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

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Friday, 24 April 2020
One of New Zealand’s most celebrated and colourful track cyclists, Eddie Dawkins, has today announced his retirement from the sport. Read Article
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
We say farewell to Bruce Ross as he retires (party to follow later) and take a look at what you can keep yourself busy with during lockdown (unless you are one of the Cycling Southland office staff, who are working full steam to ensure that we are ready to hit the ground running as soon as restrictions allow. Read Article
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
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