This Sunday, 24 Southland businesses take to the boards of the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome to contest the 10th anniversary Cycling Southland Corporate Pursuit. This unique event has attracted a number of former competitors and some new contenders for the 2015 event.
This includes AWS Legal, HW Richardson Group and Opus International Consultants, three businesses who will be lining up for their tenth successive competition.
Also in the mix for this year’s edition are former champions EIS Group, Mitre10 Mega and Whyte’s Gravel Supplies.
With the competition witnessed at the recent Lone Star-Speights Roller Racing, in which the teams tested their fitness levels out on the fixed machines, the Southland public can be assured of being treated to some exhilarating racing.
The teams have been split into two divisions after last weekend’s Grading Time Trial and will now face off against each other throughout a full day’s track racing.
This year’s draw will see each team contest at least 5 races throughout the full days programme, which encompasses more than 60 races in total. For those still feeling fresh there is also the popular men and women’s Ricoh Southland Scratch Races, which certainly tests the bike handling skills.
The event encourages spectators to join in the fun by dressing in their favourite team colours, creating banners and generally making a lot of noise for teams. The judges will be watching out for the vocal supporters with a $200 ILT voucher up for grabs. The winning opportunities don't stop there, as there will be various spot prizes to win throughout the day, including tickets to the upcoming Oceania Track Championships in October.
Some local school aerobics teams will also entertain supporters, while the ‘All Comers’ record is again going to be challenged.
Cycling Southland acknowledges the great support it receives from the ILT, Lone Star, Speights, Ricoh Southland, Muscle Fix and Vital Signs.
Admission is just $2 for adults and school aged children are free. The first race commences at 9:00am.
Experience the adrenaline pumping action all day long. It’s a great chance to see everyday Southlanders utilising a valued community asset and loving every minute of it.