Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi on a glorious Southland spring day, the nights are getting longer and with the help of daylight saving this weekend it’s going to get even better soon!

Daylight saving also means the return of Wednesday Worlds, which a scheduled in your race programmes on 23 October following Yunca etc. This may yet be brought forward a week to the 16th so watch this space.

This Saturday our Southland trio of Erin Criglington, Neil Jamieson and Roger Nicholas depart bound for the Manchester World Masters Track Champs, which run from 6 to 12 October. There they will be joined by fellow Cycling Southland member and seasoned masters campaigner Simon Lusk, from Wellington. The crew have had some great build up to for their adventure and we all wish them the very best of luck for an exciting trip, awesome experience and some pleasing results. Good luck gang – make sure you do enjoy yourselves as well and send lots of updates!!

Buy-A-Bike & Velodrome Signage Fundraising
The Finance Committee has developed a rider fundraising initiative which has launched this week. We have developed a new sponsorship utilising our velodrome Club bikes where local businesses can feature their name along the top bar, as well as an option of a fully-customised paint job in their business colours. We are also making available Velodrome track-side advertising signage space for sale. Initially, un-carded riders who have gained New Zealand selection over the last year will be able to sell these limited sponsorships with a nice little fundraising incentive and then subject to interest, we will look to offer this to a wider cross-section of the club. This will of course be overseen by the Finance Committee to ensure we are looking after sponsors, but it will hopefully be a good way to make a few bob as a rider and turn into a great fundraiser for the club. We will be communicating with our initial group of riders over the next few days, but if you are interested in registering a future interest or, as a business owner, are keen to get in on the action, drop us a reply and we’ll get in touch with information 

Road Racing
Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to all the willing helpers who came out for the Memorial Racing weekend last Saturday – not often the weather behaves so kindly for this annual fixture.

Check out the senior race report here and the junior race report here

This Saturday is the Beast of the East Graded race at Te Tipua, so register here now by midday this Friday.

Baxter & Neilson Junior Racing
It was another great night for the third series of the Baxter & Neilson Junior Racing last week. Check out the report

The fourth series will be held again this Friday night 27 September, so get ready for some more battles on the boards. Remaining race dates will be held
October 18
November 1 & 15

December 13 (break up) 

Yunca Meeting
This will be held in the upstairs meeting room from 7pm this Wednesday (tomorrow). All welcome! 

Senior Club Meeting
A senior club meeting was held early last week. Check out the meeting minutes here 

Volunteer for Upcoming Events
We have a hugely busy period coming up over October and November with two road tours and three high profile track events, including a new Tier 1 Track Event, the UCI Festival of Speed and Oceania Track Champs.

If you are keen to be involved in any shape or form, register as a volunteer via these online forms; 

2013 SBS Bank Tour of Southland –

2013 Track Events -

If you have any queries just get in touch with Events Manager Bruce Ross in the Cycling Southland office

Cycling Southland 50th Anniversary
Registrations are now open for our special anniversary weekend being held from 15-17 November in conjunction with the Oceania Track Champs. To find out all the details and book your event tickets now, click here 

Well that’s it for another instalment, so have a great week until next time.

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