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.

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. /

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!
Terry Proctor, Safety Officer SDVLCC

City of Onkaparinga First Aid Course – now full

The course below is full but we are on a list to be notified asap when the next course is being offered.  We will update members at that time.

Southern Vets have been invited to nominate participants for a FREE First Aid Training Course through the City of Onkaparinga.  The Course will take place on Thursday 8 June 2017, 8.30am-5pm  at the  City of Onkaparinga, Noarlunga Office ‘Civic Area’.

SAMCA ITT Champs 2017 at McLaren Flat 28 May

Southern Vets hosted the SAMCA 2017 Individual Time Trial Championships on Sunday 28 May.  Our thanks go to all the contributors/officials who helped make the event a safe success.  Thanks also to the other Vets clubs who lent equipment and signage.  Well done all!

Bike Station Milang Open GSRs Great Success!

On Sunday 7 May 2017, 86 riders (of 93 nominees) competed in the very successful Bike Station Open GSRs.  8 grades competed safely for the 32 prizes available to win.  The day was fine, cool and relatively wind-free for Milang, which made for fast averages and generally compact grades at the finishes in both the 40km and 80km events.

Our thanks go to all the volunteer officials, some of whom had multiple (stressful) jobs.  Well done folks, really appreciate your efforts.

We also heartily thank Noel and his team at Bike Station for supporting our Club at Milang for a fourth successive year.  All members are urged to support Bike Station in return by visiting Noel for their cycling purchases!  Be sure to let Noel know that you are a Southern Vet.


  352 Brighton Rd, Hove SA 5048                               Phone: 8296 6011

State and Club 2017 Criterium Championship

Initially planned for Feb 5th, the event was cancelled due to bad weather. The combined State and Club Criterium championship event for 2017 will now be held on October 22nd at Victoria Park.

This will result in a change to club racing calendars, so please make a note of this in your diaries. A new club calendar is available on our website now.

Transitions DriveWear Open GSRs 9 April

Southern Vets thanks Mark Rupert and Younger Optics Australia for sponsoring our Open GSRs on 9 April.  A windy day proved to be a tester, but generally the sprints were strongly contested.  In addition to cash prizes, Younger Optics Australia provided each grade winner and the day’s marshals a pair of Transitions DriveWear sunglasses.  Thanks Younger, thanks Mark!

We recommend all Vets riders search out Transitions DriveWear when looking for cycling sunglasses.  Please support our sponsor!