Date: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi everyone and yes just two more sleeps to go because Thursday is the day the Glasgow Commonwealth Games kick off – oh boy, oh boy! It’s going to be exciting, particularly with so many Southland cyclists taking part!

It’s is shaping up to be a potentially great year for medals for our cycling team and news highlighting this fact just keeps on coming – see today’s great sprint article here

Then it’s just a couple more weeks until our talented trio of Junior Worlds reps take on the competition in Korea. Again Laura, Mike and Nick have been hitting the headlines as part of the lead-in campaign. We had Laura’s yarn last week, so view Mike’s here and then read up on Nick’s take here – we hope their final push in training really has them raring to go! 

Saturday Racing
Another cold but successful two-race day was held on Saturday and with some fine TT and Team Race results – well done everyone involved in again making this happen. Courtesy of Waine, all the results have now been posted online and there’s even some stylish snaps from the first round in the winter series courtesy of Robyn Edie here

This Saturday is Woodstock Handicap, don’t forget the 12.30pm assembly for 1pm race start from the Mabel Bush Hall. Please register online here by midday Thursday. The following weekend will be the second race in the winter series and second in the secondary school competition – which will again be ridden on Sunday 3 August.

Intermediate Omnium Competition
Cycling Southland is holding an Intermediate Omnium competition and a dedicated training session will be held on Wednesday nights from 8-9pm (possibly to be extended to 10pm depending on team numbers). The competition will comprise of teams of four riders including one female. If you are an individual that is keen, we would be delighted to put a few hybrid teams together down the track. All riders will get the opportunity to train for each track discipline but come finals you will put forward a representative for the Scratch/Elimination Race/Keirin/500m Time Trial. The whole team will take part in the Team Pursuit.  

The Omnium Finals will take place as follows: Scratch Race and Team Pursuit for Gala Night on Friday 5 September. The 500m Time Trial will take place 8-9pm on Wednesday 24 September. Finally the Keirin and Elimination Race will take place at our Track Carnival on 7-8 October. You must be a full 2014 member of Cycling Southland to take part. Contact Nick for more information nick.longworth@cyclingsouth.org.nz

Under 17 Track Training
Under 17 track training will be continuing weekly on Thursdays from 4-6pm, starting from this week. All welcome. 

Junior Division Raffle
A reminder to everyone selling tickets for this raffle that you need to return the tickets (sold or unsold) and money to Andrea on or before the start of racing this Friday night – if any problems just drop into Milly at the office and she will ensure it is passed on. Any queries flick Andrea a text on 027 345 9381.

Baxter & Neilson Round 2 Results
The results from round 2 are now online Check out the results here

Hugely discounted tops for sale
We have acquired a number of ‘France’ fabric NZ jerseys in sizes medium, small and extra small (although these are quite large sizings), which we are selling through the office for just $25 per top. If you are keen to try and buy, please swing by the office. To view the garment click here

Let the office know if you wish to put an apology in for the AGM – otherwise we’ll be seeing you on Thursday night.

Keep warm ‘til then

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