Hi everyone and welcome to another week – and it happens to be a very big week for a number of our club members who have finished day four this morning of the Tour of New Zealand.
The three youngest are Mitchel Fitzsimons (U17) and Southland Boys’ High School team mate Jake Willis and Morgan Borrie (James Hargest High) (both U19s) who are competing as a schools team while fundraising for the very worthy cause Child Cancer. The lads are sitting in very respectable GC positions after today and fly to Rotorua this afternoon for a rest day tomorrow before continuing the North Island leg.
We also have Steve Rhodes, Alaister Burnett, Reuben Boniface and Neil Sutherland among our members taking part. Keep up the great work everyone!
Age Group Road Nationals
You have until just Monday 15 April to register for the Age Group Road National Championships being held in Timaru from 26 to 28 April. Just a heads up that Rachael Kelly will be your team manager up there so you will need to collect your race numbers from her after her managers meeting. Great to see so many – both young and those more mature – competing this year. If you still need to organise hiring a road jersey please see me at the office.
Architecture Unlimited Track Challenge
A reminder that team entries close Friday 3 May so not long to go now – places are limited so get organised now.
There are also easier and more economical ways to regularly get the practise in on the boards with concession cards and session options once skilled enough. View more here
Learn to Ride Term 2
We are now taking registrations for the Term 2 Learn to Ride Track block for 2019.
This offers beginner children, aged 10 and up, an introduction to track cycling. Minimum height restriction 130cm.
Starts Wednesday 1 and Friday 3 May, from 4-5pm, and runs until the end of school term. Select either a Wednesday or Friday but not both.
$85 fee includes, track hire, bike hire, coach and water bottle. Phone 03 219 9325 or email email@example.com to register now.
Final Road Race this Saturday
It is the final road race this Saturday on the RImu Graded Circuit at 1.30pm. Due to the rostered manager being away at the Calder Stewart Series, we need a volunteer manager please – contact Tomo if you can assist firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Omnium – Junior Worlds Fundraising Event
On Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May, The Old Omnium fundraising event to help send Emily Paterson and Conor Shearing to Junior Worlds in Germany will be held from 6pm – 10pm both nights. There will be racing for all grades from U13s to Masters and entries close Friday 3 May at 5pm. Check out the details and races being held Get your entry to Gerald Paterson email@example.com
Junior Division Meeting
This is now being held Monday 15 April at 6.15pm in Legends Lounge 1 on the Stadium side of the building – all welcome
Oceania Track Champs
A reminder that we will be hosting the Oceania Track Championships from Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 October. We will again be seeking volunteers to assist with this and ensure we run a ship-shape international event as we know we always do so well with your assistance. If anyone needs to start planning work leave or holidays and if you already know you can and want to assist we’d love to hear from you anytime. Let us know firstname.lastname@example.org
This Friday the office will be closed from 1pm as we undertake some event planning and staff development for the afternoon. If you have anything to be dealt with this week please ensure you do it before 1pm Friday. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Easter Break & Office Closures
Next week the office will be closed from Friday 19 April and we will not be reopening until Monday 29 April. The track will still be open for bookings on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 and the usual sessions on Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 April. Otherwise the Stadium and Velodrome will be shut for public holidays sorry.
Stonewood Homes Gore to Invercargill
It was ideal conditions for our oldest classic race last Saturday Check out the full race report also the stunning photography as always https://www.facebook.com/cyclingsouthland/ from Eugene Bonthuys!
Big Bike Film Night
Back by popular demand, the Big Bike Film Night series returns to Te Anau, Invercargill and Gore in May - don't miss out so check out the details and book now!
So on this balmy, warm afternoon I will sign off there as that is plenty to digest for another week!
Take care, enjoy the last road race and make sure you get entries in for the next upcoming events