Hi everyone for another week and it’s only days until our world famous paracyclists Phillipa Gray and Laura Thompson – along with newbie pilot Gabby Vermunt – launch forth at the UCI Para-cycling World Cup road event in Matane, Canada. We wish them all the best of Kiwi luck as they kick off their campaign this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, followed the Road World Champs in Quebec, Canada, starting 29 August. Go for gold gals!
Junior Division Tuatapere Camp
This Friday our Junior Division crew head off on their eagerly awaited Junior Camp in Tuatapere. To find out all about the weekend programme and food and luggage requirements click here Anyone who is still to pay their $50 camp fee, please arrange to do so at the Cycling Southland office. Have a great time everyone!
Baxter & Neilson Junior Race Night
The numbers keep growing with the second race night in the series attracting more and more newcomers across the grades Check out the race report and all the results here
Saturday Road Racing
The Wednesday Worlds Circuit Time Trial and Team race proved popular again in the weekend – see full results and race report here
This Saturday 24 August is the Riverton-Fairfax Handicap. Remember to enter online by midday this Thursday or incur a late entry fee. Register online here
Great Southern Cycle Challenge
The date has been set for the 19 October for the Rotary Club of South Invercargill’s popular annual fundraising event. View Event Details here
Yunca Junior Tour & Tour of Southland
Entries for both the Yunca Junior Tour and Tour of Southland are open online
Yunca Junior Tour will be held 4 – 6 October. Enter online here http://www.cyclingsouth.org.nz/index.php?pageLoad=128
This will be followed by the ILT Junior Track Carnival on October Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9.
The Tour of Southland will be held 3 – 9 November. Enter online here www.tourofsouthland.com/entryform
This will be followed by the UCI Tier 1 Festival of Speed on November 16 and 17 and the Oceania Track Champs from 19 – 22 November
Crowe Horwarth Corporate Pursuit
A reminder that survey responses for the Crowe Horwath Corporate Pursuit close off this Friday, so please get your results in now as we are keen to get you input for future editions, find out areas we do well, those we can improve and any areas for development you see. We would really appreciate you taking a moment to offer us your thoughts by filling out our short survey, which you can reach through this link www.cyclingsouth.org.nz/corporatesurvey
Happy Birthday to Us
With it being our 50th anniversary this year we thought it was a good excuse to celebrate this special occasion with as many people as possible that have ensured our great club has succeeded so much over the years.
So to anyone who has been a rider, official, volunteer, sponsor, spouse, spectator, supporter of our club you are all invited to join with us over the weekend of the 15th –17 November to celebrate in style.
Friday 15th November: Sarah Ulmer Lounge – Drinks and nibbles combined with era photos, and the official opening of our cycling heritage trail. A few other surprises on the night
Saturday 16th November: Festival of Speed
Sunday 17th November: Festival of Speed – 50th Celebration dinner at the Ascot Park Hotel
Official registrations and further details will be made available online in the near future.
For those that are extra keen why not stay on to enjoy the Oceania Track Championships which start on 19 November.
Be in quick as we know there are already some of our Australian friends booking their airline tickets. Pass the word around we want as many people as possible associated with us to come join in the celebrations.
Track Closed for Netball Test
Just a heads up in advance that all track cycling in the Velodrome will be cancelled the week starting Tuesday 10 September until Tuesday 17 September due to the Silver Ferns vs Australian Diamonds Netball Test. This is due to the height and width of the scaffolding required for seating for this international test.
Tasman Wheelers Events
Check out more about the South Island Masters and Tour de Vineyards
Finally today – just a little fun insight – if you haven’t caught up on it already – our Junior Worlds champ and mega cake devourer Josh Haggerty brought a bit of light entertainment to the final session of the Glasgow event when he did some ‘bespoke bongo playing’
click here and check out the interviewer in orange with Josh and the Kiwi camp in the crowd at 1hour 17mins – enjoy and classic stuff Josh! I’ll be hiding any stray cake next time you’re in the office!
Have another great week everyone