Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Greetings and wow what a shock to the system after stunning heat in the weekend – now there’s snow all around us – so a week of extremes for sure.

That’s best summed up with the fact that it is exactly eight years today since the Stadium collapsed under that massive Spring snowfall in 2010 – amazing how time flies and how much has happened since then!

Great to see so much progress during that time.

Yunca Junior Tour
Entries technical closed yesterday and we have fantastic numbers, which is exciting. If you haven’t yet registered you still can so jump online and register now

Schools Track Champs and ILT Junior Carnival

Don’t forget the South Island Schools Track Champs and ILT Junior Track Carnival just after Yunca on 10 and 11 October. Register online now

King House Removals Series

Night five of the King House Removals series had another change around of jerseys and three first-time jersey winners, which shows how close the series is this year. The racing continues to be very competitive with close finishes in most grades. The open men’s grade continues to grow with some masters dusting off the bikes to keep everyone honest.  View the full running results

A huge thanks to everyone for the help on the night with a special thanks to Danielle for making a couple of trips to help with the timing system. This coming Friday the 14th is a Keirin night then we take a break for the Schools Nationals, Junior Yunca, Carnival, Secondary Schools South Island Track and Oceanias.

Road Racing
A great turnout for the Vital Signs Beast of the East – although the strong breeze made racing conditions difficult at times. Check out the full results here Big thanks to everyone who volunteered to make it another great race.

This Saturday is the Property Scouts Woodstock Handicap with assembly at the Mabel Bush Hall at 1pm for 1.30pm racing – get out and enjoy the spring conditions.

Tour of Southland
If anyone has a spare van they could loan for Tour week from 28 October to 3 November either with or without seats is fine. Any options hugely appreciated. Please let Bruce know bruce.ross@cyclingsouth.org.nz

Heart Kids Milford to Invercargill Ride
It is the 8th annual Milford Sound to Invercargill Charity Heart Kids Ride on Saturday 10 November. (heading into Milford Sound Friday afternoon)

Entries close this Friday as we are filling up and have limited accommodation available in Milford Sound, but we have a few more spots still available at this stage.

Cost to cover Friday evening meal in Te Anau, transport up, accommodation in Milford, breakfast, lunch and the after-match on the Saturday night is only $200.

We are hoping for all riders to raise at least $500 for the cause from sponsorship. View their Facebook page
If anyone is interested please contact Steve Rhodes on either 0274 537 020 or e mail steve@featurecars.co.nz

Learn to Ride Term 4
We are now taking registrations for the Term 4 Learn to Ride Track block for 2018.
This offers beginner children, aged 10 and up, an introduction to track cycling. Minimum height restriction 130cm.
Starts Wednesday 17 and Friday 19 October, from 4-5pm, and runs until the end of school term. Select either a Wednesday or Friday but not both.
$85 fee includes, track hire, bike hire, coach and water bottle.
Phone 03 219 9325 or email office@cyclingsouth.org.nz to register now.

Junior Division Fundraiser
A big thanks too TraceyGeraldMandyBrianSuzanne, Mark, Brendon and Jane who were brave enough to join Bruce Ross on Friday night to help run a casino night fundraiser for the darts club. $500 contribution to the junior division for their help with the aim of running our own as a fundraiser in the near future! Good work team.

Great to see the sun back out – so get out and enjoy it and have a spectacular week ahead!

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