The new working with children check (WWCC) that is being introduced from 1 July 2019 replaces the current system, where people can have either a Department of Human Services (DHS) child-related employment screening, or a National Police Certificate assessed by their employer/volunteer-involving organisation.
Following on from the success of our Club's five teams in 2018, we are seeking expressions of interest from members to join our club teams for the 2019 Cycling South Australia Super Series. PACC will subsidise teams across all categories - and we hope to be able to fly the (monochrome) colours across a number of grades to cater for new and experienced riders, young and old.
The series is a lot of fun, and consists of criteriums, a hill climb and a double header on the Copper Coast and is held between September and November.
If you are interested, send us an email with your name, age and your preferred category.
Further information is available on the dedicated Super Series website (note that the Club will submit an EOI for the teams.)
Cover Photo: Kevin captures the start of a women's race during the 2018 Super Series where we had three teams represented in this category, with a further 2 in the men's Masters 2 category.
The Committee is seeking assistance from members who have a car with a tow bar and a bit of free time to transport the the club trailer to and from our events.
The trailer will be housed at the Adelaide Super-Drome at Gepps Cross and we need it to be collected and returned before and after races. Pick up and drop off are flexible (as long as you have a secure place for it to be stored until it is returned). With 12 CX events a year, we hope to be able to get multiple volunteers and share the load over the CX winter and summer seasons.
Please email [email protected] if you are interested in assisting.
Alternatively, if any members have large or access to cheap storage facilities in the city or city fringe, please contact the Committee.
Photo: Stacey Klein snaps Mitch Vervaart leaping the barriers while David "Millo" Miller keeps an eye on the trailer.
It was a crisp start to Mother's Day this morning for our volunteers who were out and set up early for the season opener of the 2019 Focus CrossFire Cup Series.
It was The Dark Cross supported by Focus Bikes. It was Dark. There was Cross. In a first for cyclo-cross in SA we raced on the grounds of the Adelaide Superdrome using the carparking and Superdrome flood lights. The course was tight, dusty and dry, and slowly degenerated into some sand berms as the night went on. Located on the side of a hill and 1.65km long it included a set of stairs, a paved ramp, barriers and a gravel patch. About half the riders chose to use a headlight, but it was quite possible to race without.
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield has provided us with a Hanson Reserve Velodrome restoration completion date of 8 April 2019, with training and racing to recommence there at ASAP. As of yesterday (Monday 18 March) the track's safety fence plinth pour had commenced and will be completed at a rate of about 40m per day. This extends the track's grade right to the barrier fence, which will be fine (25mm) chainmesh, with track-side and spectator-side safety rails similar to the SuperDrome.
The weather may still be warm, but winter is fast approaching. Before you think about getting your fleece kit and water proof vest out, have you thought about getting a flu shot? We are all too busy to get sick, and even if you are fit and healthy, the flu can cause severe illness, so vaccination is your best defence for a flu free winter.
Port Adelaide CC member Darren Searle has arranged a great offer for our members - $15 flu shots (discounted from $19.95) with $1 from each vaccine being returned to Port Adelaide Cycling Club. This offer is available at two Terry White locations:
TerryWhite Chemmart Marden Compounding - 6 - 8 Lower Portrush Road, Marden. Phone: 8362 3081
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm
TerryWhite Chemmart Stepney - 32 Payneham Road, Stepney (located in the Sportsmed Hospital site). Phone: 8130 1146
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm
No appointment is necessary, but you might need to call ahead to ensure availability. Please allow 10 minutes when you go in.
This offer is available to all Port Adelaide Cycling Club members (either Cycling Australia or MTBA affiliation). Just show your membership card when you go in!
Further information about flu vaccinations can be found here. Check out Darren's Facebook page "The Sports Pharmacist" and Blog for imore information about the flu vaccine, and nteresting articles and discussions on sport, health and wellbeing.
Photo: NCXS Round 4 2017 - Tim Loft captures riders trying to keep warm in cold and wet conditions.
Today saw the last of the 2018-19 Zero Frictiion Cycling Time Trials at the windless (yes, that's what the BOM says) Outer Harbor. It was a dark start, but the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Regular participants were joined by 25 athletes taking part of the Invictus Cycling Pathways program being held this weekend, so the field was at capacity.