Date: Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Happy 1st of October!!

Another month bites the dust and that means it is “go” time as the myriad of events kick off in earnest this weekend .

Well the kids are about to descend in town for the Yunca Junior Tour of Southland, which launches at Teretonga this Friday. More than 140 riders from Australia and all over New Zealand will be arriving in town over the coming days for some epic racing over the weekend. Make sure you head out and check out the action because there will be some truly awesome racing. View the programme here

Junior Track Carnival

Don’t forget we have our ILT Junior Track Carnival being held on the evening of Tuesday 8th October following day one qualifiers of the New Zealand Schools Track Champs – post Yunca. Make sure you get online and register here
A programme will be posted imminently and will be draft – subject to entries in age groups.

Rockets on Today

The regular Rockets session will run today from 4-5pm for those wishing to attend.

New Membership for 2020 Opens Today

Cycling New Zealand membership for 2020 opens on Tuesday 1 October. 2019 licences are valid until 31st December unless a 2020 licence is issued prior, which will then make the 2019 licence no longer valid.

Please note that if you purchase a 2020 licence before 31st December, this is the age category you will compete in for the remainder of the 2019 calendar year.

If you have any questions or wish to talk to someone about renewing your membership, please send an email to or give us a call on 07 823 0716.


Don’t forget

  • Corporate Hospitality Package – Oceania Track Champs

No better way to experience the action of the Oceania Track Champs than with our Corporate Hospitality Package, which includes

      • Allocated corporate table which includes a drink on arrival and nibbles throughout the evening
      • Opportunity to listen to Guest Speaker before the event starts
      • Entry into the event, including event programme

There are limited tables available so get in quick!– available Thursday 17th or Friday 18th October only. Max 8 persons per table.

Check out our website for further details or contact Nicola Wills

  • Members Night Special

Also don’t forget about our Members Night Special read all about it here

Oceania Volunteers – if you are volunteering for the Oceania Track Champs, thank you!  We are very grateful for your help in being able to run this international event.

There is a Volunteers catch-up set for Sunday 13th October 3pm – 4pm in the Champions Lounge at the Velodrome.  Please pop in between this time to collect your accreditation and/or volunteer top  which is required for the event.  There will be a direct email sent to all volunteers specifically on this over the coming days.

High Performance Strategy

Cycling New Zealand High Performance Director Martin Barras will present Cycling New Zealand's High Performance Strategic Plan for 2020-2028. All in the cycling community are welcome to attend.

When: Tuesday 15th October, 3pm

Where: SIT Zero Fees Velodrome, Champions Lounge

Wednesday Worlds
The race date start has been deferred to start until 16th October due to safety concerns with the light so soon after the daylight savings change. There was no race scheduled for next week due to the NZ Schools Champs.


Calling all hi-vis vests, radios, flags……any cycling equipment that might be rolling around in your car -  we need these to be back into the office ASAP for us to deliver the key events that are coming up.  

Road Race

The Property Scouts Criterium was held on Saturday on the Appleby Criterium in some dubious conditions.

E Grade were away first – 5 mins + 3 laps

1st George Thomson
2nd Poppy McIvor

3rd Lachlan Kelly

4th Oskar McIvor (first-ever race)

D Grade raced 10 mins + 3 laps

1st (with a considerable lead) Marshall Erwood

2nd Conrad Clark

3rd Hunter Thompson (in a close sprint with …

4th Tom Kerr

5th Hadley Sheehy

And then the rain came and further racing was cancelled. We will carry over any rider payments made on the day to the next road race calendar and will carry over sponsorship as well.

Club Kit

Please use this link to get your order in for the new kit. The new kits will arrive in bulk and will be available to be picked up from the office.

Cut-off date for orders is 23rd October 2019.

Hoodies – There are still some samples in the office for anyone that wants to pop in and try these on.  Pricing for the hoodies is $60.00 adults (Small sizing upwards) and $55.00 for kids sizes (14 sizing and below).

Your order will only be confirmed on payment.  Payment is to be made to the Cycling Southland office with the following details - your name, the word ‘hoodie’ and size as reference – e.g N Wills, Hoodie, M.

Cut-off date for the first order of hoodies is 23rd October 2019.

Elite & U19 Track Nationals Expressions of Interest

We have secured a group flight booking with Air NZ for the Elite and U19 Track Nationals in Cambridge. The flights depart Monday morning 20th Jan Invercargill - Auckland direct, and return Monday evening 27th Jan Auckland Invercargill direct, the cost is $318, with $100 deposit to be paid to Cycling Southland by 1st November and the remaining $218 due by 15th December.
We have secured accommodation at Hamilton Holiday Homes which we have used for Age Groups Last year and National Track Series.
If you want to be involved in this team package please advise the office. Obviously the team is subject to selection, if you want to discuss this please contact a club selector.

Calder Stewart Series

Another great race in Nelson over the weekend – Check out the race report

So don’t forget to take in the action at the Yunca Junior Tour over the weekend,

Then head down to the track on Tuesday and Wednesday for some NZ Schools Track Champs action View the times and programme

Then the ILT Junior Track Carnival on Tuesday night with racing starting from 6pm.

There is plenty on the calendar for action over the coming weeks!

Enjoy the ride everyone

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