Welcome to another week everyone,
This Friday night is round two of the King House Removals Omnium Race Series, with racing starting at 6pm. Please bring a plate for supper and don’t forget your race numbers or it will cost you an additional $5 for a replacement number so you can race.
Casual attendance is $20 per night or you can pay the full entry fee to Gerald directly or via the office with internet banking or eftpos. Contact the office if you want the account details to tidy any outstanding entries up. Check out the race schedule
We've been asked for clarification around some gearing issues.
If your junior rider is racing in the Senior Grades (A, B, or C) at Saturday club races, they must ride their restricted gearing.
They are not allowed to ride open gears.
There have also been suggestions that some riders are tinkering with their gearing after the rollout - this will not be tolerated and any riders found to be doing this will be stood down from racing.
It has been agreed at an executive committee level that U13 riders are to be restricted to a rollout of 6.0 metres for all Cycling Southland road and track events. It’s recognised this might cause a pain when it comes to riding at the Schools events, but it’s felt this is an important time of their development as cyclists and restrictions are appropriate.
CNZ and Schools will be approached to seek the introduction of this at a national level.
Raffle Book Sales
A reminder that our Bumper Club Raffle books are available for sale through the office. Books are being handed out to everyone at road racing, and track sessions, so please do your best to sell these. All proceeds will go towards new bikes for our club track fleet.
If you haven’t received a book – I have spares, and if you sell yours and want another I can help as well. All sales need to be returned to me at the office by the end of the month and the multiple prizes will be drawn on September 1. Good luck selling everyone!
Another fantastic turn out for the Talbot Forest Cheese Tisbury Mass Start on Saturday. Huge thank you to the Fitzsimons family for the support and all the cheesy prizes.
This Saturday is the Middle Pub Central Southland Lodge Handicap Race. Assembly is at the Central Pirates Rugby Grounds, at Ryal Bush, at 1pm.
Intro to Road Cycling
We are offering a six-week course providing essential road cycling skills, including bunch riding, cornering, breakaways, race tactics and much more. Rider must pre-register for this series, which begins on Thursday 24 August and will be held from 4pm to 5.30pm daily at the Go-Kart Track in Otatara. Read all about this great opportunity
Yunca Junior Tour
Entries are open for this year’s Junior Tour of Southland – check out all the details here and enter now
Junior Carnival & South Island Secondary Schools Track Champs
The South Island Secondary School Track Championships will be held alongside the Junior Track Carnival, following the Yunca Junior Tour again this year, on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October.
Entries for both these events are now open online. View all the details online
This year the schools event will be held during the day with qualifying events on the Tuesday and racing all day Wednesday. Entry for the schools event are through Cycling New Zealand.
Finally, best of luck and all our very best wishes to our Junior Worlds Track Champs reps Corbin Strong and Nicole Shields who head off this weekend on the next leg of their pre-event build up in Montichiari, Italy. They both had outstanding results at the ITS event in Melbourne and we hope their form continues in readiness for the Junior Worlds, which kicks off on 23 August. Go fast you two champs, may it be an epic adventure!