Date: Tuesday, 04 April 2017

Welcome to April everyone and not long to go until it’s school holidays already.

We have a big Memorial Road Race day this Saturday from 10.30am with the Gorge Road Memorial Weekend Handicap, which includes the Martin Verbeek Trophy, the Murray McLeay Trophy, Bunty Hewett Trophy and the Curtis Dunn Memorial trophy for the junior race. The Gorge Road Memorial is a 102km handicap so please ensure all entries are done online by 10am on Friday to allow for handicapping to be done. Report at 10am for a 10.30am start in McQuarrie Street and the prizegiving will be held at the Kew Bowling Club.

Register online now for the senior and junior races

The Curtis Dunn Memorial race this Saturday is the classic event on the junior road racing calendar and it would be great to see a large turnout of junior riders in support of the Dunn Family, who tragically lost their son Curtis in a cycling accident.

Allan, a life member of Cycling Southland and a tireless worker for cycling in the south over many years, along with his wife Jo and family, generously support this event and we encourage our riders to show your support to the Dunn family by entering for this Saturday’s race.

Div 1: Riders to register at Gorge Road School at 10.00am, race start 10.30am
26.5km Handicap Race
$10.00 Entry Fee

Div 2: Riders to register at Mokotua Garage at 10.00am, race start 10.30am
16.5km Handicap Race
$10.00 Entry Fee

Prizegiving: Allan Dunn will be hosting the Prizegiving at the Kew Bowls club once all riders are finished around 12.00pm. We strongly urge all riders to support this please. 

Club Racing
Tonight it is open Club Racing from 6-8pm for all ages, so head on down and have some fun.

School Holiday Track Cycling Programme
We will again be holding a track cycling programme during the school holidays on Wednesday 19 and 26 and Thursday 20 and 27 April. View all the details and register online

New Learn to Ride Track Cycling Programme
From next term our current Wheelers beginner kids sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays will be restructured to  a new Learn to Ride track cycling programme. You can book your child in for a nine-week block on either a Wednesday or a Friday from 4-5pm for just $85 and this will give you a fully coached, nine-week programme, including bike hire, track hire, a water bottle and a certificate with a final fun-day of bike skill games and other events at the end. Register now with us at  office@cyclingsouth.org.nz or phone 219 9325

Calder Stewart Series
Another great result for many of our Southland riders in round two of the series racing last weekend, including a notable return to form for first-year master rider Luke Macpherson – and Corbin Strong and Hamish Keast continuing to do battle with Strong prevailing and taking the U19 jersey for this round. Well done view the full results  Read the article here

So that’s it from me this week, take care as we ease into the shorter post-daylight saving days.

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