TODAY'S TO DO

Zwift racing
Cycling Southland Wednesday Worlds p/b GreenMonkey is now an official Zwift event - thank you to Daniel Carruthers of GreenMonkey for his invaluable contribution when it came to making this happen. For more information on the event, click here, and enter via the Zwift Companion app. Racing on Wednesday evening, 6:30pm, with A, B, and C grades.
Cycling Otago/Cycling Southland Monday Night Racing is takes place at 6pm on a Monday. This is being run as a Zwift meet-up, so please follow the relevant ride leader for your grade to receive an invite to the ride - Ella Harris [CSR] for A grade, David McCormick - CS for B grade, and Eugene Bonthuys - CS for C grade.

 

2020 MAJOR EVENTS CALENDAR

 

Covid-19 response

Level 2:

With the move to Level 2, Cycling Southland is evaluating how and when we can restart activities and events. We are currently awaiting further guidance on how government regulations apply to training at the velodrome, and will update as the situation changes. At present the track remains closed and road events remain on hold.

Guidelines for exercise under Level 2:

Although there is far greater freedom when it comes to exercise under Level 2, please keep the following in mind.
*The 10 person maximum for social gatherings applies to community sport. That means no group riding together may be larger than 10 poeple.
*No gatherings of more than 10 people - this means you cannot have 20 riders gathering in a parking area and then have them split into two groups of 10.
*You may include people from outisde your bubble when training, but contact tracing remains key, so a designated ride leader needs to keep a record of who is present, including their contact details.
*Keep your distance from other groups and riders outside your group to ensure the integrity of contact tracing
*Do not join a group mid-ride as this makes contact tracing impossible
*Please maintain good hygiene - go to the back of the group before clearing your nose. Better yet, take a hankerchief, blow your nose, and dispose of appropriately at home. 

Cycling New Zealand guidance:

Further to the latest government announcement on Monday 11 May and further clarification from Sport New Zealand, we have updated our Guidelines for the resumption of cycling events and activity.
'Gatherings' must be restricted to a maximum of 10 people (both indoor and outdoor facilities). This limit also applies to sport and recreation, and includes spectators, players, officials and support staff.
The overarching key message at this time is one of taking a considered and measured approach to the restart of your events and cycling activity. The ability to meet the government guidelines is not the only consideration to take into account prior to resuming our desired activities. There will be a natural desire to get back to racing, however we strongly encourage all clubs and organisers to thoroughly understand the guidelines and create their own detailed and robust plans before resuming. While some of us have a strong desire to resume as quickly as possible, others will be nervous and concerned about returning to these environments.
The government have indicated they will review the restrictions on gatherings on 25th May. Our guidelines will be continued to be updated as and when further information is released.

ILT Stadium Southland and SIT Zero Fees Velodrome: 

Stadium Southland has reopened (with limited hours initially) under Level 2 - we are running a limited track programme with entry via Webscorer. There is a limit of 9 riders and 1 couch per session, and only riders registered for a session through Webscorer are allowed.

Stadium access: 

Access to the Stadium will be through the main entrance ONLY. They have a contact tracing/access management system in place that requires the scanning of a QR code as you enter the building - please ensure that you have a QR reader installed on your phone and know how to use it. The first time you scan the code you will have to enter your name and contact details, but this should be retained and not be required on furture use. Once you have done so you can check in at the stadium. When you leave you have to scan the QR code as you exit and it will prompt you to sign out. 
The system ensures that the stadium can comply with restrictions on numbers for public venues and also provides contact tracing in case of a renewed Covid-19 outbreak in the area.

 

News and Results

Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Greetings everyone and another week and another month, done and dusted. Bit scary as we spiral busily towards the end of another huge year – but there is still plenty more to come and there has been plenty on again over the past week – so let’s get into it! Read Article
Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Greetings everyone for another week! And what a week it is turning into as our most recent intake into the fold of international representation – Emily Paterson and Conor Shearing – left for their final lead-in training in the Cycling NZ U19 camp in Cambridge before heading to Germany for the Junior Worlds Track Championships from 14 to 18 August. Read Article
Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Friendly conditions favoured the 48 riders who lined up for the running of this week's 53km Quest Apartment Hotels Central Pirates to Winton handicap race. Read Article
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Howdy folks, A reminder that today is the early bird cut off for the King House Removals Race Series entries (this includes payments as well as entries please). From tomorrow entries and payments go from $80 to $100 Register online here now and check out the two race series rounds and the rules. The first race night is this Friday 26 July from 6pm sharp so get there early and make sure you have warmed up. Read Article
Monday, 22 July 2019
International track and road cyclist Corbin Strong is back home in Otatara after competing in 11 countries this year. Read Article
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