Happy Tuesday for a short week as we drill through what is now officially the winter months!
A big congratulations first up to our ILT Southland Sports Awards winners Eddie Dawkins for the Senior Sportsperson of the Year and Jeremy Presbury for the Junior Sportsperson of the Year, after being announced at another annual gala event at the Ascot Park Hotel on Friday night. Very deserving awards boys, and a huge well done to our other eight cycling finalists on making the grade to be named among the 35 finalists for this year’s awards – Tom Scully and Gabby Vermunt for the senior title, Josh Haggerty also up for the junior sportsperson award. Erin Criglington up for Masters Achievement of the Year, the paracycling duo of Phillipa Gray and Laura Fairweather who again featured in the team category this year, while Ross Machejefski and Julian Ineson were up for coach of the year – very well done to you all. You can read all about it and the other results here
Cycling Prizegiving this Friday night!
Get your tickets now for this great evening out to celebrate achievements and have some fun, which is being held at the Ascot Park Hotel this Friday 6 June, from 7pm. Tickets are just $15 and we really need to confirm numbers for nibbles platters etc with the Ascot by tomorrow – so get your names in to me at the office now please. Southland Road Champs medals will be presented as well as all our other great awards for both on and off the bike achievements.
Cycling Southland Club Meeting – this will be held next Monday, June 9, at 7.30pm, in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge – This is a great chance to get an update on what’s going on, meet our new team members Walter Lettink and Nick Longworth, and to learn about the opportunities for becoming more involved with club activities. Pencil it in your diary and we’ll look forward to seeing you there – all welcome!
The selectors are pleased to announce the following riders as having been selected to ride for Southland at the 2015 Oceania Championships to be held in Adelaide this year.
Nick Kergozou, Kirstie James
Bradly Knipe, Jack Pedler, Aly Doherty, Bronwyn Graham, Kendall Kilpatrick, Brayden Stephens, Hayden Strong, Carne Groube
(Further riders may be added to the above list, with vet eligibility still being investigated)
Regards your Selectors
Dave, Waine and Erin
Crowe Horwath Corporate Pursuit
Thanks to all those that have kindly offered to assist with the Crowe Horwath Corporate Pursuit. The organisers will in contact in the near future to confirm your roles.
Please note with the addition of more teams the time trial draw and the heats for the Lonestar Speights roller racing heats has been updated on the Cycling Southland website front page and events page click here to view.
Confirmation of team name, team song and team members will be requested later this week. Please ensure these are organised ready to provide the event organisers when requested.
Junior Division – Baxter and Neilson Racing
A reminder that there will be no Junior Division racing this Friday night due the Cycling Southland prizegiving. The following weeks in June will be shortened to 6-7pm until Corporate Pursuit is finished.
Baxter and Neilson Race dates have now been set – click here to view the dates and get them noted in your calendars – a big thank you again to Ray and Trish Galt and their team for supporting this wonderful junior series!
A reminder that Senior Racing is reduced to just one hour for the coming month – apologies in advance – but it is Corporate Pursuit time and we need to accommodate team training times as well. See you at the track from 7-8pm tonight.
Finally a huge congrats to our Steph McKenzie who, after an outstanding trial, was named as an addition to join the Commonwealth Games track team alongside our other Southlanders Eddie, Matt, Piet and Tom - way to go you good things!! View the TVNZ article here
So that’s it for another instalment as the sun shines and the track rolls from session to session of bookings again this week – it certainly is great to see the place so during the winter months as well as the summer!
Take care and keep the wheels spinning