Hi folks and welcome tomorrow to yet another month – where are they going again this year?
As many were enjoying school holiday/Easter breaks we had a crew of around 50 riders of all ages taking on the hard-core racing courses at the Age Group Road Nationals in Timaru over the past weekend.
It was certainly gritty stuff and, while everyone certainly gave it their best shot, there were a handful of notable results for some of our southern contingent.
Corbin Strong 1st U23 Road Race
Hamish Keast 2nd U23 Time Trial
Reuben Thompson 3rd U19 Time Trial (CO-Wakatipu)
Marshall Erwood 4th U15 Time Trial & Road Race
Caitlin Kelly 4th U15 Time Trial
Fraser Hewett 4th MM1 Road Race – and with a mechanical!
Rhylee Akeroyd 5th U17 Road Race
Well done everyone on giving your best at the event and huge thanks to Rachael Kelly and Steven Keast who looked after the team over the three days of racing! Also to Ian Densie, Tony Corkill, Waine Harding and Neil Jamieson who were commissaires for the three day event - top effort!
Friday Night Racing
As a warm up for The Old Omnium, there will be Friday Night Racing from 6-8pm this week (3 May). $10 entry and all welcome – the more the merrier!
The Old Omnium
This Friday is the last day to enter this fun two-night event being held on 10 and 11 May from 6pm, which is being run as a fundraiser to help send Emily Paterson and Conor Shearing to the Junior World Track Champs in Germany in August. View the details here
Entry is just $50 and there will be racing for all grades from Under 13s to Masters. Ensure you get your entry registered with Gerald Paterson by 5pm Friday please firstname.lastname@example.org
National Track Series
Entries for the first round of the three-round national series are now open and you have to register online with Cycling New Zealand. The first round is being held here at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome from 31 May to 2 June and is open to U17 through to U23 riders.
Architecture Unlimited Track Challenge
A reminder that team entries close Friday 3 May so not long to go now – places are limited so get organised now.
There are also easier and more economical ways to regularly get the practise in on the boards with concession cards and session options once skilled enough. View more here
Skinsuits & Jersey Returns
I still have skinsuits outstanding from Track Nationals and there is a swag of road jerseys out on hire from the weekend too. Please ensure you get these washed and returned as soon as possible as I have a stock take to complete in 10 days time.
Your help is essential!
We are currently undertaking our annual stock take so require all lights, radios, vests etc that are owned by our organisation to be returned. Please get anything you have in cars, garages etc back to us – it would be greatly appreciated.
Please ensure that if you are the last to leave the track that you shut the tunnel door behind you – thank you.
Big Bike Film Night
Back by popular demand, the Big Bike Film Night series returns to Te Anau, Invercargill and Gore in May - don't miss out so check out the details and book now!