Monday, 28 November 2016

Pukemarama ride poster released. Battle Hill still awaiting confirmation due to track damage

This message from Nicky Chapman, club president

Pukemarama remains scheduled for Sunday 11 December, but please note this ride is still subject to suitable ground conditions and the availability of ground crew. The ride poster is now available in our Calendar.
When emailing your entries to Junior –please be sure to highlight PUKEMARAMA in the subject line so he can ‘park’ these entries until he’s completed the Battle Hill Ride on 4 December.
Please Note also – we have yet to receive clearance that the Battle Hill ride can proceed.  The main outward track (The Puketiro Loop) sustained major damage in the storm on 14/15 November following the earthquake. The latest advice from the venue today is that ‘the 12 tonne digger is on site to clear the track this week’……so fingers crossed….
It has been a very testing Spring trying to keep to our advertised ride schedule….
We will keep you posted…

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Information for the Battle Hill ride Sunday 4 December

The Battle Hill Ride poster can be found in our Calendar.
Please note the following:
There is NO CAMPING at Battle Hill this year
The trails have endured some serious damage in last week’s storm but we are assured that all will be ready for our ride on 4 December – provided there is no more heavy rain.
Due to a four wheel drive event at the back of Battle Hill we are unable to use a portion of the trail from last year – we will advise as early as possible if we are able to recover the distances.  This will depend very much on the condition of the trails.
If anyone has any questions about the ride please direct these to or to the ride organiser Liz Antunovic
Please do not send your queries about the ride to Junior. Use the two email addresses above – only email Junior your pre-entries for the ride or fill out the on-line pre-entry form.
Only your entry will be processed by Junior.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Te Hapua results published, Pukemarama postponed. Next ride Battle Hill

You can find the results from Te Hapua on our Results page.

News from club president, Nicky Chapman
Sent: Saturday, 19 November 2016 2:17 p.m.
Subject: WATRC Update: Ride date changes

Hi everyone
It’s been a testing week for many of us in the earthquake and flood zones, but I'm happy to report that we are all upright and functioning, albeit a little on edge at the prospect that the shaking is not over.
The continuing wet spring has conspired to force us to postpone our next scheduled ride on Sunday 27 November at Pukemarama.
We have also had to postpone our planned ride on 11 December at our new venue Wairakau (near Palmerston North)
However, we have pencilled in new dates for both these rides (again subject to the ground conditions)
Pukemarama is pencilled in for Sunday 11 December (previously the date for the Wairakau Ride)
Wairakau is pencilled in for Sunday 15 January 2017
This means our next scheduled ride is Battle Hill on Sunday 4 December (there has been flood and slip damage on this trail as well, but we are hopeful we will be able to continue with this ride as planned.)
As many of you will be aware RADRs is also having to move ride dates around and you will find updates on their Facebook Page and on the WATRC Facebook page.