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Posted by Brent Goddard on November 3, 2020 at 10:39 AM

News - Paul McNabb

Club kit and maps

Deliveries of new club kit are due in November and the shop will re-open for another order run soon, watch this space. In the meantime if you are looking for stocking stuffers what about a waterproof A3 trail map or microfiber manky map? Waterproof A3 maps $5 each avail from most local bike shops and Nelson i-SITE. (Village Cycles, Gravity Nelson, The Bike Station, Alton Street Cycles, My Ride Richmond, Evo Cycles Nelson).

Manky $21.95 (incl postage) online from the NMTBC website or $19.95 from most local bike shops. (Village Cycles, Gravity Nelson, The Bike Station, Alton Street Cycles, My Ride Richmond). The map has Codgers (plus Fringed Hill) one side and Sharlands on the other.

Event Co-ordinator Role

The club needs a volunteer to help co-ordinate our events, here’s the information about this role

Young Rider Scholarships

The club has awarded a total of $2000 to three young up a coming riders: Sam Henderson (aged 13) , Florence McNabb  (aged 15) and Kiran Taylor (aged 14). Watch out for riders profiles on all three to come out in the near future. They all were either, stoked, privileged or found it unreal to be given these awards and we all look forward to seeing these guys progress and supporting more young riders in future.

*Three photos, Sam, Florence and Kiran smashing stuff (credit, unknown, Marathon-Photos and Grant Stirling).


Rider Profile - Louise Kelly 

Last month I asked a few questions of top local rider Louise Kelly, since then she’s raced in Europe and is already back, plus Liv-cycling did a better job of interviewing her and so here’s the link, but Louise was kind enough to answer a few questions despite her schedule. Read on

Super D Series - Paul McNabb

The super D series is underway and the first two rounds kicked off at Codgers and Cable Bay Adventure Park. These events are fun and casual and I would encourage anyone who is a bit nervous about participating to give it a go, get a group of friends together and turn up early to avoid the rush. The next race is Thur 5th Nov to view see club facebook or follow @nelson_super_ds on Instagram

Downhill Series Wrap - Amanda Pearce

With the first few DH rounds cancelled due to Covid-19, it was awesome to finally get some DH racing action underway for 2020. Read on

2020 Events Calendar - Paul McNabb

I’m starting to organize the XC series and would love to hear from any volunteers who could help with timing and marshalling on the day, thanks, Paul
Date Event type Location Organiser
7/8 Nov Enduro Wairoa Gorge Dodzy Memorial
5 Nov Super D Nelson Super D-3 tbc
12 Nov Super D Nelson Super D-4 tbc
15 Nov XC Nelson XC series Nelson
19 Nov Super D Nelson Super D-5 tbc
22 Nov Enduro tbc (Marlborough) Marlborough
28 Nov Super D Nelson Super D-6 Codgers, Nelson
29 Nov XC Nelson XC series Codgers, Nelson
5 Dec Enduro Women only Tbc, Nelson
6 Dec Enduro tbc (Marlborough) Marlborough
13 Dec XC Nelson XC series Kaiteriteri