Date: Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi folks and trust you are all keeping warm as we race towards the shortest day of the year on Saturday – great to think the days will slowly start getting longer again after that!

Fantastic news to hear our gun sprinters, including record-setting Eddie, are firing in their build up to the Commonwealth Games View the story here The games are coming around fast – but our sprinters certainly seem to be hitting the mark too when it comes to speed – Good luck to all our Southland crew – Eddie, Matt, Pieter, Tom and Steph – we’re all behind you!

Crowe Horwath Corporate Pursuit
A reminder that the second round of the Lonestar Speights Roller Racing will be held tonight at the Lonestar, from 7pm – a great night out and a chance to clear the lungs and cheer the troops on as they continue their build up for the Time Trial, which is now just 12 days away on Sunday 29 June, from 2pm.

Details for the event can be found at including video footage and times set last year.  Also on the website are the results from last week’s heat 1. 

Junior Division Baxter & Neilson Series Registration
Registrations for this series, which begins on Sunday 29 June, are now being taken online here

Register now for the eight-race series and payment of $40 can be made on the first race day, or paid at the office by either Eftpos, or by direct credit via internet banking (if you require account details please contact me ).

A reminder that the first race event will be held on 29 June from 10am to 12.30pm so get your registrations in now! 

Junior Division Updates
Our Junior Division are continuing to do what they do best and fundraise madly for ongoing travel commitments to events, including Track Nationals – this time it’s a mega meat offer. Click here to download your order form and get it to There will be some limited stock – particularly the pork loin on the first round order – but further stock will be available at a later date. Get your choice cuts now 

Read the latest minutes of the Junior Division monthly meeting

View the Junior Division funding and travel policy

Helpers required
A reminder that we have a number of roles available to assist and volunteer with our Club activities and events. So keep an eye out on our vacancies by clicking here 

Pathway to Podium Programme
Big congrats to our local riders Mike Culling, Laura Heywood, Nick Kergozou and Paracycling’s newest recruit Victoria Baldwin on their selection for the Pathway to Podium programme. Check out the headlines here It’s another great achievement for some of our local talent! 

Senior Racing
A reminder that senior racing format tonight will be handicap racing from 7-8pm so it will be short, sharp and fast. Head on down and enjoy! 

SIDE Dairy Conference
From Monday to Wednesday next week we have around 200 national dairy farming representatives and business associates, and also some bods from across the ditch, in the building for the annual SIDE conference. They are holding a “mini Corporate Pursuit” event next Monday afternoon from 4-6pm here on the track. If anyone is able to lend a hand as a holder etc, we’d love to hear from you so yodel me at – you know we’re always super appreciative! 

Track useage Mon 23 – Wed 25 June
Just a reminder everyone please that the motorbike is NOT to be used during the three days of Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 June, due to a national conference being held in the venue. An agreement has been reached to allow us to continue to use the track during this time but please be respectful of the arrangements we have been able to make. Thank you in advance.

Well that is it for another busy little week down here at the track as Crowe Horwath Corporate Pursuit teams ramp up their final training sessions and secondary school NCEA classes get even busier this half of the term.

The road racing winter series is imminent with it kicking off on Saturday 5 July, so keep an eye out for registrations and the programme, which will be posted any time soon.

Keep warm and have a great week!

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