Welcome to the Southernvets
Southern Districts Veteran and Ladies Cycling Club is one of three Veteran cycling clubs in Adelaide. These veteran clubs are affiliated to the Australian Veteran Cycling Council (AVCC) and races are conducted under its rules. The club was formed in 1980 and has about 150 active members.
This Week's Race
Next Week's Race
15 December, Club GSR, final Ron Williams KoM series race, Course 28 Race Coordinator: Geoff Bate
New and renewal membership 2014 (due 1/1/2014). ALL new and renewing memberships must now be completed online. Click HERE to open the page then click on 'New Registration' to begin; you must complete the whole application. Payment is by credit card only and race licences are printed at the bottom of your e-Receipt. Cut off the print-out of your licence and bring it to the Clubrooms where it can be laminated for you. The hardcopy SDVLCC membership application forms should only be used by people with no internet access, those requiring dual Membership or Come N Try riders. Total membership fee is currently $110 or $105 for pensioners (the club membership component is $15/10). The option to pay an extra $50 to opt out of marshalling is still offered by the club and is available via the online form. If you experience any problems please contact the treasurer/registrar Jeff Geisler.
Program 2014 has been posted on the website. Use Race Program tab on Home page to view. Remaining December races will be noted as usual in the body of the Home page.
"Breaking Away" - Free Screening There will be a screening of this classic '70s film at 8pm Friday December 6 in Peel Street Adelaide. Check out the bikes!
Random Bike and Helmet Checks Riders are advised that referees will undertake random checks on race days as an insurance requirement. Be sure your equipment complies!
Advanced Notice - Presentation Day 22 December The race on this day will commence at 9.30 am with a view to having lunch at lunchtime after presentations. Chicken and salads, cakes and drinks will be provided.
Summer Mid-week Twilight Time Trial Series The mid-week twilight TTs take place each Wednesday evening at 6.00pm. Course is one lap of normal TT course (Course 4), starting and finishing outside Clubrooms. No prior nomination required but must be ready to go at 6.00pm. $5 entry fee and medals/monetary prizes in a number of categories to be awarded at conclusion of the series. If sufficient interest, there will be a Presentation night.
Classic Adelaide Veterans Series 2014 Dates for your diary
Saturday 18 Jan Road Race Range Willunga
Monday 20 Jan Time Trial Woodchester to Langhorne Creek
Tuesday 21 Jan Hillclimb Mt Barker Road Glen Osmond
Thursday 23 Jan Criterium Victoria Park
SAVCA Criterium Calendar 2013/14 Criteriums starting 2 October Calendar
Grab your own first aid kit for only $10 Put your name down to order one when paying your noms.
FIRST AIDER CONTACT NUMBER. The assigned first aider on race days will carry a dedicated phone. The number will be displayed on the white-board at the club rooms on race days.
New Club Kit . To place an order for the new colours contact Geoff Bate,
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Scratching. If you need to scratch a race entry, please advise the Handicapper before he draws up the Startlist. The close-off is Thursday 9pm. This will make life easier for the Handicapper, Points Steward and Treasurer, and the marks will be fairer for the riders who race. If you are a late scratching, you will be expected to pay your race fee.
New riders, race etiquette and tactics. New riders or anyone unsure of race etiquette and tactics, particularly in handicap races, are urged to contact John Amos who has volunteered to tutor those interested in this area. Written information is also available in two articles on this site; bunch skills for cyclists and racing in bunches. Many of our more experienced riders might also benefit from refreshing their thoughts in these areas.