Date: Wednesday, 03 April 2013
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi everyone – hope you’re not all having to recover from too much chocolatey Easter indulgence and have been able to enjoy a bit of a break over the long weekend.

The weather certainly turned it on and while many might have enjoyed putting their feet up, there was certainly some hard slog being put in by the 91-strong field during the mighty Vital Signs Tour de Lakes racing over the weekend.

It certainly proved to be another great weekend for Tour manager Allan Dunn and his trusty team of willing volunteers and huge congrats to all those who battled through – there were some tight results indeed. You can check out all the coverage and photos on Facebook or get all the news updates heading_here – Well done and congrats to all involved for another hugely successful Easter weekend event.

Now a reminder that this information is all required by this Thursday please

With entries for the Club Road Nationals in Queenstown closing on April 6, members are invited to apply for funding to assist with entry fee costs. Funding levels will be determined, subject to entry numbers. Please visit for an application form and for details of funding criteria. Applications need to be submitted by 4 April to be considered. Send these to me

Cycling Southland’s Executive will be formally submitting remits to be considered at the Bike Road and Track AGM in May. If you have items you believe should be considered, please forward these in writing to or drop them in to the Cycling Southland office. These must be received by  4 April, so they can be considered and submitted by Cycling Southland prior to the AGM.

Southland Time Trial and Road Champs – Remember daylight saving so put your clocks back an hour before turning up on Sunday!
A reminder that midday this Thursday 4 April is also the cut-off for entries for this weekend’s Southland Time Trial Champs (Saturday 6) at 11am and Road Champs (Sunday 7) at 10am Register_online_here

If anyone is available to marshall can you please let Dale or myself know. All assistance is very much appreciated.

Coaches Corner – big update from Mrs MacDonald
It’s been an exciting few weeks for our wonder woman DT and now she’s back and on fire!
Catch up on her very newsy March/April Coaching update by_clicking_here

Pedalling Pathways
A reminder that Pedalling Pathways returns again this week with a 4pm assembly at the Velodrome on Thursday to cycle out to Teretonga or meet out there at 4.30pm. $3 rider fee please. Next Thursday will be the final session.

Wensleys Wednesday Worlds
Tomorrow night is the last Wensleys Wednesday Worlds race for the season. Please note the earlier race start time of 6pm and it will be raced over a shorter course.

Well that’s it for another warm, dry day in the south. So have a splendid short week and enjoy the time trials and road champs this weekend – happy road racing season!


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