If you don’t finish a race, it is very important that you advise the Line Officials in person at the line or phone the Referee (number posted on board at Clubrooms) to advise. If you don’t cross the line and don’t advise, we don’t know if you’re safe. The Club can’t assume you’ve just headed off home; it may be that you intend to finish, are just late and the trail car’s missed you, in which case someone will wait on the line to take your finish. It may be that you are incapacitated somehow (bike/injury) and we need to look for you. If you or your bike are not mobile, it’s usually better to stay on course, so we can find you. Post race, we check for returned numbers at the Clubrooms, but the sooner we know, the better.
Midway through this year and at the suggestion of Committeman Stafford Scott, Southern Vets decided to support a local community project each year. The concept is to raise our positive profile within this community, of which we are a part.
The first recipient of Southern Vets’ support is our immediate neighbour, McLaren Flat Primary School. After the completion of racing on 30 Nov, Deputy Principal Jo Bell attended our clubrooms, gave a brief presentation to members about their project concerned with numeracy learning through outdoor activities and accepted our contribution from President David Milne.