Monday, October 27, 2014

NBS Milk & Honey 2014 Results

Click on link below for Overall timings (Start to Finish)

Overall Results Takaka to Takaka

Click on link below for the Stage 1 Times.
Road (Milk) section. Takaka to Canaan Road Transition area (First 36km)

Stage 1 Results

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sunday 12 October Working Bee 

We're prepping the Rameka Track for the Milk and Honey Race (the BIG fundraiser for the year) is starting at 10 am (not 1 pm as advertised!)

Meet at Totara Tree to organise transport, tools etc.

Pls text Brent on 027 280 9439 if you are coming, so we can plan the work programme

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Still unsure about entering this years NBS MILK & HONEY RACE ?

Thought about entering as a team? it's only a 34KM ride for each person!!!!

Only 18 days LEFT TO ENTER at early bird price 21 days till entries close.


See if you can beat last years winning team time of 2'54".11 
by Chris Sharland and Vaughan Watson 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014


The Rameka Track is OPEN!

Thanks DoC!!

ONE BOX of Assorted Bike Parts
To give away.  Surplus to requirements.  Contact John 027 297 8855

WANTED - Second Hand Night Lights
Contact Daphne 021 130 6655

May - Luna Bluffs Club Ride
Watch this space!

June 22nd - Kaiteriteri Mid-Winter Breakout
It is that time of year again; the helmets and or bikes are adorned with lights, the winter thermals have been dragged from the depths of the storage cupboard, every outing means a post ride clean down of mud n' grime. But hey it ain't all bad! 
It also means that the 6 hr Mid-Winter Breakout is on the near horizon.  
2014 has us returning to the popular Kaiteriteri Mountain bike Park tracks with the "village" again at Bethany Park campground. The course will be the same as last year as it worked so well and hopefully the weather will  be a little better.
There will as usual be a class to suit everyone √ teams -solo-mixed- tandem- unicycle- college and this year the "couples class" ( you have to be living together but to keep in line with new legislation we have no gender bias!) and the Parent Child - Dad n' Daughter, Mum n' Son class. Just about covers it all don't you think?
As in past years the focus will be on fun with spot prizes for best dressed, best crash, best hard luck story etc.  So get yourself sorted, gather a team, get yourself a partner, learn to ride a unicycle and book in the 22rd of June for 6hrs of FUN 
Spread the word. See you there.
Sunday 26th October - Milk and Honey Race
Put this date on your calendar!  If you like to ride UP, then grab and downhill friend.  Or if you prefer to get down and dirty, then find a buddy who can climb.  OR just get hard and do it all yourself!  There is still plenty of time to train... but remember time flies.  
A reminder for those who have not yet paid their 2013/14 membership fees to the club that these are past due.  Fees are $5 for kids still at school, $25 for adults and $50 for a family.
This can be paid straight into our account 03 1354 0286557 000 or payment to GB Mountain Bike club c/o Kim Johnston, 475 Abel Tasman Drive, Takaka.  Kim: 027 525 6051

Working Bees:

GBMTBC WORKING BEES From now on the THIRD SUNDAY of every month.  Contact Brent: 027 280 9439. 

For Sale:
The latest edition of the Nelson/ Tasman Mountain Bike Tracks by Steve Newport & the MTB Buddies. Includes updated info. $25 for members from Brian Alder. 03 525

The GBMTBC Committee:
PRESIDENT: Rob Dawson.
TRACKS OFFICER: Brent Hartshorne
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Mark Godden, Brian Sowman, Brian Alder, Bruce Telford, Rahi
NEWSLETTERS: Mandy Richards (Non-committee)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Newsletter 8th May


Heaphy - Is now open. Some minor debris on track, some delays possible between Brown Hut and Perry Saddle.

Rameka TrackClosed for now while DoC remove some massive windfall.
* A big thanks from DoC to those who instigated an initial work party to clear debris.
Brian Sowman, Brian Alder, Brent Hartshorne, Sam Knowles.

Pack Track - Cleared and good to ride

Klicks - Cleared and good to ride
*We listen to feedback! 
(Try the new Beginners jump in One Klick!)

Killdevil - Good to Ride to Riordans Hut (section to Waingaro forks may have windfall)

Gibbs Hill - All good from the Car Park end. Some work being done to clear bush section at saddle.
* Mark Allinson, Brian S, and Rob D, heading up to help clear windfall on bush section on Saturday morning. Phone Rob if you want to lend a hand. 0212603216

Working Bees

Saturday 17th May - Project Rameka
Repairing storm damage on Great Expectations - root balls/ fallen trees
Meet at totara tree @ 12.30..
Bring a digging/ cutting tool, rakes, gardening gloves
Car pool to work site - afternoon tea provided...

Bunch Ride (fortnightly)
Sunday 18th May - 9.30am
Meet Takaka info centre - All abilities welcome
Coffee stop guaranteed!