Date: Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Hi everyone,
Well if it hadn’t been busy enough in recent weeks – we’re not quite done yet!

Make sure you get online now and enter for the Southland Track Championships being held from Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December.

The draft programme (it is subject to amendment) is 
available here
Entries close 10pm Sunday 25 November to enable processing into start sheets. Any late entries will be subject to a $5 penalty – per event!
All entry payments are made at the time of registration.

Meanwhile, please let me know if you are again able to volunteer for the event, it starts from 4.30pm on Friday with U13s and record attempts before the main programme starts at 6pm. Then again from 10am on Saturday and Sunday

2019 Licensing
If you are not yet licenced in time for the Southland Track Champs and Wednesday Worlds, now is the perfect timing as the 2019 season launched on 1 October – this is now valid to 31 December 2019. Jump online here or contact me at the office to help you get sorted. Those already licenced will still remain covered for this race season until 31 December when you will have to renew again.

Road Racing
Zookeepers Café Wednesday Worlds is on again tomorrow night, registration 6pm for 6.30pm racing. Entry is $5 for members and $10 for non-licenced riders, so make sure you get licenced please. Also a reminder to please pay cash on the night to help out Tony and Mary Ineson with their tallying up each month – no IOUs please either.

Thanks to Hayden Rankin’s HR Building for sponsoring last week’s Waianiwa-Drummond-Isla Bank Handicap Race. Results were Conor Shearing 1st (Fastest time), Corbin Strong 2nd, Hunter Gough 3rd.

This Saturday is the Nathan and Jennifer Shearing’s Fat Hippo Design Group Limited Gorge Road-Waimahaka Circuit Graded Race with a 1pm sign on at Gorge Road School. We are still looking for a manager to cover due to work commitments. Please let me or Kurt know if you can do this for us.

King House Removals Race Series
It has been another fantastic race series again this year – huge thanks to Donna and Warren Willis, Nathan, Sid, Gerald and all the other willing helpers and riders who helped make it such a success.

View the full results

It was an excellent final night with food provided by the team at Make n Bake and Don organised some sweepstakes over the night. The King House Removals series continued to provide great competitive racing right down to the very last race. We appreciate all the support over the nights from the volunteers and riders and look forward to seeing you all again next year – Nathan.

Track Camp 2018

Dates: December 3-4-5, Cost $100, For Under 17 and Up Riders

Track Time:

Monday:                              10am-12noon                   3pm-6pm

Tuesday:                              9am-12noon                     2pm-4pm

Wednesday:                      10am-12noon                    1pm-4pm

Focus: Learn and Increase our technical and tactical awareness.
Team Pursuits Team Sprints Bunch Races Madison Work Starting Gates.

Things to bring: 
All track gear aerobars, chain rings, tools, drink, food and a good attitude
To register: 
Limited numbers.

Bike School Holiday Programme
Cycling Southland is planning to hold Bike School 101 on December 17-20, 9am-4pm. Based out of the SIT Velodrome, this school holiday programme is designed for all junior bike riders – road, track, MTB and BMX.  
Run by Lance Spencer, it will cover nutrition and hydration, bike maintenance and care, cleaning, stretching and strength training, training plans, recording information and being prepared.
There will be road cycling, mountain biking and loads of skill development and games on and off the bikes.  
You will need to be comfortable riding your bike for a minimum of 90 minutes.
Cost is $120 for the four days and numbers will be limited so register now:

Junior Division Meeting
This will be held next Monday 19th upstairs in the Velodrome at 6.15pm. All welcome.

2019 Track Nationals
Expressions of interest are now being sought from those wishing to travel to Cambridge for the Elite and Age Group Track Championships next year. Register these with me at the office please.
View all the details here

Vote for Corbin Strong
A wide range of high-achieving males in a variety of sports, including our very own Corbin Strong, feature in the College Sport Media Champion of Champions this year – so make sure you jump online and give Corbin your vote. Good luck champ! 
Click here to vote for Corbin

Rider Leader Course

Places are still available for the Cycling NZ Ride Leader training workshop on November 25. This FREE course is designed to teach people or reinforce their knowledge on taking people out for bunch rides. It’s been extremely successful around the country and we’d love to see more people in Southland trained up for it and sharing their love of cycling with others. Group rides can be social, chops, MTB or group road rides. Contact Mark for more information. Contact Mark in the office to register or for more info

Track Sessions

Please put your rubbish, food scraps and wrappers in the bins provided down at the track when attending sessions. Too much mess is being left around after squads thank you.

Club Meeting Postponed
The Club Meeting scheduled for tomorrow night has been postponed sorry due to the clash with Wednesday Worlds. A new date will be advised in the near future.

SBS Bank Tour of Southland

A final big thank to all our volunteers and helpers, including the Southern Hub crew who were a huge help with the pack up in the rain on the final day, for everything that was done and offered to help make this year’s tour such a great success. Your assistance and support does not go unnoticed and we really do appreciate everything you do!

So that is more than enough for this week. Get online now and get your entries in for the Southland Track Champs!

Have a fantastic week folks

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