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Xmas newsletter

President’s Xmas message

Welcome to the Xmas newsletter, 2023.

The committee and I wish you and your families a very Merry Xmas and a prosperous 2024.

It’s a very special time of the year and a great opportunity to celebrate getting through 2023, with

those close to you, whilst also remembering those before us who have passed away.

What are your cycling goals for 2024?

 Club racing

 Club Champs

 Tasman Wheelers Classic – 16 th March 2024

 Age Group Nationals - 19 th April to 21st April 2024 in Cambridge.

The Tasman Wheelers calendar for 2024 will be uplifted to our website in the very near future and

has been arranged to fit in with those training for the Club Nationals and our Club Championships.

Our premier event will be the Classic – 16 th March 2024, which we will market and advertise far and

wide to try an attract cyclists locally, and throughout NZ.

The committee has many ongoing challenges, and behind the scenes is working hard to ensure a

competitive and fun racing scene, along with the smooth running of the Tasman Wheelers Cycling

Club.

The challenges include -

 Traffic Management Planning

 Race management calendar

 Attracting members, and new members to race

 Junior riders

The committee has completed and updated Health & Safety, and our Constitution Plan.

These are comprehensive documents, and thanks to those within the committee for completing

these, and everyone on the committee for their ongoing work, and time given to assist with many

different components with the running of the club – much appreciated.

Remember, everything we do is for the benefit of you as a member.

We welcome any ideas; offers of assistance and the appreciation we regularly get.

We also appreciate those that are regular attendees at race day, and further encourage you to ride

and race as often as possible, and to communicate to your fellow cycling mates.

Personally, I rode in the 5 Passes event recently which was a superbly run, tough & fun 4 days of

racing.

It’s also been great to see local riders perform amazingly in other events around the country and

overseas. These include Josie Wilcox, Cameron Jones, Cameron Beaumont, Finn Mitchell, Seamus

O’Donnell, and others.

We can also not forget our professional riders, Finn & Niamh Fisher-Black. What amazing 2023

cycling seasons they have had, finished off by winning sports persons of the year at the recent Sports

Tasman awards.

Speaking to George Bennett last Thursday, he is extremely excited to be racing with a new team

Premier Tech and has high expectations for some top results for 2024, starting at the Tour Down

Under. Look out for him doing some serious training in the neighbourhood.

We wish them well for 2024 and wish you well also with your cycling ambitions.

Finally, a big thank you to all our sponsors and supporters.

Enjoy the Xmas celebrations.

Ride safe, be seen, be patient – the roads will be busier than usual.

Thanks all,

Peter Ogilvie - President

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