Date: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi everyone,
Well there’s still plenty of news and a highlight again for this week was our annual prizegiving held at the Ascot on Friday night. It was great to see everyone who could make it there and huge congrats again to all the nominees and winners in the many assorted categories on offer again this year – the work put in by our many, many talented riders and volunteers alike means there is always an awful lot of achievements to be proud of and celebrate. Thanks everyone for another great year and, if you haven’t caught up already on all the results click here to read all about it and a few snaps can be viewed here

Helpers Required
Last night’s members’ meeting included an overview of some of the volunteer and assisting roles that are currently available within the club. 

Some of the more important roles include;

1.       Coaches to assist with the delivery of our school programmes during the day and evening sessions

2.       Website administrator to assist with maintaining of the Tour of Southland website (some experience an advantage and training can be provided)

3.       Fundraisers to hit the road and assist with canvassing for new and existing community sponsors for the Tour of Southland

These are a selection of the roles that are currently available and if any of these sound like they would skid your wheels, please contact the office for more information or a chat.

Carnival Group
We intend to establish a Carnival Group to look at the format and planning of our Track Carnivals. The first step is a brainstorming evening at 7:00pm on Wednesday 25 June in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge. This will be a fun evening and a great opportunity to put forward your own ideas for how our future Track Carnivals should look and feel. All are welcome to attend. 

Congrats Norm!
Great headlines on the sports back page again today with Hamish Beadle featuring for his pending trip to the US to a training camp run by Novo Nordisk – very exciting news indeed. Read all about it 

Matt Archibald’s headline act
Matt’s feature in the Waikato and Southland Times on Saturday was certainly all class and well deserved! Read more here

What a perfect way to continue build up for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July. Good luck to all our crew – we can’t wait to cheer you all on! 

Crowe Horwath Corporate Pursuit Roller Racing
A reminder to everyone who is keen that the Lonestar-Speights Roller Racing team challenge kicks off in earnest tonight at the Lonestar from 7pm – always a great fun night of action and energy – so head along and support the crews! Read more here

Junior Division Meeting
A meeting will be held this Thursday in the Ulmer Lounge from 7pm. All welcome!

Senior Racing
A reminder that senior racing format tonight will be scratch racing from 7-9pm. Handicap racing will be next week from 7-8pm. Head on down and enjoy!

Track useage Mon 23 – Wed 25 June
Just a heads up to everyone please that the motorbike is NOT to be used during the three days of Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 June, due to a national conference being held in the venue. An agreement has been reached to allow us to continue to use the track during this time but please be respectful of the arrangements we have been able to make. Thank you in advance. 

Saturday night fun to help Nick get to Junior Worlds
Looking for a fun night out this weekend? Head along to the fundraising function for Nick Kergozou – with live music, dancing and plenty of good times Find out more here

Trading Post
Don’t forget to view and use our Trading Post for buying and selling your unwanted cycling gear and remember to let me know when to take things down that are finished. Click here to view listings

Tour de Polynesie
The Tahitian Cycling Federation has sent out an official invite to its tour at the end of the month View all details here 

Finally, a reminder that it is now less than three weeks until the Corporate Pursuit Time Trial is held on Sunday 29 June, from 2pm with race day on Sunday 6 July.

Keep up the great training for all those involved and make sure you mark the dates in your calendar – it’s always a great fun day out cheering the crews on!

Take care for another week – with the shortest day on the 21st – we’re nearly through the dark side already and popping out the side with brighter days ahead.
Be good


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