Well the 59th annual SBS Bank Tour of Southland is done and dusted and what a week it was – as is mandatory for Southland weather – we threw just about every scenario at them – minus the snow and hail. But gale force winds, rain, cold and sunshine all offered their thoughts throughout the week that was all about great road racing at its best and Tour winner Brad Evans holding strong right from day two! There was some totally awesome media coverage, wonderful Sky TV packages, tremendous photos and superb racing from all the teams and riders – Huge kudos to tour manager Bruce, his family, and his loyal team of revered volunteers who all helped to ensure it was another huge success Catch up on anything you missed Meanwhile, roll on the 60th anniversary tour in 2016!
Rainbow Jersey Presentation
A special highlight of the Tour dinner was the surprise presentation of a rainbow jersey, signed by the World Cup gold medal team pursuit members – four of whom rode the Tour this year. Check it out here It will be a welcome addition to our fantastic memorabilia collection.
Saturday Road Racing
This Saturday is the final race in the points series and it is the Versatile Home and Buildings Thornbury Graded Race. The new race start time is 10.30am for the summer months so meet at the Thornbury Tavern at 10am for sign on Register here now
The Cycle Surgery and Zookeepers Café Wednesday Worlds will be on the Rimu Circuit this week. Meet at the school at 6pm for 6.30pm racing. $5 per rider entry.
Junior Division Track Camp
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November (Baxter and Neilson on Friday Night)
9am - 2pm each day
Under 13 - under 17 ( under 19s who need a break from exam study are welcome to come and help out )
Bike set up
Fitness and stretching
Lots of fun
Cost $20 pp (Junior Division subsiding rest of cost) BYO lunch and snacks
Register by return email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Licensing and Membership
It has been confirmed that the online licensing for next year’s licences will not be available through Cycling New Zealand until 1 December (it is preferred that members use this system to save workload in the office). However, we do now have hard copy licensing available online and this is processed through the office. All forms are available here Confirming also that Cycling NZ and our fees remain the same as this year.
New Year Carnival & Crit dates
After confirming our New Year event dates, it has been brought to our attention that the Milford Mountain Classic is on 23 January, so we are looking at pushing our events back one more week to 29-31 January. We will finalise details and confirm online etc once this is fully cemented.
The Catlins Coastal Challenges take place this Sunday 15 November and offers something for all the family Read all about it
This annual event will be held again on 27 February Check out more here
Bike Mechanics Course
Otago Polytechnic runs a bike mechanics course Check out more online
Tootle pip for another week folks – hope you have a good one