TODAY'S TO DO

New General Manager Appointment

On behalf of the Executive, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Foggin as the new General Manager for Cycling Southland. Chris has mostly recently worked for Cycling New Zealand as the Education Manager where he led the national strategy for coach, instructor and officials’ education and development. He also has his own coaching business, the Performance Effect where he works as a sports education consultant providing coaching and coach development services.

Chris commences on Monday 21st June and will be working in a part-time capacity, spending a few days in the office in Invercargill and then working remotely from his home base in Alexandra.

We are thrilled to be welcoming Chris onto the team and believe his skills and experience will be a real asset to Cycling Southland.

Regards

Nicola McAra

President, Executive Board

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All Plumbing Teretonga Stage Race

The Winter Road Race Season will kick off with a bang on Saturday 26 June with the All Plumbing Teretonga Stage Race.
Racing will take place across five grades (A,B,C,D,E) with riders taking part in a road race, a criterium, and a time trial.
The day will start with the road race at 10am, with A, C, and E first to start.

Riders are to use the same bike and same helmet for all races, and no TT add-ons at all for the TT.
The entry fee is $10 for the junior grades (D and E) and $15 for the open grades.
Enter using the Webscorer link below. Payment will be by card at the time of registration. From 12 noon on Friday, a late entry penalty of $5 will apply, pushing the enty fee up to $20 for A, B, and C grade, and $15 for D and E grade. Webscorer registration will be open until 10am on race day.
https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=244765

Sunday - Velo Vixens - Women (and girls) only
We are running a women and girls only track session from 3 to 4pm on a Sunday afternoon. The session is coached by Nicola Stevens and Sonya Barton, with the focus on a fun, friendly atmosphere for building skill and confidence on the track.
https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=245330

Wednesday Night Club Racing
Wednesday Night Club Racing will hit the track again this week - come along for some friendly competition and great graded racing. The programme will feature a mix of endurance and sprint events.
https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=244776

Wednesday - 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.

Track training
Keep an eye on the track schedule (with Webscorer entry links) here for updates.

Newsletter
The latest edition of Cycling Southland's newsletter can be found here.

Upcoming Major Events

Covid-19 response: Alert Level 1

Level 1:

With the return to Covid Alert Level 1, there are no restrictions on gathering sizes. Please continue to pay special attention to hygiene and using the Covid tracer app to scan QR codes when visiting the SIT Velodrome or Cycling Southland office.
We ask that everyone continues observing good hygiene and using the Covid tracer app when entering Stadium Southland.

Guidelines for exercise under Level 1:
*Keep a diary of where you were and when, so it is possible to contact trace should there be another wave of Covid-19 infections.
*Use the Covid Tracker app and scan the QR codes when entering Stadium Southland.
*Please maintain good hygiene - wipe down equipment after use.

ILT Stadium Southland and SIT Zero Fees Velodrome: 

Please scan the QR codes avialable throughout Stadium Southland.
We still require registration through Webscorer to ensure contact tracing and to help our coaches plan their sessions, and all riders, coaches, and officials will need to ensure their names are on the sign-in sheet for each session.

 
 

Cycling Social - Bowling night 26 June

social bowling

 

News and Results

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
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Congratulations to all our cyclists who competed in the Vantage Age Group Track National Championships. Southland performed exceptionally well, claiming 48 medals with 15 gold medals, 19 silver medals, and 14 bronze medals. Read Article
Monday, 09 March 2020
There were great performances aplenty and some new national records as well on the fourth and final day of the Vantage Age Group Track National Championships. Read Article
Sunday, 08 March 2020
Erin Criglington picked up her third gold medal of the Vantage Age Group Track National Championships on the third day of competition. Read Article
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