Date: Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi everyone, it’s amazing to think the 30th Anniversary 2013 Yunca Junior Tour has been and gone already – and what a ripper it was with the weather gods being so kind this year. It was a fantastic three days of racing from all involved and congratulations to all those who took part and gave it their absolute best! An extra special congrats to our Under 19 tour winners Laura Heywood and Josh Haggerty, who ended his junior career in outstanding fashion by also taking out all three U19 men’s jerseys as well Read all about it. If you haven’t caught up on the results, daily wraps and photo albums you can check them out at or on our  Facebook page

So now it’s on to the ILT Junior Track Carnival, which kicks off tonight and finishes tomorrow (Wednesday), with both sessions starting from 6.30pm. Adults are just $10 entry and seniors and students $5 so we look forward to seeing you there and egging on the competition on the boards. Check out tonight’s programme and all the details

Not to be outdone in achievements this week, we need to remember our Masters Erin, Rog, Neil and Simon, who are currently competing at the UCI Masters Worlds Track Champs in Machester. Erin has had a big two days of action coming out trumps with two silver medals for her efforts in the 500m TT and Scratch Race – so a huge congrats from us all to Erin and the rest of the team as they continue their campaign this week, finishing on Saturday. View the wee update and pics

Saturday Road Racing
Sorry for the fuzzies last week with road racing dates but just confirming that this Saturday 12 October is the Myross Bush Graded Points Race Register here now

This will be followed by the Ronde Makarewa Bunty Hewitt Classic on Sunday 13 October – with a stack of prize money up for the taking! You need to pre-register by midday on Friday or face a late entry fee so get online now and sign up for the challenge. If anyone is keen to volunteer and help Jerry and Stu on the day, please let me know 

A reminder that Wednesday Worlds is kicking off again next week (16 October).  This will be held on the new Rimu circuit with a 6pm report for a 6.30pm start. Rider entry is just $5 and the race caters for all levels.

The following weekend is the ever popular Rotary Club of Invercargill South’s Great Southern Cycle Challenge on Saturday 19 October Find out more here

Meanwhile, Cycling Otago is hosting a big memorial weekend on 27 and 28 October (Labour Weekend) with the Kelvin Hastie Memorial now being combined with the new GMC Coaching Ralston Memorial race Read all about it here

Masters Squad
A reminder that Masters Squad starts this Sunday on the one-off time of 10-12, before resuming to its regular 1-3pm slot the following week. 

Monday Night Sprint Squad
Please remember to pay your new $40 block for the next 8 sessions to the office for anyone attending Monday night Sprint Squad. Thank you.

Volunteer for Upcoming Events
We have a hugely busy period coming up over October and November with two road tours and three high profile track events, including a new Tier 1 Track Event, the UCI Festival of Speed and Oceania Track Champs.

If you are keen to be involved in any shape or form, register as a volunteer via these online forms;

2013 SBS Bank Tour of Southland –

2013 Track Events -

If you have any queries just get in touch with Events Manager Bruce Ross in the Cycling Southland office

Cycling Southland 50th Anniversary
Registrations are now open for our special anniversary weekend being held from 15-17 November in conjunction with the Oceania Track Champs. To find out all the details and book your event tickets now, click here

Good on ya Ray!
It’s great to see our Cycling Southland superman Ray Robinson getting back on his bike and giving mate and Masters Worlds rider Colin Claxton some egging on during his pre-Manchester build up on our Velodrome boards last week. So now he’s taking it one step further and riding the 287km Milford Sound to Invercargill ride to raise funds for Southland@Heart – a fund for local children with heart problems. Ray has set up his online fundraising page here so help support this worthy cause! – Go for it Ray!!

Righto – off to do the last minute bits and bobs for the Carnival – see you all there tonight and good luck to all the riders

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