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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

Design MC Sponsors Twin Peaks

Southern Vets is delighted that Design MC, operated by Club member Paul McGregor, has agreed to sponsor our popular Twin Peaks Invitational Graded Scratch Races on 4 December 2016.  See Paul for all your building design needs!

See designmc2016 for event details

Please note that event start time will be 0900!

Annual General Meeting Successful

The Southern Vets AGM took place on 20 November.  34 members attended to transact the business of the meeting.  Thanks to all who attended.  As a Club, we are grateful to the out-going Committee and express our congratulations to those who accepted Committee roles for 2017.  A list will be posted on this website soon.

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Bike Station Sponsors Milang Open Once Again

A Huge THANKYOU to Noel and the team at Bike Station  (Hove) for sponsoring our Milang Open on 13 November.  Not sure about anyone else, but this race will stay etched in my head for many years to come because of the conditions thrown up at us, and for the great competitiveness and safe riding exhibited by the riders to ensure everyone got home safely.   Please support Noel and his dedicated team by your custom!

352 Brighton Rd, Hove SA 5048                                 Ph: (08) 8296 6011 or 0433 393 291           

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Membership Renewals for 2017

Don’t leave it to the last minute. Membership renewals can be made anytime from now for the 2017 year.  Remember that your current licence will expire on 31st December. You will find it easier if you use your login and password details from last year. If you can’t find them, contact Richard Tormet for help.

For new members – AVCC have a membership offer to new members of 15 months for the price of 12, allowing people to join up in October of one year, and be covered through the following year. This has been pretty handy for people wanting to join the Criterium series which starts in October.

We learnt painfully last year that this entitlement only extends to first time new members. If someone has let their licence lapse for a year or so and decides to rejoin on 1 October for the Criterium season, the system will recognise them as a lapsed member, take their full year’s payment and apply it only to the current year, ie they’ll only get 3 months membership – be wary!

Note also that all members who have not paid the additional no-marshalling fee need to take their place on the regular marshal/trail car roster.  We offer SAPol marshal training through the year and your turn only comes up a couple of times a year – we need you!

CAMS 2017

SAMCA will host the 18th edition of the Classic Adelaide Masters Series (CAMS) starting 14 January 2017.

This event is timed to blend in with the TDU in Adelaide, and has evolved over the years to provide locals and travellers the opportunity to enhance their experience of the TDU by participating in some of the best veterans racing Adelaide has to offer.

AVCC members can look forward to 4 great events:

A Road Race, hosted by SDVLCC, will feature the McLaren Vale wine region in all its splendour. The course selected is a new one to the championship agenda. It has some climbing, but no mountains. The descents are smooth and safe, and plenty of flat riding on quiet roads.

An ITT, nestled in the beautiful countryside of Woodchester, will be hosted by AHMCC.

An aged-based Hill Climb will run on the bike path adjacent to the Crafers freeway. A popular climb for the locals, this will really get your heart pumping. After the event, it’s a nice downhill run to Glenelg to watch the start of the day’s pro racing.

A final event is the Criterium in Adelaide’s beautiful city parklands using part of the same course as the famous V8 super cars. It will be hosted by VLCC. Again, this event is timed to ensure plenty of time to move to the city centre to watch the final stage of the TDU.

Great prize money is on offer, along with the chance of meeting and making new friends in the AVCC network. Put a highlighter through your calendar now !!

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Criterium Season about to start

The Criterium season starts again on 5th October. All races will be held at Victoria Park.
In the last Series there were 9 x D graders on average…and no E graders at all. Would be spectacular if we could fill these lower grades. It’s a great workout midweek, and good racing with your peers. Nominate on the night.
The promoter is really keen to hear from anyone interested in helping out on racedays – training is provided and every bit helps keep the Crits happening.

Handicapper Changeover

From this upcoming race and subsequently, Geoff Hillman will take over the Handicapper role.  We thank both Geoff and John Hood for their service in this role – much appreciated, men!

Geoff will be available to accept nominations via the online nomination facility, via handicapper@southernvets.org.au , on phone (+/- leave message) 8387 6276 and if you are present on the preceding Sunday, there will be a nomination sheet.

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.