Hi everyone and great to feel a brief touch of Spring in the air today!
A huge thank you to Sharyon Ralph and her fabulous team of merry men and women who ensured that a seamless Architecture Unlimited Corporate Pursuit race day was held on Sunday. Congratulations to all our teams and their riders and coaches who took part and raced so well on the day – there was some great competition across both grades and everyone really did themselves proud. Check out all the results, photos and posts online
Awesome to see so many venture out on the Rimu circuit mass start for the opening road race of the season on Saturday. This weekend is the Winton Middle Pub Golf Course circuit mass start with a 1.30pm race start. Meet at the Golf course at 1pm. View the full calendar
Under 19 Track Squad
This kicks off under the guidance of Brendan Akeroyd tonight 3 July from 6-7pm
These sessions are back on Mondays and Wednesdays 7-9pm.
Under 15 Squad
No session next Monday 9 July, but it will resume 16 July.
This will be determined at today’s session whether continuing during the holidays or having a break – check with the office if unsure.
Learn to Ride Kids Beginners
We will be taking a new intake of beginner track kids, aged 10 and over from the start of Term 3 – spread the word if you have family and friends with kids who are interested. Get details and register
Junior Road Camp
This year’s popular camp dates have been set for the next school holiday break – just one and a half weeks away - and will be held at Borland Lodge Camp from Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 July. Check out the details
King House Removals Race Series
Entries are now open for this year’s series starting on Friday 27 July with all age groups and an Open grade again this year. $80 for the series entry if paid before 13 July 2018.
Entries paid after this date incur a $20 late fee - total $100.
Entries close Friday 20 July.
Per race night entry is $15 to be paid prior to the event. Enter online here now account details are online.
Yunca Junior Tour Entries
Check out the details and entries are now open on our website – the finalised stage routes are now online too.
This will be a record 35 years of this race now being sponsored by Yunca Heating! It is truly stuff that legends are made of so get your entry in now.
Do you have a small/medium frame track or road bike gathering dust? Or adult sizes? We’re regularly asked for bikes to hire to help young riders in to the sport – and have noticed a big lift in interest in road bikes. We have some lease bikes available, but can’t really loan bikes from the fleet as they’re needed for group sessions. If you have something that you’d like to donate or sell at a reasonable price , please get in touch so we can help someone fall in love with the sport. We are also currently seeking an extra small track bike for a young junior who is super-duper keen. Due to our limited supply of these super small track bikes we cannot hire them our unfortunately. Let us know at the office if you can help out.
Code of Conduct Agreements
New Code of Conduct Agreement forms are being rolled out for licensed riders. It is a written reminder and agreement of some of the points in Cycling Southland’s Code of Conduct & Integrity that all licensed members have already agreed to abide by when they license with CNZ.
We also have a Code of Conduct Agreement for Parents/Caregivers and other supporters to sign. We ask that parents/caregivers read the agreements and sign them.
Coaches will also be presented with update Code of Conduct forms to sign too.
If you have any questions regarding this please get in touch.
A reminder about the 2018 Cycling Southland Annual General Meeting taking place in Legends Lounge 2 at ILT Stadium Southland on Thursday, July 26, at 7pm. A plate is requested for a light supper at the conclusion.
Nominations for two executive positions, three selectors, and the roles of senior road convenor and senior track convenor must be received by the General Manager by noon on Tuesday, July 17. Any other notices of business, remits, and nominations, including Life Membership, must be received by Thursday at 5pm.
An agenda and meeting papers will be made available on July 19. For more details visit: http://www.cyclingsouth.org.nz/pages/club-meetings/
Don’t forget to schedule the Timaru Top 10 Holiday Park 2 Day Tour for a bit a kick out on 25 and 26 August, with Open, U17 and U15 grades and four scratch races and one time trial. Check out details
Finally, a few highlights to note.
Hayden Strong – go you good thing after smashing out three stage wins in the West Bend at Dairyland (his first wins since being in the USA riding with the BISSELLABGIANTS) – truly outstanding racing and everyone is super proud of what you’re achieving!
Outstanding confirmation this week that our very own Tom ‘Scud’ Scully is among four Kiwis to race in the Tour de France this year – truly stunning news and again we couldn’t be prouder to have our very first Southlander racing this year – this will mean he will have competed in Europe’s top three cycling races. Go Scud and enjoy every minute of this chance of a lifetime experience – you’ll be awesome!
Good luck to all our juniors heading to Cycling New Zealand South Island School Road Champs being held in Timaru this weekend – smash it out of the park everyone!
Huge good luck also to Corbin Strong, who leaves this Friday taking on the schools road champs first and Sophie-Leigh Bloxham who leaves Saturday for a quick trip home in readiness for the start of their Junior Worlds build up in Cambridge from next week.
Take it all in – enjoy, train hard and get ready to smash it next month in Aigle, Switzerland from 15 to 19 August. You’ll be awesome!
Take care out there and have a fabbo week ahead!