In cycling, in Whakatane a race was held recently for two sections over 38 kilometres starting from Paroa School through Poroporo,
White Pine Bush to Awakeri and back to Paroa School. One on ten competitors in the A section was Karen Hanlen who competed against the men and finished third behind winner George Westerman and Brad Jones in second spot.
There were only 6 finishers in section A. In section B the winner was Frans van der Biltder in front of Paul Futter and David Newport in third place.
I te eke paihikara i Whakatane i tu tetahi whakatere kia rua nga reanga me te toru tekau ma waru kiromita te tawhiti i timata mai i Te Kura o Te Paroa ma Te Poroporo ki Te Toki-a-Kiwa ki Awakeri mea rawa ake ka hoki ano ki Te Kura o Te Paroa. Tetahi o nga tangata tekau i te reanga A ko Karen Hanlen e whakataetae ana i nga tane i mutu tuatoru i muri i a George Westerman tuatahi raua ko Brad Jones tuarua. Otira tokoono anahe o ratau i oti te whakatere katoa. No roto i te reanga B na Frans van der Biltder i toa tuatahi i mua i a Paul Futter katahi ka whai tuatoru a David Newport.