Stadium Southland closed

Stadium Southland is closed as required under current Covid-19 restrictions. That means you will not be able to access any bikes or equipment stored at the velodrome - swipe cards will not work.

Road season suspended

In consultation with the road race convenor, the decision has been made to abandon the rest of the Cycling Southland Summer Road season, including Wednesday Worlds. The three races that were still scheduled to take place, including the Outdoor H&J Smith Southland Road and Time Trial Championships, will be rescheduled to take place in the new racing season.
In the current climate, limiting the potential exposure of our members, volunteers, and staff is of utmost importance, and in the constantly changing environment abandoning the rest of the season is not only the best option for our members, but also for the sponsors of the remaining three races, Kennedy Building, Outdoor H&J Smith, and Dominator, and we thank them for their understanding.

Zwift racing

Given the absence of road racing, club members have set out to organise some Zwift racing instead - keep an eye on the Cycling Southland Facebook page for updates! The first event is a virtual Wednesday Worlds this Wednesday - 6:30pm for 45 minutes.
Follow event organiser DAVID MCCORMICK - CS on Zwift for event invites.
For more information on Zwift and how to use it, visit



  • 25 March - Zwift - Wednesday Worlds - 6:30pm-7:15pm

Covid-19 response


Cycling Southland will continue to monitor this rapidly developing situation and we will be following Government regulations and Ministry of Health guidelines to ensure all our club races, squad training sessions and events adhere to health and safety best practice.  At this stage (as of Wednesday 18 March) all Cycling Southland scheduled club races, trainings and events are continuing as planned however this situation is a rapidly changing one and we ask you to keep an eye on our social media channels and website for further information and updates over the coming days.

We expect that our members will exercise caution and vigilance in line with Government regulations and Ministry of Health guidelines

  • If you are feeling unwell, or are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please do not attend any of our club races, training and/or events. 
  • If you have just returned from travelling overseas you are to self-isolate for 14 days so will not be attending any of our club races, training and or/events
  • Please ensure that you are maintaining hygiene habits in line with MoH recommendations to protect yourself and others, in particular regular hand washing

For more information on for Covid-19 please refer to the Ministry of Health website here

Cycling New Zealand

Cycling New Zealand have set up a page on their website that covers information on the current situation and the status of any scheduled Cycling New Zealand events. This is being updated regularly and we encourage you to visit this site for further information here

ILT Stadium Southland and SIT Zero Fees Velodrome

ILT Stadium Southland management are being proactive in ensuring that their users and staff remain safe at all times in this rapidly changing situation -

  • If you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with anyone who has travelled overseas, you must not enter the venue and must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • The Stadium has initiated, effective immediately, an increase in the frequency of all cleaning and housekeeping throughout the venue. This has meant that the upstairs Velodrome toilets and changing rooms have been closed, as well as the toilets at the Tim Shadbolt Stand entrance.  Please head to the main toilets beside the community courts within the Stadium.

News and Results

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Cycling New Zealand fully supports the decision of the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until next year. Read Article
Thursday, 19 March 2020
Although cycling is a non-contact sport (unless it is the Keirin, in which case all bets are off), the age of social distancing and isolation can have quite an impact on training. Here are some ideas to keep you going. Read Article
Sunday, 15 March 2020
Ollie Jones took out an emotional win in the opening round of the Calder Stewart Elite Series, while Emily Paterson took out the women's division after a gutsy solo ride. Jacob Grieve took out the masters' division. Read Article
Saturday, 14 March 2020
Mitchell Fitzsimons claimed a tightly contested sprint finish in the Stonewood Homes Gore to Invercargill Classic on Saturday. Read Article
Friday, 13 March 2020
Southland’s rich cycling history gets a further boost with New Zealand’s leading team based cycling series being held in the region for the first time.  Read Article
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