Date: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi everyone and hope you are keeping grounded if you are in the gusty south today!

Well, the first BikeNZ Classic and Tier 1 Cup events are done and dusted in Cambridge with some outstanding results across the board from many of our Southland riders. It was awesome to follow your successes everyone and good luck with your final build up to those venturing on the Oceas in Adelaide next month, or the Yunca Junior Tour for the likes of Nick Kergozou before he moves into the Elite ranks. Congrats to Nick, Emma, Makayla, Hamish and Tom our juniors who all performed extremely well in Cambridge, and also to our Elite Steph, Kirstie, Eddie, Matt, Ben Cam, Piet, Liam and Jeremy – there were some mighty fine moments throughout the three days.

Yunca Junior Tour
Entries are currently extended so if you have not yet entered – please do so – also for the Junior Track Carnival on October 7 and 8. Enter online here

We still require two billets please - one for an U17 girl and another for one U17 boy and his granddad. Please contact the office if you can help out as these riders on September 30th. Thank you in advance. 

Also if you are able to help out as a corner marshal or judge for the tour on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October please text Alan Strong on 028 7378 7877 – again much appreciated.

If you can lend a hand at the ILT Junior Track Carnival following the Tour on the evenings of Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 October please let the office know office@cyclingsouth.org.nz

Next Yunca meeting is tomorrow Wednesday 24th here in the office at 7pm – see you there! View minutes from the last meeting here

Baxter & Neilson this Friday
Series 5 will be held this Friday night from 6-8.30pm – please bring a plate (with something on it – ha ha - to share) for supper.

A number of entrants have still yet to pay for this, so please ensure you tidy this up at the office or during race nights please - $40 for the series. Thank you. 

NZ Principals Federation Conference
The draft programme for Wednesday 5.45-6.45pm and Thursday’s 6.45-7.45pm National Principals Conference is below,  obviously dependent on numbers, timing and capabilities of the Principals this may alter.  Please ensure you are well warmed up in advance of the start times.  Those taking part we would appreciate you wearing either your NZ, Cycling Southland or club kits.

There is no entry fee, this is a fundraiser for the club.  

Thanks again to everyone assisting with this and if further riders wish to be part of the demo event, please head along.

View the draft programme here 

Track Start and Captains Ride cancelled this week
There will be no beginner Adults Track Start on Wednesday night 6-7pm or Captains Ride this Thursday 6-7pm due to the NZ Principals Conference track event sorry.

Also please no motorbike use on the track while the conference is in swing. 

SBS Bank Tour of Southland
Anyone keen and able to help out in any roles with this year’s major tour please let Bruce know bruce.ross@cyclingsouth.org.nz – it’s a great tour to be a part of if you have some spare time. 

Tour Supporters Bus
This year the inaugural Lone Star Tour Supporters Bus will be on the road and this is a great opportunity for local businesses to reward their clients and/or staff with the trip of a lifetime. You have your own expert guide on board – former Tour winner and all-round top bloke Doug Bath!, as well as up-to-date results, refreshments, spot prizes and more Read all about it and book your seats now!! 

Saturday Road Racing
Thanks to all those who helped the Gorge Road Memorial Classic and Curtis Dunn Memorial Classic races go ahead in remarkably fine weather. Great results across the board and congrats to all those who raced.

View the full report and results here  This weekend is the Beast of the East Te Tipua Graded, please get your entries in by midday Friday for grading Enter online here Erin is down to manage with Max A, Danielle R and Wayne T down for marshalling please. 

Stewart Island raffle club fundraiser
Can all ticket holders selling raffles for the Stewart Island Club fundraiser please give these a push and drop back to the office or Peter Grandiek once the cards are completed please – thank you all for efforts in selling these. 

Age Group Track Nats dates
Just to confirm that the Age Group Track National dates have changed from when some people originally asked me at the office. The dates are confirmed for Cambridge for 11-15 March 2015 view the BikeNZ calendar here

Meanwhile, some rooms are pencilled in at Cambridge for Juniors from 9 to 16 March. There are 4 studio units available so if anyone is interested please contact Nic Morris before this Friday 26 September please. 

Track & Road Bike Hire
I am currently reviewing and issuing new contracts for outstanding road and track bike hire. If anyone has not been in touch with me already or I have not spoken with you and you have a bike on hire, please contact the office office@cyclingsouth.org.nz to confirm these details. 

Well that’s another newsy week – hopefully with everything covered, so just remember that Daylight Saving starts this Saturday night/Sunday morning so get to bed early but put your clocks forward an hour before you do.

Take care in the windy blowy world out there today in the Deep South!

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