About Us

Southern Districts Veteran & Ladies Cycling Club was formed in 1978 and has over 150 active members.

Who is it for?

It caters for the fun loving “older” cyclists (35+ for males, 30+ for females) who still enjoy a bit of competition and mixing with people of their own age with a similar passion for cycling

What will you get out of it?

You will gain a very high level of fitness along with a new interest. The members are all very friendly and helpful with a vast array of cycling knowledge. Many members also meet for more social and training rides other than the Sunday race and form strong friendships through these.

Where and when are the races?

Races are held near McLaren Flat, on most Sundays of the year, commencing at 9 am. It must be noted that the majority of races are from the clubrooms in the McLaren Flat Recreation Centre (see map below), however not all, so it is advisable to ring one of the officials mentioned below before travelling down.

How far and hard are the races?

Races average around 50 km, on public roads over a variety of courses in the Southern Vales area. Difficulty ranges from fairly flat to quite hilly. Will you be able to keep up? The club caters for a wide variety of standards from near elite racers to the “weekend warrior”. However you will need to be confident and competent on your bike on public roads with above average bike handling skills. You will also need a moderate level of fitness, sufficient fitness to be able to ride 50 km at a reasonable average speed (say above 22 kph). However most races are handicap events and you would start with a small group of people at about your standard.

Come ‘N’ Try

If you would like to come ‘N’ try bike racing, we will allow you a free race before asking you to join the club. Just ring our handicapper (Geoff Hillman, Phone: 8387 6276) before 9 pm on the Wednesday preceding the race you are interested in and turn up ready to ride. The clubrooms are open about 1 hour before the start of racing for race registration.

How much does it cost?

Full membership is only $15 per year but you will need to be insured and this currently runs at $95 per year. Races cost $10 to enter. Club membership for pensioners is $10. See Join for further information

Who to call for more information?

Call one of the officials listed below before traveling down, to check that we will be there that day. See also the Contact Us page.

  • Club President: David Milne, Phone: 83774275
  • Secretary: Frank Schoen 8294 8412
  • Handicapper, Geoff Hillman, Phone: 8387 6276

We operate out of the McLaren Flat Recreation Ground.

Main Rd, McLaren Flat, SA 5171 Australia

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