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Who Are Southern Vets?

Cycling keeps you fit and healthy in body and mind. Southern Vets gives riders (women 30+, men 35+) the opportunity to compete in road cycling against their peers over a number of courses out of McLaren Flat in the wonderful Southern Vales. Our riders average less than 20km/h to more than 40km/h, so there’s a place for everyone! We are a great bunch of people who invite you to join, make new friends, and share what we enjoy!

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See more (click arrow below) Special thanks to members Greg Adams (Imagestix) and Richard Miller

CAMS 2017

Thanks to everyone who participated and assisted with the running of the 2017 CAMS Series. Great week of racing, showcasing Masters racing at its best. Thanks to all of our Major sponsors for making the event financially viable. Please remember them and support them where you can:

AE Hairdressing Glenelg, Velo Mech Happy Valley, Bike Bug Stepney, Goggleman and Transitions DriveWear for all your prescription eyewear and sunglasses. 

Thanks also to all the many volunteers, marshals, officials for their willingness to support the events throughout the week.

All results are on the  SAMCA  website and all photos are on the SAMCA Facebook page. Let me (Frank) know if you’d like a copy of any of the photos.


2017 Racing Under Way

Please make sure you have renewed your membership for 2017 prior to nominating. If you have any problems renewing membership, contact either Richard Tormet or Frank Schoen for help.

To see the full program for 2017 go to the Calendar tab on the top menu and click on the link for the plan for 2017.

Design MC Twin Peaks Great Success

80 riders lined up for a tough ride at the Southern Vets Design MC Twin Peaks Invitational Graded Scratch Races on 4 December 2016.  The event was a great success and the Club congratulates all riders and officials who took part.  We particularly thank Club member Paul McGregor who is the proprietor of Design MC for his sponsorship.  See Paul for all your building design needs!

Transponder failures

Some timing system transponders are not recording.  If you have your transponder on your bike and correctly mounted (see transponders page ) and it hasn’t recorded (eg highlighted time in the published results), then it may have failed and needs to be replaced. Please have it checked by the Club.

Note that if you race with a non-functioning transponder your published time and placing may be inaccurate.

Presentation Day 18 Dec; Best Wishes Christmas/New Year

18 December was Southern Vets final Sunday Club event of the year.  After the racing and race presentations, the Club provided a brunch/lunch with chicken, salads and baked goodies plus drinks.  We thank the Committee and partners, along with Raelene Bergin, Pat Hillman, Sue Perrin and Mary Howell for providing/preparing a wonderful spread.  Thanks also to Paul McGregor who collected the chooks on his way through McLaren Vale from another commitment miles away.

Trophy and Award presentations for 2016 were made on the day – congratulations to all winners!  The correct list of trophy winners is here sdvlcctrophies2016.  (President had brain fade for a couple of trophies on the day).  Perpetual trophy winners will receive an engraved medal to keep in recognition of their efforts.  Click for final Club Consistency 2016

Southern Vets Committee sends best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all members!  Ride well, ride safe and we’ll see you in 2017!

SAMCA Annual General Meeting Tuesday 29 Nov

Members are reminded that the SAMCA AGM will be held on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at the Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur Street Unley, commencing at 7.00 pm with  registration from 6.45 pm.

There will be a vote for State Handicapper, so it is important for members to attend to have their voice heard.

Bike Station Sponsors Milang Open Once Again

A Huge THANKYOU to Noel and the team at Bike Station  (Hove) for sponsoring our Milang Open on 13 November.  Not sure about anyone else, but this race will stay etched in my head for many years to come because of the conditions thrown up at us, and for the great competitiveness and safe riding exhibited by the riders to ensure everyone got home safely.   Please support Noel and his dedicated team by your custom!

352 Brighton Rd, Hove SA 5048                                 Ph: (08) 8296 6011 or 0433 393 291           


Annual General Meeting Successful

The Southern Vets AGM took place on 20 November.  34 members attended to transact the business of the meeting.  Thanks to all who attended.  As a Club, we are grateful to the out-going Committee and express our congratulations to those who accepted Committee roles for 2017.  A list will be posted on this website soon.