Tour of Southland Launch Party

SBS Bank Tour of Southland Launch Party - 1st November


"Gala on Gala"

Join the fun and festivities on Gala Street Reserve as riders prepare for the Prologue of this year's SBS Bank Tour of Southland. Activities will commence from 1:00pm on the Gala Street Reserve - Invercargill.


1:00pm - Team Introductions and Official Team Photo

2:15pm - Share the Road "Ride with the Stars"

3:00pm - Prologue - Team's Time Trial (official tour riders only)              

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Share the Road Riding With The Stars - 2:15pm

Bring your bike and ride Queens Park with cycling’s superstars. Several of the Tour riders will be present plus some of our own cycling Stars ... maybe even an Olympian or two. They will accompany you on the short ride around Queens Park. Participants are asked to provide their own bike and helmet please. Spot prizes will be awarded on the day.


Team Presentations - 1:00pm

See all the 2020 riders and teams at the Official Team Presentation at Gala Street before they hit the road.

This will be followed by cycling competitions, activities and fun for all ages, on and off the bike as we count down to the start of the 2020 SBS Bank Tour of Southland.

Team Time Trial - 3:00pm

The all-action start to the 2020 SBS Bank Tour of Southland. 

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  • 3:00pm - Onya Bike 1.5 (OYB)
  • 3:02pm - B J Carter Builders and Insulators (BJC)
  • 3:04pm - C Brown Builders-Olphert Contracting (CBO)
  • 3:06pm - Business South (BSS)
  • 3:08pm - RushVelo-Ridley (RVR)
  • 3:10pm - Circuit Asphalt (CCA)
  • 3:12pm - Real Journeys (RJS)
  • 3:14pm - BlackMax Nutrition (BMN)
  • 3:16pm - Coupland's Bakeries (CPB)
  • 3:18pm - Central Benchmakers - Willbike (CBW)
  • 3:20pm - Meridian Energy (MEN)
  • 3:22pm - Creation Signs - MitoQ (CSM)
  • 3:24pm - Base Solutions Racing (BSR)
  • 3:26pm - Vet4Farm (VFF)
  • 3:28pm - Black Spoke (BSP)
  • 3:30pm - PowerNet (PNL)
  • 3:32pm - Talley’s - Transport Engineering (TTE)

2011 Launch Party Archive


Another brilliant day for Riding with the Stars. Big numbers again showed at Queen's Park in Invercargill to accompany the stars of the 2011 Tour.

..|_ Ride With the Stars at the 2011 PowerNet Tour of SouthlandA huge number of cyclists, young and not so young brought their bikes along for a lap and were "all in" when the prizes were being handed out.

In a new concept the Official Team's Presentation was also held at Queen's Park on Sunday along with the start of the 2011 Tour itself with the Team's Time Trial.

Calder Stewart did the business taking out the first stage but as you can see from the photos to the left, loyalties were divided amongst the crowd.

After the Riding with the Stars each of the 19 PowerNet Tour teams were introduced to the crowd.


2010 Riding With The Stars of the PowerNet Tour


31/10/2010 - A huge turn-out of Tour riders and the public (young and old) to rub shoulders with the riders from the 2010 PowerNet Tour at Queens Park today. And what a gorgeous day for a ride in the Park!

Riding With the Stars of the 2010 PowerNet Tour Queens Park Invercargill 31/10/2010

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