Date: Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Good soggy Tuesday to you all and hope everyone is recovering well after an outstanding Club Road Nationals in Alexandra.
A tremendous effort by everyone who ventured up there and raced – while some found conditions or circumstances trying, the overall results were still pretty darned epic!
Read all about it online http://www.cyclingsouth.org.nz/
or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cyclingsouthland

School Holiday Programme
This will be held again tomorrow from 10-11am and 11am-12pm. Cost $6 per hour.
Please ensure you register your kids with me as there were some huge numbers last week and it was not known that many would be attending. View details here

Corporate Pursuit
Team entries are starting to roll in nicely, so if you are planning on entering make sure you get your entries in online – if you are still awaiting confirmation of all your riders you can still just put ‘tbc’ in the name space and provide further details when you have finalised.

Key dates are:
6 May: 
Entries Close – midday
11 May: Team Briefing - 7-9pm
1 July: Corporate Pursuit Time Trials - 6pm start
10 July: Corporate Pursuit Event Day - 10am start

Also if anyone wishes to help out – either as a volunteer at the events or as a coach for one of the teams – please let me know. All hands on deck are greatly appreciated.

We also need some additional male riders if anyone is keen to help out and race the event – you must be 18 and over and have not represented Southland at Track Nationals in recent years.

Road Racing
After such a great club road nationals, this Saturday is a great teams event on the Winton Golf Course 25km circuit.  Enter online here now Seniors and Junior Div 1 will do two laps and Juniors 2 and 3 will do one lap. Teams self-select members (maximum of five and minimum of three). After entries close on Friday each team will be handicapped on their strengths. Usual time trial rules apply and aero bars and TT bikes are allowed. Meet at 1pm at the Golf Course for 1.30pm racing.

Track Squad Training
Sprint Squad restarts on Monday 2 May 7-8pm
Anyone U17 and over starts tonight (Tuesdays) from 7pm – 7.30pm and again on Thursdays 6-8pm
Under 15s will start 4-6pm this Thursday and then return to their Monday 4-6pm slot from next week 2 May.|
These sessions will cater for the build-up to our May Magnifique! ILT 10th Anniversary Track Carnival.

May Magnifique! ILT 10th Anniversary Track Carnival
This event will be held on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May to celebrate 10 years of the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome. You can enter online here This event will be preceded by a birthday bash on Thursday 26 May – the official day we opened – and this will include some junior racing as well.

So that’s a wrap for another week – and the last one again for another month – so keep warm and dry out there and we’ll look forward to seeing you at the track over the coming weeks.

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