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.

*** 9.00am starts for Club races from 1 March 2014***

This Week's Race

20 April, 0900 start, McLaren Flat; SDVLCC Invitation GSRs, Course 7

Race Director/Referee Bob Seymour; First Aid Marie Bate


Also over Easter are the Maryborough Races. Note: entries closed 4 April

Info www.facebook.com/SouthPacificChampionships

Next Week's Race

27 April, 0930 start, Lobethal; VLCC Open GSRs

**Please note that race will be GSRs NOT Handicaps**

A-E 2 laps, FG 1 lap. $15 entry+$5 transponder hire as necessary

Lobethal Flyer


Program alterations. VLCC has asked to defer their Lyndoch GSRs to 22 June, so this will replace our previously scheduled Club Handicap. On May 18 there will be VLCC Invitation Criteriums at Victoria Park in association with Life. Be in it. More details later. This is in addition to previously noted program alteration with Twin Peaks (to 23 Nov) and VLCC Gumeracha Open (to 26 Oct) swapping dates. 2014 SAVCA presentations will take place on a date to be advised

Minlaton crash. Several club members were involved in a crash during Stage 3 of the Minlaton tour, including Graham King, George Vlahos, David Cox, Stan Bastiras and Paz Russo. Graham was the most seriously injured and was airlifted to the RAH. He had an operation on Thursday to fix a broken cheek bone which went well and was discharged Friday. He currently is hoping to be back at the club for the TT (on 25 May). The others are scatched and sore but basically ok. Non SDVLCC members Dale McNeil and Matt Summers were other riders involved in the incident who were more seriously injured. The club wishes all a speedy recovery.

Velo-city Global Adelaide 2014. International Cycling Conference Adelaide 27-30 May. Standard registration ends 21 April. info

Endure for a cure. The ride for the Children's Cancer Institute has been completed. Richard Miller's team completed the most amount of laps 446 (1739kms) and raised $4060. The event raised $135,547.60 for the Children's Cancer Institute. Richard rode 296.2kms in the 12 hours but is told he can round it up to 300kms!Thanks to all who donated and well done Richard.

Summer Time Trial presentation night.

Carmel's restaurant, McLaren Vale.
From top, left to right, Jeff Geisler (handicap winner and 3rd in series), Ilona Solinska (most improved and R/U in handicap), Art Blair (series winner), Marie Bate (3rd, handicap), David Walker (R/U series), Series organiser Geoff Hillman presenting at the dinner and receiving appreciation award. These Images and others can be down loaded at this link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xiegy2itqqeh3bq/6ORqAW6PsP

Lost Garmin. Walter D'Addario may have left his Garmin in the public toilet next to Clubrooms on Sunday 30 March. Has anyone seen it? If so, bring to Club Sunday. Thanks

Trend setters. A few riders showed the latest trend in cycling sox on the final night of time trials. Click image to enlarge (if you really want to!)

McLaren Vale Wineries Bike Kit. A good quality bike kit produced by some of the region's wineries is available to our members. Click here for details.

Bike for Sale. Go to For Sale page.

Marshalling Responsibility. Racing does not happen unless there are Safety Marshals along with other very important officials. Members sign that they will marshal as a condition of joining and the Club needs ALL members to be accredited marshals so the load falls across as many shoulders as possible. If you pay the non-marshalling fee, Committee believes you need to do the training even so! There will be more training sessions in the very-near future. Watch this space.

Riding on western driveway. The Riding Club has asked that our members be reminded that bikes are requested not to use the western driveway. Bike access to clubrooms/carpark is via the east side laneway please!

Helmet Advice from Norman Hoy A person is not wearing a helmet if it does not have a sticker/mark inside the helmet showing the batch and the AS/NZ standard (pre 2009 was just AS 2063, but since 2010 is now AS/NZS 2063:2088) and is fastened as per manufacturer’s instructions. The helmet must have safety stickers detailing construction as well as use.
What is also most important is that no modifications can be made to the helmet without the approval of the manufacturer – this might include wearing a camera fitted to the helmet for example. Helmet compliance

Onkaparinga bikeway/bike lane maintenance. City of Onkaparinga have requested advice if any maintenance issues impacting our cycling safety are identified. Please notify AssetInfrastructure@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au

Seeking Prize Donations. Club is seeking prize donations for the Points Series races in March. We are after goods or vouchers from any source, not just cycling-specific. We aim to identify and promote the commercial enterprises who donate. Craig Ingram will be the main contact person, but any of Committee can accept as well

Arrival Time for Racing. You are advised that you need to arrive on race day 20 minutes before the commencement of racing. This is NOT 20 minutes before your start, but before first rider away! This will allow the Race Secretary to get ready for his own race. If you are going to be late, you will need to ring the Club phone 0456 855 913 and advise (number only available race days)

First Aid Training. The Club is seeking expressions of interest from members for First Aid training. The Club will pay for your attendance - details later. Note that First Aid duty is an alternative to Marshal duty.

New and renewal membership 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.

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,

click on image above to enlarge

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.

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