Important Notice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Around The Mountain cycle trail submission.

With the completion of the stage one trail, the Southland district council are calling for submissions for or against the proposed stage two route. Please jump on line and fill out the submission at the attached link.  Submission . Support of this will assist in getting a very unique part of our country opened up and allow for some extraordinary riding along the upper Oreti river. Submissions are open now and close on the 3rd of November, please follow the above link and have a read then submit your submission prior to this date.

Personal Locator Beacon PLB

In Southland we are most fortunate to have some of the best scenic riding on offer in New Zealand right on our door steps. With this comes some very remote riding with often limited to no cell phone coverage making safety a large concern. In recent times the club have become aware of instances where people have been injured and the ability to ride out of these places compromised. Due to these events it has prompted the club to purchase for the use of its members a PLB. This small compact device is easy to carry, super easy to use and will alert the appropriate authorities of any such situations. This is free of charge to financial club members to use and we strongly suggest you take this with you when entering these places. Even Bald hill has multiple grey areas and the potential for injury is reasonably high. The unit is currently held at Southland Electronics but we are working on getting a location that will be available 24 hours. Any queries on availability at this stage please phone Chris 0272432171.There will be a sign out sheet just to ensure the unit is being used by our members and this will have general location details in case the emergency services require it.

Kids Skids and Funduro

The date has been set for these as Saturday the 22nd of November. The kids skids will be in the morning followed by the Funduro in the afternoon. Please bring the kids the BBQ and make a day of it. Please spread the word around any schools and children that you know, last year we had approx.70 children take part this year we would like to see that grow. Loads of spot prizes compliments of  Wensley's Cycles  . Something for all and loads of fun to had.

Wensley's Cycles Giant demo day

The new season Giant range of bikes will be out for display on the 29th of October at the Sandy Point mountain bike trails. The bikes will be available to ride from 4pm on the day. Please bring some I D your favourite pedals, shoes, helmet and come on out and give the new season range of Giant bikes a test ride. The crew from Wensley's and Giant will be on hand to ensure you are fitted correctly and riding the right bike for your needs, creating a fantastic riding experience. See you there.

Keep safe and enjoy the ride!

Brett McIntyre

www.southlandmtb.co.nz