July Newsletter

Posted by Brent Goddard on July 21, 2020 at 8:15 AM

President's Report - Mel Schroder 

Winter is definitely here with cold frosty mornings and bright clear days make for great riding. Winter also means long dark nights, perfect for getting in some night time rides! 

We have had some CX racing over the last few weeks, the DH series about to kick off, and planning for EWS is in full steam. The AGM saw the acceptance of the revised constitution and voted in committee members for the next year. If you have any questions or feedback for the committee or are keen to get involved with volunteering some time for the club, get in touch and we'll head you to the right people to talk to!

See you on the trails, Mel
Event and Dig Comms - Brent Goddard

We will now be pushing out Event and Dig Day/Volunteer comms via email for those of you who don't use Facebook or Insta.  In order to receive these emails, we need to update your profile.  Please email comms@nelsonmtb.club and let us know what content you want to receive. (Events and/or Dig Days)


"Jack's Chat" - By Jack Greenaway 

The school holidays have started, and this time not in isolation, so my family decided to go
down south. Apparently we hadn’t spent enough time together in lockdown. It was fine not
having a bike in Ashburton, as it is Ashburton, but having to go through Dunedin and
Queenstown was a crying shame.

The ‘night ride season’ was partially lost due to the pandemic, so I thought I’d better make up for
that by going for a few extra rides with my dad’s mostly 50+ year-old riding group. Although I’m
still not the biggest fan of riding in the dark and the freezing cold, there are compensations.
Silver ferns look nice in the light of a headlamp and so Waterloo at Sharlands is definitely worth
a go at night. Seeing the aged Pete gracefully ride down the trails on his new bike is quite nice
too. He’s got an odd uphill style though.

The hardtail build is gathering momentum. I'm just taking my time.


Events - Paul McNabb 

Currently we have two local series underway, the short track and cyclocross winter series, which also has a kids event. Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park are also hosting a Thursday night XC race series. The dates for these events are below.
There are also cyclocross and XC events on in Marlborough and those dates are also below.
We have events to look forward to in October with the traditional club XC series and the Coppermine race (dates TBC). We are looking for help running the XC series; please get in touch if you think you can assist.
Finally we have the DH series to look forward to. Racing kicks off on the 1st of August at Jentree in Marlborough. This year riders can collect points for both the Top of the South DH Camps and the Nelson DH champs. Defending 2019 champions Aidan Limner & Louise Kelly will be back to defend their titles with some top level riders expected to challenge them for the title. Come along for some tight DH racing on some top quality tracks!
Rounds are:
1st August - Jentree (TOTS)
2nd August - Pukaka (TOTS)
29th August - Broken Axe (Nelson DH Champs)
30th August - Kaka (TOTS & Nelson DH Champs)
12th September - Fringed DH (TOTS & Nelson DH Champs)
13th September - Maitai Face (Nelson DH Champs)
11th October - Cable Bay (Nelson DH Champs)
Rego - 8am
First practice run - 8.45am
Race run - 1pm
Cost - $60 per day
Entry details out soon!
For more info contact Amanda @ amandajanepearce@gmail.com or see the website
Drop me an email (mcnabb.tox@gmail.com) if you have recently travelled to an event and would like to give me a report or to add your event to the list below.
2020 Calendar of events
Date Event type Location Organiser
19 Jul XC/CX Rabbit Island NMTBC
19 Jul XC Blenheim, Wither Hills MMTBC
23 Jul XC night Kaiteriteri KMTBP
26 Jul XC/CX Blenheim CX Marlborough
1 Aug DH Jentree MMTB
2 Aug DH Pukaka MMTB
6 Aug XC night Kaiteriteri KMTBP
9 Aug XC Picton MMTBC
9 Aug XC/CX Blenheim CX Marlborough
23 Aug XC/CX Blenheim CX Marlborough
29 Aug DH Broken Axe NMTBC
30 Aug DH Kaka NMTBC
12 Sept DH Fringe NMTBC
13 Sept DH Maitai Face NMTBC
13 Sept XC Taylor Pass MMTBC
2 Oct Enduro/DH/XC Wellington Secondary School Nationals
25 Oct Milk and Honey Takaka GBMTBC
Photo credit - Digby Shaw
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