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6.3 June 19 Bleat

posted 19 Jun 2017, 03:41 by Administrator Actvcc   [ updated 19 Jun 2017, 03:41 ]

Hello Vets,

In the Bleat this week;

  • Pedal Power - Traffic Controller Course
  • Racing this Week

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

Ian Morton

Pedal Power - Traffic Controller Course

Pedal Power ACT, in association with Roads ACT have scheduled a FREE Traffic Controller Course for the Cycling clubs and Community of the ACT for the past three years. Roads ACT have once again enabled FREE access to this training for two more dates in 2017.

The Traffic Controller training that is provided meets the NSW and the ACT requirements and provides the appropriate qualification to allow a registered person to control traffic at cycling (and other) events.

The Traffic Controller Training courses will be held for free for Canberra cycling clubs and cycling organisations in July and again in November. Spaces are limited for each training course.

Fully subsidised by Roads ACT these courses have been organised to assist in minimising costs on cycling clubs and organisations and help train volunteers, or club appointed marshals to fulfil the traffic controller duties at cycling events. We urge you to make use of this generous offer and assist your club and the broader cycling community by having more trained and skilled operators available for club and open events in the ACT. Please note ALL registrants must have a current driver’s license.

Course 1
Dates: Saturday 15 July
Time: Full day of training 8:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Canberra Ave, Fyshwick
Cost: Free

Course 2
Dates: Saturday 11 November
Time: Full day of training 8:30-5:30 pm
Location: Canberra Ave, Fyshwick
Cost: Free

To register please go to:
https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=24993&OrgID=4426

Any problems or concerns please let me know.

Kindest Regard,

 

Stephanie Sleen | Program and Events Manager
I work Mondays (9-5) Tuesdays (9-2:30) and Fridays (9-5)
Ph: 02 6248 7995
Pedal Power ACT
Level 2 Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Canberra City ACT | GPO Box 581, Canbera ACT, 2601
www.pedalpower.org.au

 

  1. Marshals are critical to the survival of our racing schedule as we simply cannot conduct races safely without them. Please note the policy on members marshalling a race a year to support club races at https://actvets.cc/racing-with-us/marshal-schedule/. Note that members should not leave it to the last minute to try and find a replacement if they can't make their allotted marshaling duty.

 

Dougal Torrance
President, ACT Veterans Cycling

RACING THIS WEEK:

Saturday, 24th June: Apollo Graded Scratch

Note: Race to Be Confirmed, waiting for road approvals.

Where: To get there, travel to Tharwa, then left onto Naas Rd. (If via Gordon/Right if Via Tidbinbilla Road). Go past Namadgi visitors centre, Tennent hill, Turn Right onto Apollo road. Park on top of hill at disused tracking centre. Sign on at the top, then ride back down to the T junction for the start.
When: 1:30 pm.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number. Note, make sure you allow yourself time to roll down the hill to the starting line.
Race Description:
The Apollo--Classic mountain top finish scratch race. Race starts at Apollo Road T junction. All grades head back towards Tharwa, turn at the straight section opposite the aero model club, return along Naas Rd then climb to the top of Apollo Road.

Race Director: Ben Davis Contact: Email: bdavis@internode.on.net    Ph  +61416014629

Marshals: Dale Kleeman, Chris Nolan, Michael Foulds.

Upcoming Marshall Roster

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;
- Jul 1 @ Stromlo: David Witteveen
- Jul 8 @ Old Federal Highway: Ben Healy, Tess Mclachlan, Andrew Murrell, Alex Sommariva, Warwick Wilson
- Jul 22 @ Dairy Flat: David Gunther
- Jul 29 @ Dalton: Jayson Clarke, Tony Sheehan, Brian Chugg, Lindsay Graham, Daniel Grillo
- Aug 5 @ Lookout Hill: Paul Ledbrook, Stephen Isbel

6.2 June 12 Bleat

posted 12 Jun 2017, 04:21 by Administrator Actvcc   [ updated 12 Jun 2017, 04:21 ]


Hello Vets,

In the Bleat this week;

•  Gunning Refund

•  Members Out and About

•  Pedal Power - Traffic Controller Course

•  Racing this Week

 Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

 

Ian Morton

Gunning Refund

The refunds of the Gunning 2 Day entry fee has been completed. Members who haven't received the refund of $35 should let me know.

