Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Greetings folks,
Well it has certainly been another exciting week in the world of cycling and there are plenty of things to say congratulations for, so let’s get into it.

This was held last Thursday night and a highlight of the short meeting was to officially announce that we have a new Life Member – congratulations to Lindsay Jordan who stepped down from the executive after 14 years of invaluable service. We hope to see you continuing to frequent our events Lindsay and that you can enjoy more quality time with family (the grand kids) and friends. Read more here

Full minutes and the full financial report can be viewed online It is great to see the positive turn around the organisation has presented during the past year.

King House Removals Race Series
The organising team would like to thank everyone for the successful first night of the King House Removals Series last Friday  Check out the running results. This Friday is the second night of racing based around Keirins, which will have each age group separated and promises to provide some excellent racing with some of our recent medallists from the Masters Track Nationals promising to give us a demonstration on how it is done!

Same start time as last week – 5.30pm registration and 6pm warm up – and if time allows we will be finishing with a Madison Event, which doesn’t contribute to the points for the series.

Road Racing
Well done to everyone who ventured out in what turned out to be some trying conditions on Saturday for the Woodlands circuit handicap race. View the race report and results
This Saturday is the Talbot Forest Cheese Gorge Road Graded race with another optional Time Trial at 11am. Meet at the Gorge Road Country Club (not Woodlands again as mistakenly printed in the smaller brochure). The time trial is 11am and the race is 1pm sign in for 1.30pm start.

A reminder that the bonus spot prize – that everyone including marshals are entitled to – can only be claimed if you are at the prize giving presentations at the end of the race. Accordingly, the weekly $25 has now jack-potted to $125 so stick around and be in to win! If you win prize money racing, we will hold that for you.

Under 19 Squad
A reminder that this is now on Tuesdays from 6-7pm – head along everyone!

Junior Div Meeting
The next Junior Division Meeting will be held August 20, at 6.15pm upstairs at the velodrome. Another reminder will be sent out, but please let Andrea know any agenda items and mark your diaries now.

Yunca Junior Tour
Get your entries in now for the next Yunca Junior Tour of Southland from 5 to 7 October.  Register online\
Remember this will be followed by the South Island Secondary School Track Champs on 9 and 10 October and our Junior Track Carnival on 9 October. Entries for the track events will open soon.

Following on from the great news earlier in this email, just two weeks out from the Junior World Track Championships in Switzerland, Corbin Strong has been named in the exciting young line-up that will be Team Skoda Fruzio to race the Junior Tour of Wales from 24 to 27 August. The Junior Worlds run from 15 to 19 August. Read more here

Thirdly, congratulations also to Tom ‘Skud’ Scully on completing his first Tour de France over the weekend – it was truly exciting to watch you and your team’s efforts  - it was a great effort with a great team Tom – Check out the team here and the day Tom seized the chance to be in the breakaway Read about that exciting stage

Finally, it was another podium placing for Hayden Strong at the Intelligentsia Cup in the States over the weekend when he finished third in the second last race. At the completion of racing with his Bissell ABG Giants team, he finished in fourth spot from the 61 riders in his age group. Great stuff Hayden! View the full results

Great to have so many positives happening around us again this week – keep those wheels spinning and enjoy another safe week ahead!

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