TODAY'S TO DO

Road racing
The winter road racing programme kicks off on Saturday 6 June - entries via Webscorer ONLY here. The race starts from the Kew Bowling Club in McQuarrie Street at 1:30pm. It will be a no-drop ride out to the 20km turnaround point, from where it will be a race back. D and E grades will only race the last 15km. 

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 has restarted many of our squads, with some subtle changes, and will also be restarting road racing on 6 June.

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.
*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. 

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 20 riders 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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