This Sunday 22 Southland businesses adorn the lycra as they take on the boards of the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome. Nearly 130 local business people will be competing in the annual Crowe Horwath Corporate Pursuit. In its ninth year this unique event has attracted a number of the regular businesses and some new contenders for the 2014 event.
Included in the mix for this year’s edition are the defending champions in division 1 EIS Group and the defending division 2 champions Mitre 10 Mega.
Crowe Horwath is delighted to once again be the principle sponsor of this event. They play a major part in supporting local charities and events from the Cancer Ball to many local sporting clubs.
With the competition witnessed at the recent successful Lone Star Speights Roller Racing, in which the teams tested their fitness levels out on the fixed machines, the Southland public can look forward to being treated to some exciting racing.
Each team will have at least 3 races throughout the full race programme, which encompasses over 40 races in total. For those still feeling they could take on the boards there is also the popular men’s and women’s Ricoh Southland Scratch Races, which certainly tests the bike handling skills.
The event encourages the spectators to join in the fun by dressing in their favourite team colours, creating banners and generally making a lot of noise for teams. The judges will be watching out for the vocal supporters with a $200 ILT voucher up for grabs. The winning opportunities don't stop there, as there will be various spot prizes to win throughout the day.
The event is the largest corporate track cycling event of its kind in the world encompassing high speeds, well-timed (and not so well timed) maneuvers and plenty of fun along the way. Thanks to the support of H& J’s Outdoor World the bikes will be running smoothly for competitors to set those personal best times.
The teams have been split into two divisions after last weekend’s Crowe Horwath Grading Time Trial and will now face off against each other throughout a full day’s track racing starting at 10:00am.
Admission is just $2 for adults and school aged children are free.
Experience the adrenaline pumping action all day long. It’s a great chance to see everyday Southlanders utilising a valued community asset and loving every minute of it.
Meanwhile, the team Time Trial on Sunday saw Fonterra 1 take out the fastest qualifying time with.1.16.562, followed by SBS Bank in 2nd with 1.18.682 and Whyte's Gravel Supplies in third with 1.19.510, closely followed by last year's champions EIS Group on 1.19.747.