Road Racing

Thornbury Circuit - Handicap Race

Saturday 18th August - 1.30pm

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Learn to Ride Term 4

We are now taking registrations for the Term 4 Learn to Ride Track block for 2018.
This offers beginner children, aged 10 and up, an introduction to track cycling. Minimum height restriction 130cm.
Starts Wednesday 17 and Friday 19 October, from 4-5pm, and runs until the end of school term. Select either a Wednesday or Friday but not both.
$85 fee includes, track hire, bike hire, coach and water bottle.

Phone 03 219 9325 or email office@cyclingsouth.org.nz to register now.

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Adult race coaching

Following feedback from the post-Corporate Pursuit survey, Cycling Southland is introducing a coached six-session adult racing programme.

Running on Monday nights from 5.45pm from August 20, the hour-long sessions will teach basic track racing skills and provide development for those keen to start racing but unsure where to begin.

Run by Cycling New Zealand-qualified coach Lance Spencer, participants will develop track confidence, learn to ride in bunches, build strength and endurance, and learn the basics of various types of racing.

Completing these sessions, which are designed as a foundation skills developer, will enable licensed riders to then take part in Friday night club racing and move into senior rider squads – sprint or endurance.

Those keen to take part need basic track skills gained through Track Start sessions on a Wednesday night or having taken part in Corporate Pursuit. A minimum level of ability is the confidence to comfortably ride all areas of the track at pace.

Spaces are limited but minimum numbers are required so contact Melissa in the office to reserve your spot. The block is $65 with own bike, $80 with bike hire.

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Major Event Calendar

  • 27 July to 9 November - King House Removals Race Series <read more>
  • 1 September - Gore to Waikiwi Road Classic <read more>
  • 5 to 7 October - Yunca Junior Tour of Southland <read more>
  • 9 to 10 October - South Island Secondary School Champs and ILT Junior Carnival 
  • 28 October to 3 November - SBS Bank Tour of Southland <read more>
  • 30 November to 2 December - Southland Track Championships

News and Results

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Friday, 17 August 2018
It was a gold and silver day for New Zealand’s team pursuit combinations on the second day of the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Switzerland. Read Article
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
The Cycling New Zealand team is well settled ready to take on the might of Europe when the UCI Junior World Track Cycling Championships gets underway in Switzerland on Wednesday late evening (NZ time). Read Article
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Hi team, ​I hope your final days of it officially being winter are going smoothly as the lawn mowers get dusted off early and the spring bulbs explode into colour – good times! Read Article
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge will be held again on November 24 with family and group offers and challenges for schools, tertiary students and rotary options as well as on-road and off road racing. Read Article
Monday, 13 August 2018
Amazing weather conditions saw for a good turnout for the 70km Dipton handicaped race which also showcased some impressive rides. Read Article
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