Nelson Leader : October 10th 2013
NEWS 4TH THE NELSON LEADER, OCTOBER 10, 2013 ANNUAL Nelson Nelson Cycle Festival 201320 www.nelsoncyclefest.co.nz Cycling events for the whole family from 18 October to 3 November Into its fourth year, Konica Minolta Nelson Cycle Festival has had well over 2500 cyclists participating in over 20 events in all riding disciplines right across the Nelson Tasman region. The Cycle Festival encompasses a variety of cycling events catering for cyclists of all ages and abilities. From heli biking to cross country, coffee rides to family adventure races, and orienteering to road racing, there are 19 different events to choose from. Cycle Festival events are open to everyone! You don’t have to be a member of club - pick what events appeal and give them a go. 2013 EVENT CALENDAR Tasman Wheelers - Neutral to Robertson Rd - Saturday 19th October Sunday 20th October Tuesday 22nd October Thursday 24th October Saturday 26th October - Labour Weekend Sunday 27th October - Labour Weekend Tuesday 29th October Thursday 31st October Saturday 2nd November Mt Heslington Circuit - 33-66km Coppermine Helibike Tasman Wheelers President’s Community Ride Ben Nevis Helibike Mountain Bike Fun Rides Tuesday Night Blast – Tasman Wheelers MikeWatson Coffee Ride 2013 Urban Cross Country Mountain Bike Fun Rides Tasman Wheelers - Central Rd Circuit - 36-90km The Milk and Honey Road and Mountain Bike Race Tuesday Night Blast – Tasman Wheelers MikeWatson Coffee Ride Avanti Plus Richmond - Twin Bridges Time Trial Get Moving Retro Fun Ride - A Fundraising Event for the Great Taste Trail Bicycle Tattoo Booth and Bicycle Photo Booth 2013 Stevenson Mining Source to Sea Mountain Bike Orienteering National Championships 2013 Bowled over: Nelson Bowling Club president Kevin Wilkinson, left and Club Captain Mario Boffa at the opening ceremony to mark the Nelson Bowling Club’s 125th birthday celebrations. Club goes for gold on 125th birthday T he Nelson Bowling Club celebrated its 125th anniversary during the weekend, finishing on Sunday with a drawn triples tournament. A golden jack and golden bowl made for the celebrations were rolled out for the ceremonial first bowl of the 125th year, and to officially open the season. Club patron Morag Mowatt sent the golden jack down the green with perfect form, but Nelson Mayor Aldo Miccio had some trouble with the balance of the golden bowl, sending it down on the wrong bias. The celebrations started on Friday afternoon, with old, new and past members getting together at the club for a function that continued into the evening. A feature was the number of members and players who dressed in period costume, complete with wigs and striped blazers harking back to bowls as it was played in the old days. Another highlight was the dinner, with more than 100 members and associates filling the Trafalgar Park pavilion. They were entertained by the guest speaker, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Dick Tayler. Most of the clubs in Nelson were represented at Saturday’s jubilee fours, including current and former leaders. The win, after three games, fittingly went to the team made up of four former presidents of the Nelson Bowling Club. Griffiths (skip), Clint Sowman, Matt Mowatt and John Bewly were obviously familiar with the speed of the green in Examiner St, winning comfortably on a countback of the Proud to support the Nelson Cycle Festival 2013 5687067AA 301 Queen Street, Richmond, Ph.544 7166 5660518AA Sunday 3rd November Milton Street Sprig & Fern Epic Adventure Ride Kaiteriteri Family Adventure Race Mountain Bike Orienteering National Championships 2013 Visit www.nelsoncyclefest.co.nz for more information and to register. Sport EVERY MONDAY 5640919AA 33 We, at Village Cycles, are happy to support the Cycle Festival On a roll: Nelson Mayor Aldo Miccio prepares to bowl a golden bowl watched by the Nelson Bowling Club patron Morag Mowat to open the Nelson Bowling Club 125th year celebrations. Photos: MARTIN DE RUYTER number of ends won. Grifiths said that though the club had had its ups and downs over the years, it was in ‘‘very good heart’’ and was near to having to close off its membership due to attracting good numbers. He said several of the top bowlers in Nelson played out of the club, and it was where current Black Jacks and former world champions Jo Edwards and Val Smith started their careers, winning the Nelson women’s pairs title in their first year of play.
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