Cycling keeps you fit and healthy in body and mind. Southern Vets gives riders (women 30+, men 35+) 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!
The ADXDepot Tour of Goolwa is coming up fast. February 24th and 25th. This is a weekend you won’t want to miss out on. Essentially a Team’s event this year, don’t hesitate to nominate as an individual if you haven’t formed your own team, as the organisers will be forming teams based on other nominations. See flyer for details. Don’t miss out !
As indicated by David’s post a few days back, the club race day committee has referred to the Club’s Extreme Weather Policy and based on the forecast temperature for Sunday morning, we are not left with any option but to cancel the race on Sunday. Apologies if this causes any issue for members, but we have policies for a reason, and in this instance, there is no wiggle room.
The opportunity is now there to get an extra week of training in before the State and Club Criterium Championships at Victoria Park on Sunday 4th Feb. Nominations are via the SAMCA website, and payment is made on the day at registration
Can we get all members to please place their racing numbers as low as possible on their jerseys, and to the left. Our finishing marshals are missing a lot of numbers on the finish line because numbers are too high on the back, and simply can’t be read from the ground. This is really going to be an issue with the upcoming Eblens series.
Race Referee was pleased with rider behaviour on the road. Did though take up with a couple of riders who moved off their line in the finish sprint. Very pertinent point to make given our current TDU demonstrating some of the world’s best sprinters in action elbowing their way through a pack. Our racing is such a huge gap from these amazing riders. Let’s all keep in mind that we are out for a friendly competitive ride, and with above all else – a SAFE ride. Sprints are probably the riskiest points in a race. No matter where you are in the bunch, keep your line, think of those around you. If you are boxed in, then leave the win for another week.
Members can now renew their Racing Licence for 2018. If you have forgotten your username and password, please do not send an email to AVCC Secretary Mel Davies for the information – Mel can’t help and will point you back to the Club. As you can expect this only adds work for everyone!
* If you’ve forgotten your username and/or password, or if you need any other help, contact Membership Registrar (Pat O’Kane) or Treasurer (Richard Tormet) .
* You must have a licence before you can race in 2018 – applies to CAMS, club road races, and criteriums.
* It’s also a good time to confirm your correct Emergency Contact details. Please note you can’t be your own Emergency Contact!
A big thanks to everyone who contributed to making our last race of the year a huge success. The club is blessed to have so many wonderful people willing to contribute their time and effort to putting on some of the best Vets racing on offer in S.A.
Congratulations also to all the worthy trophy winners for this year. I have posted photos of the winners in the gallery section under the Information tab.
Safe cycling, and see you all in the New Year. Who is going to win the “Most Improved” and “Best and Fairest” next year? Now there’s a New Year’s challenge for you!!
Wishing you and your loved ones, a safe and happy Christmas from us all on the 2018 committee.
Southern Vets is proud to announce that the Design MC Twin Peaks Invitational GSRs was a great success again this year. The trophies and food platters were very well received after an excellent race. We are grateful to Design MC proprietor and Club member Paul McGregor for supporting our racing.
As always, we urge members to support our sponsor! See Paul and Design MC for all your building design needs.
As a member of SDVLCC, you also belong to South Australian Masters Cycling Association (SAMCA) and Australian Veterans Cycling Council (AVCC).
The SAMCA AGM was held on 14 November 2017 with 43 members in attendance.David Degenhardt of AHMCC is the newly elected President – congratulations Dave! Secretary remains Richard Tormet and Treasurer, Jeff Geisler – thanks for continuing guys. State Referee, State Handicapper and Public Officer will be determined at the next SAMCA meeting.
As an existing member, please DO NOT attempt to renew your AVCC licence before 1st December 2017. If you do, you will find that your new licence will expire on 31st December 2017, and not 2018.
Southern Vets held its 2017 Annual General Meeting on 12 Nov. A good number of members attended to hear the proceedings and take part – thanks to all attendees. Congratulations to all elected Committee Members and Appointees, and thanks for your support for the administration of our Club in 2018. Special congratulations to Frank Schoen who has stepped up to the role of President – a more positive influence would be difficult to find.
In line with Southern Vets policy to support a local community organisation each year with a significant donation, Kangarilla CFS accepted $1000 from the Club on 7 August as our 2017 recipient. President David Milne, Secretary Frank Schoen and Treasurer Richard Tormet fronted up on a dark and cool evening to make the presentation.
Subsequent to the presentation, David was able to re-connect one of the CFS members, Bob Sadleir, with his old friend and past Southern Vet stalwart Steve Hazell, who has lived in Japan for a number of years. Another service Southern Vets has provided!