Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi everyone for another busy and news-filled week … so firstly a reminder that Yunca Junior Tour entries close this Friday 20 September, with the ILT Junior Track Carnival entries closing on 30 September. So if you haven’t yet done so, get online and register now!

Volunteer for Upcoming Events
We have a hugely busy period coming up over October and November with two road tours and three high profile track events, including a new Tier 1 Track Event, the UCI Festival of Speed and Oceania Track Champs.

If you are keen to be involved in any shape or form, register as a volunteer via these online forms; 

2013 SBS Bank Tour of Southland –

2013 Track Events -

If you have any queries just get in touch with Events Manager Bruce Ross in the Cycling Southland office

Cycling Southland 50th Anniversary
Registrations are now open for our special anniversary weekend being held from 15-17 November in conjunction with the Oceania Track Champs. To find out all the details and book your event tickets now, click here 

Oceanias – Expressions of Interest
All those U19 & Elite Riders who would like to be considered for the Southland Team for the Oceania Track Champs and UCI Level 1 Event, should email their expression of interest to the selectors,  via Dale at

Please note that the Selection Policy has been updated and a clause added about International Competition.  You can find it here:  2013-2014 Selection Policy 

Club Meeting – Tonight 7.30pm, Champions Lounge
Everyone is welcome to come along to our club meeting tonight – we have a few things to discuss, including the future of Wednesday Worlds. 

Age Group Squad Sessions
U15, U17 and Elite/U19 sessions start up next week in the build-up to firstly Southland Champs, and then Track Nationals next March.  All riders who are aiming to represent Southland at the Nationals are welcome to attend.  Following Southland Champs from December 6-8, the Nationals Team will be selected and will continue to train in their allocated slot.

Training Times are as follows:
U15 Squad - Mondays 4-6pm, starting September 23
U17 Squad – Thursdays 4-6pm, starting September 26
Elite/U19 Squad – Fridays 8-10pm, starting September 27
Masters Squad: Training starts Sunday October 13 (due to Yunca & Secondary School Team Sprint Competition on the weekends prior), and while it will usually be 1-3pm on Sundays, on the first week – October 13, it will be from 10am-12pm due to a BikeNZ booking.  Following that, it will be Sundays 1-3pm, and following Southland Champs, will split into two groups – the Master’s Men training on Thursdays from 7-9pm, and the Master’s Women training on Sundays 1-3pm. 

If anyone has any questions, please email Dale at

BOW/WOW Combining
Due to numbers, we are combining BOW and WOW back to the 7-8pm slot only starting tomorrow Wednesday 18 September. 

Helpers for Secondary School Team Sprint Competition – Sunday 29 September
Last year we ran the inaugural Secondary School Team Sprint Competition – along the same lines as the Corporate Pursuit.  We had good entries last year and it looks like we will have even more this year, which is fantastic!  It is a great way to promote our sport amongst Secondary School Students, and we have had a record number of schools through this year, so we are doing some good work in this area … the competition has been a great thing for them to aim for!

We are looking for people to help with time keeping, holding and results, as well as various other bits and pieces, so if you are keen, then please let Dale know at  The competition starts at 10am, and we should be finished by 3pm and it is a really fun day.

Thank you in advance! 

Baxter & Neilson
A couple of Baxter & Neilson nights have had to be rescheduled due to various events in the middle of the track, and the recent netball test.  We are good to go this Friday 20 September for our next round (although there is a Craft Show in the middle, so it is more than likely we will have a vision impairment).

The nights we have missed have now been rescheduled to 27 September and 1 November.  SO, the Baxter & Neilson race nights from now until the end of the year, are as follows: 

September 27
October 18
November 1
November 15
December 13   

Road Race this weekend
As this weekend is the Gorge Road Memorial Race (please note earlier report time of 10.30am for 11am start) we will have a prizegiving afterwards in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge at the Velodrome.  I would be great if everyone could come along, and please bring a plate to share.

Also, we need some Marshalls and would be very grateful to anyone who could please help us out.  Please let Dale know if you are available.  Please register online by 5pm Thursday by clicking here 

Juniors will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Curtis Dunn Memorial Handicap – this is our biggest single stage race of the year with sponsorship from Allan Dunn and his family taking the prize money to $500 across 2 divisions.

Division 1 racing 30km form Gorge Road to McQuarrie Street - to assemble at Gorge Road School 11.30am for midday start

Division 2 approx 12km from Mokotua Garage – to assemble at Mokotua Garage 12.45pm to start after Division 1 have ridden through.

This special edition race will include medals for the first 3 placegetters in each grade and finishing certificates for everyone. The division you will ride will be placed on the website on Friday and also be available at Baxter & Neilson on Friday. Please get your entry in before the Thursday 5pm deadline by clicking here

Junior Division AGM
The Junior Division AGM was held on Wednesday 11 September. View the minutes here 

Short-stay room wanted
Fabian Wybrow is moving to Invercargill this weekend to shift in with Steph McKenzie, however, rain damage has postponed his room availability for a few weeks. He still wants to come down if anyone has a spare room for a couple of weeks can they please contact Stu MacDonald  Greatly appreciated! 

Well that’s another tale of epic proportions as the final piece of the transportable netball/basketball court leaves the Velodrome for what should?/will be the very final time.

This weekend we share with the Craft Show, so it’s still going to be busy for a bit yet.
Enjoy the rest of your week.

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