Date: Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hi everyone and it is certainly great to see the days getting longer and lighter!

Well our Junior Worlds trio have returned home following a fantastic experience in Korea and it is certainly great to see their faces around the track again!

Just to mark their achievements – another stunning piece hit the paper today – well done!

On top of all the fine achievements recently at both the Commonwealth Games and JWs, there’s been some fine accolades shared including a couple of great articles on Piet Bulling and also from Piet Bulling on the support. To ice the cake we received this official letter of thanks this morning from BikeNZ – enjoy everyone!

Finally on the heels of all the international travel and experience – JWs team manager John Green penned an insightful perspective from his side of the Korean experience. Thanks for this John, another great read for the week.

Righto, it’s been a newsy old time of late so on to some business …

Oceania Track Champs Adelaide
Details for the event have been released today by BikeNZ  and licencing information will follow imminently Click here to view information

Entries will be submitted by the office, so we’ll need to work through this in the coming week, once licencing applications are sorted – we’re also awaiting an answer around group insurance through our provide and will inform once information is at hand.

Baxter & Neilson Junior Racing
This Friday night is round 4 of the Baxter & Neilson series from 6-8.30pm. 

Junior Division Meetings
Read the minutes from August meeting here

The next fortnightly Yunca meeting will be this Wednesday night (27 August) in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge at 7pm. 

Saturday Road Race
Thanks to the team for another great race last week at Riverton-Fairfax last week. This weekend is the Grove Bush-Hedgehope-Springhills Graded – get entries in by midday Friday please

Tony Hammington has requested can anyone please swap with him to manage this Saturday as he is out of town with work. Please contact Tony direct on 027 249 6366 to arrange – much appreciated.

Marshalls this weekend are Sharyon Ralph, Kate Wilson and Garry Smith – remember, if you are unable to fulfil your duties it is your responsibility to arrange a replacement please. 

Club Gala Night
On Friday 5 September we are holding a Club Gala Night, from 6-9pm, with a whole range of action and entertainment for all to see and enjoy! Get your friends, family and neighbours along (gold coin donation entry only) so a great chance to showcase our Velodrome and riders to anyone who may or may not have been down to an event before – there will be a mixed racing programme, spot prizes, garage sale and all sorts of things on offer – so a guaranteed fun night out for everyone. Let us know if you can lend a hand please on the night  and more information will be coming soon. Watch this space! 

Junior Division Fundraiser – Keirin Fest
On Sunday 31 August the Junior Division will be hosting a travel fundraiser in the form of a Keirin Fest, running from 1-4pm. Entry is just $35, which includes afternoon tea and rider numbers are limited to just 30. There will be plenty of good spot prizes on offer as well. So if that floats your boat – get in quick and enter now. Contact Sid on 027 241 7443 or Dave on 027 600 6424 

Next Club Meeting & Movie Night (Pantani – the Accidental Death of a Cyclist)
Our next club meeting will take place on at 7pm on Wednesday 10 September in the Sarah Ulmer lounge and will be followed by a screening of ‘Pantani – the Accidental Death of a Cyclist’. Come along to find out what’s going on and to watch a fascinating movie about the most important Italian cyclist of his generation. Bring a plate to share. (Please note that the movie was originally due to be screened on Wednesday 27 August and has now been re-scheduled to coincide with the next club meeting.) 

We want you!
Do you have expertise in Xero or are you interested in being part of a new Carnival Committee? Then contact us now as we’re looking for volunteers to assist with new projects; one of which involves the Xero accounting software and another to build on the good work from the recent brain storming session and carry this forward as part of the planning for future track events. Call or e-mail Walter for more details. 

Racing Demonstration
The club has the opportunity to provide some demonstration racing as part of the upcoming NZ Principals Conference in September.  We are keen to get a group of U17-Elite riders together for some demonstrations racing on:

Wednesday 24 September:             5:45pm – 6:45pm 
Thursday 25 September:                  7:00pm-7:45pm

If you are available please contact the office confirming which days you can assist. 

Yunca and Track Carnival entries open
A reminder that the Yunca Junior Tour and October Track Carnival entries are open – so get online and register now

If anyone is able to offer a bed by billeting some of visiting Australian riders for this event please let me know at the office Quite a few are coming again this year so all offers are gratefully received. 

Glasses Found
Are these yours? Found 1 pair of Uvex glasses 

Righty hooo for another week,
Always remember if you have any queries or ideas – don’t forget to yodel the office.
Have a great week!


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