Date: Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Hi everyone and welcome back to earth and home today for our Elite & U19 Track Nationals team. You all deserve a standing ovation for such an incredible four days of intense, exciting and very rewarding racing. The results across the board were nothing short of sublime and if that doesn’t fire up our juniors and masters to spark on all cylinders at the Age Group Champs next month I don’t know what will!

There were stacks of medals, championship records, including our number one sprinter Eddie Dawkins turning to the 2nd wheel in our men’s pursuit (who would have ever thought – but nice work team), loads of PBs and to top it all off Eddie and Kirstie James were capped as leading male and female riders at the event.

The coaching and support team were also superb and super efficient in allowing our riders to be prepped, ready and raring to race. A big shout ouut to each and everyone of you!

You can view all the results and some fantastic Dianne Manson photography at https://www.facebook.com/CyclingNZL/

Safe travels home today Team Southland!

Browns Road Race
Another great day out on Saturday – despite the cross-winds flaring up – for the small senior and small junior fields in the annual Browns Handicap races. View the race report and results
View the junior race results

Great to see so many stayed and supported the popular grass racing too! Well done everyone and thank you to Tony, Mary and Julian Ineson for making it all happen.

Friday Night Racing
Junior Division will host Friday Night Racing again this week from 6pm. $10 cash entry please – no IOUs – and all welcome!

Track Schedule
Most regular track sessions are now back operating from this week, if in doubt keep an eye on the weekly track schedule or just holler me at the office because we know I’m not fool-proof every week!!

New Two Day Road Tour
This year we have the new Vital Signs Fight for Yellow Two Day Tour on our road calendar, which is exciting to see – it caters for A, B, C and D Grades and is open to licenced riders U17 and older.

This tour is being held on 30 and 31 March and registrations are now open so read more and register now!

Masters Track Carnival
The J.Swap Masters Track Cycling Carnival is back and will be held Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September Check out the programme and details

And while it is short and sweet again this week – sometimes we like it that way – we do officially welcome Glen “Thomo” Thomson on board this week as our development and events co-ordinator. We look forward to a fantastic ride ahead!

Have a fabulous week everyone

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