Hope you are all keeping warm everyone!
April is supposed to mean longer nights and Autumn but we’ve been sprung a wintery surprise this week!
10th Anniversary Corporate Pursuit
Get your team entry in now. All entries received by midday Thursday 30 April go in the draw to win 50% of their entry fee – so make sure you get in early!
The Time Trial will be held from 6pm on Friday 19 June and the Race Day will be Sunday 28 June. If you are free to help coach a team over their five training sessions from between Monday 18 May and the race events, or you are keen to lend a hand on these days, please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org – your time is hugely valued to help make this event another great success this year – thank you!
Saturday Road Racing
Not long to go until the winter break, so ensure you head along to the last three weekends of racing. This Saturday is the Thornbury-Fairfax block graded race Enter here now
Thanks Aaron, Lindsay and the crew who got a small field racing at Gorge Road last weekend View the report here.
Junior Division Track Maintenance
As the late President Kennedy once said "ask not what your country can do for you, but what can you do for your country?"
In this vein we would like to see as many of the U15/17/19 squad members at the Velodrome this Friday at 1pm with old clothes and ready to clean and paint. Many hands make light work … thanks Dave Beadle and the team.
Club Meeting – 22 April
Our next Club Meeting will be held in the Champions Lounge next Wednesday 22 April, from 7pm. All welcome to attend.
Nominations for Cycling New Zealand Road and Track Awards
Cycling Southland Executive are inviting members to put forward nominations for consideration for the annual Cycling NZ Road and Track Awards Click here to read more and find out about the categories and requirements.
Sprint Squad/High Performance Squad
From next Monday 20 April Sprint Squad will restart weekly from 7pm to 8pm until post Corporate Pursuit. High Performance Squad will also restart the following week from Thursday 30 April 7-8pm (due to a Corporate Pursuit novice night next Thursday).
Te Awamutu Tour and Club Road Nationals
Our Juniors put in some great racing over the weekend at Te Awamutu – well done to Hayden and Corbin Strong who both finished with King of the Mountain titles, along with Tom Sexton, Samuel Miller and Hamish Keast who all put in some really gutsy racing over the three stages. Read the Tour Wrap from Alan here and View the full results here.
Next up are the Club Road Nationals in Hawke’s Bay, which start this Thursday and run until Sunday. Good luck to all our crew – manager Alan Strong and his team of riders Brendan Akeroyd, Alistair Burnett, Hamish Keast, Stephen Keast, Sam Kopae, Samuel Miller, Anton O’Connell, Tom Sexton, Hayden Strong and Corbin Strong for some more great racing!
Club Otago Lunch – with Tyler Hamilton
This Friday former American professional road cyclist and Olympian Tyler Hamilton will be the guest speaker at a special luncheon in Dunedin. Hamilton was a team mate of Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France for three years and was caught up in the drug scandals, which effectively finished his career. He is now an author - The Secret Race - motivational speaker and coach Read all about the lunch opportunity here Should be an interesting session.
Take care out there and don’t forget to head along to our weekly track sessions in the evenings View the schedule here each week