Date: Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Gidday folks and another month is about to slip past us,
That means that our big road tour season is looming even closer.

First and foremost a huge congratulations to Nicole Shields, Corbin Strong, our former Southland rep Ellesse Andrews (now a world record holder) and the rest of the Kiwi team who certainly performed well with another fine medal haul at the Junior World Track Champs in Italy last week – super proud we all are and you can check out the full results from the daily reports.

Raffles
An urgent reminder please that all books with number butts attached – sold, partially sold, or unsold but preferably sold – must be returned to me at the office, along will any sales cash, by the end of Thursday. These are being drawn on Friday.
Thank you very much to those who have contributed so far – all assistance towards replacing our tired track bike fleet is hugely appreciated.


Road Racing
Another great turn out for the HR Building Dacre-Hedgehope-Dacre race on Saturday check out the results report

This Saturday is a big one with our Geo Wilson & Sons/Southland Farm Machinery Gore to Waikiwi Classic. Assembly is 1pm at the Gore Town & Country Club with a 1.30pm race start. Entry is $20 for seniors and $10 for juniors with great prize money up for grabs. U15 and U17s will race Springhills to Waikiwi and U13s will race Grove Bush to Waikiwi. The forecast is cracker so make sure you head along and stretch the legs. Also please bring a plate for the prizegiving, which will be held at the Waikiwi Bowling Club.

Anyone able to volunteer to marshal on the day, please let me know thank you. View all the details

Track Sessions
A reminder that tonight is an open club roll 6-7pm, followed by Endurance Squad 7-9pm.

King House Removals Omnium Series
This will be held on three nights in September check out the winners photo and event dates. Full results for night three last Friday will be updated here soon.

Nutrition Night
Following several requests at the parents seminar last week, a nutrition seminar has been organised on Thursday 7 at 6.30pm (venue TBC) for both riders AND parents of U15 and U17 riders. Cost is $10 per family.
A follow-up meeting is also planned for Thursday September 28, cost $10.
If you're unsure what your young rider should be eating and when, this is an ideal opportunity to get specialist information from a nutrition. Bookings are essential because spaces are restricted so email office@cyclingsouth.org.nz to secure your place.

Intro to Road Series
This will kick off this Thursday from 4pm to 5.30pm daily at the Go-Kart Track, Pit Road, in Otatara. Any queries please let Rabbit know admin@cyclingsouth.org.nz There will be a make-up day following last week’s cancellation.

Yunca Junior Tour
Make sure you get your entries in before 22 September for this event being held from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October Enter online here

ILT Junior Track Carnival and South Island Secondary Schools Champs
The South Island Secondary School Track Championships will be held alongside the Junior Track Carnival, following the Yunca Junior Tour again this year, on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October.

Entries for both these events are now open online. View all the details online
This year the schools event will be held during the day with qualifying events on the Tuesday and racing all day Wednesday. Entry for the schools event are through Cycling New Zealand.

Oceania Track Champs
Pre-event information is now out for those planning on entering this year’s event, being held in Cambridge from 20 to 23 November.

Finally, huge congrats to Rhylee Akeroyd and Mitchel Fitzsimons, who both rode all stages undefeated to win the overall GCs in their respective U15 grades at the two-day Timaru Tour during the weekend. Also Andrew Lienert who finished third in C Grade,
Check out the full results

So that’s it for another action-packed instalment – have a great week and happy father’s day for Sunday to all our dads out there.
Take care

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