Well that was rather a lovely, long weekend just gone and it’s always better when the weather plays ball too!
Firstly, massive good luck and all the very best to our exceptionally strong Elite and U19 team who hit off their quest for the National Points Shield retention and the opportunity for several to cement their places in the final Rio Olympics team in earnest at Cambridge tomorrow. We are all super excited to see your results coming through and can’t wish to all spur you on! – All the very best and a huge Southland “Go Get ‘Em!” For all information click here
Club Meeting – Monday 15 February
Catch up with Mark our new GM and other items in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge at 6pm. All welcome so spread the word.
This will again be held from Rimu School this week please. Following a phone call after the last race can we please remind all cyclists gathering around the school to behave appropriately. The toilets will not be made available until around 6pm when reporting and assembly is requested and arriving at 5pm to cause a disturbance to staff who are still there working is not acceptable. You are representing Cycling Southland and our terms of etiquette when arrangements like this are so kindly made with the school. Thank you for adhering to this.
Road Racing – Saturday and Sunday
This Saturday Woodlands-Rimu-Seaward Downs-Morton Mains-Woodlands 64km handicap circuit. There are junior distances as well Div 2 32 km, Div 3 20km
Then on Sunday the South Port Crit Series continues at the Glengarry Gala Fun Day event. Get along and support the day as it is free to enter due to the courtesy of our South Port sponsorship.
You can register for both races here
Glengarry Bike Fun Day
Next Sunday 14 February, Cycling Southland is assisting with the planning and running of the Glengarry Bike Fun Day, from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun, free event (there will be no entry fee for racing) for all the family. So head along with your bikes to the Glengarry Crescent playground, participate in our of the fun community events and you could win one of the great prize. There will be events for all ages and skills and food will be available for sale. The event will be followed by the Glengarry Summer Concert at 1pm. So all enthusiastic cyclists head along and support this event and have some additional fun with it.
Waikaka Special Race
On Saturday 27 February a very special race road race is being held in Waikaka where member Neil Sutherland has been mustering up some tremendous community goodwill and support to get behind the Waikaka Special Graded Road Race.There will be $1500 in prize money, including a King of the Mountain prize and A to D grades for seniors as well as junior divisions. Check out all the details here and make sure you support this awesome event!
Volunteers for Track Nationals
If you are available and have not let us know you are free to help at the Age Groups next month, please do so. The more the merrier on this occasion to help share the load.
Sessions will run on the following days and times:
Wednesday 9 March – 5pm
Thursday 10 – 9.30am and 6pm
Friday 11 – 9.30am and 6pm
Saturday 12 – 9.30am and 6pm
Sunday 13 – 9.30am and 2pm
Southland Track Champs Medals
Nearly all the IP, Keirin, Points medals turned up today as I was not informed that the last lot was just a partly completed run from the engravers so that’s a relief. Still a few being chased up, which is the norm with this sized event, but otherwise plenty more coming in session folders or via the office for you.
So that’s it from the office for another week.
Let’s go fast at the Track Nationals – good luck Southland!