A wonderfully mild day here today and what a pleasant change it is too!
First things first you only have until end of play next Tuesday 22nd September to get your entries in for Yunca Junior Tour of Southland 2 to 4 October and the ILT Junior Track Carnival on 6 and 7 October, so make sure you spread the word and head along to to our website to register online NOW! Please remember this is our premier junior race event for the year and is regarded as one of the lading Junior Tours on the Australasian calendar with the annual event continuing to attract top riders from throughout both New Zealand and Australia. We look forward to having a strong Southland representation on board.
Oceania and Elite Omnium Track Champs
All out Southland team entries went in last night for the Elite Omnium National Champs being held in Cambridge 24 and 25 September, and the Oceania Track Champs 8 to 12 October.
Good luck to our Omnium reps Sophie Williamson, Kirstie James, Nick Kergozou, Josh Haggerty, Cam Karwowski and Anton O’Connell who are all riding for the Southland in Cambridge late next week.
Then there’s our Southland team under the team of coaches, management and handlers (Dave Beadle, Alan Pedler, Sid Cumming, Karl Watson, Sier Vermunt, Paul Sexton and Waine Harding) – with riders Sophie Williamson, Matt Archibald, Ben Stewart, Josh Haggerty, Fabian Wybrow, Jeremy Presbury, Jamie Wilson, Emma Cumming, Megan Foley, Nicole Shields, Ellesse Andrews, Mitchell Morris, Brad Knipe, Jack Pedler, Hayden Strong, Tom Sexton, Magnus Tuxen Rosing, Kain Bowles, Sam Miller and Hamish Beadle.
What a fire house team – we wish you all the best of luck in your final build up and we so look forward to having many of our stars back home racing on our boards!
If you are wondering where a few names are in terms of the Southland team – don’t forget there’s the Cycling NZ team as well – check out the release here and note we have Eddie Dawkins, Nick Kergozou, Cameron Karwowski, Natasha Hansen and Kirstie James representing the country Read more here.
Make sure you are down at the track cheering everyone one during the Oceas and you can get your tickets from ILT Stadium Southland now
TICKETS: Booking and transaction fees will apply
Adult morning sessions $5 (non-ticket direct) – temporary ticket purchased at Stadium Southland
Adult evening sessions $15 (ticket required)
Adult all sessions pass $60 (ticket required) - not available through Ticketdirect - available from Stadium Southland only
Children morning session Free
Children evening session $6 (ticket required)
Family Pass (evening sessions) $30 (2 adults – 2 children) - not available through Ticketdirect - available from Stadium Southland only
Don’t miss the action for the world!
Saturday Road Racing
Another great turn-out for last weekend’s change of road race for the Woodstock route. Great work Waine, Lindsay, Crigs and team. View the report here
This Saturday we thank Sievwright Auto for their support of this week’s Beast of the East (the fourth race in the Winter Series). Assemble at Te Tipua School at 1pm for 1.30pm start.
Register online here now
Geo W Wilson and Sons Ltd/Southland Farm Machinery Ltd Cycle Classic - Gore to Waikiwi
The following week – 26 September – is the Gore to Waikiwi Classic – proudly sponsored by Geo W Wilson and Sons and Southland Farm Machinery – Register online now for this great Southland classic with great prize money up for grabs!
Baxter & Neilson Junior Race Series
This Friday is round 5 in the Baxter & Neilson Junior Race Series before a big break until racing resumes the last day of October (yes Saturday 31st). Head along for 6pm race start and other big night of action from our juniors on the track.
Great Southern Cycle Challenge
Don’t forget to note – with everything else that’s on over the coming few weeks, that the Great Southern Cycle Challenge – run by the Rotary Club of Invercargill South is also looming on the horizon and will be held again on Saturday 17 October. You get all the details and entry information here http://www.gscc.org.nz/
So that’s it from me for another week – so I’m off to do other business now.
Have a good one and get those final entries in for all the upcoming events now and your tickets for the Oceas and Track Carnival – lots to watch soon.