Date: Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Hi everyone,
Hope you all had a great long weekend!

It’s all guns blazing in the office with the SBS Bank Tour of Southland kicking off with the popular launch part in the Gala Street Reserve this Sunday from 1.30pm. Make sure you head on down for all the action with live music from 1pm

Check out all the information

Help still needed please
Meanwhile, we still need a driver for the Cycling Southland utility van during the tour, contact Rabbit admin@cyclingsouth.org.nz or phone 219 9325 if you can help out

We also need some marshals for the Ricoh Sunday Corporate Team Time Trial, this is happening at 2pm. Again please let Rabbit know if you can help by holding a flag on a corner.

Finally, we still have an amnesty on lights, radios, vests, flags etc so get them in to us asap please and thank you!

Make sure you get out and about and cheer our 19 tour teams on as they head past you – they could end up with tour tans again this year judging the long-term weather forecast.

Ricoh Corporate Team Time Trial
This year the event will return to the opening day of the SBS Bank Time Trial with gusto, offering a junior division and a senior division. Teams of four to six must have one woman. Cost $120 per team entry.

Enter online here now

Demonstration Riders Wanted
We have the opportunity to provide some demonstration track races on Wednesday 15th November for the national Careers conference being hosted in Invercargill.

The short programme would involve the following events:
6.45pm -  Flying lap x 2 riders
6:55pm – Keirin
7.05pm -  Elimination
7.15pm -   Team sprint
7:25pm    Scratch Race

We would appreciate approximately 20 division 1 U15, U17, U19 riders to take part.  
Please contact me at the office by Friday 3rd November if you are able to assist.  A small group of adults to assist with being handlers etc would also be appreciated.

Club Catch Up
Calling all current and yesteryear cyclists, supporters and sponsors. Catch up with all your old cycling mates and enjoy a three-course meal with guest speakers at the Ascot Park Hotel on Sunday 12 November at 6.30pm. Get your tickets from McLeay Jewellers or phone Tony 217 4920, Ray 217 1830 or Trevor 214 4531.

Track Sessions
Tonight is an open Club Roll from 6-7pm followed by Endurance Squad 7-9pm.
Masters Squad restarts this Sunday 29 October 3-5pm and the SIT Southern Hub moves to 1-3pm.

Zookeepers Wednesday Worlds
Wednesday Worlds is back tomorrow night. Meet at Tisbury School 6pm for 6.30pm racing – all ages and levels welcome. Entry $5.

King House Removals Omnium Series
The second last race night is being held this Friday from 6pm. The final night will be the following week, 3 November when you can bring a plate for supper please.

Southland Track Champs
These will be held from Friday 1 to 3 December and registrations will open immediately after the Tour finishes. Once again this year, we will be hosting some paracylists for a NZ C1 points qualifier event.

Okey dokey, that’s enough from me in this busy little week, so get out and support the tour and don’t forget to register your team for the Ricoh Corporate Time Trial team online here being held this Sunday in conjunction with the SBS Bank Tour of Southland.

Take care until we’re into the action of the tour next week!

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