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.
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
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**
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
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.
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!
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.