Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Hi team,
Concession Cards and Outstanding Invoices

We would appreciate everyone with card IOUs and outstanding invoices to make an effort to tidy these up before the end of the year please. Contact me at the office if you have any queries.

Southland Track Champs
Well it is the final big event of the year – the Southland Track Champs are launching on Friday and our guests again this year are the New Zealand Para-cycling team, including our very own Hannah Pascoe. We have more than 140 entries from all over the country so it is going to be a fantastic event.

You can view the rider entries and draft programme here

Friday night is free to spectators and Under 13s kick off at 4.30pm with the rest of the action from 6p. The full Saturday and Sunday programmes, starting from 10am each day, are $5 for adults and free for kids.

If anyone is still keen to lend a hand volunteering – let me know.

If anyone can lend a set of rollers for an out-of-towner U17 lad during the champs, also please let me know. Much appreciated as always.

Good luck to all the competitors and thank you in advance to our merry band of willing helpers!

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.

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.

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

Missing Please Return
One set of blue Junior Division rollers are missing, can you please return or advise of their whereabouts? We’d also like to hear from anyone who can shed some light on how two sets of rollers were damaged and then placed down the tunnel?

Another outstanding result for our track and road star Corbin Strong who, having just progressed into the Under 19 ranks stood on the podium alongside big-hitting Elites Hamish Bond and Dylan Kennett at the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge elite men’s race last Saturday Read more here Absolutely fantastic Corbin.

Good luck this weekend everyone – see you at the track!

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