We are certainly getting some invigorating starts to the day with the frosts recently – it certainly gets one motivated in the mornings.
2017 Architecture Unlimited Corporate Pursuit
Our 2017 line up of teams are starting to get into their work with training on the track and it’s great to see.
If anyone is interested in being part of a composite team we have some guys on stand-by and the ideal would be for one woman and one or two more men to make this team happen. If you are keen let me know at the office and we’ll put you all in touch with each other.
The Time Trial is being held on Friday 7 July from 6pm, with the race event being held on Sunday 23 July with warm ups from 9am and racing from 10am.
Anyone still keen to lend a hand for either or both of these events, please let me know at the office.
Meanwhile, the Lone Star Roller Racing battle begins tonight View the weekly schedule starting at 7pm so head on down and cheer them on!
A reminder to please ensure you always sign on when attending track sessions – the folders are in the folder holder at the top of the tunnel or on the table, which is now located in the middle of the ‘D’ to ensure there is no congestion for cyclists entering the track from either end.
Tonight is an Open Club Roll from 6-8pm – all welcome.
King House Removals Omnium Track Series
We would like to welcome "King House Removals" as the new sponsor for the annual Track Omnium race series.
There will be racing for U13, U15, U17 and for the first time an open grade, for U19 and up. The programme will include a flying 200m, 500tt, kilos, keirins, scratch, points, tempo and elimination races.
The race dates are:
Entry $70 for the series if paid before Monday 10 July
$80 if after 10th and entries for the series close on Monday 17 July. Enter online here now
Mid-Winter Track Carnival
Don’t forget to get your entries in for our Mid-Winter Track Carnival that we’re holding on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 July, from 6pm each night. This is one for all ages and just $10 entry per night with prize money up for grabs. Enter online here now
Also we’re looking for a couple of billets for two Canterbury girls who are going to be down for the Junior Performance Camp and Carnival that week if anyone can help please let me know thank you.
I you haven’t already got it in your diaries there will be Club Meeting on Monday 26 June, at 7pm, upstairs in the Velodrome – all welcome.
Articles for the garage sale are starting to come in and we thank those who have supported this Cycling Southland fundraising venture so far. The garage sale is at the Velodrome on Saturday 8th July, commencing at 8.00am and we desperately need more support to ensure that this venture is successful. This is a good opportunity to get rid of unused goods that are taking up space in your home or garage.
If you are unable to contribute personally, please ask neighbours, friends and family to see what they may have lying around that they have no further use for – and if that turns up nothing, have you thought about supporting the event by making some baking to sell at the garage sale. We are going to have a baking stall there and fresh baking always sells very readily. So there are plenty of ways to offer your support – remember nothing is too big or too small.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could drop these goods off at the Velodrome next time you are there or if you heaps of articles, please contact the office and we can arrange to have them picked up in the van.
We could also do with your assistance on the day if you are available.
Junior Road Camp
Details are now finalised – read more
Winter Road Racing Calendar
The new calendar is now online Check out the exciting racing programme that has been put together
Another date to note is our AGM, which will be held on Thursday 27 July at 7pm.
Finally, huge congrats to another couple of great achievements over the weekend for Tom Scully and Brad Knipe.
Brad took gold in the men’s team sprint with Zac Williams and Jordan Castle, claiming valuable UCI points while racing in Trexlertown. Read more here
Then Southland rider Tom Scully won his first World Tour race for Cannondale-Drapac in the final stage of La Route du Sud. Read more here
Outstanding efforts by both guys and we’re all super proud for you! Keep up the great work.
So there’s plenty to keep everyone busy over the coming weeks – get stuck into it all and enjoy!