Date: Monday, 09 September 2019

Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to Cycling Southland Sally Marr!  Sally started in the office on Monday in the role of Major Events Co-ordinator so pop in and say hi next time you are passing.

Outdoor H&J Smith Southland Road Championships

In cool conditions over the weekend we held our Outdoor H&J Smith Southland Road Champs. We had over 40 riders taking part in the Time trial at Makarewa on Saturday and in fresh conditions, with some rain thrown in for good measure, we had over 70 riders taking part in the Road Race on the Gorge road circuit on Sunday.  Photos are up on our Facebook page and you can view the result for both the Time trial and Road Race on our website here.  A huge thank you to all the volunteers that assisted in putting the event on over the weekend.

Saturday Road Race

This week’s road race, proudly sponsored by HR Building Ltd, is on the Tisbury Circuit – graded 15kms.  Sign on at Tisbury Hall 1p.m for a 1.30p.m start. We are looking for a Race Manager for this weekend, if you can assist please let us know in the office,  Marshalls are Andrew Holden, Kerr Family and Sheehy Family.  Register for the race here

Memorial Race – 21st September

Next weekend we see the 102km handicap Memorial race taking place, please check out all the details and registration here. Junior race details still to come.

Cycling Southland Oceania team

Congratulations to the following riders who have been selected to represent Cycling Southland at the Oceania Track Championships in October – Josh Haggerty, Louis Hodgkinson, Rhylee McMullen, Sophie Bloxham, Nicole Marshall, Emily Paterson, Tienkie Venter, Quinn Naylor, Jacob Willis, Josh Miller, Hunter Gough, Morgan Borrie, Jenny Brown and Rhylee Akeroyd.  We are looking forward to seeing the team take to the boards on home turf in October, congratulations again.

Yunca Junior Tour
A reminder that entries close on Monday 16th September, so make sure you get online and enter now! You can also view the entry’s online as well.

BILLETS – We have had a great response to hosting the Australian riders that are coming over for the Yunca Junior Tour, but we are still in need of some more families – if you can help in any way please get in contact with Glen

NZ Schools Track Champs

We are in need of some helpers during the qualifying afternoon for the New Zealand Schools Track Champs on Tuesday 8th October, along with the ILT Junior Carnival on the same date and then the schools champs again on Wednesday 9th October. Again this involves a couple of day shifts so if you’re here supporting your kid/s, we’d love to have you on board with his. Let me know – I’m only too willing to hear from you.

Oceania Track Champs

It is getting closer folks – next month in fact!  If you are able to lend a hand and volunteer your time in anyway please let us know in the office.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from ILT Stadium Southland or

Oceania Members Night – Friday 18th October

We are excited to announce that we are having a Cycling Southland Members function on the Friday night of the Oceania champs. Numbers are limited and it is available to Cycling Southland members only plus a guest (so max 2 tickets).

Ticket price is $30.00 per person and includes -

  • Entry into the Friday night session (18th October)
  • Guest speaker, Jacques Landry, CEO Cycling New Zealand starts at 5.30 p.m.
  • Complimentary drink on arrival
  • Nibbles during the evening
  • Hosted in the Champions Lounge during the session, but reserved seating available in the stand.

Registration is essential, please let us know in the office if you are keen to take up this offer

Friday Night Racing

Keep an eye on the Junior Division Facebook page in the next couple of days for an update on whether this week’s racing will be taking place.

Gear Amnesty

If you have any Cycling Southland traffic management equipment, possibly in the boot of your car, can you please check and return to us ASAP.  We need to complete an inventory before we kick off with the Yunca Junior tour in a few short weeks.

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