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!
For anyone wishing to join up for the final three months of the year, the membership fee will be $62 as of October 1st.
If you join up on or after Oct 1st, you can race with any of the AVCC clubs up till Dec 31st. A great opportunity to experience some of the friendliest racing around on road and on the criterium circuit at Victoria Park.
Reminder to all current members, do not renew your membership until notified by the AVCC. Generally this is late in the year as they need to lock in insurance premiums etc.
The AVCC has confirmed a decision to postpone the National racing series planned for Adelaide in Jan 2021 due to the current travel restrictions across States and the difficulties faced by people wanting to make plans. Regardless, we are full steam ahead on planning our 2021 local calendars so stay tuned.
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.
Back to winter for this Sunday’s event. Cold, wet and windy, but nevertheless, we still had enough on the road to make for an interesting event. Well done to all those that had a go.
Next Sunday – November 1st, is being hosted by AMCC at Lobethal. Start time is 0930 from the Lobethal Town Hall. Nominations online at www.vlcc.org.au. or email the handicapper at “handicapper@VLCC.org.au”. Always a great event, so lets get out there and support AMCC. See attached for the course.
Till next week, safe riding.
CLUB AGM to be held November 15th following our normal club race. Attached is the planned agenda for the meeting. Hope to see you there !!
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.
We are fortunate in being able to race on public roads, so it is important that we respect other road users and inconvenience them as little and as safely possible. At all times during our events, you are responsible for your own safety and ensuring that you obey road and cycling rules. That means keeping to the left and not crossing white lines unless absolutely necessary. Of course there will be times when safety dictates that you “take the lane” but remember on roads with limits of 80kph or more, other drivers are required to give you 1 ½ metres when passing. That just isn’t possible if you are riding alongside the white line.
While our SAPOL trained marshals do have the authority to stop traffic, our club’s policy is that they stop riders when other traffic is around. Typically the only time we will stop other traffic is for sprint finishes on Blewett Springs and Hunt Roads. Whether we have a marshal at the corner or not, you are obliged to follow the road rules, i.e. if a Give Way sign, then you must Give Way till safe to proceed. Our Marshals are there to take the decision from you and will show a Stop sign if you should be giving way. Disobey the marshal and it’s a DQ and probably suspension. Good communication amongst the riding group is important when negotiating corners.