Date: Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Hello folks and hope this finds you all well and enjoying the school holidays if you are in that mode for the next couple of weeks!

Huge congratulations to all our junior cyclists that attended the South Island Schools Road Champs in Timaru over the weekend. Not only did they do their schools proud but you have also done Cycling Southland proud. With what would have to be one of the best results ever from Southland Junior Road Cyclists at an event. It was a truly massive medal haul across all ages with all age groups having several Southland riders up on the podium. As our junior road convenor Brendon McLeod reiterated, a big thanks Waine Harding for organising the schools racing in preparation for this event. Everyone should be super proud of their achievements. Also big congrats to James Hargest College winning the overall points trophy for the first time ever to come to a Southland School.
Here’s a summary of Southland rider results and the full results can be found at https://schools.cyclingnewzealand.nz/results

AGM
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 next Tuesday (July 17). An agenda and meeting papers will be made available on July 19. For more details visit: http://www.cyclingsouth.org.nz/pages/club-meetings/

Winter Road Racing
Good work to those who ventured out to the Winton Golf Course circuit with some great conditions on Saturday. Thanks as always to our volunteers who ensure this runs smoothly and well done to our race place-getters Brent – I’m back on the bike so look out! – Allnut 1st, Neil – don’t look over your shoulder ‘cos I’m here – Familton 2nd, Jaxon – expect the unexpected from the young fella – Taylor 3rd and Alistair – I’m putting in the hard yards and it’s paying off – Green 4th. Well done guys.

This Saturday is the Browns Graded Circuit Race with 1pm registration and 1.30pm racing. There’s also an optional 10km Time Trial – all welcome and full TT gear accepted. Rock up to the Browns Tavern at 11am for this one.
If you don’t receive racing information contact Danielle (Rabbit) admin@cyclingsouth.org.nz to get registered on ‘Teamer.’


Architecture Unlimited Corporate Pursuit Survey
Calling all event participants this year, we now welcome your thoughts and care about what you think. Our event manager’s ethos is to present a fun, inclusive and fair (Italian Pursuit style) team competition. The recent changes were due to reflecting on last year’s feedback. So please, make a cuppa and help her to make next year’s even better! 

You’re welcome to use this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3J8R876

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

Track Sessions
Confirming that Under 17 Squad will run both weeks during the holidays and Under 15s resume next Monday. Under 13 Rockets will also continue on Tuesdays throughout the holidays.

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
Final early bird entry this week 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. (Remember just because you have entered online will not mean you get the early bird rate if not paid by Monday morning 16th July).
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.


Friday Night Racing
This is now on hold due to school holidays and the King House Removals Race Series kicking off at the end of the month.

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.

Make the most of our track sessions for open rolls during this wet and cool time of the year and there is a wet weather option on Sundays 11am-1pm as well. http://www.cyclingsouth.org.nz/pages/track-schedule/
Just remember to sign in on the folder on the table down in the ‘D’ area please.
Lunch Roll today is a fantastic example of many making the most of the boards during the damp days!
Keep safe out there for another week.

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