Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Greetings and sorry for an absence of communication last week,

First up a huge congrats to all our riders who competed in Adelaide at the Oceania Track Champs recently – some absolutely stunning results from everyone and a bit of a scare with a big crash as well. Luckily everyone was okay and plenty of smiling faces returned safely home. Well done to all riders, along with the superb support and management team – you all make us very proud when you are away.

Then it is more congratulations for our Elite riders who have just been competing at the World Cup in Paris – more great results all round with Kirstie James getting silver with her pursuit team, Eddie Dawkins getting silver in the keirin and Natasha Hansen and Emma Cumming pulling out some fantastic sprint racing in the team and individual events just missing the podium more than once. Congratulations to all who were competing.

Tour of Southland – Driver Wanted
We’re looking for a responsible driver to man the wheel of a supplied vehicle for the full week of the tour please. Contact me if you could possibly help out office@cyclingsouth.org.nz

Family Day out for the Tour
The SBS Bank Tour of Southland kicks off this Sunday in Gala Street from 2pm with the ever-popular Share the Road Ride with the Stars, followed by team introductions and the Ricoh Corporate Road Team Time Trial before the Prologue begins.

Get you team entry in for the Time Trial, there are social and competitive grades and junior and senior divisions too. Enter online now

Under 19 Squad Tonight
A reminder that this is for Under 19 riders please – not Under 17s.

Endurance Squad Tonight
Fully coached with Lance Spencer from 7-9pm tonight – don’t forget to bring your aero bars.

Calder Stewart Race Series
The 2018 race series came to an end with Round 7 the Hell of the South on Sunday, in Christchurch – and it’s shaping up some key hitters for the coming week’s SBS Bank Tour of Southland.  Check out the full results and race report Well done to all Southland riders racing in this year’s teams and also a special mention to our Southland branded team Transport Engineering Southland / Velosouth Check out their page here

King House Removals Series
The series resumes this Friday with night 1 racing of scratch, TT and points, make sure you’re ready for a 6pm start.

Zookeepers Wednesday Worlds
Racing returns again tomorrow night with registration from 6pm and racing at 6.30pm.

Road Racing
This will take a break until the Waianiwa-Drummond-Island Bank race on November 10.

General Manager Vacancy
Spread the word that we are on the hunt for a new boss  

So I am keeping it short and sweet this week as there is a bit much on, but back with gusto once the Tour of Southland gets underway on Sunday. Don’t forget to head on down and be part of the action.

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