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Who Are Southern Vets?

Cycling keeps you fit and healthy in body and mind. Southern Vets gives riders over 30 years of age 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

The 2020 Comeback Calendar

Following our start up on 28th June, we are proposing the following calendar of events for the remainder of the  year. There most likely will be some tweaking of details as we move forward, so stay posted:

Calendar

We have to comply with the Gov’t regulations pertaining to Covid-19. We have our Covid-19 Safe Plan approved, and are taking measures to stop the spread of coronavirus. Things we can all do to help:

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • Keep to the physical distancing rules – 1.5m separation
  • Safe hygiene – (yes on the bike as well !)
  • Keep below the maximum capacity numbers in any meeting room etc.

Next Club Race – July 5th – Club Handicap

Was great to have racing back at the Flat today, even if we all suffered after 3 months off racing. Well done everyone who managed to work through the cold start to enjoy a glorious day. A special winner on the day will be the Peter Nelson Cancer Institute with a donation of $525  –  not a bad effort everyone!! Referee was a bit lenient today with a few riders making a last minute dash to the start line – remember you MUST be at the start line 5 minutes before your start time to receive the Referee briefing. 

Next weeks race was originally planned as a Handicap. However due to the COVID restrictions in place when we discussed the revised Calendar, we decided to change it to a GSR with the possibility of some Grades having a Hcp.

With the way that SA have gone restrictions have been lifted even further we have decided to change it back to the original Handicap for next Sundays race. Course 34 x 5 laps and finish on Hunts Road. 

Also we hope to have after race presentations but there won’t be food or drinks available in the club rooms.

We will keep everyone up to date if things change. In the meantime – safe riding everyone. 

Friendly – Competitive – But Above All Else – Safe

We want to be a club in every sense of the word. Welcoming and friendly, with a touch of competition to push each other for that satisfaction that can’t be achieved on a Saturday bunch ride. But above all, we are starting to show as a club that we can do this and stay safe. We respect every rider who while trying their best, places the safety and wellbeing of others and themselves above that of having to come first.