Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Hi everyone and first and foremost our thoughts go out to all our friends and family up the islands who have been hit by the terrifying earthquakes and aftershocks that started early on Monday morning, followed by flooding in some areas – enough is enough really? We hope you are all safe and well and our very best wishes to you all during this difficult time.

Southland Track Champs
The Southland Track Championships are less than two weeks away, running from Friday 25 to 27, and we would love to hear from all those who will be around during the event and available to lend a hand please, as many of our loyal workers are actually racing at these champs. Let me know at office@cyclingsouth.org.nz if you can help on the Friday night, Saturday and/or Sunday and if you have any preference of what you would like to do.

Meanwhile, riders get registering online now the event is already attracting our mates from further north, as a great lead-in to the National Track Champs in the New Year. Entries close 5pm on Monday 21 November.

Road Racing
The next race will be the Niagara Graded (the second South Port points series race) this Saturday November 19, at the usual summer time of 10.30am. Race manager is Waine Harding and marshals are Shane Pointon, Kate Wilson and Wayne Miller. If you cannot fulfil your duties, please find a replacement and notify the office thank you.  Register online here Meet at Niagara Café.

Congratulations to last week’s winners. A Grade: Corbin Strong 1st, Blake Tait-Jones 2nd, Jack Pedler 3rd. B Grade: Steve Brough 1st, Neil Failton 2nd, Wayne Miller 3rd. C Grade: Josh Miller 1st, Allan Milne 2nd, Craig Sadlier 3rd. Check out the full results here

Last week’s Zookeepers Café Wednesday Worlds again had some great racing across all grades with Corbin Strong taking out A Grade in a time of 42.03 from Brendan Akeroyd and Mike White. Andrew Lienert won B Grade in 43.07 from Wayne Miller and Helena Rikiti and Josh Miller won C Grade in 51.08 from Finn Rogers and Mark Williams.

Friday Night Racing
There was a huge turnout last Friday night again for racing and  a big thank you to those who helped to ensure the programme ran through smoothly  View the results here

This Friday 6pm is programme 2 and a reminder that everyone needs to put their race gears on in readiness for the Southland Track Champs so Friday Night racing will no longer be restricted gearing.

Baxter & Neilson Race Night 7
This Saturday is Round 7 of the Baxter & Neilson Junior Race Series. Racing starts 5.30pm and Baxter & Neilson is putting up some prize money for a quiz on past winners. Check out the details here

Club Memberships for 2017
Membership renewals are now open and can be processed online at the Cycling New Zealand website. The new membership will be valid through to 31 December 2017.
Following a review by Cycling New Zealand, the licensing structure nationwide has been streamlined. As a result the pricing and membership tiers have been updated for the new season. There are no longer separate 'ride' or 'race' categories: they become 'Adult' and 'Youth (U19)'. Pricing for the new season will be as follows:
 

Adult Licence

$120

Youth Licence

$90


Membership Benefits

For those members that will face an increase in membership fees, there are a range of opportunities and benefits that open up to you as a result of these changes – click here for the full details on the membership packaged this year.
Read more here

Final huge congrats to our Elite woman Kirstie James who finished second in the National Crits in the weekend. Read all about it here

Keep going hard with your final training before the Southland Champs and we look forward to another fantastic event on our SIT Zero Fees Velodrome boards again soon.

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