Upcoming Races

28/29 Mar     Minlaton – see side bar or calendar page  NOTE: early nomination fee of $60 for grades has been extended from 8th March to the 18th March. See Flyer under calendar.

29 Mar     Social ride.  For those not attending Minlaton who would like a casual ride, a group will meet at clubrooms 0900.  Decision where to go/what pace etc will be decided when we all get there.  Coffee will play a role!

Robert Freak Update

Robert is still in RAH Spinal Injuries Unit.  Peter Keele visited recently and passes on some information.

Robert’s condition has changed little recently.  He continues to use the ventilator off and on, and is regularly re-positioned for skin pressure area care.  He gets weary at times but still enjoys company and talking about Southern Vets and SAMCA.  He is keen to move to the Rehab Centre at Hampstead where he hopes the more intensive therapy will produce some results; he will also be able to dress in civvies.  A change of environment will help, too.

Peter threatened Robert that we will all come out to Hampstead to visit him in lycra and he seemed to warm to that idea.  A cycling visit will very much depend on his busy rehab schedule, however.

Julie is still bearing up well – a real trooper.  The Club is planning another busy bee at Julie and Robert’s house very soon – followed by coffee on Unley Road.

InFuga Retreat Sponsors Club’s Penneys Hill Road KoM Race

Southern Vets is delighted to announce that InFuga Retreat will sponsor the 26 July round of the Club’s Ron Williams KoM Series that finishes on Penneys Hill Road.
At InFuga Retreat, proprietor Rob Gaggini provides cycling programs, coaching, training, cycling performance testing, an education series and accommodation.
For each grade winner, Rob will provide a voucher valid for one year (subject to availability) which includes accommodation for 2 people (one room) for a Saturday Night, with early check in and late check out, with use of the facilities and participation in the general program of the day at the Retreat. Breakfast is included.
The basic value for each voucher is $160.
For members of Southern Vets, InFuga offers 25 percent discount on accommodation packages and 10 percent discount on all other coaching services.
Check out the Infuga website.

Infuga Retreat     1 Edmund Street     Normanville, SA 5204

Mobile Phone: 0400 060 733

InFuga logo feb 2015


Southern Joinery (Reynella) Sponsors Club in 2015

We are very pleased to announce that Southern Joinery (Reynella), through proprietor and active Club member Kerry Smart, has sponsored Southern Vets again this year.  We are very grateful to Kerry and his team for their support!

Southern Joinery (Reynella) provides complete joinery services Including kitchens and commercial work – remember them when you need any joinery work!

Contact Kerry at:     3 Piping Lane Lonsdale SA 5160

Email:sjrpl@adam.com.au      Ph:8326 0399       Fax: 8326 2454      Mob: 0410 504 652

Community support

Midway through this year and at the suggestion of Committeman Stafford Scott, Southern Vets decided to support a local community project each year.  The concept is to raise our positive profile within this community, of which we are a part.

The first recipient of Southern Vets’ support is our immediate neighbour, McLaren Flat Primary School.  After the completion of racing on 30 Nov, Deputy Principal Jo Bell attended our clubrooms, gave a brief presentation to members about their project concerned with numeracy learning through outdoor activities and accepted our contribution from President David Milne.

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Safety Note – Non-finishers

If you don’t finish a race, it is very important that you advise the Line Officials in person at the line or phone the Referee (number posted on board at Clubrooms) to advise.  If you don’t cross the line and don’t advise, we don’t know if you’re safe.  The Club can’t assume you’ve just headed off home; it may be that you intend to finish, are just late and the trail car’s missed you, in which case someone will wait on the line to take your finish.  It may be that you are incapacitated somehow (bike/injury) and we need to look for you.  If you or your bike are not mobile, it’s usually better to stay on course, so we can find you.  Post race, we check for returned numbers at the Clubrooms, but the sooner we know, the better.

Membership Renewal for 2015

It’s time to sign up for 2015.

From our web page under ‘Join’ on the top menu, click HERE under ‘What to do if you want to join?’ and click on Join Now. This takes you to the AVCC site. At this point, it is important to Log In using your existing username and password. If you sign up as a new member,  or create a new username, your details will be stored as an additional new member. If you can’t remember your log in details, contact Greg Adams  who should be able to help you.

For 2015, the fee for selecting a Non Marshalling role has increased to $70 to help cover the cost of arranging fill ins.

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.

Note that our 2014 licence expires on the 31st December.  You will be covered for training and racing by our insurers from the time you submit this form. For renewals after 1st January please note the insurance company does not allow days-of-grace. All racing members are covered by insurance for racing and training (including private training) and all officials and affiliates are covered for public liability.

When completed, a licence will be attached to your receipt. We can laminate this receipt for you at the club.