Date: Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Hi everyone,
Welcome to another week and a bit cooler it is too with some crisp nights creeping in!
Huge congratulations to all our nominees and finalists for the 2018 ILT Sports Awards. We are super lucky to have the following finalists:

Sportsperson – Eddie Dawkins and Kirstie (James) Klingenberg
Junior – Tom Sexton and Corbin Strong
Team – Emma Cumming and Natasha Hansen women’s sprint
Coach – Sid Cumming
Official – Paul Tomlinson
Master – Erin Criglington

Well done to you all on a stellar year on the bike. The winners will be announced at a gala awards evening on Friday 8 June.
Check out the full list of finalists

Architecture Unlimited Corporate Pursuit
The team debrief and track hour allocations meeting is being held tomorrow Wednesday 16th ion the champions lounge from 7pm. Check out all the event details

Secondary School Sports Student Coaching Opportunity
Secondary School Sports are looking for students to register for their 2018 student coaching course. This course is a blend of the Growing Coaches resources from Sport NZ and the Invest in Sport Programme and offers three workshops with the third workshop being more practical instead of working through an assessment book for schools that do not have consent. Any schools that have consent students will definitely be given the option of completing the assessment material to gain the unit standards. If you are interested in finding out more, contact me and I’ll forward you the information. Just a warning that entries close this Friday so you need to act fast.

MTB Ride Tonight
There is another MTB ride this evening for anyone keen. Riders will be leaving the MTB car park at 6.15pm. Everyone is welcome (adults included), but must have fully charged front and rear lights.

Friday Night Racing
Don’t forget to head down to the track on Friday nights from 6-8pm for some club racing – all ages and abilities welcome. Entry $10 and $5 for novices.

Schools Road Season
It was a great turnout for the first Schools Road Season time trial on Sunday. Check out the race dates and venues and make sure you head long

Free trip to Queenstown!
Is there someone who can spare some time on Friday June 1 and Sunday June 4 to drive a van and trailer to Queenstown to collect and return riders for the Subway track series? You need to pick up riders at Queenstown Airport Friday at noon and leave the velodrome on the Sunday at 1.30pm.  If you’re able to assist please contact Mark.

Subway Series
We’re after some general helpers for the Subway series – sessions are Friday night (6pm-10.30pm), Saturday 9am-noon and 1pm to 5pm, Sunday 9am-1pm. If your young rider is taking part and you’re attending and happy to assist, please contact Mark.

Junior Division Cheese Roll Fundraiser
Our Junior Division is hosting a travel fundraiser with cheese roll orders. You can order via parents Facebook posts, or through me in the office, All orders and money need to be in by 29 May. Making and delivery is on Saturday 9 June. Orders are $6 dozen (white or brown) or $25 for five dozen. Get your fix to have with soup this winter!!

'Raising a Performance Rider' workshop
Cycling New Zealand will be holding a 'Raising a Performance Rider' workshop on Tuesday 29th May 5.15pm-6:45pm at Wakatipu High School, Frankton, Queenstown. This workshop has received excellent feedback from the cycling community across NZ. It is targeted at parents however young riders and coaches are encouraged to attend also. This workshop will give you an insight into what is required for a young rider to be successful in cycle sport. If you're interested in attending, Sid would look at taking a car load up. Contact him if you're keen. Contact for more details on the course.

Big Bike Film Night
This popular series will return to the south again at the end of June with screenings in Gore, Invercargill and Queenstown. Showcasing a collection of short movies that have everything a bike centric audience could want, the Big Bike Film Night offers action, drama, humour and stacks of inspiration. Check out the dates, venues and prices

Qt2Inv Westpac Chopper Ride
This Friday the 60 volunteer riders will leave Frankton and head the 250km back to Invercargill to raise funds for the Westpac Chopper appeal. Good luck to you all – have a safe but fun ride and remember everyone to get in behind them all and support this worthy cause Go you good things!!

That’s it from me for another week so keep those wheels spinning, keep warm and let’s get through these cold months in style
Be good!

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