Date: Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Happy Tuesday out there and boy we are being spoilt with the sunny days lately!

Righty ho, first things first and into it…

Junior Division Meeting Tonight
This is tonight 7pm in the Ulmer Lounge – all welcome!

Yunca Tour - Junior Track Carnival and South Island Secondary School Champs
Our big junior week launches with gusto next Friday with the three-day Yunca tour starting at Teretonga on the Friday. We have around 100 riders from throughout the country and there will be some great racing across the age groups guaranteed.

Then we launch into the ILT Junior Track Carnival and South Island Secondary School Track Champs on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 October. Action will get underway from 3pm on the Tuesday with the schools time trials and then the Carnival and combined school event action is from 6pm nightly.

Anyone willing to lend a hand for these events please let the office know.

Track hire charges
The executive has reviewed the track charges for the coming season and agreed to a small increase in individual track hire. This will take effect on October 3. Note that being a member entitles you to cheaper track hires than members of the public.

There will be no change to the hourly prices charged, although the two-hour concession cards will rise by $10 to bring them in line with the actual costs. Concession cards remain the cheapest way to ride. Concession cards now remain in the office and are ticked off following each session to help us with our investigation into a cloud-based concession card system.

The new one-hour track hire charges are as follows:
Member               no lights                                             $40                                                    
Member               with lights                                         $50                                     
Non-member      no lights                                             $55                                     
Non-member      with lights                                         $60                                                    
Derny/motorbike                                                           $15

As of Oct 3, these are the concession card that will be available and the prices:
Junior    (one-hour)                                                        $60                                                                   
Junior with bike hire (one-hour)                               $70                                                    
Junior    (two-hour)                                                        $110     
Senior    (one-hour)                                                      $60                      
Senior with bike hire (one-hour)                             $90       
Senior    (two-hour)                                                       $110
Cyclofit with bike hire                                                   $50

First Aid Course
We’ve had some interest in a first aid course that could be run the weekend/week before Yunca Junior Tour of Southland. This is a cycling-specific first aid course that focuses on those injuries most likely to occur on the track or road. Last chance to get in now please. Email mark.hotton@cyclingsouth.org.nz if you’re interested and want to find out more.

Lock up Door – Keep it Shut
A further reminder to please keep the lock up door shut. Open it – get your bike out and close it again Easiest policy is last person out shut it behind you! There is far too much valuable property in there and anyone can just wander in when no one is around.

Friday Night Racing
We are running Programme 3 this week 6-8pm so come down and be ready to race at 6pm. Results from last week’s racing are here

Saturday Road Racing
This Saturday is the Woodlands Handicap race so please ensure you get your entries in to assist with handicapping

Wednesday Worlds
To allow daylight saving to ease in and ensure safety of all cyclists involved, the restart of Wednesday Worlds has been deferred to Wednesday 5 October (not next week as noted in the road calendar. Racing will be on the Tisbury circuit, so meet at Tisbury School at 6pm for 6.30pm race start, $5 entry.

Sunday Club Fun Fest
This Sunday 25 September is round two of the monthly Club Fest with sprints from 1-4pm. Check out the details here

60th Anniversary SBS Bank Tour of Southland – lots to get involved with!
Tour of Southland Bluff Hill Charity Ride
Cyclists wanting to emulate their heroes will have the chance to race on a section of the 60th Anniversary SBS Bank Tour of Southland this year. Members of the public are being challenged to take part in the BDO Bluff Hill charity ride, a 7km journey starting at the Stirling Point signpost in Bluff, through the seaside town and finishing on the summit of Bluff Hill. The bonus is all proceeds raised will be donated to Ronald McDonald House. View the details here and get your entry in now

Gala on Gala Corporate Team Time Trial
As part of this special event we invite you to come ​and ​join ​the ​action ​at ​'Gala ​on ​Gala' ​as ​part ​of ​the ​build ​up ​to ​this year’s event in our inaugural Ricoh Corporate Road Team Time Trial. 
Teams ​are made up of ​four ​to ​six ​riders ​with ​a ​minimum ​of ​one ​female, and you can enter at either a ​social ​or ​competitive level. 
The team time ​will ​be ​taken ​from ​the ​fourth ​rider ​over ​the ​finish of the 4.2km circuit of Queens Park ​- ​so ​get ​your crew assembled and put your ​team ​name ​and ​entry ​in ​now ​by registering online here

Lone Star Supporters Bus
Finally, don’t forget about the Lone Star Tour Supporters Bus that will allow seat holders to follow the arduous Eastern Southland stage on Friday 4 November. This is a special invitation to Southland businesses to consider this unique opportunity to reward your clients or staff – or it’s just a special opportunity for you and a group of friends.

We’d love you to be a part of the 60th Anniversary SBS Bank Tour of Southland special celebrations, so enter a time trial team, or register for the Bluff Hill charity ride and book a seat on the supporters bus – we’ll ensure you have a great ride!

Finally, huge congrats to our champion tandem pilot Laura Thompson and her stoker Emma Foy on their Paracyling bronze in the road race on the final day of action in Rio That medal backed up their silver on the boards earlier in the games. It has truly been an outstanding Paralympics event for our Kiwi team this year. Awesome work to everyone!

Enjoy your week and the school holidays that loom at the end of the week!

 

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