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.
To get the best protection from your helmet it should be fitted correctly. Helmets can be adjusted by setting up the straps correctly. It should fit snuggly, low and level.
Remember your helmet also needs to have an Australian standard sticker. Helmet checks are performed at races and you may not be able to start without an Australian standard approved helmet.
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
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.
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.
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.
See attached for the flyer and details of the AHMCC Invitation on August 27th.
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.