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.
Access to Stadium Southland will be through the main entrance only, and both government and Checkin-19 QR codes will be used for scanning in - the Checkin-19 QR code is used to manage the occupancy numbers in the stadium, so as to be in line with gathering limits, so is compulsory. Stadium reception will be able to assist people needing to check in a group or those who do not have a QR capable phone. Please remember to check out again when leaving the venue.
TODAY'S TO DO
Road racing - Saturday
Welcome to the eleventh event of the 2020 Cycling Southland Winter Road Race Season!
The event will start from Dacre Hall and is a graded race on teh Dacre loop. A, B & C Grade - 70km, D Grade start Springhills, via Grove Bush – Mabel bush – Woodstock to Dacre over 32km, E Grade - start Grove Bush Hall, via Mabel Bush – Woodstock to Dacre over 20 km. Entries here via Webscorer, closing at 12pm Friday.
Club Race Night
Club Race Night is back this week - head on down to the track Tuesday from 6-8pm for some fun racing. Entries via Webscorer 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.
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 MAJOR EVENTS CALENDAR
- 29 July - 27 September - King House Removals Omnium Series
- 29 August - Geo W Wilson and Sons Limited Gore to Waikiwi Classic
- 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