Date: Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hello team and hope you all got to enjoy the long Waitangi weekend, it always comes as a bonus after a cracking busy start to the year!

It was great to see the road racing series get underway last weekend – albeit a small field, which is understandable on a holiday weekend. You can read Race Manager Tony Hammington’s super fun report here

Next Saturday is the Woodstock 54km Handicap followed by teh 2nd race in the South Port Crit Series, being held at the Balmoral Drive circuit on Sunday so get your entries in now and remember to check up on your race manager or marshalling duties for the season ahead by viewing the programme 

Junior Division Meeting
A reminder that the monthly Junior meeting is tonight at 7pm in the Ulmer Lounge, due to a double meeting booking on Thursday now.

Topics include Track Nationals, College road race series and 2015 Road Nationals. 

Cycling Otago NZ Cup on Wheels
Cycling Otago’s NZ Cup on Wheels will be held at Seddon Park Velodrome on 14 February with Grades A, B, C, Women, A, B, U17, U15, U13 and roadster. Entry $20 senior and $10 junior – pay on the day. Report 4.30pm for 5.30pm start.

Attached is the programme for the NZ Cup. Also there are criteriums on Sunday morning. This has a report time of 9am. It's in the wharf area of town with the start finish line at Sheetmetal Otago on Willis St. 

View the map here Dunedin is pretty much booked out. No affordable accommodation! So the Crit may not be so attractive. 

Senior Racing
The lack of numbers attending senior racing means this session may have to be shut down early in the year due to lack of viability. If people are intending on returning – particularly seniors – can you please let me know office@cyclingsouth.org.nz otherwise action will have to be taken sorry. In the meantime it will run as an informal session and attendees can organise some racing if numbers allow. 

ILT Festival of Speed February Carnival
Get your entries in now for the next instalment of our New Year Carnivals, with a great –pre-Age Group Track Nationals lead-in event being held on our SIT Zero Fees Velodrome boards again on February 20 and 21. Get your entries in now

We are obviously very much after our willing band of able bodied helpers to volunteer again over these two nights so if you can – please let me know office@cyclingsouth.org.nz – always very much appreciated thank you. 

Vital Signs Tour de Lakes
Entries are now open for this popular annual Easter Tour around Central, Lakes District and Fiordland being held Friday 3 to Monday 6 April. Download your form here and don’t forget to get your accommodation bookings sorted – all details are online. 

2015 Licensing and Membership
Another reminder that licensing and memberships for 2014 ceased on 31 December so you have to renew – no one can race on either the road or track without a minimum Ride Club or Race Youth or Senior licence and current Cycling Southland membership. These can be arranged directly online through Cycling New Zealand or through me at the office. Contact me office@cyclingsouth.org.nz if you have any queries at all 

Club Road National Entries Open
Entries are now open tot eh 2015 Club Road National Championships being held in the Hawke’s Bay from 16-19 April. To enter visit: the online registration here

For more information visit: Dynamo Events. Entries close on Sunday 29 March.

Righty ho ho,
That’s the short and sweet from me this week so enjoy your week. Good luck to our Masters and Juniors in their final build up to the Track Nationals next month and remember to support your allocated track sessions during the week – including senior racing tonight.

 

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