It’s over half way through July already and boy we are still getting off light with the weather down here. It’s been great for the start of the winter road racing programme and still everyone is making the most of the open track sessions on offer as well. There’s just still plenty to keep everyone busy and happy and there’s even more coming up to look forward to too!
Subway Series Two
The second round of the Cycling NZ Subway track series was held in Cambridge over the weekend with 17 travelling to this event joined by Corbin and Sophie who are in Cambridge with the Junior Worlds lead-in camp. The second event was much bigger than our first one here in the south, with almost twice the number of athletes, including a couple who had travelled over from Oz. Check out all the results
Our team were very fortunate to have support from Chubb at the Middle Pub in Winton who provided a van and Baz Janssen Building also of Winton who provided his large covered trailer for getting the luggage to Queenstown Airport and home again. A special thanks to Mike Green and the parents who transported and collected the group from Queenstown.
The series continued to build on the first round with lots of racing and a couple of seminars. As an indication Corbin did almost 120k’s track racing on Saturday, with plenty of opportunity to learn and improve for all involved. The third round will also be held in Cambridge over 24-26th of August, if you are interested in attending or have any questions contact Sid.
A reminder about the 2018 Cycling Southland Annual General Meeting taking place in Legends Lounge 2 at ILT Stadium Southland next Thursday, July 26, at 7pm. A plate is requested for a light supper at the conclusion.
Nominations for two executive positions, three selectors, and the roles of senior road convenor and senior track convenor must be received by the General Manager by 5pm TODAY Tuesday (July 17). An agenda and meeting papers will be made available on July 19. For more details visit: http://www.cyclingsouth.org.nz/pages/club-meetings/
Code of Conduct Agreements
Can riders and parents please return their signed forms to the office or their coach please. We’ll be following up on these in the coming weeks but would appreciate them filled in. Remember, these are a visual reminder of the Code of Conduct & Integrity that all riders have agreed to abide by when licensing.
If you or your child has an accident at the track or during a road race that requires medical treatment either at the time or later, please notify the coach or race manager. If, during an unsupervised session, you have an accident that requires medical treatment then please contact the office. We have a process around reporting injuries that must be followed.
If there is an accident that requires an ambulance or hospital treatment, then our GM Mark must be contacted immediately – his contact details are on the website
Well done to everyone who ventured out to Browns on Saturday to take part in the optional Individual Time Trial in the morning before our first graded road race of the season. Check out the full results and video here
This Saturday is the First in Windsor Handicap race on the 15km Tisbury Circuit loop. 1pm registration for 1.30pm racing from the Tisbury Hall. Prize giving at First in Windsor. If you’re are not already receiving your weekly race invite, email Danielle (aka Rabbit) on firstname.lastname@example.org
King House Removals Race Series
This is less than two weeks from kicking off again this year. The $80 for the series entry if paid before 13 July has now closed so all entries paid after this date incur a $20 late fee - total $100.
Entries close Friday 20 July
Per race night entry is $15 to be paid prior to the event.
Given issues in the past in regards to the payment of entries there are specific rules in this year's event regarding eligibility of riders who haven't paid. Make sure you get online and register now
Payments to be made to Cycling Southland 03-1742-0014588-00
Please reference entrant's name
Yunca Junior Tour Entries
Check out the details and entries are now open on our website – the finalised stage routes are now online too.
It should be an awesome field this year with riders travelling down for the South Island Secondary Schools Track Champs and Junior Track Carnival again on the following Tuesday and Wednesday.
Fantastic to see Tom Scully featuring on the front page of the paper this morning as Southland’s first-ever elite cyclist to ride the Tour de France
Mum Wendy and Dad Matt you must be so very proud and lovely to see one of our own young track stars Sienna Morris also featuring as she supports the Skud along Stage 9 yesterday Read more here
So that’s me being short and sweet this week (factual and true he he) – so keep spinning those wheels and keep away from the winter lurgies.
To all the kids and parents who are heading off tomorrow morning with Rabbit on the annual Junior Division camp, which is being held at Borland Lodge this year, enjoy yourselves and have a lot of fun and revel in the challenges you will be having. It will be a blast!