Hi cycling enthusiasts,
Welcome to another week and the last one for another month – where do they go!
Despite the longer nights and cooler, shorter days it’s still very busy in the world of cycling and upcoming events – so let’s get into the action.
There was a positive atmosphere at the club meeting held on Monday night. A big thanks to those who attended – we hope there was some value in it.
Mark outlined what changes have been introduced in the past 12 months in relation to pathways for riders and talked about some new initiatives being planned, including novice racing and the development of road/outdoor coaching for younger riders.
He also outlined some of the more than 30 various events or activities being juggled by the office.
Wider discussion included road progression for both junior and senior riders, the creation of road and track convenors for both junior and seniors, the creation of a road racing committee to continue the great work that’s gone in to developing the next road programme and booklet, how to encourage rec riders into club racing and wider opportunities for the organisation.
One of the messages that came out was an understanding that things are being worked on but there aren’t any instant fixes, but using the passion of our members certainly puts us on the right path.
Architecture Unlimited Corporate Pursuit
Tonight is heat two of the Lone Star Roller Racing at 7pm, so head on down and cheer the teams along. See the schedule
A reminder that the rules for the event have been aligned with the recent UCI changes View the new rules
All teams are now right into their training for the Time Trial being held on Friday 7 July from 6pm. This will be followed by race day on Sunday 23 July with racing from 10am. If you know of a female rider to join a composite team please let me know ASAP as we have four eager guys raring to go!
If anyone is still able to lend a hand for either or both events please let me know thank you.
This Saturday is the first road race of the Winter season, starting with the Ricoh mass start 50km race on the McQuarrie Street-Gorge Road circuit. You need a race licence to take part so contact me at the office if you need to sort this.
Meet at the Kew Bowling Club at 1pm for a 1.30pm race start. View the race calendar and full rules for this season
Club Racing & Endurance Sessions
Club racing is held on alternate Tuesday nights. It will alternate fortnightly with the newly introduced Open Club Roll, which replaces the Endurance session and will be held from 6-8pm.
Following Corporate Pursuit, Club Roll will reduce to 6-7pm and the U19 & Masters Endurance Session will return to the 7-9pm slot.
On the alternate weeks of racing another U19 & Masters Endurance session will be held on Thursdays from 8pm.
It will run in this cycle:
June 27 Racing July 4 Roll
July 11 Racing July 18 Roll/Enduro
July 25 Racing August 1 Roll/Enduro
King House Removals Race Series
A reminder to get your entries in for the new series before 10 July to ensure your early bird discount of $70 – otherwise you will pay $80. This year also includes and U19 and older open grade. All details and entry is available here
Mid-Winter Track Carnival
Our Mid-Winter Track Carnival is being held over two nights on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 July, with racing from 6pm. The programme rider categories will be determined by the entry numbers so get entering online There is some great interest from around the South Island and further afield with a SIT Southern Hub Talent Development Camp being held in conjunction with the event.
Those wanting to volunteer to help during the event can please let me know and I’ll add you to my list thank you.
Junior Division Road Camp
This year’s the Junior Division road camp is being held at Taringatura from Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 July. View all details here
Club Garage Sale
Our fundraising Garage Sale is being held on Saturday 8 July from 8am to 1pm in the Velodrome – so stick the date in your diary and come and grab yourself a bargain.
Any donated goods for the event are still welcome so please drop them into us.
That’s all from the office this week, so keep warm over the coming week by keeping those wheels spinning.