Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Posted by: Cycling Southland

 

Hi team and another cracking week it is shaping up to be.

Once again there is a stack of news to share today but the first cab off the ranks is that next week is our annual prizegiving and we need to confirm ticket numbers for catering purposes by THIS FRIDAY (17 May) please.

Please order your tickets by phoning me on 217 3215 or emailing me office@cyclingsouth.org.nz as soon as possible. The party starts at 7pm next Thursday 23 May, at the Ascot Park Hotel. It is guaranteed to be another fantastic night of fun, friendship and, of course, the many great awards for so many great successes over the past 12 months. Tickets are just $15 each and this includes canapés and nibble platters. We look forward to sharing another great night with you all!

Benchmark Congrats
Big congrats to Sophie Williamson on her Elite win and Luke Macpherson on his Elite third placing in Saturday’s Benchmark race on the challenging Hanmer to Kaikoura course. Read_all_about_it

Happy Birthday to us
With the recent successes at the Club Road Championships it’s a good time to remind ourselves of the many champions that have worn the Southland strip over the past 50 years.  Check_them_out_here 

Madison Coaching Forum
A reminder that the second Madison Coaching Forum will be held tonight from 7-9pm at the Cycling Southland office and track. Don’t worry if you didn’t make it last week – the team would love to see you there! 

Junior Division Meeting
The Junior Division meeting is now being held in the Ulmer Lounge next tomorrow Wednesday 15 May, from 7pm. We value your views and input so feel free to pop along.

No Sessions this Friday 10 May
Sorry for the inconvenience but there is no Lunch Roll, Wheelers or Flyers again this Friday due to a Sharks game. 

U15 & U17 Yearly Plans
Dale has been feverishly working on plan updates and the U15 and U17 2013-2014 plans have now been updated and loaded online for viewing_here

These give a yearly overview, detailing as many dates/events as possible to try and make your life organisation a little easier, and to show how the overall cycling year is structured.  The Winter Road programme is getting closer to finalisation too, so we are just about all set for the awesome year ahead!

Don’t forget U15 gym sessions started today at 7am at the SIT gym (U17’s are already underway at the World Gym), and we start Junior Skills Sessions on the track on Thursdays 4-5pm this week.  All go!! Any queries at all please just flick Dale an email dale@cyclingsouth.org.nz

Draft Winter Spring Race Programme Updates
There have been some tweaks and amendments to the Draft_programme. We are looking for comments and feedback before finalising it, so drop Dale a line at dale@cyclingsouth.org.nz -bearing in mind that traffic management viability and costs play a big role in drafting programmes (so some of the things people want are not possible!).  

SouthPort Criterium Series – Last Race in the Series – 18 May
After the postponement of the last Criterium, the final Criterium in the series will now be this Saturday 18 May on the same Circuit, same times:

9am Report
9.30am:  Junior C Grade  - 12 mins & 2 Laps
9.45am:  Junior A &  B Grade – 20 mins & 2 Laps (if run together they will be judged separately)
10.10am Senior C & D Grade- 20 mins & 2 Laps
10.35am: Senior B Grade- 30 mins & 3 Laps
11.10am: Senior A Grade – 30 mins & 3 Laps 

Traffic Controllers
If anyone who is interested in gaining skills as a traffic controller to help out at road racing can they please let me know at office@cyclingsouth.org.nz as there is a training/retraining course coming up soon. 

Southland TT and Road Champ Medals
Yay – the medals have now been engraved for the Southland champs and can be collected from the office when you are next swinging by. 

Senior Road Training and Bonding Camp – June 28  - 30 - Balclutha
Alistair Burnett has been the motivating and organising force behind the idea of a Senior Road Training and Bonding Camp prior to the road racing season kicking off in July.  The aim is to have a really fun weekend with a good group of people and get some good training under our belts prior to the start of road racing in July.

The camp will be based in Balclutha, and will be the weekend of June 28/29/30 June.  There is accommodation available at Rose Bank Lodge in Balclutha, for $120 per room (Queen Bed and Single Bed), with 14 rooms available, so get in quick to book your spot! Partners are welcome to come too.

You will need to book your own accommodation at Rose Bank Lodge (phone 03 419 0021) and let Alistair know if you’re in! (aandaburnett@xtra.co.nz or 027 281 8745) 

Westpac Chopper Ride
Well done to all the hardy and awesome riders who successfully made the big ride from Queenstown to Invercargill last Friday in near-freezing conditions and a big thank you to everyone who supported them by donating to this worthy cause. Judging by the photos online our Cathy was still smiling the whole way! The event raised in excess of $20,0000 this year and it’s not too late to make_a_donation

Part-time Work Wanted
Our Paralympian champine Philly Gray’s partner Sean Finning recently moved to the south from Australia and is keen to pick up some part-time work. Sean has prior experience in the motor industry but is obviously willing and able to try his hand at what could be on offer. If anyone has any queries or offers, please contact our esteemed leader Nick nick@cyclingsouth.org.nz your enquiry will be in the strictest of confidence. Thank you.

Okey dokey rokey – that’s a wrap for another week – so order those prizegiving tickets now! It’s time to celebrate and have some fun!

 

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