Date: Tuesday, 01 October 2013
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Hello to you all for October!

Well it’s the eve of the 2013 Yunca Junior Tour and over 140 of the top juniors from throughout NZ and Australia are about to converge in the south and battle out titles in the individual age group categories from under 15s to under 19s. Friday is the Time Trial and Racing at Teretonga, Saturday’s two stages are held around Te Tipua and Eastern Southland, and Sunday is the inner city criterium, followed by the Grove Bush, Springhills circuit.

Be sure to get along and cheer the riders on – it’s certain to be another weekend of fantastic junior racing. A huge thank you already to all the willing volunteers who have put their hand up to help make this happen.

Further to this weekend, we URGENTLY need any orange flashing lights and radios returned to the office quick-fast please!

We will be extremely grateful thank you – no questions asked.

Volunteer for Upcoming Events
We have a hugely busy period coming up over October and November with two road tours and three high profile track events, including a new Tier 1 Track Event, the UCI Festival of Speed and Oceania Track Champs.

If you are keen to be involved in any shape or form, register as a volunteer via these online forms; 

2013 SBS Bank Tour of Southland –

2013 Track Events -

If you have any queries just get in touch with Events Manager Bruce Ross in the Cycling Southland office

Cycling Southland 50th Anniversary
Registrations are now open for our special anniversary weekend being held from 15-17 November in conjunction with the Oceania Track Champs. To find out all the details and book your event tickets now, click here 

Beast of the East
Freezing conditions didn’t deter the hardy from turning out again on Saturday. Check out the race report and Series standings

Remember there’s no racing this weekend due to Yunca and the Benchmark series in Canterbury. See you the following week for the Myross Bush Points Graded Race and Ronde Makarewa Bunty Hewitt Classic weekend, which you can register for now. The Bunty Hewitt offers great prize money and will race in A, B and U17 Grades this year. Entry fees are Senior $20 and U17 $5 (or $30 and $15 if you enter on the day).

The the follow weekend 19 October it's the Geat Southern Cycle Challenge so register now!

Baxter & Neilson Junior Racing
Race four on Friday night saw the Baxter & Neilson series reach half way point for this series.

Check out the results and Series standings

Secondary School Team Sprint
Sunday saw the second annual Secondary School Team Sprint held at the track and it was great to see a number of up and coming new riders putting on a fine show alongside more seasoned riders. Read all about it here

Hire Track Bike Wanted
U19 all round nice guy Jake Milligan is currently working and saving hard to buy a competitive track bike - preferably carbon frame.

In the meantime, leading up to the Junior Track Carnival and under 19’s he is hoping to get access of a loan bike or bike to hire that would be competitive. Jake is tall and needs to be a 56”. If anyone can help Please contact Andy (Dad) or Jake on 03 221 7181 or 027 521 7182. Hugely appreciated!

So on to the Yunca Tour we go – good luck everyone involved for a smooth weekend ahead and some great results!

Take care until next week when we hit the boards for ILT Junior Track Carnival on Tuesday and Wednesday nights – see you there!!

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