 

Ian Morton

 

Members Out and About

The ACT Vets club often keeps its members updated about achievements from within the membership. This member is going to Crank up the meaning of “out and about” up a bitn where n=10 !

Rowan McMurray #240 is heading off to do the 2017 Transcontinental Race (http://www.transcontinental.cc/). It starts 28th July 2017 and expected 3,800kms.

Transcontinental Race

Single Stage race – the winner is the person with the fastest time A -> B

Seven countries, no support !!, food and water by self sufficiency/acquired en-route only, sleep=Rough, find your own way but must visit all checkpoints.

2015 results 4200km, 1st place 9days 23hrs 422km/day, 2nd place 11days 07hrs 370km/day, 10th place 339km/day …. sheesh !

2016 results 3800km, 1st place 8days 15hrs.

Transcontinental Race

2017

START // GERAARDSBERGEN | BELGIUM

CP1 // SCHLOSS LICHTENSTEIN | GERMANY

CP2 // MONTE GRAPPA | ITALY

CP3 // HIGH TATRAS MOUNTAINS | SLOVAKIA

CP4 // TRANSFAGARASAN HIGHWAY | ROMANIA

FINISH // METEORA | GREECE

Rowan has a $4000 fundraising target for BeyondBlue https://give.everydayhero.com/au/tour-le-transcontinental. Keep up to date with Rowan on his blog http://www.tourletour.com/PETCRNo5/

 

John Paul De Sousa #323

 

Pedal Power - Traffic Controller Course

Pedal Power ACT, in association with Roads ACT have scheduled a FREE Traffic Controller Course for the Cycling clubs and Community of the ACT for the past three years. Roads ACT have once again enabled FREE access to this training for two more dates in 2017.

The Traffic Controller training that is provided meets the NSW and the ACT requirements and provides the appropriate qualification to allow a registered person to control traffic at cycling (and other) events.

The Traffic Controller Training courses will be held for free for Canberra cycling clubs and cycling organisations in July and again in November. Spaces are limited for each training course.

Fully subsidised by Roads ACT these courses have been organised to assist in minimising costs on cycling clubs and organisations and help train volunteers, or club appointed marshals to fulfil the traffic controller duties at cycling events. We urge you to make use of this generous offer and assist your club and the broader cycling community by having more trained and skilled operators available for club and open events in the ACT. Please note ALL registrants must have a current driver’s license.

Course 1
Dates: Saturday 15 July
Time: Full day of training 8:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Canberra Ave, Fyshwick
Cost: Free

Course 2
Dates: Saturday 11 November
Time: Full day of training 8:30-5:30 pm
Location: Canberra Ave, Fyshwick
Cost: Free

To register please go to:
https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=24993&OrgID=4426

Any problems or concerns please let me know.

Kindest Regard,

 

Stephanie Sleen | Program and Events Manager
I work Mondays (9-5) Tuesdays (9-2:30) and Fridays (9-5)
Ph: 02 6248 7995
Pedal Power ACT
Level 2 Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Canberra City ACT | GPO Box 581, Canbera ACT, 2601
www.pedalpower.org.au

 

ps. Marshals are critical to the survival of our racing schedule as we simply cannot conduct races safely without them. Please note the policy on members marshalling a race a year to support club races at https://actvets.cc/racing-with-us/marshal-schedule/. Note that members should not leave it to the last minute to try and find a replacement if they can't make their allotted marshaling duty.

 

Dougal Torrance
President, ACT Veterans Cycling

RACING THIS WEEK:

Saturday, 17th June: Pierce's Creek Graded Scratch

Where: Cotter Reserve - park here and proceed to race start. Note there is nowhere to park at the start.
When: 1:30 pm.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
Race Description:
Pierces Creek hill to Tidbinbilla and back.
ABCD two laps 66km;
EFG 1 lap 33km

Race Director: Owain Tilley Contact: Email: owaintilley@hotmail.com    Ph  0420526076

Ben Morrison, Dennis Puniard. We require 2 ATC's to assist at the Pierce's Creek race on the 17th of June. If you can assist please let the Race Director (Owain Tilley) know.

