Date: Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Welcome to a bit of a soggy Tuesday everyone, hope you keep your feet dry and aren’t tempted to go puddle-jumping for some thrills today!

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Garage Sale fundraiser in the weekend through donations of goods and those who came along and picked up a bargain. It was a great success and raised considerable funds to go towards repairs and replacements for our track fleet.

Track this Week
There will be no Rockets session this arvo, due to a wee break.
Tonight is Open Club Racing – all welcome.

Mid-Winter Track Carnival
This Thursday and Friday is our Mid-Winter Track Carnival with racing for all ages starting from 6pm each night. Head along and cheer the riders on, or if you still wish to lend a hand please let me know at the office. All help is hugely appreciated.
A drawcard is having a stack of our top U19 and U17 riders from all over the South Island here all week for a SIT Southern Hub Talent Development Camp. They will be staying on and also racing at the Carnival. Spectator entry is adults $5 and kids under 14 free.

We will be hosting an open track session for out of town riders to acclimatise to the track on Thursday from 2-4pm. Just sign in and pay $10 please.

Architecture Unlimited Corporate Pursuit
Tonight is the final of the Lone Star Roller Racing Series with NZ Fire 1, Fonterra Milking It and Fonterra Creaming It, SDHB Southern Scrubs and SBS Bank Thunder all vying for the overall title. Head on down to the Lone Star for all the action from 7pm.
Meanwhile, our teams are putting in some big training efforts in preparation for the main event on Sunday 27 July, with racing getting underway from 9.30am. Spectator entry is a gold coin donation.

Road Racing
Sadly the icy conditions last week meant the race couldn’t go ahead. This Saturday is the Aaron Fitzsimons Building Rimu-Seaward Downs 40km handicap race. Assembly is at Rimu School at 1pm for 1.30pm racing. Please not you must have a Cycling NZ licence to compete in these events. Contact me at the office to arrange this.

South Island Secondary Schools Road Champs
Our young Southland riders really did themselves proud at the South Island Secondary School Road Championships in Christchurch during the weekend. View the newspaper wrap and you can check out the full results. Well done to everyone who made the trip and competed and congratulations to James Hargest High School riders who finished an impressive second overall at the event.

Timaru Junior Tour
The Cycling Timaru Junior 2 Day Tour on 26th -27th August 2017.
Senior racing will also be taking place - For more details go to www.cyclingtimaru.com
Or view the details and entry form here

Corbin Strong Fundraiser
It is less than two weeks until Corbin starts his preparation in earnest for the Junior World Track Championships in Italy in August. Accordingly, he is on his last fundraising push and has some boxing gloves up for auction on Trade Me signed by Joseph Parker and his coach Kevin Barry – get your bids in here.
Also, if anyone would be willing to sell any scratchie boards at their work place Corbin will get them dropped into you.

We also say a massive congrats to big brother Hayden who is heading to Marian University in Indianapolis where he will study while racing on the track and Road for the Cycling Knights Read all about it here Good luck Hayden – we’ll miss you but this is a fantastic opportunity for sure!

Well that’s it from me today so keep warm and dry and don’t forget our Carnivals this Thursday and Friday – there will be some totally awesome racing!

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