Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi everyone,

Firstly a message from our President, Lindsay Jordan

Dale MacDonald’s Resignation:
It is with much regret that I have received the resignation of Dale who will be leaving us on Friday March 21st to shift to Nelson with Stu. Dale has been a valued member of the Cycling Southland staff since  June 2011. In her role as Coaching Co-ordinator Dale has been instrumental in providing our members across the board with access to first-rate coaching resources. She has also been involved in the club’s many cycling programmes both on the track and road, including coaching, organising and setting up specific programmes. Behind the scenes Dale has been a dedicated, passionate and outgoing staff member who has made an enormous contribution to Cycling Southland in many areas including running of events, managing teams and organising social activities.

In all of her dealings Dale has always been professional, open and approachable. She has always had the best interests of cyclists at heart and our members will miss her helpfulness and also her clear and easy to understand communication style.

I am sure you will all join me in wishing Dale and Stu all the very best in the future.

New General Manager start date:
Phil Culling takes up his role as our General Manger on March 3. It seems a long time ago when Phil was announced as our new GM but he had to give 3 months’ notice to his current employer Environment Southland. In the meantime Phil had been attending some Cycling Southland meetings and has made himself available as required. 

Now on  to Melissa for our other news for the week …

Saturday Road Racing Restarts
As Saturday 1 February rolls into view – it is time to register for the first Summer Road Race of the season with the Donovan Graded Points this Saturday. So get registering online now and do so by midday Friday so grading can be completed. Also a reminder to make sure you have memberships and licencing up to date for regular racing on both the road and track thank you. Click here for more info or just ask Melissa for help office@cyclingsouth.org.nz or 217 3215 

Under 19 Sessions and all other Squads
Just a reminder to keep a regular check on Squad Training times for additional sessions etc  check out the track schedule

This week U19 Squad has a session on Thursday 1.30 – 3pm and there will be no U19 coaches at the Friday night 8pm session.

Keirin Fest – Register Now
On Saturday 16 February, On Track Coaching’s Stu MacDonald is hosting a Keirin Fest for a strictly limited number of riders, aged U17 and older. This will be more great build up for Track Nationals so read all about it and download a registration form here 

BikeNZ Licence issue
We were advised last week that due to an administrative error, a small number of membership cards have been matched to incorrect addresses – please dispose of the faulty card when it arrives – we know these are around because we’ve received two in the office and heard of others. BikeNZ have identified the cards affected and rectified the mistake.  Your correct card will arrive as soon as humanly possible. 

Distinction Hotels Milford Mountain Classic
Huge congrats to all those who took part in last Saturday’s race – from all accounts a great day was had by all and there were some fantastic results across board from many of our local riders – well done to you all. Check out full results here

Southland Track Champ Medals
These have now been completed and are available to collect from the office. We will also send many down to squad training sessions for you. 

Congrats Scud
Well done to our recent World Cup Track gold medallist Tom Scully on his selection for the BikeNZ road team heading across the Tasman next week Read more here Good luck Tom!

Vital Signs Tour de Lakes
Remember to keep the momentum going for this year’s Vital Signs Tour de Lakes being held over Easter – 18 to 21 April. Another great challenge to put on the calendar if you haven’t taken part before. Read all about it and get entry information by clicking here

So that’s all for this week’s instalment – time to get on with more prep and planning towards Track Nationals month in March

Keep up the great work on the bike everyone

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