Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Hi everyone and hope your month is going smoothly,
Plenty to share again today so let’s get into it.

Road Racing SEC Group - Grove Bush Circuit Teams Race
Saturday 16th September: 1.00pm sign on for a 1.30pm race start
Meet at the Grove Bush Hall
A, B, C: 76km – 2 Laps
Social & D 38km – 1 Lap
E grade 16km - Start at Hedgehope/Glencoe corner
All junior riders to be on their Junior restricted gearing. No matter what grade.
Juniors riding in D & E let know so he can add you to the start list.

Check out the race brief from Wensley’s Cycles Rimu mass start.

Southland Road Champs
Otatara Retreat Time Trial – Saturday 23rd September – McQuarrie Street

TES Road Race – Sunday 24th September – Gorge Road Circuit

After much consideration and discussion within the club we have made this year’s club champs a graded event. To continue the growth we have seen since the start of our race season we are trying to provide an even competition and encourage more to participate. Those juniors that are currently racing within A, B or C Grade will need to ride in the junior section for this event.

Please enter online here so we can work out Time Trial start times throughout the week.

Track Sessions
Tonight is an Open Club Roll from 6-7pm followed by Endurance Squad.

Due to a full day of school bookings on Friday 29 September, Cyclofit will finish a little early and there will be no Lunch Roll sorry.

Prize Giving
Prize giving will be held on Friday, September 22, from 7.17pm at the Waikiwi Bowling Club (turn at Countdown on North Rd, then right into Fraser St). A plate for a shared supper/dessert is required as your entry ticket and the bar will be open.
Awards nominees can be found here. The awards period relates to efforts made in the 12 months between May 1 2016 and April 30 2017. Special awards will also be presented on the night.
This is a great opportunity for members to gather, celebrate the past year’s successes and look forward to the future season in a friendly social atmosphere.

New Novice Race Night
A new race night is being introduced for junior novice riders to give them some racing experience. The first night will be Friday September 22, from 6pm-7pm, and will be FREE (usually $5) so pop it in the diary! This is for riders who have come through the Wheelers/Learn to Ride and Flyers sessions and want to test their ability and gain some valuable racing skills. Ferg Canny will be running the night so pop down and talk to him and come along for some great racing experience! More details to come.

Yunca Junior Tour
Make sure you get your entries in before 22 September – just 10 days left – for this event being held from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October Enter online here

ILT Junior Track Carnival and South Island Secondary Schools Champs
The South Island Secondary School Track Championships will be held alongside the Junior Track Carnival, following the Yunca Junior Tour again this year, on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October.

Entries for both these events are now open online. View all the details online
This year the schools event will be held during the day with qualifying events on the Tuesday and racing all day Wednesday. Entry for the schools event are through Cycling New Zealand.

Track Camps
SIT Southern Hub coach Sid Cumming will be hosting two days of track camps for sprint and endurance riders following the Yunca Junior Tour of Southland this year.

Track Camp
Monday October 9 - 12noon to 6pm
Thursday October 12 - 9am to 3pm

Cost $50 each day
For any Under 17 or Under 19 riders in the 2018 season

Monday: Sprinting:
Flying 200 Line and Speed
Match Sprints

Thursday: Endurance:
Individual Pursuit Pacing
Team Pursuit Lines and Changes
Register by email to by October 1 - Limited spots

King House Removals Omnium Series
This Friday is night five of the series with racing starting at 6pm. Check last winners Full race result updates will be online soon.

Learn to Ride Term 4
We are now taking registrations for the Term 4 Learn to Ride track block, that offers beginner children, aged 10 years and up, an introduction to track cycling. Starts October 18 and runs until the end of school term. $85 fee includes, track hire, bike hire coach, water bottle and certificate. Register with me at the office now.

Ride the Lake 2017
Celebrating its 10th year, this popular event will be held again on Sunday 8 October. Read more here

Ride Leader
Do you love cycling and want to share your passion and knowledge with others? Southland is getting its own FREE Ride Leader programme and we want you to be part of it! Check out the video here.

The Ride Leader programme trains people to lead cycle groups and ensure they know how to ride in bunches, indicate, look over their shoulder while riding in a group and behave courteously to other users on shared pathways and the road. This would be ideal for those riders who run rec rides or want to start one – it doesn’t matter whether it’s a ride on the road, on pathways or on trails.

The workshop will focus mainly on practical training for leaders, using shared pathways and quiet roads.
There will be a workshop in Invercargill on Saturday, September 30, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. For more details or to register, email or phone 07 823 0716.

European Racing
Maaslandster CCN International Cycling Team is pleased to invite applications from riders to experience racing in Europe Read more here

So that is more than enough to digest for this week, so keep warm and dry until this Spring turn for the worst passes.

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