Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Greetings folks,
Hope you are all ready and raring to go for the Southland Track Championships, which are being held next weekend – Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December. Get online and enter now!

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.

Volunteers Needed Please
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 evening programme starts at 6pm. Then again from 10am on Saturday and Sunday. Door entry, stopwatches, commissaires, gates – every position is vital to ensure this is a successful event so please let me know if you can help out

NO Friday Night Racing
It was initially planned, but due to the venue closing at 7pm there will be no racing this Friday night sorry.

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.

We do offer a Family Membership discount through Cycling Southland (you need me to process this for you as it cannot be done online through CNZ). This is free Cycling Southland membership for any family after the initial two have paid, but you do still have to pay the CNZ licence fees.

Road Racing
Huge thanks to Nathan and Jennifer Shearing from Fat Hippo Design Group Limited for sponsoring Saturday’s Gorge Road Graded Race – another good turn-out of riders and the weather held up for racing View the results

This Saturday is yrless+ Waikaka Graded Race. Meet at the Waikaka Tavern at 1pm for sign on and racing at 1.30pm. Volunteers are required to marshal please.

Don’t forget to head along to Zookeepers Café Wednesday Worlds tomorrow either. 6pm registration for 6.30pm racing and entry is just $5 if you are licenced and $10 if you are not.

2019 Track Nationals
Expressions of interest are now being sought from those wishing to travel to Cambridge for the Elite & Under 19 and Age Group Track Championships next year. Register these with me at the office please.
View all the details here

Volunteers for Nationals

Expressions of interest are invited for the roles of team managers and coaches for the 2019 Elite & U19 Track Champs (Feb 7-10) and the Age Group Track Champs (March 7-10) in Cambridge. These are vitally important volunteer roles at the champs, with managers responsible for making in possible for athletes to perform at their maximum capability and to support the coaches. Those selected will be responsible for supporting the squad in line with the Cycling Southland Travel Policy. Contact Mark to express an interest

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.

Billet Required
Anyone able to give Michael Audeau (U17 from ChCh) a bed during the post champs track camp from 3 to 5 December please. Just let me know at the office - most appreciated!

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 by December 7:

Registration and parental consent forms and invoices will be sent out prior to the start.

Road Camp and Oceanias Applications Open
Applications are now open for 2019 Cycling New Zealand Road Performance Camps and Oceania Road Championships.
These are open to U19 and U23 riders that hold a National Club Licence.
Applications must be in by November 30 for camps, and December 21 for Oceania Road Champs.
For more information Click here

Rider testing

Six of our Junior Worlds and Oceania riders - Conor Shearing, La’chlan Robertson, Navarh Brotherson, Emily Paterson, Helena Rikiti and Natalie Green - will be heading back to Cambridge soon for a new selection initiative. Riders who rode at Oceania Champs or the Junior Worlds have been invited to take part in the first of these endurance camps, which will be the start of the future selection process. This is a new process from Cycling NZ with the goal to provide trial opportunities and to band together as a team before the training camps prior to the Junior Worlds. While in Cambridge, they will also be taking part in the Waikato Track Champs so we wish them all well.

Road Rules
We’ve had a complaint about riders heading to Wednesday Worlds and failing to stop at the Stop sign near Tisbury School. Can you please ensure you or your child is following all the road rules, particularly where there’s obviously one of our events being held.

Trading Post
Don’t forget that as members you can buy, sell and exchange goods on our website Trading Post Check out the details here

Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge
This will be held on January 5 Read all about it and enter

So that is more than enough to keep you all busy and fuelled up on information about all things cycling for another week.
Keep dry and great to see it starts warming up a bit from tomorrow.

Take care and make sure you get those Southland Tracks Champs entries done

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