Hi everyone and hope you all enjoyed the spring-styled Sunday we were able to enjoy in the weekend. It was so pleasant it was able to roll into Monday as well, which was a bonus!
I know many of our juniors are still buzzing after spending some time down at the track last Thursday and Friday mornings with our elite sprinter Eddie Dawkins, who offered to do some riding and share some sprinting techniques with those who came down. It was an absolute treat to have Eddie down briefly and particularly to have him giving back to our star-struck juniors. Read what he’s up to here
The new executive has had its first meeting. Those on the board for the next year are:
President: Reece McDonald
Vice President: Adam McLeay
Luke Macpherson (elected)
Dave Beadle (elected)
Steve Canny (appointed)
Nic McAra (appointed)
Cathy Jordan (appointed)
Their contact details will be added to the website in due course. If you have any concerns or questions about anything can contact Mark in the office or one of the exec members for a chat.
Following on from a request at the AGM, here’s a date for the calendar: the next club meeting will be on September 26, venue and time to be confirmed. There will be an update on how planning for the two road tours is going and a chance to ask the new board any questions. All welcome.
Thursday Track Sessions
The annual Conztruct Tradeshow is on in the velodrome on Thursday evening. The tradeshow organisers don’t want any riding taking place around their event because they have demonstrations and workshops on, so unfortunately we will have to cancel the U17, Hub and Presidents Roll sessions this week.
A small turn out headed out for the Dacre-Hedgehope graded race to learn that race manager Waine Harding was changing the format to a graded handicap to make things more interesting. Check out the report and results
This Saturday is the George Wilson & Sons Limited/Southland Farm Machinery Limited Gore to Invercargill Classic with great prize money on offer again. 1pm race start from the Gore Town & Country Club Check out all the race details for seniors and juniors
Annual Awards Night
This Friday is our annual awards night, at the Waikiwi Bowling Club, at 7.30pm (turn at Countdown on North Rd, then right into Fraser St).
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. A plate for a shared supper/dessert is required as your entry ticket and a small cash bar will be open (no Eftpos). There will also be a guest speaker. Finalists can be found on this link The awards period relates to efforts made in the 12 months between May 1 2017 and April 30 2018. Special awards will also be presented on the night.
Oceania manager and coach
Expressions of interest are sought for the role of team manager and squad coach for the riders selected to represent Southland at the Oceania Track Champs in Adelaide in October. Those selected will be responsible for supporting the squad in line with the Cycling Southland Travel Policy. Contact Mark to express an interest firstname.lastname@example.org
Yunca Junior Tour, Track Carnival & Schools Champs
Get your entries in now for the next Yunca Junior Tour of Southland from 5 to 7 October. Register online
Remember this will be followed by the South Island Secondary School Track Champs on 9 and 10 October and our Junior Track Carnival on 9 October. Enter for the track events now
If anyone is interested in training as a STMS or a TC (traffic controller) we have details on some upcoming courses. Contact Mark if interested.
2 Day Timaru Tour
It was great to see a strong representation from Cycling Southland across all grades and age groups at the 2 Day Timaru Tour during the weekend. Well done to everyone who ventured up to race and there were some excellent results as well. Check out full results
Subway Series 3
The three-part series is done and dusted for the year after another big weekend of racing in Cambridge. Well done to all those who competed and supported the travel crew. Check out the full results
Flight Centre K2 Road Cycle Classic
It’s back in October read more here
So that’s it from me for another week and don’t forget the awards night this Friday – see you there for some fun and celebration!