Date: Tuesday, 09 June 2015
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Greetings folks,
Great to see the sun out for a but over the weekend and early in the week in the deep south – makes getting out on the bike all the easier, Well it’s another block buster week of news so we’ll cut straight to the chase!

Junior Division AGM
A reminder that the Junior Division AGM is now set for Thursday 11 June, followed by a monthly meeting. All welcome to attend in the Ulmer Lounge, at 7.30pm. Any apologies to the please. 

Club Working Bee
This Saturday 13 June, we would like to see as many willing hands – along with your own tools – down at the track for a working bee on the club bikes please. While we are endeavouring to keep on top of repairs the Corporate Pursuit season takes its toll on day-to-day repairs, so many hands make light work please – this will ensure everything remains ship-shape leading into the event days over the coming three weeks. See you at the track at 1pm for a couple of hours. 

Coaching Forum
All coaches are invited to attend a Coaches Forum to be held at the SIT Zero Fees  Velodrome on Wednesday 17 June commencing at 7.00pm. This important session is to provide the  opportunity to review the current coaching/squad structure, objectives and deliverables/outcomes expected, coach construct (including roles: Coach Convenor panel, Head Coach, squad coaches) and the processes and protocols associated ensuring  various squads and sessions. Fundamentally are Cycling Southland squads appropriately coached and managed to lead practice.

The development and performance of our athletes on the regional, national and international stage is a fundamental to the success of athletes, coaches and Cycling Southland - this is your chance to have a say|on the coaching structure.

The session will be chaired by Brian Broad assisted by Sid Cumming. Anyone interested in a coaching role with Cycling Southland should attend. 

Junior Division Raffle Fundraiser
Junior Division is offering raffle cards of 20 tickets at $2 a ticket with five major prizes up for grabs, including a whole processed pig with delivery courtesy of the O’Connell family, a trailer of firewood courtesy Peter Grandiek, a haircut, colour and blow wave at Les Sheikh Hair Design, a three month gym membership at World Health and Fitness and a side of lamb.


These tickets can be collected from the office and need to be returned with full money to Julie Knipe – or another person on the Junior Div fundraising committee, or Melissa at the Cycling Office by Friday 26 June at the latest please – good luck with another great fundraiser! The prizes will be drawn at the Corporate Pursuit major event on Sunday 28 June. 

Yunca Junior Tour and ILT Junior Track Carnival
Spread the word as entries are now open for this year’s Yunca Junior Tour of Southland and the ILT Junior Track Carnival – both of which precede the Oceania Track Champsionships – it’s going to be a busy week or so this one!

Get the links to online entry and other details by clicking here

USA T-town Elite Campaign

Wowee our crew have been dishing up the goods again on the opening night of racing in Trexlertown with Matt Archibald and Jeremy Presbury delivering gold and silver podium finishes respectively – awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read more here and you will see all our Elites are right in the mix of it! Go hard and fast everyone and enjoy it all.

Central Otago Top Bike
Last Friday – armed with a van chocka with road safety equipment and course challenges – Bruce and Rabbit (Danielle) headed off to Alexandra in darkness to help deliver another annual Top Bike schools programme in conjunction with Sport Otago – around 39 teams and 220 children were involved and what a great day it was again. Check out the full report and results

Well, onwards and upwards for another week of adventure out there.


Take care until our next instalment

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