Ideal conditions for a tough Lou Miranda Estate Classic

The Lou Miranda Estate Classic race was run in great conditions over a tough course for five grades.  The whole sponsor team went out of their way to welcome us all and make everything work with fantastic prizes – cash, LME wine, restaurant vouchers and jerseys – and how about that catering?  Let’s demonstrate our thanks to Lou Miranda Estate by visiting the cellar and dining in the cellar door restaurant whenever we’re in the Barossa.  Let’s look for a wonderful Lou Miranda wine when we’re dining out and about!

Additional thanks go to Stan Bastiras for the liaison with LME throughout the planning and lead-up, and to Terry Proctor who put in many hours to make the racing part of the event work.  Thanks also to the day’s Officials and to AHMCC for sharing the day (and helping with the maps).

Lou Miranda Estate


Summer Time Trials start 7 Oct

Southern Vets summer evening Time Trials will commence next Wednesday 7 Oct at McLaren Flat – thanks to Geoff Hillman for supporting this Club event once more!

Riders need to present themselves ready to start at 6pm out front of the clubrooms.  Course will be one lap of  Course 4    strava  finishing back at the start.  The event is generally complete by 7pm.  Entry is $5.  Prizes will be awarded at the end of the season.  A volunteer marshal is required each week – ride out, watch the action, ride home!

AVCC National Championship Registrations close 9 Oct 5pm

Registrations close Friday 9 Oct 5pm – don’t be late!

National Championship registrations are now available through

    Friday 23rd October         Individual Time Trial Championship
                                                Woodchester Cs (as used for 2015 CAMS during TDU)
                                                Registration at Woodchester Hall, Callington Rd, Woodchester
                                                Orion transponder required.
    Saturday 24th October    Age Group Road Race Championship
                                                Range Road Cs Willunga (as used for 2015 CAMS during TDU)
                                                Registration at Range Hall, Cnr Pennys Hill Rd & Range Rd, Willunga
                                                Orion transponder required.
    Sunday 25th October       Age Group Criterium Championship
                                                Victoria Park Criterium Cs (as used for for 2015 CAMS during TDU)
                                                Registration at Victoria Park adjacent to Grandstand.
                                                Mylaps transponder required.

As per the earlier post, the registration process is being used for the first time. Don’t leave it to the last minute to register if you are anything like I am and struggle with all things electronic and new.

New Club Kit Being Considered

Geoff Bate has been asked to present a new design for Club Kit as members have advised that the current grey-background jersey design is not bright enough.  He has come up with the following.  Shorts will be available, as will women-specific jersey and shorts.  Alternate base colours may be possible.  Sponsor logos to be added.

Let Geoff know of your interest.

Yellow jersey version Yellow bib short

Southern Vets AGM – Very Preliminary Notice

Members are advised that our AGM is only 2 months away.  We will be needing new Committee members including Executive.  If you want to play a role in the running of your Club, please consider nominating!  Management experience or other skills helpful but not mandatory – learn on the job!

Robert Freak Updates

28 September  Robert plans to go home within a few weeks with carers.  In the meanwhile, he continues with therapy and is starting to spend some time away from Hampstead.  He will have some day leave and eventually will overnight at home.  His house is being modified to accommodate his needs and this will need to be completed for his overnights.  He has a flash new electric wheelchair and is starting to look at an accessible vehicle.

He still like visitors – see the Visiting Robert Freak page (under Information menu above) for advice. Continue reading

Note from Safety Officer Terry Proctor

A couple of safety and courtesy reminders from Terry Proctor with input from Matt Caldersmith.

To ensure we don’t interfere unduly with other road traffic during a race, we should always make our best effort to accommodate passing cars and show them we understand we are sharing the road.

One of the greatest hazards to us in bunch racing is the presence of oncoming cars, especially in sprint finishes; we must be especially alert and cautious at this time and always announce loudly an oncoming car, and never take undue risks when riding close to other riders.

Please read Racing For The Win


To nominate for a race, please use the nominations book at a race meeting or send an email to or telephone Geoff Hillman, his contact details are on the contact us page.

The old onlinenomination@…. email address has been corrupted. Please do not use it and delete it from your contacts / address book.