Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Happy Tuesday everyone and great to see the sun shining again,
This Friday night is our long-awaited annual prize giving. No charge, just head along to the Waikiwi Bowling Club at 7.17pm on Friday night. To get to the venue 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.

Road Racing
This weekend is our Southland Road Champs – the Southland Road Champs Otatara Retreat Time Trial will be on Saturday with assembly at the Kew Bowling Club at 1pm for a 1.30pm race start.
The TES (Transport Engineering Southland) Road Race will be held on the Gorge Road circuit this Sunday with racing at 1.30pm. DON’T forget it is daylight saving overnight between races and clocks will go forward – allow for this when you turn up!

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.

View last week's report from the TES Team and Individual race on the Grove Bush circuit.

Track Sessions
Tonight is the popular Club Racing from 6pm so head along for a whirl.

A reminder that Cyclofit will finish a little early and there will be no Lunch Roll on Friday 29 September, due to an all-day school booking. Sorry for the inconvenience.

This Friday night is our first “Novice Racing” session from 6-7pm. This is a coached session for anyone who has not raced on the track before and needs experience on the skills and rules of racing safely.

This Thursday the U17 and Hub sessions are cancelled due to an event in the Velodrome. All riders are invited to meeting outside the Velodrome at 4pm for a bunch ride instead.

King House Removals Omnium Series
Five weeks in and the competition is tight in all grades. Check out the latest results and full, updated results will be online later tomorrow.

Yunca Junior Tour
Make sure you get your entries in before this Friday for this event being held from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October Enter online here The field numbers are great this year so we can expect some close competition.

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.

Can anyone willing to help volunteer at either or both of these track events please let me know what availability on what days. The secondary schools event will run from 1pm to about 4pm on Tuesday and 9.30am to about 5.30pm on Wednesday and the Carnival will follow both evenings from 6.30pm to about 9.30pm.
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

Junior Division Meeting
Just confirming that this week’s meeting has been rescheduled to next Tuesday 26th, at 6.30pm in the Champions Lounge – all welcome

Nutrition Seminar
Night two of the Nutrition Seminar will be held next Thursday 28 September, make sure you note it in your diaries.

Share Your Love of Biking
Are you keen to inspire the community to get people biking?
A seminar will be held on Saturday 30 September View more details

That’s it from us and we look forward to seeing as many of you who can make it this Friday night. Until then have a splendid week!

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