TODAY'S TO DO
Outdoor H&J Smith Southland Time Trial and Road Race Championships
The Outdoor H&J Smith Southland Time Trial and Road Race Championships will take place on Saturday 19 September (TT) and Sunday 20 September (RR). Entries are now closed - visit the Cycling Southland website here for more information, including start lists and route map links. Results for the TT can be found here.
Memorial Race weekend
One of the best supported and toughest classics of the year is back, with the Memorial Race Open Handicap and the Curtis Dunn Junior Handicap races taking place on 26 September. Covid restrictions allowing, the prizegiving will also serve as the Cycling Southland Club Awards ceremony. Entries via Webscorer here, closing 25 September at 12 noon.
King House Removals Omnium Series Round 6
Round 5 of the King House Removals Omnium Series takes place on Wednesday 23 September from 5:30pm. This week features an endurance-focussed competition, with a scratch race, points race, and Keirin. Riders who have entered for the whole series do not need to enter again, but those who are entering per night can enter here.
The weekly track schedule (with Webscorer entry links) can be found here.
Zwift racing - Wednesday
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.
The latest edition of Cycling Southland's newsletter can be found here.
Covid-19 response: Alert Level 2
With the return to Covid Alert Level 2 as of 12pm Wednesday 12 August, limits to social gathering sizes are back in play, with a limit of 100 people for outdoor venues (that would include road races) and venue specific limits for indoor venues, which in the case of the SIT ZeroFees Velodrome is set at 100. However, public facilities like Stadium Southland (and therefore the SIT ZeroFees Velodrome) remain open under Level 2, so until further notice track training sessions will go ahead.
Guidelines for exercise under Level 2:
Although sport and recreation activities are allowed, it is subject to conditions on gatherings, record keeping, and physical distancing where practical.
*Where possible avoid physical contact and keep some level of social distancing, so where practical avoid any training drills where physical contact is likely to occur.
*Keep a diary of where you were and when, so it is possible to contact trace should there be a second wave of Covid-19 infections.
*Please maintain good hygiene - when on the road, 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.
ILT Stadium Southland and SIT Zero Fees Velodrome:
At present the venue limit for the SIT ZeroFees Velodrome is set at 100, which means it will not impact our regular track sessions. 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.
Access to Stadium Southland for morning and early afternoon sessions will be through the main entrance of the stadium, with exit through the velodrome tunnel. Please use the government Covid tracking app to scan in to the venue.
For late afternoon and evening sessions (from around 4pm), access to the velodrome will be through the doors behind the playground next to the main entrance, with exit through the velodrome tunnel. Please use the dressing rooms in the passage further along from the bike lockup, as separate facilities are allocated to separate areas within the stadium.
2020 King House Removals Omnium Series
The King House Removals Omnium Series takes place over six nights (and one fun Sunday afternoon) from 29 July to 27 September, and provides a great enviroment for building skill and speed in preparation for the National Schools Track Championships, National Track Series, and Southland Track Championships.
For more information and links to the results, click on the King logo above.
2020 UPCOMING MAJOR EVENTS
- 29 July - 27 September - King House Removals Omnium Series
- 19 - 20 September - Outdoor H&J Smith Southland Road and Time Trial Championships
- 2 - 4 October - Yunca Junior Tour of Southland
- 6 - 7 October - National and South Islands Schools Track Championships
- 9 - 11 October - National Track Series Round 3 - Invercargill
- 4 - 6 December - Southland Track Championships