Date: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi everyone and welcome to another week where the days get shorter and nights get longer!

Staff arrival
Just confirming that our new cycling and coaching development officer Nick Longworth arrives in the country tomorrow (Wednesday) and he will be in the office from Thursday. We look forward to having him on board. 

Carnival Committee – Brainstorming evening
Track Carnivals are a regular and important feature on our events calendar. They are typically action packed and full of excitement. We are currently looking at the dates for future events and this provides us with an excellent opportunity to review the format. As such, Walter is planning a brain storming session over the coming weeks to look at ways to make the Carnivals more appealing to the general public and would love to hear from people who are interested in participating and becoming part of a working group to explore potential new ideas and options. 

In the first instance, please advise the office office@cyclingsouth.org.nz if you are interested and available to take part in this so that we can schedule a suitable time to fit in around other club activities.

Junior Division AGM
This Thursday night the Junior Division will be hold its AGM in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge, at 7pm. All welcome, so please feel free to turn up.  View the agenda here 

Key Club Dates
Key dates to note coming up are our Club Meeting (to meet and greet with new staff Acting General Manager Walter Lettink and new development officer Nick Longworth on Monday 9 June, at 7.30pm in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge. All welcome.

The Cycling Southland AGM will be held on Thursday 24 July, at 7pm, in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge. Again all welcome 

Cycling Southland Prizegiving
A reminder that this year’s prizegiving will be held at the Ascot Park Hotel on Friday 6 June, from 7pm. This will include the presentation of our club trophies across a range of senior and junior categories, some fun and people’s choice awards, which are voted for on the night and a guest speaker. Light finger food platters to be provided and open bar available. Tickets will be available from the office hopefully next week and while price is to be confirmed Please return cups to the office 

Crowe Horwath Corporate Pursuit
A reminder to all of our participating teams and coaches the team briefing is to be held tonight in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge.  It begins with a coaches meeting at 7:00pm and then the event briefing at 7:30pm.

Tonight’s briefing will include:

  • Time Trial draw
  • Kit ordering
  • Overview of rules and event
  • Training times allocated
  • Lonestar Speights Roller Racing
  • Event demonstration

There are still spots available for this year’s event so if you know of businesses interested send them along tonight and or make contact with the office. 

Newbies Night
If any team has members who are new to the event and would appreciate some assistance in getting to grips with riding on the velodrome before their official training sessions begin then this Thursday night there are two sessions available.  6-7pm or 7-8pm.  $10 per person payable on the night.  

We would still appreciate assistance from members to be officials at either the time trial (29 June, 2-4pm) and/or Event day 6 July) Please let the office know if you are available. 

Cycling Southland Prizegiving
A reminder that this year’s prizegiving will be held at the Ascot Park Hotel on Friday 6 June, from 7pm. This will include the presentation of our club trophies across a range of senior and junior categories, some fun and people’s choice awards, which are voted for on the night and a guest speaker. Light finger food platters will be on tables and a bar will be operating.

Can all last year’s recipients please return your cups and trophies to me at the office as soon as you can. Greatly appreciated. 

Senior Racing
Heads up to Tuesday night Senior Racing – A small turnout took part in a Derby last week - quick fire with 6, 8 and 10 lap graded racing.

Tonight will be Elimination Races and next week will be Graded Handicap Racing over 8, 10 and 12 laps.
Enjoy folks and head on down tonight 7-9pm. $5 rider fee
 

Teretonga 10 Hour Race
Due to lack of entries this event is unfortunately cancelled, as we are unable to pay for the venue sorry. 

Oceanias Expressions of Interest
This is being held in Australia (state to be confirmed) in early October (same time as the Yunca Tour). The opportunity to travel  is open to second year Under 17 riders and over, including Masters – dependent on selection. Let me know at the office if you would like to put your name forward so I can pass on to the trip co-ordinators/selectors. Further details will be confirmed as they come to hand. 

Weekend Rec Rides updates
On our weekly track and road ride schedule we have had postings for the weekend recreational road ride options since before I arrived – which is a considerable time ago – and it is clear these are long out of date and inaccurate. If you have rec road ride options that are of varying level and open to invitees who are keen, can you please advise me of the meeting time, place, level of riding required (ie: beginner/intermediate/advanced) and what sort of distance is covered so I can update these please. This is hugely appreciated thank you. 

James Williamson Junior training and race day
On Sunday 25 May, James Williamson will be holding a junior skills training and race day in Alexandra Click here to find out more 

Fundraising for Nick
This Thursday 15 May Felicity and Mike Diack at Kaos hairdressing have kindly organised a day of cut and colours throughout the day and late night with all proceeds going towards Nick Kergozou's travel fund for the Junior Worlds in Korea. So if you need a new do, get along to Kaos Headquarters, 35 Tay Street, phone 218 8828 to make your booking now!

So that’s another newsy instalment for another week so take care out there – keep warm and make the most of the daylight hours that we have!

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