Date: Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Good soggy Tuesday to you all,
We hope all our Architecture Unlimited Corporate Pursuit teams are recovering well from their massive efforts on Sunday for the big race event – it was epic and the Corporate competition came down to a battle of our local emergency services with the defending Wensley’s Fire 1 team just holding out the Police team in the final. The SDHB Southern Scrubs placed third and there was a fierce battle in the Allcomers division as well read the full race report here and check out the full results and images.
A huge thank you again to Linda and Wayne Partridge of Architecture Unlimited for getting on board and supporting our business house event – it was a fantastic day had by all! Also a massive thank you to all those who helped out and helped the day run smoothly – you’re awesome!

If any team members still have lanyards or race numbers can you please return them to the office when possible – thank you very much.

AGM this Thursday
The Cycling Southland Annual General Meeting will be held this Thursday 27 July in the Champions Lounge at 7.30pm. All welcome. View all details here

Track Squads
All squad training returns to two hours from this week, including U15s 4-6pm Mondays, U17s on Thursdays 4-6pm, Sprint Squad Mondays 7-9pm and Wednesdays 7-9pm and From August 1 Club Racing (held tonight 6-8pm) will alternate with the hour-long Open Club Roll (6pm-7pm), and the two-hour U19 & Masters Endurance Session (7pm-9pm).
On the alternate weeks of racing an hour-long U19 & Masters Endurance Session will be held on Thursdays from 8pm-9pm (starts August 10).

King House Removals Omnium Race Series
The eight-night race series kicked off in style on Friday night with some quality racing across all age groups. View the full results here If you have yet to pay, please do so by paying online to 03-1742-0014588-00 and reference your name and King.
Huge thanks to Donna and Warren Willis from King House Removals for being such marvellous supporters of this popular, annual event. The next race night wo;; ne Friday 11 August.

Road Racing
Another great turn out for the Jason Barlow Building graded race on the Myross Bush circuit on Saturday. This Saturday is the Makarewa-Lochiel Loop mass start, with assembly at the old Makarewa Freezing Works at 1pm for registration. If you haven’t yet signed up to Teamer to register for racing each week email

Junior Division Meeting Tonight
This will now be held in the Sport Southland Meeting Room 2 (where the former Sport Southland office was). Grab extra chairs from next door if needed. Meeting starts at 6.30pm – all welcome.

Coaching Course
Cycling NZ are looking to host a Coaching Course in Alexandra on the weekend of August 25-27. This is a fantastic foundation course for anyone wanting to get involved in our great sport at a coaching level.

The course fee is normally $260 (now includes the Police vetting charges) however if a venue can be found for not cost it will reduce the fee to $160. Cycling Southland will reimburse half of the course upon completion of the paperwork for the qualification.  Please contact Mark in the office for more details or email

Other Events of Interest

  • Sport Southland will be hold a Step Up challenge on Sunday 6 August, where you can take on an indoor course, including stairs, corridors and courts, along with an obstacle course, at ILT Stadium Southland. You can sign up as a fitness fanatic or a social climber – where you can walk, run or do both. Register at Stadium Southland or
  • Next Friday 4 August the Gore Kids Hub are hosting Olympic rower Rob Waddell for a formal two-course dinner evening at the James Cumming Wing, in Gore, from 6pm. Tickets are $75, to book contact Bronnie

027554 4847 or Tracey 0274 900 530

  • November 25 is the Lake Tekapo Cycle Challenge with a variety of race options, including road, off-road and elite. Check out all the details at

That’s it from me this week, so keep warm, dry and healthy over the period ahead and welcome to Term 3 everyone.

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