Working to ensure our community is confident with cycling in the Manawatu.

Active Transport

In an effort to ensure that Manawatu is a “Great Place to Ride a Bike” Sport Manawatu partners with Cycling New Zealand to deliver Cycle Skills sessions in Palmerston North schools and workplaces.

Active Transport Advisor Phil Stevens is a registered Cycle Skills Instructor and Assessor, and partners with other Sport Manawatu staff and Police School Community Officers to deliver these sessions.

Programmes are tailored to the needs of individual schools and can include basic cycling skills, mountain biking skills, and on road instruction dependent on the needs of those schools and workplaces.

NZTA Grade 2 Cycle Skills
Participants in this programme have the opportunity to learn, develop and practice the fundamental skills of cycling on the road. They are upskilled in bike safety, helmet fit, cycle skills, road safety and applying the New Zealand code for cyclists. Class teachers also have the opportunity to enhance their cycling skills.
NZTA Grade 2/3 Cycle Skills
Participants in this programme have the opportunity to learn, develop and practice the skills of cycling on the road to an advanced level to allow them to safely use cycling as a means of transport in all traffic conditions. They are upskilled in bike safety, helmet fit, cycle skills, road safety and applying the New Zealand code for cyclists.

 

To enquire about these programmes in your area contact:

Phil Stevens
Active Transport Advisor, Sport Manawatu
50 Queen Street, P O Box 797, Palmerston North
Phone: +64 6 357 5349 Ext 739
Mobile: +64 27 483 4337
phils@sportmanawatu.org.nz

Natarsha Nikora
Tararua Recreation Advisor
Sport Manawatu
40 Denmark Street,
Po Box 115,
Dannevirke 4942
Phone: +64 6 374 4136
Mobile: +64 021 765 693
Natarsha.nikora@tararuadc.govt.nz

Jessica Gates
Manawatu Recreation Advisor
Sport Manawatu
50 Queen Street
PO Box 797
Palmerston North
Phone: +64 6 323 6900
Mobile: +64 21 765 692
jessicag@sportmanawatu.org.nz

Cycling for Recreation

Learn to Ride

Learn to Ride programmes offers schools, community groups and individuals the opportunity to develop and practice the fundamental skills of cycling and apply them to mountain biking, road cycling and recreational riding. Programmes are offered by Sport Manawatu and cycling clubs in our region.

For more information go to Find Your Sport on our website or contact:

Phil Stevens
Active Transport Advisor, Sport Manawatu
50 Queen Street, P O Box 797, Palmerston North
Phone: 06 357 5349 Ext 739
Mobile: 027 483 4337
phils@sportmanawatu.org.nz