5.5 Weeks to go till the sporting event of the season
H & J's Outdoor winter series
has come and gone with 189 riders fronting up to tackle the challenge. It was
really great to see 40 young riders turning up to take part in the guided ride.
Huge thanks to Analise and Steve for setting up the loop and ensuring all the
kids got around safely. With the large numbers there was a little congestion at
the start but turned into a really enjoyable loop. With round two just around
the corner keep up your training and we look forward to seeing you all there. Registrations
are open early on the day, we had a lot of first time riders this month slowing
the computer entries. Next month all those names will be in the computer and
the process should happen a lot smoother. however if you can please front in
heaps of time, register then head for a warm up we will try to kick off on
time. Please remember if you need anything for your bike to visit our sponsors
and support Michael and the team who so generously support us.
Ride Cycles Bluff Enduro
was held on Saturday the 9th of May. With 31 riders turning up (some
travelling quite a distance)to take part it was a fantastic event. Unfortunately
due to inclement weather conditions we had to call an early end to prevent
track damage but everyone finished smiling. Thanks to Pete and Melissa from Ride Cycles for the
awesome spot prizes and Oyster Cove for the refreshments at the prize giving.
Thanks to the crew who spent a lot of time organising the event, marking out
tracks and sorting the timing system.
A B Equipment Mid winter 8 Hour
previously mentioned this is to be held on Saturday the 20th of
June. This is just over 5 weeks from now so time to get serious. Get your teams
together and be ready entries will open very shortly online. With our awesome
sponsors A B Equipment, Southern Automobiles, Wensley's cycles, Hirepool, Pure
South, Invercargill Brewery, More FM, Zookeepers and New Zealand Mountain Bike
Magazine there is certain to be something for everyone. The tracks are in great
shape so we are looking forward to some outstanding racing. 8 and 4 hour categories
you can take it as seriously or fun as you like, all the while raising some money for a worthy cause.
These are now
due for the 2015-2016 year. Thank you for your patience as we have worked
through these. Due to increasing costs we have a need to increase these
slightly for the upcoming financial year. With some larger projects on the go
the benefits will out way the increase. Fees are as follows. Family $30,
Individual $20 and unwaged/student $15. We would like to offer an early bird
special and hold the fees at the current rate until 31st May. The
online registration is open now so please jump online at your convenience and
join up www.southlandmtb.co.nz . As a member you will receive
discount on many club events. If you joined the club after the 1st
of March your name will show on the membership list shortly. Thanking you all
for your ongoing support it is great to see the wide range of members we have
all enjoying the facilities.
Bike School training sessions
Female mountain bikers Scarlett Hagen and Shannon Miller have teamed up to form
a business known as BikeSchool. They are offering two women's sessions in the
Southland at the Sandy point and Bluff hill trails. The first being November 15th
2015, the second on the 13th March 2016. The session will cost $145
and I think any one who partakes will notice huge gains from tutorial from
riders of this calibre. If you are interested please check them out at www.bikeschool.co.nz or on Facebook for further details date changes etc.
up the training and enjoy the ride. See you all on the tracks!!!!!!!!!