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.
This Week's Race
March 9 - Peter Nelson 2-up Time Trial **0900 start** Course 4 2laps
Race Coordinator: Phil Crick; Referee: Pat McCrohan; First Aid: David Chaplin
Marshal Training this week. Our club relies on the principle we share the work of running races. That is why as a condition of membership each member agrees to share the marshalling duties. In the interests of making our races safer we require all marshals have 30 minute police accredited training. We have arranged the next session of training immediately after the race and before the presentation this Sunday 09 March 2014. Please make every effort to be there if you have not completed this training.
Next Week's Race
16 March, Eblens Points Race 1, Course 13 (4 laps)
Race Coordinator: Pat O'Kane; Referee: Jeff Geisler; First Aid: Pat O'Kane
Rider Injury. SAVCA President Robert Freak has had a riding fall in Tasmania. He suffered skin loss and needed some stitches having crashed into another fallen rider. That rider was more seriously injured and was admitted to hospital. Robert is recovering and his bike is rideable once again. More info
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!
Program Alteration. Twin Peaks and VLCC Gumeracha Open races will swap dates. 2014 SAVCA presentations will take place on a date to be advised
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
Rider injury. Celine Randabel had a training fall on the weekend resulting in an ambulance ride to hospital and a few days stopover. She has 3 fractures in her pelvis which are fortunately stable. She's back home resting with analgesics and is looking forward to healing. Members will also be pleased to know that her bike barely suffered a scratch.
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
Road bike for sale. See the For Sale page.
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
Inspirational.102 year old breaks hour record
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.
Maryborough, Easter. Info www.facebook.com/SouthPacificChampionships
SDV&LCC Perpetual Trophy Winners 2013
From top L to R
2013 Consistency award winner Graham King, Geoff Phillips Trophy (fastest Xmas race) Clive Page, Champion of champions Trophy Michael Davies (absent) / Celine Randabel, Presidents Club person, David Milne, Rowly Ferris Shield (consistency points) Graham King / Celine Randabel, Handicappers Shield, David Chaplin, Dean Wright Best and Fairest, Peter Grivell, Lucky door prize Marie Bate?? Tom Trowbridge Standard Time Award Club TT Michael Davies (absent).
Additional trophy winner - Founder's Day Trophy (AGM Race) - Jamie Cranage
Race photos by Georg Thierry. Click here.
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.
Program 2014 has been posted on the website. Use Race Program tab on Home page to view. You may have to clear your cache if reverts to 2013 Program.
Random Bike and Helmet Checks Riders are advised that referees will undertake random checks on race days as an insurance requirement. Be sure your equipment complies!
Summer Mid-week Twilight Time Trial Series The mid-week twilight TTs take place each Wednesday evening at 6.00pm. Course is one lap of normal TT course (Course 4), starting and finishing outside Clubrooms. No prior nomination required but must be ready to go at 6.00pm. $5 entry fee and medals/monetary prizes in a number of categories to be awarded at conclusion of the series. If sufficient interest, there will be a Presentation night.
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,
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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.
New riders, race etiquette and tactics. New riders or anyone unsure of race etiquette and tactics, particularly in handicap races, are urged to contact John Amos who has volunteered to tutor those interested in this area. Written information is also available in two articles on this site; bunch skills for cyclists and racing in bunches. Many of our more experienced riders might also benefit from refreshing their thoughts in these areas.