Date: Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Happy Tuesday team and a huge good luck to our 35-strong Southland team as they settle into their digs in Cambridge on the eve of the Vantage Windows and Doors Age Group Track Nationals and Elite & U19 Omnium Championships, which start tomorrow at 5pm.

Our riders and coaches have put months of training and commitment into the build-up for this event and now the stakes are high as we go into the event just one point behind Waikato-Bay of Plenty in our bid to retain the National Points Shield for a record tenth consecutive year. We wish team Southland all the very best of luck – go fast and we all hope you succeed in performing at your personal bests. We’ll be cheering loudly in the south and know the family supporters who have travelled with you will be cheering loudly on our behalf too.

View the programme and follow the results here

Also great to see a lovely lead-in article on the Akeroyd duo of Rhylee and Brendan we hope you succeed on your mission for success!

Road Racing
A huge thank you to Neil Sutherland and his generous Waikaka business community who ensured the Waikaka Special road race was such a great success on Saturday. A field of 57 from as far as Dunedin and Central Otago made the journey to race and great financial sponsorship ensured some cool prize money was up for grabs.
You can check out the full report and results here

This Saturday is the Makarewa-Lochiel Loop graded race with assembly at the old Makarewa works from 10am for 10.30am racing. There is social and junior racing also and prizegiving at the Whitehouse. Register online now

Track Sessions
A reminder that there is senior Endurance Squad tonight at 7pm for anyone not attending Track Nationals.
Also a reminder that the track will now be closed on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday due to marching championships being held in the Velodrome. There will be no sessions held on Thursday and Friday due to this, including Cyclofit, Lunch Roll and Wheelers and Flyers.

Office Closed
As a result of the marching the office will be closed on Friday.

Vital Signs Tour de Lakes
Entries for the Tour de Lakes close on Monday 20 March, so make sure you get these done this week. View the information  and download an entry form here and don’t miss out on being a part of this popular Easter weekend tour.

Top Bike
It was fantastic to have a several schools take part in the first revived and revamped Top Bike competition to be held in Invercargill for a number of years, at Teretonga along with grass racing and mountain biking through the bush. More than 100 year 5 to 8 students were involved. Read about it here

Short and sweet again this week folks, so get ready for action-time in Cambridge. Goooo Team Southland and go fast!

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