Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi everyone and after a week of tanning and not being traumatised by diabolical weather on this year’s absolutely fantastic SBS Bank Tour of Southland, it’s time to hit the boards of our SIT Zero Fees Velodrome and hit them hard!

We’ll be kicking off with the UCI Festival of Speed on Saturday and Sunday. The countries start arriving from tomorrow with Japan, Scotland, Malaysia, Canada and even Hong Kong throwing their hat in the ring just last night, along with the Australians and our own Kiwi riders all taking part so there’s guaranteed to be some great action. Sessions are 12.30pm and 6.30pm on Saturday and 10.30am and 1.30pm on Sunday.

This will then be followed by the Oceania Track Champs with more than 120 entries competing from 10.30am and 6.30pm daily – Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 November next week.

If anyone is still keen to lend a hand at any of these sessions, please let Melissa know office@cyclingsouth.org.nz – all help hugely appreciated and the more the merrier we say.

Happy Birthday to Us
This weekend marks the 50th anniversary celebrations for Cycling Southland. 

Friday Get Together
Those that have registered for Friday evening, doors will open at 7:00pm in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge
Eftpos is not available
Bar facilities open

If you have any old cycling photos or clippings to share feel free to bring these along  

There is still space to join the celebrations on Friday evening.  $15 per person.  Please contact the office by 5:00pm tomorrow if your wishing to attend

SUNDAY
For those registered for the 50th dinner at the Ascot Park Hotel, doors open at 6:00pm with the function kicking off at 6:30pm.

Dress:  Tidy casual
Again if you have any old photos or clippings to share feel free to bring these along on the night. 

Junior Division Updates
The Junior Division meeting will be held in the Cycling Southland office this Wednesday 13 November, at 7pm. All welcome. 

Junior Division Fundraising – Junior Div are again supplying refreshments for the upcoming Tier 1 & Oceania Track Champs. Either text Andrea (027 345 9381) or Alan (027 378 7877) if you can help or come along to the meeting.

Friday Night Racing – This Friday night will be Baxter & Neilson Race Night from 6-8pm and will feature as a display for the start of the 50th Anniversary celebrations – see you all there.

Track Sessions
Due to the major international events we’re hosting on the track there will be disruptions to the regular track sessions over the coming couple of weeks – apologies but this cannot be helped sorry.

Accordingly, due to open track time for the international teams arriving there will be no High Performance Squad this Thursday night or Elite/U19 Squad this Friday night. To keep an eye on all other changes remember to check out the Weekly Track Schedule here 

Introductory Recreational Rides
From 1st December 2014, the wonderful Reece McDonald will be leading introductory recreational rides on Sundays, leaving from the Velodrome at 9.30am.  These are designed for those who are just starting out on the road, and would like to build up skill and confidence and be able to join into regular bunch rides, meet a great bunch of people and have lots of fun!

Those who are keen can email/call Dale at dale@cyclingsouth.org.nz or 021329893 and Reece McDonald at reece@ricohsouth.co.nz or 0275409267.

Spread the word peoples! 

Road Racing
The next road race will be Cycle Surgery Wednesday Worlds tomorrow night reporting at 6pm for 6.30pm racing. $5. There will be no race next week due to Oceanias. 

The next Saturday road race will be the Winton Golf Course Graded Circuit on Saturday 23 November. Register by clicking here

Cycling Southland & BikeNZ Licensing and Memberships 2014
A reminder that BikeNZ and Cycling Southland’s 2014 licence and membership renewal is now underway.  You can either register directly online through BikeNZ or through Melissa at the office. Meanwhile, Cycling Southland’s annual membership is $50 for the coming year and the forms are now available by clicking here I am happy to process these through the office anytime from now onwards so don’t forget to get yours renewed for the coming year, which runs to 31 December 2014. Please note that standard Family memberships still apply for two U17 children and parents at just $80 and the new Wheelers/Flyers membership for just $20 also remains in place.

Track and Road Concession Cards
If you have not already considered getting a concession card for your regular track and road sessions – please seriously think about it as it is a far more economical way to pay for your rides with a variety of options available

·         Junior Track/Road cards $50 for 12 rides with own bike

·         Junior Track with bike hire $60 for 12 rides

·         Senior Track cards $50 for $12 rides with own bike

·         Senior Track with bike Hire $75 for 12 rides

·         Senior Road cards $100 for 12 rides

·         And now … there’s a new combined Junior and Senior Card for just $60, which offers 15 $5 fees – so either $10 senior or $5 senior track or junior track or road entries can be marked off on useage.

These cards make the sessions heavily discounted – or effectively you get two free rides so see us at the office to sort your card now – Remember we have EFTPOS but no credit card options.

Vote for Philly & Laura
Each year the Attitude Trust Awards are held and the People’s Choice Award allows the public to decide on their winner. This year our Paralympian medallists Phillipa Gray and Laura Fairweather feature as a finalist in the sport performer of the year category - so get online and start voting now – you can vote daily!

The link is here: http://attitudelive.com/awards/2013 

So we’ll be seeing you at the Festival of Speed and Oceas over the coming week or two.
Take care everyone

 

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