Date: Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi everyone,
We certainly hope you managed to get to view some of the action of the past 10 days and the stellar cycling that has been happening at our Yunca Junior Tour of Southland, ILT Junior Track Carnival and then the simply sublime Oceania Track Championships – needless to say everyone involved both on and off the bike are a little puffed but I know everyone is also euphoric about it all! Our New Zealand representatives and Southland elite and U19 riders did themselves magnificently proud during the Oceanias – the medal haul was super impressive and the screaming crowds were a true sign of the excitement and adrenalin that helped to make the event such a huge success. Congratulations to everyone involved and a huge thank you to the many helpful volunteers who put in the long hours to ensure the events have run smoothly – you are all superstars!


The final Oceas wrap

Four golds for Brad Knipe
Golden ride for Kergozou and Karwowski

If you haven’t caught up with the rest there’s plenty more about the event days and all the results on our website home page

World Masters Track Championships
Huge congratulations to Erin Criglington, Neil Familton and Central Otago’s Bill Allen who were part of the five-strong New Zealand team at the World Masters Track Championships held in Manchester over the past week. There were again some outstanding results and all riders have returned with a medal except for greedy Erin and Grant Tyrell who both returned with four! Months of hard work paid off and we’re all super proud of your efforts team – truly inspirational – Read Erin’s final wrap

Cycle Surgery & Zookeepers Wednesday Worlds
Huge thanks to our good mates Glen Thomson and Paul Clark at Cycle Surgery and Zookeepers respectively for coming on board with our Summer Series of Wednesday Worlds, which starts again in earnest tomorrow night (14 October). Just head along to meet at Rimu School at 6pm for a 6.30pm kick off. Entry is just $5. Happy racing! 

Gone Missing
Property in the lock up is left there at the owners risk but still it is not for anyone to just help themselves to what’s not theirs!


Anyone who knows the whereabouts of two Deep-dish Gammo wheels can you please let me know at the office or discreetly return them immediately please. Our world champion para-cycling pilot Laura Thompson recently sold them and when the new owner came to pick them up they were nowhere to be found! If you know anything about them please let us know urgently thank you. 

No High Performance
After so much racing at the Oceania Champs – there will be no High Performance session this Thursday night.

Track Sessions
At the end of any weekly track sessions can all attendees please ensure you pick up your food wrappers, drink bottles etc and take them with you or put in the numerous rubbish bins down there – also please put rollers and bikes away. It is not our job to clean after you each morning before Cyclofit and other sessions come in. Your assistance and consideration is appreciated.

The Great Southern Cycle Challenge
This Saturday is the Rotary Club’s major annual fundraiser the Great Southern Cycle Challenge so if you haven’t got you entry in yet – quick snap to it. Download the form here

Junior Division Meeting
There will be a Junior Division meeting Wednesday 21 October at 6pm in the Sarah Ulmer Room. I will generate an agenda in the next day or two and will chair this meeting in the absence of a President. A major agenda item will be succession planning for the club.

Junior Division BBQ Fundraiser
Anyone keen to help out with a Junior Division fundraising BBQ at the Warehouse on Monday (Labour Day) 26 October, please let Julie Knipe know so she can create a roster for those involved. Contact Julie on by this Friday please

Happy fundraising!

Finally, a huge congratulations to our cycling stalwart Graham Sycamore on his recent (and very well deserved) Lifetime Honorary Award from the UCI - presented at the UCI Road World Champs in Richmond in recognition for his service to cycling.

Graham (known to the cycling world as "Syccie") has been involved in cycling for over 50 years as a competitor, administration and commissaire. The winner of eight major championships as a cyclist, he has acted as chief commissaire at 29 international track cycling events and many road events, along with seven Commonwealth Games and three Olympic Games.

So that’s it from me for this week,


Take care out there as we continue to recover and catch up in readiness for Bruce’s baby – the SBS Tour of Southland from 1-8 November.

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