Good chilly Tuesday to all in the south today – a far cry from the heat our Junior Worlds reps are enduring in Korea as the 2014 event comes to a close today. Huge congrats to our trio of Nick, Mike and Laura who have given their best, including a bronze team pursuit success for Nick and an “ohhhhhh” just missed the podium in the omnium. It’s an experience they will hold forever and representing New Zealand on the world stage is one they can certainly hold for a lifetime. Great work you guys – we are all totally proud of you! For all results click here
This Saturday is a two-race day on the Wednesday Worlds circuit, starting from Rimu School for the 15km Time Trial from 11am. The team race at 1pm is a graded team race with all grades doing two laps - 60km. Please make sure you register online here for either or both races on the individual forms by this Friday so a TT start list can be posted online on Friday afternoon.
Junior Division Meeting
A reminder that the Junior Division Meeting has been put back to this Thursday night, 7pm, in the Ulmer Lounge. It will be followed by a Yunca meeting. All welcome. Read last month’s minutes
Also view the latest Annual Plan for the Junior Div
Baxter & Neilson Junior Racing
Round three results from Friday night are now live – with a photo too Check it out here
Junior Division Fundraiser – Keirin Fest
On Sunday 31 August the Junior Division will be hosting a travel fundraiser in the form of a Keirin Fest, running from 1-4pm. Entry is just $35, which includes afternoon tea and rider numbers are limited to just 30. There will be plenty of good spot prizes on offer as well. So if that floats your boat – get in quick and enter now. Contact Sid on 027 241 7443 or Dave on 027 600 6424
The club has the opportunity to provide some demonstration racing as part of the upcoming NZ Principals Conference in September. We are keen to get a group of U17-Elite riders together for some demonstrations racing on:
Wednesday 24 September: 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Thursday 25 September: 7:00pm-7:45pm
If you are available please contact the office confirming which days you can assist.
Yunca and Track Carnival entries open
A reminder that the Yunca Junior Tour and October Track Carnival entries are open – so get online and register now
If anyone is able to offer a bed by billeting some of visiting Australian riders for this event please let me know at the office firstname.lastname@example.org Quite a few are coming again this year to all offers are gratefully received.
2015 Oceania Track Champs – Adelaide
Thanks to the persistence of Jo Stephens, we have finally secured some information around the Oceas in October View details provided so far
As thought, they have stipulated that a U19 Race Youth International licence is required – this will be $50 club membership and $50 race youth international (plus insurance). With regard to insurance we are looking to see if we can do a bulk cover through our Cycling Southland insurer before having to put it past BikeNZ – watch this space and we’ll keep you informed. We are also investigating whether U17s need a race youth international licence or not? I will ensure we get the 2015 forms as soon as possible from BikeNZ so these can be processed in time and we will keep you updated on information as it comes to hand.
Spread the word – we’re having a Gala Night
Maybe you know someone who hasn’t been to an event at the Velodrome before? Why not get them down to our Gala Night on Friday 5 September, from 6-9.30pm. Find out more here It’s only a gold coin for adults and free for kids and there will be plenty of action to enjoy!
A reminder that dedicated training time is set on Wednesday’s from 7-9pm. Great to see so many enthusiastic competitors lining up for this inaugural event. Read more here
Milford to Invercargill Heart Kids Charity Ride
Now in its fourth year, this ride is being held on November 15 – and it is for a great cause. Read more here
Milford Mountain Classic
Speaking of Milford the Milford Mountain Classic is on again on Saturday 24 January, so plan ahead and get your entries in now.
At last Tuesday’s secondary schools session (4-6pm) a predominantly white Volta Corsa helmet, with some silver, was left behind and has gone missing. If anyone at all has picked this up or seen it, please contact me at the office 217 3215. Thank you.
Finally, we can never thank our members enough for what they do for the club, be it collecting money at sessions, lending a hand at events, helping with bikes and sessions and just generally giving back to the club to make it such an awesome centre that it is. So a big thumbs up and thank you this week goes out to another quiet champ - Fergus Canny – who has donated all new toe straps and fitted them on all our track bikes. He has also taken a lot of time to take on the latest instalment of repairs and maintenance, which is a big help to our other valuable volunteer Gerald Paterson who has been doing so much of this repair work in recent times. Totally outstanding Fergus and please know that we all very much appreciate the huge contribution and vast improvement it has made to our hire bikes! Star of the week …
Take care out there, keep warm and safe for another busy week ahead