News from the hub!!!!!!!!!!!

Cycle Surgery winter Series Round 6

Well that marks the end of winter!!!!! The cycle surgery winter series finale was held on Sunday and the day treated us really well. With 115 riders turning up to take advantage of the all important double points. With the categories all really tight the last round was very important to deciding the positions. Roly came out on top again this season followed closely by Logan and Scott. All other classes were equally battled and all place getters deserved the recognition for the commitment and training they maintained over the winter months. Congratulations to all and keep up the effort for summer. A big thanks to Cycle Surgery again for the spot prizes and of course the bike that Jeff Rooney walked (or biked) away the proud owner of. It is impossible to run a quality event without great sponsors, please support ours and help them support us. Cycle Surgery will have a demo day coming up. Please keep an eye out for the dates and a chance to test their new models.

LOST PROPERTY... After the weekend we were left holding,  (1) green Kathmandu puffer jacket with the name Hogan on the tag. (2) a light weight Nike long sleeved riding jacket with Discovery Channel and Trek on it. (3) a Fox Black and white helmet size 59 - 64. If any of this belongs to you please be in touch 0272014149

Southern Series Downhill round

This was held in Bluff on the weekend of the 27th of September, This went really well with some class riders proving what great riding opportunities there are on the Bluff tracks. Heaps of prizes up for grabs from Ride Cycles, Invercargill Brewery, H & J's Outdoor World, Wensley's Cycles and Kaos hair stylists meant something to suit everyone. A big thank you to the committee members and all the helpers that made this event run smoothly.

Club monthly meeting

This will be held at Sport Southland on Tuesday the 14th of October starting at 7.30 pm. All welcome please feel free to come along.

Mountain bike skills training

We are still looking to run some further skills sessions for our younger riders who are keen to progress their riding to the next level. If you are interested and have not already expressed this please let us know president@southlandmtb.co.nz

New Zealand secondary Schools

Congratulations to all the riders who took part in the secondary schools champs in Dunedin over the weekend. We had a lot of boys on the podium or just off and the club can be very proud of the young riders we have coming through, the competition was stiff and the boys all responded really well.

Around the Mountains cycle trail

This is due to officially open on Saturday 1st November (note changed date) with a heap of great events being held in the Village green. If you are at a loose end on Saturday, please come along and join in the festivities check out their website for more information.

Up coming events

We have many great events coming up, The club champs in Bluff, Kids skids for the young up and coming and the fun duro for everyone. Please come along and have a go at these races. Dates to be confirmed keep checking at www.southlandmtb.co.nz

Club Clothing

We have available t-shirts and hoodies with the club logo on the front of them. These have been designed and marketed by a group of James Hargest college students as part of the young enterprises studies. We have had charcoal shirts done and they look fantastic. If you would like to support this group and wear the club logo please be in touch or see us at any of the upcoming events. Any enquiries on this gear or any other screen printing you may desire please contact Simon Owen on Oblueflameenterprises@gmail.com Prices below. Sizing charts available upon request.

Hoodies $50

Dri fit T-shirts $28

t-shirts $25

Bums on bikes

This outstanding initiative has been kicked off by Jeff and Alisha in association with Wensley's Cycles  and is gathering some great support. This is directed at the ladies that feel they could do with some assistance to brush up their skills and gain confidence on the bike. If this sounds like you please check out their face book page for more details.

 

Summers here ditch the woollies and lights and enjoy some of the awesome trails we have on offer.

 

Brett McIntyre

www.southlandmtbclub.co.nz