Great to see so many brave the wintery conditions last Sunday for the club handicap event. Congratulations to Paul McGregor for his sterling effort for a great win on the day. And as mentioned at the presentation, double thanks to the amazing volunteers who gave up their warm beds to stand out in the cold to allow the rest of us to ride.
This Sunday it’s the second of the KOM series. No sleep-ins this Sunday, as we’re heading up Willunga Hill for KOM points, prior to racing down Brookmans, Peter’s Creek, Kangarilla, McLaren Vale with the race finish line on Hunt Road. Remember this is a GSR, with KOM points for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, cumulating across the four events chasing trophies for the three top points earners. This is the race where you can compare yourself to the Tour de Suisse 2018 winner and imagine hearing the roar of the crowd as you race up Willunga.
Go on – nominate now!!
SDVLCC Club handicap 28th Jan CANCELLED
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
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.
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.
Paul McGregor: 0408 900 889 www.designmc.com.au
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**
AHMCC, who are promoting 2017 SAMCA Road Race Championships out of Mt Torrens next Sunday 17 September, advise that all races will be RACE NEUTRAL to the top of the first climb out of Mt Torrens. The aim is to prevent groups breaking up so early in the race and to encourage more entries.
Make your entry via the SAMCA website before 9pm Wednesday evening 13 September.
See attached FLYER for details.
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!
On behalf of Robert Freak:
Firstly I want to acknowledge what a terrific club Southern Vets is in caring for its members. It is now three years since my accident. How much I appreciate the Southern Vets riders on that day who did CPR and kept me alive, and all those who have contacted or visited me during the 15 months in the three hospitals, as well as since I’ve come home, and of course those who came to my birthday party.
I would like to shout a coffee & muffin at morning tea (10.30 am) on Thursday 31 August at the Glenelg coffee spot Crema to whoever turns up.
I then intend and feel ready to visit the crash site for the first time.
Thank you to all of you and I look forward to getting to some more races.
Please see BurfordHill2017v2 for details of next Open which is promoted by AHMCC and headquartered at Mt Torrens. StartlistBurfordHillOpen Note this is a draft. Final list will be posted on AHMCC website by 4pm Saturday.