Date: Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Welcome back after that splendid Easter and Anniversary break ,
Hope you all had some quality time over the long weekend and were able to recharge a bit for the long darker run of the months ahead.
Well there is a bit of news today again so into we’ll get for the short week.

South Port Criterium Final Race
This is tonight at Balmoral Drive and is indeed the final Wednesday Worlds race for the summer as the evening get darker earlier now – Friday is indeed April and daylight saving finishes this weekend as well.

Juniors have sign on at 5.15pm for 5.30pm racing starting from the Appleby Cricket Club and seniors sign on at 5.45pm with racing from 6pm. Head along for the final race of our Annual South Port Criterium.

Road Racing and Southland Road Champs
This Saturday is Wensley’s Cycles Dacre-Hedgehope-Dacre Graded 70km road race and the third race in the summer points series. 1pm reporting at the Dacre Hall for 1.30pm race start due to daylight saving kicking back in. Register online here

The following weekend 9 and 10 April are our road champs in readiness for the national road champs in in Alexandra later in April – great to see such a huge number heading up from the south!

The Time Trial will be on Saturday at 1.3pm on the Branxholme circuit. The road race will be on the Woodstock circuit from 1.30pm on Sunday, meeting at the Mabel Bush Hall from 1pm for registration. View the distances and details here

We will need a commissaire and volunteers to assist with this please so let us know if you are free and willing – always hugely appreciated as you all know.

Meanwhile a huge thank you to Geo Wilson & Sons and Southland Farm Machinery for their sponsorship of the Gore to Waikiwi Classic again last weekend, and to Allan Dunn and family for their ongoing support of the Curtis Dunn Memorial Race for juniors in memory of their son and brother. This support is very high valued and respected thank you!
1st. Luke Macpherson; 2nd. Brendan Akeroyd; 3rd. Ray Robinson; First female. Shirlene Rollo; Fastest Time. Tom Scully

Club Road Nationals
Fantastic to see so many attending the Club Road Nationals in Alex from 21 to 24 April this year. Just confirming you ride in your Southland kit at this event and the road tops are on their way now. The new order is in the same style as our block skinsuit colours and they can be bought when they arrive soon for $90 each or hired $10 for each the event. I will inform you all when the new tops arrive and you can organise collection from the office.

Any juniors (U19s and under) will have their entry fees refunded from Junior Division funding – this will happen once I have manually loaded and processed them all for you.

Coaching Course Registrations
Once again we are offering through Cycling New Zealand an accredited  coaching course in May. To find out more details click here

Freebie Giveaway - Mamil
A hugely funny and entertaining show is coming to Invercargill as part of the upcoming Southland Festival of the Arts in April-May.

You’ve seen him. Maybe you are him – a middle-aged man in lycra, who’s swapped his sports car for a super bike. This particular MAMIL is Bryan Cook, played by NZ great Mark Hadlow, whose mid-life crisis threatens to consume his career, his health, his family and his love life. His doctor’s warning warnings prompt Bryan to take up cycling and before he knows it he’s a fully-fledged lycra convert. The hilarious script demands Hadlow play nine characters, a tour de force that proves again that he is one of New Zealand’s funniest and most accomplished actors.

If you want to win a double pass to the opening night show on Friday 13 May at 7.30pm send me your name at You can visit here to find out more

So that’s it from me for another week so have a good one and congrats to the Vital Signs Tour de Lakes team – both Allan Dunn and his family and support team, but all the riders as well. Another great tour done and dusted so check out all the results here all the results here

Take care and start wearing off the chocolate consumed.

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