Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Greetings everyone,
Hope you all plan to head down to the Architecture Unlimited Corporate Pursuit event this Sunday with racing from 12.30pm to 4.30pm. Spectator entry is just a gold coin donation and we promise there will be some fierce action among those vying for ‘bragging rights’ again this year. See the Time Trial results from last Friday night. We will also be having an Allcomers record attempt just after 3.30pm from some of our blistering young centre riders so be sure to head along with your cheering lungs intact to give everyone the utmost encouragement that you can! While entry numbers are down a little, they have still been putting in some awesome commitment and effort. Good luck to all our teams again this year – hope you come out of the blocks fast on Sunday!

Notice is hereby given that the 2018 Cycling Southland Annual General Meeting will take place in Legends Lounge 2 at ILT Stadium Southland on Thursday, July 26, at 7pm.
Nominations for two executive positions, three selectors, and the roles of senior road convenor and senior track convenor must be received by the General Manager by noon on Tuesday, July 17. Any notices of motion containing changes to Constitution must be received by June 28. All other notices of business, remits, and nominations, including Life Membership, must be received by July 5.
An agenda and meeting papers will be made available on July 19. For more details visit:

Winter riding
If you or your child is riding on the road at any time - particularly after track sessions - can you please ensure you have bright lights and reflective clothing!
We get enough complaints about cyclists (not always our members though) breaking various rules without having to worry about our riders heading home from the velodrome dressed in dark clothing and without lights.
Ensure you set an example on the bike and, more importantly, can arrive home alive.

Road Racing
Final tweaks have been made on the next road racing calendar, which launches this Saturday 30 June, with a 1.30pm mass race start on the Rimu circuit. View the full calendar

Schools Racing
There is going to be no School's Cycling this Sunday due to many being tied up with the Corporate Pursuit this week. Instead we are going to run the last session prior to the road race on Saturday. See the details here but hope to see some of the older riders there also showing these young one's how it’s done.The series culminates in the Cycling New Zealand South Island School Road Champs being held in Timaru on 7 and 8 July.

Track Sessions
NO LUNCH ROLL next Tuesday 3 July due to an all-day school booking sorry.
Under 19 Track Squad
This kicks off under the guidance of Brendan Akeroyd next Tuesday 3 July from 6-7pm, so mark it in your diaries now.
Sprint Squad
These sessions will resume on Mondays and Wednesdays 7-9pm from next week.

Learn to Ride Kids Beginners
We will be taking a new intake of beginner track kids, aged 10 and over from the start of Term 3 – spread the word if you have family and friends with kids who are interested. Get details and register

Junior Road Camp
This year’s popular camp dates have been set for the next school holiday break – just one and a half weeks away - and will be held at Borland Lodge Camp from Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 July. Check out the details

King House Removals Race Series
Entries are now open for this year’s series starting on Friday 27 July with all age groups and an Open grade again this year. $80 ​for ​the ​series ​entry ​if ​paid ​before ​13 ​July ​2018.
Entries ​paid ​after ​this ​date ​incur ​a ​$20 ​late ​fee ​- ​total ​$100. 
Entries ​close ​Friday ​20 ​July.
Per ​race ​night ​entry ​is ​$15 ​to ​be ​paid ​prior ​to ​the ​event. Enter online here now account details are online.

Yunca Junior Tour Entries
Check out the details and entries are now open on our website – the finalised stage routes are now online too.

This will be a record 35 years of this race now being sponsored by Yunca Heating! It is truly stuff that legends are made of so get your entry in now.

Spare bikes?
Do you have a small frame track or road bike gathering dust? Or adult sizes? We’re regularly asked for bikes to hire to help young riders in to the sport – and have noticed a big lift in interest in road bikes. We have some lease bikes available, but can’t really loan bikes from the fleet as they’re needed for group sessions. If you have something that you’d like to donate, please get in touch so we can help someone fall in love with the sport.

Big Bike Film Night
Back by popular demand the Big Bike Film Night will return to the St James Theatre, Gore on Wednesday 27 June, 6pm, and SIT Centrestage Theatre, in Invercargill, Thursday 28 June, at 6pm. Showcasing a collection of short movies that have everything a Bike Centric audience could want - action, drama, humour and plenty of inspiration. This is a scintillating line-up of cycling films from New Zealand and around the world. Get your tickets online

So that’s more than enough from us for another week – keep toasty warm and good luck to all our Architecture Unlimited Corporate Pursuit teams for the final push towards the big Sunday event!

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