Upcoming Marshall Roster

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;
- Jun 24 @ Honeysuckle Creek: Michael Foulds, Chris Nolan, Dale Kleeman (ATC)
- Jul 1 @ Stromlo: David Witteveen

6.1 June 5 Bleat

posted 4 Jun 2017, 22:56 by Administrator Actvcc   [ updated 5 Jun 2017, 03:42 ]


Hello Vets,

In the Bleat this week;

•  Pedal Power - Traffic Controller Course

•  From the desk of the handicapper

•  Racing this Week

•  Race Reports

 

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

 

Ian Morton

Pedal Power - Traffic Controller Course

Pedal Power ACT, in association with Roads ACT have scheduled a FREE Traffic Controller Course for the Cycling clubs and Community of the ACT for the past three years. Roads ACT have once again enabled FREE access to this training for two more dates in 2017.

The Traffic Controller training that is provided meets the NSW and the ACT requirements and provides the appropriate qualification to allow a registered person to control traffic at cycling (and other) events.

The Traffic Controller Training courses will be held for free for Canberra cycling clubs and cycling organisations in July and again in November. Spaces are limited for each training course.

Fully subsidised by Roads ACT these courses have been organised to assist in minimising costs on cycling clubs and organisations and help train volunteers, or club appointed marshals to fulfil the traffic controller duties at cycling events. We urge you to make use of this generous offer and assist your club and the broader cycling community by having more trained and skilled operators available for club and open events in the ACT. Please note ALL registrants must have a current driver’s license.

Course 1
Dates: Saturday 15 July
Time: Full day of training 8:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Canberra Ave, Fyshwick
Cost: Free

Course 2
Dates: Saturday 11 November
Time: Full day of training 8:30-5:30 pm
Location: Canberra Ave, Fyshwick
Cost: Free

To register please go to:
https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=24993&OrgID=4426

Any problems or concerns please let me know.

Kindest Regard,

 

Stephanie Sleen | Program and Events Manager
I work Mondays (9-5) Tuesdays (9-2:30) and Fridays (9-5)
Ph: 02 6248 7995
Pedal Power ACT
Level 2 Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Canberra City ACT | GPO Box 581, Canbera ACT, 2601
www.pedalpower.org.au

 

ps. Marshals are critical to the survival of our racing schedule as we simply cannot conduct races safely without them. Please note the policy on members marshalling a race a year to support club races at https://actvets.cc/racing-with-us/marshal-schedule/. Note that members should not leave it to the last minute to try and find a replacement if they can't make their allotted marshaling duty.

 

Dougal Torrance
President, ACT Veterans Cycling

From the desk of the handicapper

I've made a few changes to handicaps based on requests and form changes. If you want to have your handicap reviewed, email me at handicapper@actvets.cc.

Michael Foulds B road A crit
Jarrod Cook B road B crit
Ben Healy D to C road
Alain Arbaut C road C crit
James Curran E to D road
Jan Koeler D to E road
John Barlow E to F road
Robert Soloman E to F road
Francois Mossard C to B road

The perfect weather also saw the welcome return of many familiar faces and a few crit riders making their road debuts. Alwyn Chilver was back after a five-year break. Kevin Woods (2 years), Michael Hanslip/Kathryn Passalis (1), Francois (2), Vince Dunn (2). John Thorn was back from an inland adventure with Pauline which probably peaked in excitement when they bumped into Jason Parkes in Alice Springs.

 

Rob Langridge

 

RACING THIS WEEK:

No scheduled racing over Queen's Birthday Long Weekend

 

Upcoming Marshall Roster

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;

  • Jun 17 @ Pierces Creek: Ben Morrison, John Lowe. Note: 2 ATC's required to assist. Can you please let Owain Tilley (owaintilley@hotmail.com) know if you can help.
  • Jun 24 @ Honeysuckle Creek: Michael Foulds, Chris Nolan, Dale Kleeman (ATC)
  • Jul 1 @ Stromlo: David Witteveen

 

RACE REPORT:

Old Federal Highway – 3rd June

Mother Nature put on a beautiful display of a perfect winter's day. The clouds did threaten to come across and lower the temperature somewhat, but they quickly dissipated and the warm afternoon lasted until the race finished.

