Category Archives: Racing

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.

Insurance Cover

Ever scratched your head trying to understand what our insurance covers? Under the Information tab at the top of the website, you’ll find a page to Insurance. One of our members has posted some helpful tips that might provide some clarity. Check it out.

Everything Bikes CC & VLCC Launch ADX Depot Tour of Adelaide; Registrations of Interest Sought by 31 Aug

The Everything Bikes Cycling Club (EBCC) in partnership with VLCC is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural ADX Depot Tour which is to be held in the Adelaide Hills region on the weekend of 7-8 October, 2017.  Put the dates in your diary!
Both Teams and Grade racing will be available.     ADX Tour 2017 flyer     Registration of Interest flier

For more information visit the dedicated page on the VLCC website.
http://www.vlcc.org.au/adx-tour-of-adelaide

To receive regular updates, you can like the VLCC Facebook page.

SDVLCC racing calendar (hyperlink on the Calendar tab) has been updated.  If you want to enter a team, start thinking about twisting some arms and get your mates out there training.

Goggleman Clearance Sale

As one of our major sponsors for the club, Goggleman are letting us know that all this month they are holding a clearance sale.  They have lots of specials on all their cycling eyewear including 20% off Oakley and Adidas and up to 50% of SH+.  They will also offer to those who need prescription 10% off your lenses. Now is the time to come and see Goggleman.  The offer ends June 30th.

Our sponsors make a huge difference to our racing, so it’s important to support them where we can. Make sure you mention you’re with the Southern Vets.

www.Goggleman.com.au / www.7eye.com.au

Ph: (08) 82981462

1/495 Brighton Road, Brighton, 5048, South Australia.

Marshal Training 11 June

There will be Marshal Training after the race on Sunday coming 11 June 2017, presented by our Club member and SA Police Officer Greg Jackson.   All Club members (who have not paid the non-marshal fee) will be rostered to marshal at some time because marshals are required each week to make our racing possible.   To marshal it is a requirement, with a few exceptions, to have SA Police-accredited training.
Riders who have not undertaken the training previously should try to attend, and for previously trained members it is a good refresher.  If you weren’t intending to race it could be a good excuse to come out and blow off the winter cobwebs!
Thanks
Terry Proctor, Safety Officer SDVLCC