Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Happy Tuesday folks and another chilly, dark week is underway again- although it was great to see the sun poke it’s nose out this arvo!

That certainly does not detract from the shining success of all our 2018-2019 ILT Southland Sports Award finalists again this year – congratulations to you all on your success and achievements to get this far – we are super proud and stoked for you all. Good luck for the big awards night on Friday 12 July. Read the full announcement and finalists lists

Architecture Unlimited Track Challenge
This Friday night is the Team Time Trial so head on down to the track and cheer everyone on from 6pm, it will be all done by 7.30pm. The main event will follow on Sunday 30th June from 9am. Entry will be just a gold coin donation for the big day of racing.

Make sure you dress up to support your favourite team and head along and give them some support – they will love it.

Road Racing
This Saturday is the Mend Physio Myross Bush – Lorneville Dacre Graded Circuit race. Meet at the Myross Bush Hall at 1pm for 1.30pm racing and don’t forget to register that you will be racing on webscorer https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=181380

Manager this week please is Tracey Miller, with Rikki Griffin, Fraser Hewett and the Kelly family on marshalling duties please.

Coaches Meeting

A reminder that Glen will be holding a coaches meeting on Monday 24th at 6pm.

Club Meeting
We have scheduled a Club Meeting for next Wednesday 26 June in the Champions Lounge, at 7pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to provide a full introduction of our new GM Nicola Wills.

There will also be an overview from the office perspective – in light of half of us being relatively still new to the scene and will include what’s been happening, what’s coming up, events and development etc
Any general business will also be covered.

If you can let me know if you intend to come along with an RSVP would be terrific office@cyclingsouth.org.nz

Big Screen
Due to the big power outage around the Glengarry suburb Thursday night week ago, the Big Screen scoreboard that we have always had the clock on (proven extremely popular during sessions by coaches and riders alike, as well as those using the indoor courts and wet weather walkers around the venue!!) the send and receive transmitter boxes have had a bit of a melt-down. We are working very hard to sort a resolve, which may well entail importing new componentry from overseas. We’ll keep you posted.


Track Timing System

Nic is looking to upskill a group of people that would be interested to learn our system. You would need to be a little computer savvy, attention to detail, know a little about cycling and the types of races that are held (this knowledge helps with setting up the events) and a cool, calm demeanour.

I am hoping to create a pool of keen volunteers so this important role can be spread across a few.

If you would be interested please let Nic know nicola.wills@cyclingsouth.org.nz

Missing Property

We are hoping to track down a set of black Mavic HP track wheels that were under the track tucked behind the framing at the left of the door as you walk under the track – they were there very recently and have now disappeared. Please return to the office or Sid Cumming who would like his wheels back please!

Congratulations
Big congratulations again to Tom Sexton on another couple of epic golds with Regan Gough in the Madison and the Points Race at the UCI World Series being held at the Valley Preferred Cycling Centre in T-Town. Great Olympic qualifying points Tom – super awesome racing!

Then there is Nicole Shields who is making a great comeback after ill health to win gold in the madison at T-Town - fantastic result young lady!!


Also big congrats to Corbin Strong who took third on the podium in Stage 2 of the Tour de Korea on Friday with his St George Continental Cycling Team. It was a great day for the team, with Corbin claiming his first podium of the year with an impressive sprint after 160km of tough racing. Corbin took over the lead from Blake Quick in the Young Riders Classification and was sitting in third place in the overall standings after that hit out. It was then back to the podium on Stage 3 after the longest stage of this year’s tour, with Corbin taking another third from the bunch sprint after 180km of tough racing. The field was reduced to just 45 riders after the major climb just 80km into the stage.

Finally, just as preparing to send this instalment out, Corbin has won the U23 title at the Tour de Korea and finished 5th overall – whoop whoop. Epic racing as always! That is the end of road racing for now and he’s off to carve it up in T-Town for bit of track racing with Cycling NZ.

Big congrats also to the many talented riders named in the intake for the Southern Institute of Technology Performance Hub Check out the announcement

Finally, a massive shout out to our many, many willing and oh-so-able volunteers who ensure that our organisation continues to perform at its absolute best, time and time again and event after event. It is National Volunteer Week and we just want to acknowledge again how valued all our volunteers truly are. We couldn’t achieve what we do and our athletes couldn’t achieve their absolute best without everything that you do – THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS FOR EVERY BIG AND LITTLE THING YOU DO TO HELP!

So that’s it from all of us this week.
Have a great week ahead everyone!

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