Date: Tuesday, 06 August 2013
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Happy Tuesday everyone and it is great to see the sun showing itself, the daffodils appearing in gardens and lambs springing around the paddocks – definitely good for the soul!

Well the 2013 Crowe Howarth Corporate Pursuit is shaping up to be nothing short of spectacular this Sunday if last weekend’s Time Trial results are anything to go by – check out results & lap splits here This Sunday (11 August) the teams will be squaring off according to their Division 1 and 2 Time Trial rankings with the first teams away from 9.30am. On top of some guaranteed action from our business house teams there will be the All Comers Record Rides from a few teams already known about, starting from 1pm – these are guaranteed to be pretty darned fast from some of the names coming forward so far.

All the 30 teams involved have put in a huge amount of work on the boards over the past few weeks – so get on down and support them and cheer them on this Sunday – don’t forget to get your glad rags on in your favourite team theme and make as much noise as you can – it’s a requirement!

Huge good luck to all those competing and many thanks to all those lending a hand to make sure it runs smoothly. See you Sunday!

All Comers Record
A reminder that if you wish to attempt to break the Crowe Horwath Corporate Pursuit All Comers Record then have your team entry into Sier and Julian by 11:30am this Sunday.

The rules:

  • Team must include at least one female
  • 81 inch gearing
  • Team of four riders
  • $20 per rider – If record broken the winning team takes all
  • Entry fee must be paid in full by 11:30am with the Event Directors
  • NO Aero helmets, discs etc are permitted
  • The draw for the start order of teams will be conducted on the day
  • Racing will commence at approximately 1:00pm

Cycling Southland Academy
It was with much excitement that we recently announced our intention to instigate the Cycling Southland Academy. The Academy, in association with the Southern Institute of Technology, is proposed to launch in February 2014, subject to rider interest. Cyclists are encouraged to register their intention now for this exciting programme. The programme aims to develop cyclists aged 17-22, both on the bike and in the classroom. So get those registrations of interest in now and find out more here

Junior Worlds Viewing Guide
Cycling Southland's three representatives at the 2013 UCI Juniors Track World Championships are in for a busy week with confirmation of their riding schedule in Glasgow. Jeremy Presbury and Liam Aitcheson return for a second title at the junior world podium after representing New Zealand at last year's championships in Invercargill. They are joined this year by Josh Haggerty for his world championship debut. Follow this link for a run-down of their events, the times and a link to UCI’s live video stream of the event from Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome: 

Annual General Meeting
Thanks to those who attended last week’s 2013 AGM. For those of you who didn’t make it you can read the minutes of the meeting here: July 31 Meeting Minutes 

Congratulation to Lindsay Jordan (President), Sier Vermunt (Vice-President), Tony Hammington and Julian Ineson (Executive Members) who were successfully returned to the Executive committee. Toni Green and Alistair Adam have also both been co-opted on to the committee since the AGM. Also our thanks to our returning patron Tony Ineson and to our selectors, Dave Beadle, Erin Criglington and Waine Harding.

Executive Update July
It is the turn of Toni Green to provide an update from around the Executive table. Read her words of wisdom here: 

Friday Junior Racing & Fundraising
Junior Division racing plus Madison this Friday 6-8pm. Also at 5.45pm we will have a quick meeting for parents and riders regarding the fund raising and a roster for selling scratchie boards at the corporate pursuit this Sunday to help offset attendances at out of town events in the future.

Reminder next Junior Division Meeting is 7.00pm in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge, on 14 August. 

Baxter & Neilson Junior Racing
The new series kicked off in style on Friday night – read all about the results and standings 

No Flyers Wednesday 7
A reminder that there is no Flyers session tomorrow (Wednesday 7) due to a final Corporate Pursuit team training session – Wheelers will still go ahead – 4-5pm. 

Saturday Road Racing
Some great racing again last Saturday on the Wyndham Graded Circuit and thanks to Race Manager Aaron Sinclair and his team for another successful day. Check out the race report. Meanwhile, this week is the Thornbury Graded Race so register online now

Saturday Junior Pedalling Pathways
Well it’s been a bit of a “Claytons” introduction for the latest Pedalling Pathways series and unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we’re going to have to defer these sessions until Dale returns to the Cycling Southland fold. We’re sorry about the mucking around but we will certainly inform you when it is going to kick off with gusto hopefully nearer the end of the month/early next month. 

Possible Billet Required
A former rower from Singapore, who  is now trying his hand in track cycling is keen to try and attend the Oceanias and/or Tier 1 Festival of Speed in November. If anyone could potentially lend a hand – or more importantly a bed - please let me know so we can co-ordinate liaising with him directly.

Junior National Points Series read all about the event on the 24 & 25 August, hosted by Cycling Timaru.

So that is certainly another action-packed instalment again this week – have fun and see you on Sunday at the track!

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