Greetings everyone and welcome to another week of heat in the south.
First things first, huge congrats to all our riders, management and supporters who did Southland so proud at the Oceania Track Champs in Cambridge last week. It was truly a remarkable display of team spirit and massive commitment from our representatives, whose hard work both on and off the boards really paid dividends with mighty fine results. Kudos to you all, we are super-proud.
Southland Track Champs
Our guests the Para-cycling team are officially in the building from this afternoon – welcome aboard to you all and good luck for some great results in the weekend. Also good luck and have fun to all our guests and locals taking part in the track champs starting this Friday at 5pm. Action kicks off again on Saturday from 9am and then again from Sunday at 10am. View the racing programme
View the rider list All event entries are $5 each and payable at the registration table at the start of sessions.
Thanks to those involved with our final road race for the year – the Transport Engineering Southland TES Dipton West Handicap on Saturday. A smaller field and hot conditions made it tough Check out the race report
Zookeepers Wednesday Worlds will continue each week until 20 December, so head along to Tisbury School at 6pm for the 6.30pm race start. Entry is just $5.
The New Year road racing calendar is just being finalised and will be online soon, along with details of the New Year racing at Tuatapere and Browns sports days.
Tonight is Open Club Racing so feel free to head along at 6pm – all ages welcome $6 or one one-hour tick off your card.
A reminder that there is no Lunch Roll this Friday, or Learn to Ride or Flyers, due to the Track Champs.
There is also no Lunch Roll next Tuesday 5 December due to track maintenance.
Learn to Ride Term One
Registrations are now being taken for our Term One Learn to Ride beginner track sessions for juniors, aged 10 years and over. Cost is $85 per term and includes drink bottle, coaching, bike and track hire and a certificate. Choice of Wednesdays or Fridays 4-5pm. Register online now to ensure your spot and spread the word so registrations are in before the holidays!
ILT New Year Track Carnival
Entries will be online straight after the Southland Champs on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 January, so make sure you keep an eye out and enter before going on holiday. Late entry fees are here to stay sorry.
The Ascot Park Hotel Criteriums will be held during the day on Saturday 21 as well.
Big Bike Film Night
Finally, back by popular demand, and it looks like another goodie, the Big Bike Film Night Feature Series will be hosting “All for One” on Tuesday 5 December, at 7pm, at SIT Centrestage Theatre.
Check out the promo here
“All for One” is a feature length film that follows the exploits of Australia's first professional road tour team GreenEDGE (now Orica Scott) over its first five years, which includes Kiwi Grand Tours, Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Championship veteran Julian Dean as part of the team from its first days in 2011. Prepare to be wowed and lock it in your calendars for a pre-Christmas treat – you won’t be disappointed.
So it’s short and sweet from me this week, so head on down to the track for some great racing over the weekend. Let’s finish another awesome year with a bang!