Date: Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Welcome to Wednesday everyone and apologies for the late comms this week as I was out of action yesterday.

Good luck to our crew in Paris as they prepare to embark on the next World Cup competition. Very exciting indeed … here’s another lead-in to tomorrow’s action

Go fast everyone and here’s to some fantastic results! You can also watch coverage on SKY Sport NZ so enjoy.
Thu 19 Feb 7.50am SS1
Fri 20 Feb 6.50am SS1
Sat 21 Feb 6.50am SS6
Sun 22 Feb 6.50am SS6
Mon 23 Feb 1.50am SS1

Saturday Racing
Thanks to Bruce Jones and Waine and team for the weekend of racing last weekend, including race two in the South Port Criterium Read the results here
This weekend is the Dacre-Hedgehope graded race Enter by midday Friday 

College Road Race Series
Next week will see the start of the College Road Race Series on Wednesday nights over the coming five weeks for two age groups from Tisbury School Read all about it here 

No Wheelers & Flyers this Friday
Sorry due to the Carnival there will be NO Wheelers and Flyers sessions this Friday 4-6pm. Everything resumes to normal from next week 

10th Anniversary Corporate Pursuit
This year’s 10th Anniversary Corporate Pursuit is scheduled for
7  May: Entries close 5:00pm
13 May: Event briefing – 7:00pm
21st June: Time Trial
28th June: Race Day

We would really appreciate members to assist with coaching or officiating on these days.  Please contact the office and leave your details.  If you know of a business that you will be coaching could you also inform the office.  This year we will also be offering a basic coaches evening to assist our volunteers.
Thanks Julian Ineson & Sier Vermunt Event Managers

Vital Signs Tour de Lakes
We are on the prowl and seeking any absolutely lovely, wonderful families (yes this is an all-out grovel!) on this year’s anniversary Easter tour who can perhaps offer a bed to our ever-awesome timing systems queen Danielle Ralph, who is again offering her skills and personal time to do the Tour for Allan and the team this year.

If anyone is able to help us out please contact Allan thedunnys@clear.net.nz – your assistance is hugely appreciated.

Meanwhile, you can enter by downloading the entry form here

Tuesday Senior Racing
Numbers on Tuesday nights have been very light – remember to head along for organised racing every Tuesday for second year U17s and older between 7-9pm. 

H&Js Benchmark Series
Regrettably H&J’s won’t be running a team in the Calder Stewart Elite Cycling Series (previously known as Benchmark Series) this year, primarily because so many of our established riders are either overseas or migrating to Cambridge. The series remains an excellent opportunity for riders to race in intense high quality completion against the best from around the country and is an ideal way for promising riders competing at elite level to learn the skills required to race within a team environment and an ideal preparation for riders considering racing in a team in Europe. 

If there are local riders who aspire to race in this series there may be spots available in other teams and they should contact the organisers. Alternatively, should there be someone willing to organise a team we will gladly assist them where we can. For more information riders can check out the website to see what is involved at  http://www.eliteseries.co.nz/ or contact John Green on 021 391 036.

Well that’s it until we hopefully see you down at the Track cheering on the crew at our next ILT Festival of Speed Carnival on Friday and Saturday night, starting at 7pm both nights. Entry is $12 (plus booking fee) for adults and $5 (plus booking fee) for students and seniors. Kids under 12 get in free.

If anyone is still able to lend a hand, we’d very much appreciate it. Let me know office@cyclingsouth.org.nz – thank you!

Finally, there’s some great turnout at Wednesday Worlds so if you haven’t been heading along make sure you get to Tisbury School at 6pm with your $5 for 6.30pm race start – A BIG REMINDER folks that this is a public road club race so you need a minimum of a Ride Club Licence and Cycling Southland membership to race in this event – you have been warned and this will be clamped down on if you don’t get licensing now! Thank you again!

See you on the weekend

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