Infuga Retreat Sponsors Club’s Penneys Hill Road KoM Race

Southern Vets sincerely thanks member and proprietor Rob Gaggini and Infuga Cycling Retreat for sponsoring the 26 July round of the Club’s Ron Williams KoM Series.

Each grade-winner received a voucher to the value of $160 from Infuga which includes accommodation for 2 people (one room) for a Saturday Night, with Sunday breakfasts, early check in and late check out, with use of the facilities and participation in the general program of the day at the Retreat.

Infuga Cycling Retreat, provides cycling programs, coaching, training, cycling performance testing, an education series and accommodation.  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


Mid-Year Social Event

Following a suggestion from Member Kerry Smart and discussion by Committee, Social Secretary Pat O’Kane was delegated to look in to a mid-year social event for Southern Vets members and partners.

Pat reports that he has made a tentative booking for 30 people at Woodstock Winery for Friday 21 August at 7pm. He has posted on Club Facebook and will ask for a show of interest at Sunday’s race.  If you are interested but can’t advise via either of those methods, email Pat . He will confirm with the venue if there is sufficient interest.

Marshal Training 26 July

Club and SAPol member, Greg Jackson, conducted the marshal training on 26 July 2015.  Twenty or so members and others attended an interesting session with a personal presentation by Greg and a video after that.  Attendees will receive their marshal’s ticket in due course.  Thanks Greg, your time and effort are much appreciated.

Crema on Jetty Sponsors Open GSRs 19 July

Southern Vets is grateful to Crema on Jetty who sponsored the Club once again this year for the Crema on Jetty Open GSRs.  The sponsorship in the way of cash and vouchers allowed the prize list to extend deeper in every grade – appreciated by all participating riders!

Crema has been the regular Thursday and Saturday morning coffee haunt at Glenelg for Club riders for some years now and under Manager Steven continues to provide an extra good menu for meals.  Please support our sponsor and let them know you’re a Southern Vet!

Crema on Jetty          10 Jetty Road Glenelg – at the terminus           Ph 8294 1431

Best coffee and meals on Jetty Road!


SDVLCC Minlaton Team BBQ Donation Fund Raiser Raffle

Members of the SDVLCC Minlaton 2014 team donated a portable BBQ to the Club for the purpose of raising Club funds.  The Club is very grateful to the team for the opportunity presented.

The winner of the draw after Southern Vets Crema on Jetty Open GSRs 19 July was:

Cricks                         Congratulations to Phil, Michelle, Nathan and Libby!

Committee wish to thank the members of the team once again for the donation.

Robert Freak Updates

10 July Email from Robert –

Hi All,
Things are finally happening here at Hampstead
·         I drove my wheelchair – some independence after 10 months in hospital –by the movement of my head (called head array)
·         I’m now trying to work out whether I could get it to ride a bike!
·         If you think that’s a worry, you should see the faces of the medical staff when they learnt that the physio is working out a way for me to be able to get into the hydrotherapy pool with a ventilator
·         So I’m happy to share with you that this week has been good with visits from cycling mates – Paz, Leen, Matt Opie, John DiStefano, some interstate friends & locals with Frank showing the photos of the Fatboys riding holiday in the Dolomites
Thanks everyone for your friendship & support

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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.

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Transponder replacement

The transponders issued 5 years ago are nearing their end of life where the non-replaceable internal battery dies. The club will gradually replace transponders as they fail at a cost of $20 to the member and these should last another 5 years. We will let you know when your old transponder stops functioning and will issue a new one with the same number.