Category Archives: Racing

Southern Joinery Sponsors SDVLCC Open 19 Nov

Once again member Kerry Smart and Southern Joinery (Reynella) are sponsoring an SDVLCC Open race!  On 19 November, Southern Vets and SAMCA are promoting the

Southern Joinery (Reynella) Graded Scratch Races. 

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.

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**Please note that SAMCA 2017 Consistency Awards presentation will take place after the race**

Some Safety feedback following Sunday 29th Oct race.

Safety Reminder:

Last Sunday’s race was run in very windy conditions. There were reports of 2 bunches spreading across the centre line, using the right hand side during the race.  This is not allowed as it hinders other traffic and is hazardous (and breaches the “2 abreast” rule for cyclists).  We are scrutinised by the public and by the police (a police car followed one of the bunches for a while on Sunday).  To ensure we continue to get police approval for our racing we need to share the road and follow the road rules.

Terry Proctor

SDVLCC AGM held 12 Nov 2017

Southern Vets held its 2017 Annual General Meeting on 12 Nov.  A good number of members attended to hear the proceedings and take part – thanks to all attendees. Congratulations to all elected Committee Members and Appointees, and thanks for your support for the administration of our Club in 2018.  Special congratulations to Frank Schoen who has stepped up to the role of President – a more positive influence would be difficult to find.

President’s Report 2017

Other Reports and the Committee List 2018 will be available soon.

Ride well.  Ride Safe.

David Milne      SDVLCC Past President

SAMCA AGM

As a member of SDVLCC, you also belong to South Australian Masters Cycling Association (SAMCA) and Australian Veterans Cycling Council (AVCC). 

Members are reminded that the SAMCA AGM will be held on Tuesday 14th November 2017 at the Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur Street Unley, commencing at 7.00 pm with  registration from 6.45 pm.

Positions open and needing to be filled include the President, Secretary, Treasurer, SAMCA State Referee, and State Handicapper. Nominations for these positions should be in writing and submitted 28 days prior to the meeting, ie 16th October. SAMCA encourages all members to attend and to have a say in the running of our sport.

Please refer to the email sent to you from Richard Tormet outlining further details, and the process required for nominations.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

As an existing member, please DO NOT attempt to renew your AVCC licence before 1st December 2017. If you do, you will find that your new licence will expire on 31st December 2017, and not 2018.

Disc Brakes – hot off the press from SAMCA

GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY!!!

DISC BRAKES APPROVED BY THE AVCC FOR RACING!

Now you can ride in AVCC sanctioned races with traditional rim brakes or DISC BRAKES.

Keeping up with advances in bike technology the AVCC has examined the safety issues involved with DISC BRAKES and given them the all clear.

From 13/09/2017 racing bikes with disc brakes will be legal in all SDLVCC, VLCC and AHMCC races so don’t hesitate to come out and race if you have embraced this new technology.

 

SAMCA RR Champs 17 Sep

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.

Southern Vets 2017 Community Donation

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!

Robert Freak Thank You and Invitation 31 Aug

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.