip on Aero Bars Allowed for U17 and above
6.16.Standard gear for U13 & U15 riders
6.17.Helmets as per the CNZ Rules

7.Equipment and Clothing

7.1. Riders should wear or carry with them appropriate clothing for cold or wet conditions.
7.2. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that their bicycle and any other equipment used in the event are in road-worthy condition.


8.1. Chequered flag denotes the stage finish.
8.2. Yellow flag / sign board denotes 200m prime sprint
8.3. White flag denotes prime sprint finish line
8.4. Red flag denotes neutralised / danger
8.5. 1 km sign denotes 1km before finish

9.Legal Issues

9.1. Riders enter the event at their own risk. Any entrant involved in an accident will not seek to blame or make a claim against the organisers or assist anyone else in making a claim
9.2. Each entrant will release the organisers, their officers, volunteers, employees, sponsors or any party associated with the event of any liability, financial or otherwise, for any direct or indirect loss, injury or death which might be sustained from any intended or actual participation in this event or its related activities.
9.3. Notwithstanding the above, if any legal action does arise related to the event, jurisdiction is in New Zealand courts under New Zealand law.
9.4. The waiver that you sign as a condition of entry does not cover personal liability of participants for collisions caused by yourself or another rider.


10.1. Entrants accept that they may be photographed or filmed during the event, and agree to the creation and use of such footage for future promotions and publicity of the event.

11.Transfers, Cancellations and Refunds Policy

11.1. In the event of a variation of route, cancellation of the event due to any act beyond the power of the organisers, the organisers are under no obligation to refund fees paid.
11.2. There are no refunds for any rider who for any reason does not ride in the event. Subject to the agreement of the event organisers entries may be transferred to another person. There is a $20 administration fee for this service.

12.Disqualification from the Event

12.1. Any entrant who, in the opinion of the organisers, fails to comply with these event conditions may be disqualified from the event. Disqualification will result in the offender’s name being completely removed from the event database and may result in a refusal, by the event organisers, to accept entry to future Events. No refund will be granted.
12.2. The organiser reserves the right to refuse any person’s entry, or cancel any person’s entry up to the day before the Novice Tour of Manawatu. In that event the person’s entry fee will be refunded.

13. These terms and conditions are binding on entrants’ relatives, personal representatives, heirs and successors.

14.Signing on behalf of others

14.1. If you are completing this Entry on behalf of others, then you must have read these Terms and Conditions and obtain their permission (and, in the case of a minor, their caregiver) to complete this entry on their behalf. By making the below Declaration, you will be deemed to be also making it on behalf of those persons and with their authority and they will be bound by these Terms and Conditions as if they had personally signed the Declaration.

DECLARATION. I agree to abide by the above event terms and conditions (available by request to the organizers). I agree to follow all road rules and marshal's directions and in particular keep left of the centre line at all times. I accept that racing will occur on roads that are not closed to the public and non-race traffic, unless indicated to the contrary at the race briefing. I will attend all pre-race briefings and ensure any team members I am responsible for do likewise. I will ensure that no-one associated with me supports me on my ride with a vehicle without permission from the organisers in writing. I have obtained the permission of all other persons (including caregivers in the case of minors) who I make this Entry and Declaration on behalf of and do so with their authority and certify that they have read the above Terms and Conditions.
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