Welcome to another week and another month!
So with that in mind it is Yunca Junior Tour time this weekend. Kicking off with the time trial and kermesse at Teretonga on Friday, from 11am. Feel free to get along and cheer the riders on as they make their way around the six stages over three days.
You can find out all the details and view the programme
A huge thank you in advance to all the willing volunteers and commissaires who are helping to ensure this event is another outstanding success. Good luck to all the riders both locally and those who have travelled to be here for the week.
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Junior Carnival and South Island Schools Track Champs
Confirming the days and times first
Carnival is from 6.30pm on Tuesday 10 October only.
Schools team time trials are from 1-4pm on Tuesday 10 October.
Full schools programme race day is from 9.30am to 5.30pm (approx.) on Wednesday 11 October
Any parents/willing helpers around during any of those days and times who are able to lend a hand please let me know at the office as soon as possible – thank you.
Tonight is Club Racing from 6pm, so head on down.
There will be no Under 17 Squad on Thursday pre-Yunca. Southern Hub will still run 6-8pm
Next Monday 9 October (post Yunca and pre-School Champs and Carnival) there will be NO Under 15 Squad on Monday – it resumes the following week.
King House Removals Race Series
Night six was held on Friday with another great turn out and more hotly contested events across all age groups Check out the full updated results
The final race dates will be October 27 and November 3.
Saturday was the Vital Signs Points Race on the Donovan circuit. Check out the points table
There is no race this weekend due to the Yunca Junior Tour
14 October is the Kelvin Hastie in Dunedin, with numbers being gauged for a planned trip. Zookeepers Wednesday Worlds resumes on Wednesday 18 October on the graded Tisbury circuit and a bunch ride is planned for 21 October from the Velodrome. Check out the season calendar
Confirming that all Southland Champs Road Race Medals for the TT and race are now available to be collected from the office when you next swing by.
2018 Licensing and Membership
The 2018 Cycling New Zealand Licensing is due to be activated this week and I am still just awaiting the live link to start processing new racing licences for those requested.
Please remember if you licence for 2018 you have to race any events before the end of the year in the grade you will be riding for 2018.
Our Southland Track Champs in December are actually a 2018 event so they fall into the 2018 race licence year anyway. If you have any questions, just ask – otherwise I will send out the live online licensing link when it is up and running.
Finally, huge congrats to Matt Zenovich who has taken another stage win in the Indonesian Tour over the past week – while battling being sick – and then courageously ridden right to the end to move from third to second overall in the final placings read more here Great stuff Zeno –we’re proud of you!
So that’s it from me and the team – off with more planning and prep we go!