Welcome to Bike Manawatu’s Feilding Festival of Cycling 2019
This will be the 11th edition of the event.
The Feilding Festival of Cycling was first held back in 2008. However, the Joe Allen Classic race which is the backbone of the Festival has a much longer history.
Starts from Rosebowl Bakery & Cafe.
$60 – 90km Joe Allen Classic – Feilding to Apiti Return *Please note this is for CNZ licenced riders only Licenced U19 and above, sorry we can not accept any U17 or below riders
*Race organisers may reserve the right to alter times closer to the time if they see fit – However these timings are what we are aiming for.
7.30 am Registrations Open
8.30 am Start of Joe Allen Memorial Classic
(A, B, C, and D grade start times determined by handicapper)
9.30 am Start – 90 km Feilding – Apiti Recreational Ride
10.00 am Start – 25 km Fun Ride – Feilding - Cheltenham Ride
10.30 am Start – 50 km Feilding – Kimbolton Recreational Ride
2.00 pm Prize Giving (Rosebowl Bakery & Café)
*We do ask that all entrants make themselves familiar with Rosebowls request to park at the rear of their premises rather than in the front car park please on Bowen Street, Feilding
Registrations will close Tuesday 5th November 2019 at 11:59pm
We will accept late registrations for all of our recreational rides on the day however these will incur a $10 Late fee.
The Feilding Festival of Cycling
A bit of history
Joe Allen, the great name behind our classic race, was a life member of the Feilding Cycling Club and gave the club a life time of service. He was also a life member of the West Coast North Island Centre and served on the Centre for a long period. He started cycling in 1931 at the tender age of 11 and accomplished many feats along the way until he decided to call it quits in 2005 at the age of 85.
He was involved with the administration side of the sport and represented the Feilding Club as either a committee member, President, Secretary, or Club Captain. He had great enthusiasm for cycling and the Feilding Cycling Club and was a true clubman. The contribution he made to the club was enormous.
The Feilding Festival of Cycling was first held back in 2008. However the Joe Allen Classic race which is the backbone of the Festival has a much longer history.
The race itself started as a Feilding – Apiti and return race in 1948. The winner of this race, the first person over the line receives the Thomas Collins Shield and the fastest rider receives the Joe Allen Memorial Trophy. Past winners of the various trophies have included famous riders like Ron Cheatley of Wanganui, Bryan Bate, Adam Curry, Luke McCarthy, Brett Tivers and Mike McRedmond from Palmerston North
The Feilding Festival of Cycling FFOC first came about as a collaboration between the three major cycling clubs in the Manawatu: Feilding Cycling Club, Palmerston North Marist Cycling Club and Manawatu Masters Cycling club.
Over the years the event has grown and changed in format with different events being added to what it is today. The aim remains the same - to promote cycling in the Manawatu region
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