Date: Tuesday, 09 July 2013
Posted by: Cycling Southland

A big gidday for another week and hope you’re all managing to keep warm and well as this little wintry blast remains settled over the majority of the country. Good timing for our Junior Worlds 2013 team as they head out for warmer climates in Belgium tomorrow for their pre-2013 Glasgow Junior Worlds camp hit out. Following about three weeks in Belgium, it will be on to Scotland for the main event from 7 – 11 August. Good luck to our local crew Jeremy Presbury, Liam Aitcheson and Josh Haggerty and their seven fellow team members – we will so look forward to hearing about all their exciting racing and results – Go lads go – and have a trip of a life time!! We all wish you the best of luck – go hard and go fast!

Road Racing
It was an total bonus that the rubbish weather being dished up over the south at the weekend, abated long enough to see the launch of our winter-spring road racing programme get underway with the Donovan Points Race running under the new Division 1 -5 format with Seniors and Juniors mixing it up and some awesome racing across all grades. Check out wonder-Waine’s great report_and_photos

This Saturday is the Woodlands Graded – and the 1st race in the winter series (there is no Junior racing due to large numbers competing at the South Island Secondary School Road Champs in Christchurch – good luck to you all!)

Register for Woodlands

A reminder that from the following weekend of 20/ 21 July, we will be starting a Junior Road Skills Programme prior to Saturday Road Racing.  The plan will be to meet at 12pm at the racing venue (with the race due to start at 1.30pm), and spend some time going over a skill / set of skills in different groups of ability.

We are also looking for some Senior Riders interested in helping out with the junior road skills programme.  It is a lot of fun and very rewarding, and coaching information sheets are supplied. Get into it!  Contact Dale if you are keen

Junior Division Meeting & Yunca
A reminder there will be a Junior Division Meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 10) night, starting 7pm in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge. This will be followed by a Yunca meeting. All welcome and view the last meeting minutes here

WHK Corporate Pursuit
The Lone Star-Speights Roller Racing heats are in full swing at the Lone Star on the corner of Leet and Dee streets starting at 7pm each Thursday – so get your teams down there and get racing on the rollers! Finals will be held on Wednesday 24 July and feature the fastest 8 teams. If any teams have missed out on their scheduled night view these here then feel free to head along next Thursday 18 July to have your chance. Meanwhile, you can still check out the reports and results from the first couple of nights roller racing heats by clicking here

Trading Post
Don’t forget that you can buy, sell and basically swap cycling gear on our Trading Post and remember to update Melissa when you need to delete or add listings –

View our Trading Post listings under Club Notices or by clicking here

Junior Division Camp
Please note, any parents/adults wishing to attend this year’s camp are most welcome and you also just need to note your attendance to Andrea.

This year’s Junior Division Road Camp is being held in Tuatapere from 23-25 August and is an popular event on our Junior event calendar. Camp details can be viewed here and you can also download the camp consent form from the site and forward to camp planning superwoman Andrea Hope, as per the contact details on the form. It’s definitely one to try not to miss!

Sunday Track Training Sessions
Ian Densie, one of our local coaches, has space available for a few extra riders to join his Sunday afternoon track training session.  The sessions have been running successfully for the past six years with riders progressing onto national and international success. The session is open to all riders capable of riding on the track, but is ideally suited to those riders who want to improve their skill level and improve their fitness, while also having a bit of fun. The sessions run every Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5pm and would suit masters riders, road riders or corporate pursuit riders wanting to develop their skills.  Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.  The cost for the two hour session is $20 rider. For more information or to book in please email Ian direct -

Some other bits and bobs for your viewing pleasure:

The ‘off season’ is officially over Nick’s weekly column

Tuesday night senior racing kicked off in style last week – see you back at the track tonight at 7pm!

Congrats to Corbin Strong on a great wee write up in today’s College Sports in the Southland Times – nice work and we’ll share it on Facebook shortly if you haven’t caught it yet.

Finally, a big good luck to our senior sprinters as they embark on their final three days of match sprints and kierins in Adelaide – it’s been awesome to see the exceptional results during their European campaign and Matt shares his latest muses and photos in his latest blog

Go hard boys!

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