Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Greetings out there and hope this finds you warm and well – bit hot and cold in the weather stakes at the moment - must be Spring in the air!

Righty ho – let’s kick off another informative week of news and updates.

Junior Track Carnival

Amidst all the crazy business over the coming few weeks – don’t forget we have our ILT Junior Track Carnival being held on the evening of Tuesday 8th October following day one qualifiers of the New Zealand Schools Track Champs – post Yunca. Make sure you get online and register here

Corporate Hospitality Package – Oceania Track Champs

No better way to experience the action of the Oceania Track Champs than with our Corporate Hospitality Package, which includes

      • Allocated corporate table which includes a drink on arrival and nibbles throughout the evening
      • Opportunity to listen to Guest Speaker before the event starts
      • Entry into the event, including event programme

There are limited tables available so get in quick!– available Thursday 17th or Friday 18th October only. Max 8 persons per table.

Check out our website for further details or contact Nicola Wills nicola.wills@cyclingsouth.org.nz

Also don’t forget about our Members Night Special read all about it here

Oceania Track Champs

Still after any spare helpers to lend a hand during this busy four days of events – day sessions and evening sessions so holler me if you are free for bit to be part of the team to help make this event schmicko like everything else we run.

King Series
It’s back on this Friday night for Round 6 of the eight-week series.  Check out the details for racing here
A number of riders have lost their race numbers so this Friday you will need to buy a new ‘King’ number for $5 to be allowed to race. Management expect all numbers back at the end of the series please. Racing starts 6pm. $15 for any casual racers.

Road Racing

Another great turn out on Saturday for the HR Building Ltd Donovan Graded race. Despite a last minute change on Friday to Saturday’s Road Racing Circuit due to Tisbury School hosting a market/ pet day, more than 30 riders ventured out to Retreat Road in perfect conditions.

All 5 grades were contested with a reasonable number in each. Our newcomer Hendre Knoetze was the winner of A grade followed by Samuel Miller, with Hunter Gough in 3rd. Stephen Keast won B grade well clear of the bunch followed by Reuben Heslip in 2nd and James Jubb in 3rd. C Grade Erin Criglington took the 1st place honours only very marginally from Ray Robinson and Jamie Wilson coming in for 3rd. In the juniors D grade came down to a bunch sprint with Conrad Clarke 1st, Kayne Borrie 2nd and Hadley Sheehy 3rd and E Grade being won by Finn Edwards, Ruby Bath 2nd and Caleb Moss 3rd.

A huge thanks to Saturday’s race sponsor HR Building Ltd, the marshals, Crigs and Victoria on the finish line and Andrea Borrie for stepping in to manage the day!

This weekend is another of our big annual classics with the Memorial Handicap Race – Senior registrations are 10.30am Kew Bowling Club, in McQuarrie Street for 11am racing. Senior entry is $20 Get online and register now!

Anyone able to hold a flag and marshal a corner on the day please let us know at the office!

Junior registrations are also at Kew Bowling Club but at midday for a 12.30pm race start.

U13 – 16km turnaround at approx 8km, with McQuarrie Park finish

U15/U17 – 34km (turnaround at approx. 17km, with McQuarrie Park finish.

Junior entry fee is $10

Can everyone please bring a plate – with something on it – to share for afternoon tea.

Wednesday Worlds is Imminent

With the return of daylight saving on 29th September – the long-awaited and welcome return of the popular Wednesday Worlds is back on October 2nd on the usual graded Tisbury circuit. Entry is $5 cash payable on the day – no IOUs with 6pm sign on for 6,30pm start. It’s a popular weekly ride so make sure you are a part of it all.

Club Hoodies

Over the next two weeks of racing, there will be sample hoodies there to try on for sizing and they are now in the office during this week as well. Size 12, 14, small and medium for now.
Pretty standard sizing, I wear medium normally, and this medium is fine. Pricing and design TBA. Red will take them to the Memorial road race this weekend as well.

Some Awesome News!

Huge congratulations to Hamish “Norm’ Beadle on the recent announcement that he’s now part of the Team Novo Nordisk Pro Squad Epic and inspiring stuff Norm!

Also another mighty fine write up on our Junior Worlds stars Emily Paterson and Conor Shearing on their return from Germany read more here Thanks Nathan Burdon at SouthlandSport!

Congrats to Hamish Keast on the fastest time in the Twizel to Timaru Cycling Classic held on Saturday – might fine riding once again! Read the write up

Then there is nothing but positives following the third and final round of the National Track Series in Cambridge last weekend!! Well done to our Southland stars – riders and team management alike. Check out the overview on Facebook

So that’s it from the office for another week – may the Spring weather return as fast as it left us today!

Take care out there for another week

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