Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hello everyone,

There’s a bit of a hiatus – albeit temporary with the next two weekends full again – as we regroup in the office following some very busy eventing here at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome and some magnificent racing it produced indeed as UCI Festival of Speed and Oceanias unfolded. It was certainly an awesome week of action and Eddie cracking the sub 10 sec flying lap was certainly a massive highlight.

As we move on awaiting our new commander in chief – we lose the fab Nick and gain the fab Phil – on you both guys!  - we are extending a warm welcome to you all, on behalf of Nick, to join us all at the Lonestar this Thursday night from 7pm for drinks and a reminisce with Nick – it was certainly too much to squeeze into last week’s roster. So please feel free to rock on along and say hi – and kind of bye … but not really.

Baxter & Nielson
This Friday night there will be Baxter and Nielsen Junior Division Racing from 6-8pm as the make-up for the last one that had to be postponed. All welcome and the final session and break up will be held on Friday 13 December so mark your calendars now. 

Southland Track Champs Enter Now
Entries are now open for the 2014 Southland Centre Track Championships to be held at SIT Zero Fees Velodrome from December 6 to 8. Download the draft programme and enter via the online form here 

Introductory Recreational Road Rides – starting this Sunday!
The wonderful Reece McDonald is kicking off the introductory road rides this Sunday 1 December from 9.30am from the Velodrome.
Spread the word amongst those you know are keen to give road cycling a go and join up bunch rides, but haven’t been brave enough yet … this is the ride for them to join! 

Road Race this weekend – Niagara Falls Café – Catlins Handicap
This weekend we were scheduled to have the old Wednesday Worlds – Bluff Road Race, but Motu Rimu Road has been carved up for road works, and the next weekend is Southland Track Champs, so we have instead changed this weekend’s road race to the Niagara Falls Café – Catlins Handicap ( originally scheduled for 7 December).  You can register for the race online 

South Island Secondary School Track Champs – this Saturday 30 November, 10am
If you haven’t already entered, then get in touch with your School Sports Co-ordinator to enter for the Secondary School Track Champs this weekend. 

Entries actually closed last Friday, but we will extend them to Wednesday 27 November given the mad last few weeks! 

Helpers please
We are looking for a few helpers for this Saturday’s South Island Secondary School Champs (9.30am registration for 10am start) and also for Southland Track Champs the following weekend (Friday night from 6pm, Saturday from 10am and Sunday from 10am).

Please let us know if you can lend a hand! 

Junior Division Meetings
Please note that Junior Division meetings will now be held on the second Thursday of each month, starting next month Thursday 12 December. Please note the earlier time of 6.05pm. Read the November minutes here 

Tour de Vineyards
Josh Haggerty is looking to share costs for transport and accommodation for the Tour de Vineyards in Nelson, 31 Dec to 4 Jan – he is interested in leaving earlier if it suits. If anyone is able to help out please contact Josh on

So hopefully you can swing past the Lonestar bar from 7pm on Thursday night to wish Nick all the best,

Take care until then

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