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Who Are Southern Vets?

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!

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See more (click arrow below) Special thanks to members Greg Adams (Imagestix) and Richard Miller

Membership Renewal

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!

Thanks All – best wishes for the season and 2018.

Club Presentation Day Handicap 17th Dec

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.

 

Design MC Twin Peaks – Great Success!

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.

Paul McGregor:     0408 900 889                               www.designmc.com.au

SAMCA AGM + Membership Renewal

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.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

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 Joinery Sponsors SDVLCC Open 19 Nov

Once again member Kerry Smart and Southern Joinery (Reynella) sponsored an SDVLCC Open race!  On 19 November, Southern Vets and SAMCA promoted the Southern Joinery (Reynella) Graded Scratch Races. 

The race was successfully and safely completed, but it was a tough race on a warm and windy day.  Congratulation to all riders and thanks to all officials who helped make the race possible.

We are grateful to Kerry and his team for their ongoing support of our Club and recommend SJ(R) for all your joinery services -­‐ including kitchens, domestic and commercial work.

**Please note that SAMCA 2017 Consistency Awards presentation took place after the race**

SDVLCC AGM held 12 Nov 2017

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.

President’s Report 2017

Other Reports and the Committee List 2018 will be available soon.

Ride well.  Ride Safe.

David Milne      SDVLCC Past President

Some Safety feedback following Sunday 29th Oct race.

Safety Reminder:

Last Sunday’s race was run in very windy conditions. There were reports of 2 bunches spreading across the centre line, using the right hand side during the race.  This is not allowed as it hinders other traffic and is hazardous (and breaches the “2 abreast” rule for cyclists).  We are scrutinised by the public and by the police (a police car followed one of the bunches for a while on Sunday).  To ensure we continue to get police approval for our racing we need to share the road and follow the road rules.

Terry Proctor

Disc Brakes – hot off the press from SAMCA

GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY!!!

DISC BRAKES APPROVED BY THE AVCC FOR RACING!

Now you can ride in AVCC sanctioned races with traditional rim brakes or DISC BRAKES.

Keeping up with advances in bike technology the AVCC has examined the safety issues involved with DISC BRAKES and given them the all clear.

From 13/09/2017 racing bikes with disc brakes will be legal in all SDLVCC, VLCC and AHMCC races so don’t hesitate to come out and race if you have embraced this new technology.

 

Southern Vets 2017 Community Donation

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!

Transponder failures

Some timing system transponders are not recording.  If you have your transponder on your bike and correctly mounted (see transponders page ) and it hasn’t recorded (eg highlighted time in the published results), then it may have failed and needs to be replaced. Please have it checked by the Club.

Note that if you race with a non-functioning transponder your published time and placing may be inaccurate.

You can help the club greatly if you make an effort to always ensure you are carrying a healthy transponder. When we race and we get 100% of riders recording on the system, our race results can be published almost immediately with no need for members to spend hours sifting through notes and videos trying to gleen placings.

Replacement transponders can be purchased for $100 or hired at an event for $10.