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

Thursday, 27 February 2020
Welcome to the 25 February edition of On Your Bike - Cycling Southland's weekly newsletter Read Article
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Hunter Gough put in a sterling effort to take out A grade in the Bennetts Footwear Repairs graded race over the weekend. Read Article
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Five Southland riders form part of the Vantage New Zealand team that will be chasing more than just rainbow jerseys at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, starting on Thursday 27 February in Berlin. Eddie Dawkins, Natasha Hansen, Corbin Strong, Kirstie James, and Nick Kergozou will be working to help the team secure spots in all the events on offer at the Tokyo Olympic Games taking place later in the year. Read Article
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Fraser Hewett led the way on a beaut of a day as riders enjoyed a brief taste of summer during the Mend Physio Myross Bush graded road race on Saturday 15 February. Read Article
Monday, 17 February 2020
An emotional Shane Archbold and excited teenager Niamh Fisher-Black sprinted their way to respective titles at the Vantage National Road Cycling Championships in Cambridge. Read Article
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