Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Posted by: Cycling Southland

What a week of awesome news we’ve had  from the International stage of Tier 1 sprinting at Adelaide (Ed claiming the opening kieren and sprint titles, Piet Bulling 6th overall in the omnium, Matt Archibald finished fourth in the sprints. He qualified second in 10.101 and breezed through his opening rounds), Tarsh and Sequoia doing their bit carving it up in T-Town, to Glasgow Junior Worlds departures – follow them here - and some top results and fierce racing – in some torrid conditions – for the Secondary School road champs in Christchurch during the weekend – totally awesome work to everyone – all the updates and results from their efforts has been posted https://www.facebook.com/cyclingsouthland so check it out if you haven’t already. Great work champs! It could only be matched by our Southland Sharks winning the NBL championship title – rock and roll stuff all round really and it shows that sharing this amazing facility that we have in Invercargill really can work to the benefit of everyone involved.

Road Race this weekend - Team Race Explanation
This weekend, we are running a morning Time Trial over 20km (10.30am report for an 11am start) for those wanting to test themselves against the clock.  There will be a shorter 10km Time Trial distance for Junior riders.

In the afternoon, we will have a bit of fun with a Team Race.  Riders will be divided into four even teams (the size of the teams dependant on the number of entries), and the race will be a mass start (Junior Riders who race in Divisions 1 -3 will be put into teams with Senior Riders.  Other Juniors will be put into Junior teams and race over a shorter distance).

When you register on the day, you will be given a coloured sticker, which indicates which team you are in.  Before the race starts, you will have an opportunity to meet as a team and discuss your tactics. 

Your finish placing carries the corresponding points for your team (i.e. 1st place = 1 point, 10th place = 10 points) the team with the least points at the end wins.

The idea behind this race is for riders in different teams to work together to come up with a plan and a team tactic, and for more experienced riders to help the less experienced riders with race know-how, and to get the team spirit going.  It is something different, fun and interesting! So get your registrations in by midday Thursday and get ready for a roaring weekend at Waianiwa

Read all about last week’s great racing

WHK Corporate Pursuit & Lone Star Roller Racing
The final roller racing heats will be held at the Lone Star this Thursday, starting from 7pm, so if you haven’t given it a whirl yet – or you want to cheer them on in their quest for glory – head on down. The finals night will be held next Wednesday 24 July. To catch up on the results to date click here

Anyone wishing to purchase additional meal tickets to head along to the presentation night at the completion of the main event on 11 August need to do so by the end of next week so let Melissa know if you’re keen to head along. Tickets are just $30 each. 

AGM Reminder
A reminder that our AGM will be held in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge on Wednesday 31 July, at 7pm. Read about it and download nomination forms, position descriptions and our constitution by clicking here 

Nick’s Weekly Column
Catch up on our leader’s latest thoughts

Comedy for Cure Kids – Good Sports Road Show
Calling all interested road riders this television-produced fundraiser wants you to join them for the first leg of their national fundraising campaign for Cure Kids and Red Nose Day. So check out the information and let Melissa office@cyclingsouth.org.nz know if you’re keen to get on board for a worthy cause. 

Trading Post
More items for sale check them out

Well that’s it for this instalment, so take care and keep warm.

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