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Cycling Southland and BikeNZ look forward to hosting you at the 2011 RaboDirect National Track Championships at the ILT Velodrome in Invercargill. Here you will find the programme, conditions of entry, official entry forms and new regulations for the Championship events. Please note entries for both events close 14 February 2011, there will be no exceptions.

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Don’t forget to list qualifying times for Pursuits and Time Trials and if possible, list your entries in order of preference. This will assist commissaires in matchings for qualifying heats.

All events on the programme require at least 5 entries from 3 centres or the event will be cancelled or combined with the next category. An exception is made for Team events where 3 centre teams are a minimum for the event to proceed. Any composite teams from the pool are in addition to the centre teams.

Please note Elite sessions commence at 11.00 am and 6.30 pm daily, and the Age Group sessions at 10.00 am and 6.30 pm daily.

The meetings of team managers for the Elites will be held at the Velodrome on THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2011 at 7.00 pm. Age Group Managers meeting will be held at the Velodrome on MONDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2011 at 7.00 pm.  Confirmation of starters and scratchings for the opening days should be made at these meetings.  

Team training sessions will be allocated in 2-hour blocks on Wednesday, 24 February (Elites), and Monday 28 February (Age Group). Contact the Cycling Southland office to request your preferred time. There will be no charge for these training sessions. Additional times are available on Tuesday 23 February, subject to the normal charge, and bookings should be made through the office.

LIVE COVERAGE

For those of you not attending the Championships, we will have live updates during the event on the Cycling Southland website. Visit this page for live text commentary from track-side, full results, updated as they happen and extensive daily coverage of the RaboDirect Track Champs. You can also follow Cycling Southland on Facebook or Twitter. Please feel free to circulate this to your riders and their families to allow them to follow the action at the ILT Velodrome as it happens.

ADMISSION CHARGES

Tickets are available now from the Stadium Southland booking office, phone 03-2171200. Season tickets admit to all sessions of each event at a cost of $30 per adult (this includes one child free). Evening sessions are $10 per adult, $2 per child. Morning sessions are $5 at the door, children free. Booking fees apply. Official programmes will be on sale and free start sheets will be available to programme buyers each day.

ACCOMMODATION

Some motels within the vicinity of the ILT Velodrome are:

Ascot Park Motels/Hotels | Cnr Tay Street 7 Racecourse Road, Invercargill | 03 217 6195
Homestead Villa Motels | Cnr Dee and Avenal Streets, Invercargill | 03 214 0408
Balmoral Lodge Motel | 265 Tay Street, Invercargill | 03 219 9050
Colonial Motor Inn | 335 Tay Street, Invercargill | 03 217 6058
Moana Court Motels | 554 Tay Street, Invercargill | 03 217 8443
Monarch Motels | 633 Tay Street, Invercargill | 0800 28 766
Surrey Court Motels | 400 Tay Street, Invercargill | 03 217 6102

If you are experiencing difficulties in finding suitable accommodation, contact Cycling Southland for assistance.

RENTAL VANS

Riverside Rentals | cnr Dee and Fox Streets, Invercargill | 03 214 1030
Invercargill Passenger Transport | 61 Clyde Street, Invercargill | 03 218 7108
Crawford Rentals | 166 Clyde Street, Invercargill | 03 218 3870

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