Category Archives: Racing

First Aid Training – June 18 and 21st

Our club has organised a “Provide First Aid” course through St. John SA. The training is to be held on 18/6/18 and 21/6/18 from 6.30pm to 10.00pm at Unley (85 Edmund Ave). The cost to SDVLCC members is being covered by the club. This has to be a great opportunity to brush up on that last first aid training you did with the Boys Scouts or Girl Guides all those years ago. Also, by being accredited through this training, it entitles you to help the club with being the First Aider for our racing. If interested, please contact Frank Schoen and we will ensure you get a spot.

First Aid accreditation only lasts for 3 years, and this is why the club is regularly looking to run these courses in order to update the training of those First Aiders we have on our register.

Use of Tail Lights in our racing

CSA have mandated the use of a flashing light on all bikes during road racing. The AVCC’s (Vets) position is that Riders are permitted (but not obliged) to use lights that comply with Aust Road Rules. Typically, most of our riders don’t carry a light. At our club, conversations in the past have identified that there is a concern about the use of flashing lights due to the distractions caused when in a bunch.  We had a neighbour raise the matter with us at the race on April 29th. She observed that in many of the shaded roads we ride through, it is really difficult for drivers to see single bikes on the road if they don’t have a light – even in the middle of the day.  While the committee considers our position on the matter, it does seem sensible to encourage riders to use a light on their bike during a race. For that matter, why not every time you get on the road?

Next Race – July 1st, 2 Up Time Trial

That’s two KOM’s now completed, with two more to go. Check out the current tally on the website, we’ve got a family duo on the move at the top of the table at the moment, fantastic to see.

This Sunday its the Two Up Time Trial. Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook, this is not about one bike on top of the other. It’s two riders working together to demonstrate what team work can do to improve your individual performance. Form any sort of team you want, but have a go. Time Trial bikes and equipment are allowed. The emphasis is on having fun, so grab what ever bike you need.

 

Friendly – Competitive – But Above All Else – Safe

Thanks to all those that stayed back for the SA Ambulance Service presentation on CPR on April 29th. Some strong points came through:

  • In Australia, we have a 1 in 5 chance of survival if we suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a medical centre. We can do better.
  • Every minute CPR is delayed, reduces the chance of recovery by 10%, hence 10minutes and the chances are slim.
  • With CPR – anything is better than nothing.
  • If a defibrillator is available, put it to use straight away. It is foolproof.

 

Extreme Heat 28 January – RACE CANCELLED

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

Feedback from KOM Race #1 21st Jan

Can we get all members to please place their racing numbers as low as possible on their jerseys, and to the left. Our finishing marshals are missing a lot of numbers on the finish line because numbers are too high on the back, and simply can’t be read from the ground. This is really going to be an issue with the upcoming Eblens series.

Race Referee was pleased with rider behaviour on the road. Did though take up with a couple of riders who moved off their line in the finish sprint. Very pertinent point to make given our current TDU demonstrating some of the world’s best sprinters in action elbowing their way through a pack. Our racing is such a huge gap from these amazing riders. Let’s all keep in mind that we are out for a friendly competitive ride, and with above all else – a SAFE ride. Sprints are probably the riskiest points in a race. No matter where you are in the bunch, keep your line, think of those around you. If you are boxed in, then leave the win for another week.

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

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**