Through the (Christmas) trees !!!!!!!!!!!

Ride Cycles single speed champs

This long awaited event is just around the corner. Friday the 12th December at the Sandy Point trails. As always it promises to have a great atmosphere, outstanding course and some delicious beverages from our own Invercargill Brewery. If you are under age or do not wish to drink alcohol there will be another option. You don't need to own a single speed to have a go, come on down we will select a gear for you and lock out the others so you can participate. This is the last event before Christmas for the club so please come down and join in. Any questions regarding single speed racing feel free to drop in to Ride Cycles and ask Pete, it is one of his favourite topics. While you are there check out what he has on offer for this Christmas.

NOTE: Please keep in mind the reduced breath alcohol level and ensure you have a sober driver to get home safely, if you have any issues with getting a ride home please be in touch and we can sort something out.

Cycle Surgery 2015 Bike demo day.

This will be held at the sandy point mountain bike tracks on Friday December the 12th starting from 4pm. Come out and try some new season bikes and see if something fits you for size. This is a great chance to talk to the dealers and find out which bike is the right fit for you. Please bring some ID and your helmet and pedals if you have a preference. The team will do the rest and fit you to the bike. Please come along and check out the bikes and support the team that so generously supported our winter series.

Welcome Rock Trails

These officially open to the public tomorrow Monday the 8th of December. A few of us went up and checked out this track and all the scenery it has to offer, It is a spectacular ride with some stunning views of the surrounding area. If you have a spare day or even choose to overnight check them out on Facebook , it will be well worth your while.  

Wensley's Cycles Kid Skids

This was a great day out, with 51 of Southlands finest up and coming riders fronted, on what proved to be the best day of November (weather wise). With the generous support of Rob and Sandra and the team at Wensley's cycles everyone had a great time and walked away with amazing spot prizes. A lollie Scramble to follow, a great day was had by all.

Speight's Funduro

With 60ish riders forgoing the Santa parade and turning up at Sandy for a race instead, this was another great afternoon of riding. Loads of spot prizes and complimentary beverage's thanks to Nathan and the team at Speight's the day couldn't have gone better. Thanks to the sponsors and all who turned up to ride.

I would like to say a very big Thank-you to all the committee and families, helpers, club members, Invercargill City Council, our sponsors, coaches and everyone else who have assisted in so many ways this year. The club has had a very successful year with some outstanding events, a growing network of trails and a great family vibe. We have had record numbers of riders to events and this looks set to increase in the coming year. This cannot happen without everyones support and we are very appreciative of this.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Safe and Happy New Year.

Brett McIntyre

www.southlandmtb.co.nz