Date: Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Good chilly Tuesday to you all out there,

Well it’s not long now until the Commonwealth Games, just 8 days and a few hours away, and the Junior Worlds in Korea, being held from 8 to 12 August, and all our fantastic Southland representatives are doing their darndest to get the final lead-in right on track for optimum results at these event.

Good luck Eddie, Matt. Tom, Pieter, Stephie and our U19s Mike, Laura and Nick – we’re all thinking of you during this time and we will be watching, supporting and cheering you on all the way!

Cycling Southland AGM
A reminder that nominations for our Cycling Southland executive and selectors need to be with our Acting General Manager Walter by 5pm this Thursday 17 July. Remember to diary that the 2014 Cycling Southland Annual General Meeting will take place in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge on Thursday 24 July at 7:00pm. View all details here 

Senior Racing Tonight
Tonight's racing programme is as follows:
Race one: double elimination (2 lives)
Race two: 3 lap derby heats
Race three: 20 lap scratch
Race four: 3 lap derby final
Race five: 16 lap team pursuit
Race six: flying 200
Race seven: 12 lap handicap
Race eight: standing 500m
Race nine: 40 lap motorpaced

See you there everyone!

Baxter & Neilson Junior Racing
The second series of the Baxter & Neilson Junior Racing will be held this Friday night from 6pm to 8.30pm. Make sure you get your $40 series payments to the office and head along for some great racing this Friday.

Saturday Road Racing
This Saturday two separate races will be held with a Time Trial kicking off at Waianiwa at 11am, followed by a team race. Please register online her by midday this Thursday

Remember if you cannot manage or marshall when appointed, it is your role to arrange a stand-in or swap with someone on another day and notify me at the office please.

Results from last week’s Woodlands Graded and 1st High School Series events courtesy of manager Alan Strong are as follows:

A Grade
1.       Nick Kergozou
2.       Mike White
3.       Josh Haggerty

B Grade
1.       Vaughan Edie
2.       Alistair Burnett
3.       Aaron Sinclair

C Grade
1.       Peter Leighton
2.       Jamie Wilson
3.       Shirlene Rollo

High School Series
Year 7-8
1.       Connor Leov  Geraldine High School
2.       Emily Paterson – James Hargest
3.       Josh Miller - Waikaka School

Year 9-13
1.       Hamish Keast – James Hargest
2.       Sam Miller – James Hargest
3.       Will Sutherland - Gore High 

Milford Mountain Classic
Early bird entries are now open for the popular Milford Mountain Classic to be held in January 2015. Click here to find out more details 

Congrats on great articles
There are some great articles currently being featured in Nathan Burdon’s cycling series in The Southland Times lately as we build up to the upcoming Commonwealth Games and Junior Worlds.

Big thumbs up to Pieter Bulling on his great write up and also to Laura Heywood on her fine feature – good luck again everyone who is on target for these events with Mike, Nick and Laura heading to Cambridge bright and early this morning for their final build up to Korea.

Also to Brayden Stephens and Nicole Shields for featuring in the latest NZ Bike mag article as well as our latest partnership with Sport Otago to deliver Top Bike in Central Otago – Great PR results folks! 

Yunca Junior Tour and Junior Track Carnival entries open
Entries are now open for the Yunca Junior Tour and the following Junior Track Carnival, which are being held in early October. For more information about both click here

Great Southern Cycle Challenge
This year’s Rotary Club of Invercargill South event will be held on Saturday 1 November and entries are now open. Find out more here

Bike the Bridge
This year’s event will be held on 16 November Read more about it here

Finally, in closing,  huge congratulations to our Life Member and former patron Sonny Broad and his wife Lesley on celebrating the grand milestone of their 60th wedding anniversary yesterday. Truly marvellous stuff and a very proud moment indeed. Congratulations to you both from us all at Cycling Southland and here’s to many more years to come!

Keep warm everyone and have another great week

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