Date: Tuesday, 01 September 2015
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi for another week – and another month – sadly not that the spring weather has turned out for the occasion.

But it does mean it’s just a month until the Yunca Junior Tour, our ILT Junior Track Carnival and the Oceania Track Championships – it’s going to be a busy and exciting time for results and action on the road and the track. So that means it is time to get your entries in now!


Also if you are available to help us out as a volunteer for any of these events

Yunca Tour 2-4 October

ILT Carnival 5-7 October

Oceania Track Champs 8-11 October

Also the SBS Tour of Southland 1-7 November

We would love to hear from you so let me know and I pop your name down for your available times and dates. 

Race Sponsorship Thank You
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve secured a number of business sponsorships for our weekly racing so best put credit where it’s due in a particularly difficult time for securing financial support.


George Wilson & Sons/Southland Farm Machinery who are very kindly coming back on board jointly again this year to sponsor the Gore to Waikiwi Classic, which is being held on 26 September. This is always a very appreciated annual sponsorship from them for this race.

Also coming on board so far with our Senior Road Racing Programme sponsorships recently are Cruickshank Pryde (Grove Bush-Spring Hills 19 September), Sievwright Auto (Beast of the Easter 19 September) and Versatile Homes & Buildings (Makarewa-Winton-Oporo 31 October) – huge thank you to you all.

Last weekend was the Dacre-Hedgehope Handicap and, while it initially looked like fierce weather was brewing, the sun ended up shining for another great day of racing. Read the report and check out lots of pics here

This Saturday is a double-header with the Tisbury Time Trial and Teams Race. The Time Trial kicks off from Tisbury School at 10am and the Teams Race is at 1pm. Register online here 

Baxter & Neilson this Friday
This Friday night 4 September is round 4 of the Baxter & Neilson Junior Race Series. Remember to head along about 5.30pm for gearing checks and warm up and good luck with another night of racing. Don’t forget to bring a plate for supper and if you want to co-ordinate pizzas again this time let me know and I’ll send the word out.

Sunday High Performance Squad
From this Sunday 6 September, we will be restarting the High Performance Squad additional session leading into the World Champs and Oceanias at the irregular timeslot of 1-3pm. The from 13 September it will return to the regular slot of 1-4pm going forward. All High Performance riders are welcome to attend this session. 

Weekly Highlights
We were extremely pleased to welcome cycling legend Warwick Dalton down to the track last Wednesday when he popped in on some of junior track riders read all about it. It’s always very exciting to have first-hand inspiration in our building. 

Finally, still speaking about inspiration, our Junior Worlds Track Champs super star and silver medallist Emma Cumming and her support entourage (aka Sid and Sharalyn) arrive back tomorrow Wednesday 2 September at 5.55pm via Invercargill Airport – if you want to form a greeting party.

Welcome home with all your exciting tales and adventures during your travels.

Have a great week and keep warm and dry!
Tootle pip for another Tuesday.


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