We barely had time to send all of the riders off and grab the remaining equipment before A grade had completed their first lap. They were, at that stage, still together as a bunch. In fact, most of the grades were still together on the first lap, except for E grade.

By the second lap, the eventual winner of A grade, Peter Marshall, was showing his hand and had pulled out front riding on his own. A grade had caught F grade and was narrowing the gap on E grade. The large B grade bunch had managed to make up some ground on A grade and was pulling further away from C grade. D grade was still working well together.

For A grade's third lap, Peter was still well in front and the final result looked inevitable. But A grade had clearly put the pace on as they had widened the gap to B grade. Not surprisingly, by this stage the gaps back to C and D grades had widened substantially, yet the grades were still largely together.

E grade were the first to race to the finish line with James Curran putting on a massive sprint to cross first. In fact, the average lap time for the winner of E was 23.3 minutes, while the average lap time for the winner of D grade was 23 minutes. So E grade had a very good ride. E grade was closely followed by A grade, with Peter being able to hold off the chasers to win by about 2 minutes. Good luck to handicapper figuring that one out. We had feared that all of the grades would come across at once, but fortunately the gaps between the grades remained orderly.

I will not list the results as they are already available on the RMS.

I am grateful for the help of all of the marshals as they essentially ran the race, I was just communications officer. Thank you to Christopher Kon, Seymour Savell-Boss, Tony Weir, Rohan Verco, Graham Hendrie and Phil Anderson.

 

Linda Stals
Race Director

5.5 May 29 Bleat

posted 28 May 2017, 23:06 by Administrator Actvcc   [ updated 29 May 2017, 14:35 ]

Hello Vets,

In the Bleat this week;

•  Cycling Incident

•  Racing this Week

•  Race Reports

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

 

Ian Morton

Cycling Incident

While cycling home on the tandem after Saturday's race Lindy and I had a dangerous encounter. We were climbing up out of Coppins Crossing on a steep narrow section when someone in a passing car called out abuse and struck Lindy with something.

Thankfully we were able to keep the tandem upright despite the shock and pain but I was unable to see the offender's number plate as another car was right behind. Lindy was not seriously injured by this assault and we continued home. Meanwhile unbeknown to us, the driver of the car behind the offender who had witnessed the attack took up our cause, followed the offender's vehicle, taking a photo of the car, rego plate and description of the occupants. They the contacted Pedal Power / Capital Cycling and found us by face book. We now know there have been other incidents of abuse toward cyclists on Coppins Crossing recently.

Club members may want to take this into consideration if planning to ride Coppins Crossing; but take heart; there are still kindly strangers out there who will go the extra mile to right a wrong when they see one.

 

Rosemary Robinson

RACING THIS WEEK:

Saturday, 3rd June: Old Federal Highway Graded Scratch

Where: Gravel Pit, Intersection Old Federal Highway and Shingle Hill Way.
When: 1:30 pm.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
Race Description:
Gravel Pit to Lake George and back;
- ABCD 4 laps (48kms)
- EFG 3 laps ( 36Kms)

Race Director: Linda Stals Contact: Email: linda.stals@anu.edu.au    Ph  0419283599

Nominated Marshals: Christopher Kon, Seymour Savell-Boss, Phil Anderson, Nicholas Stewart

Upcoming Marshall Roster

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;
- Jun 17 @ Pierces Creek: Ben Morrison, John Lowe
- Jun 24 @ Honeysuckle Creek: Michael Foulds, Chris Nolan, Dale Kleeman (ATC)
- Jul 1 @ Stromlo: David Witteveen

 

RACE REPORT:

Stromlo Point Race – 27th May

Splendid late Autumn weather for the points race on Saturday afternoon: sunny and clear, with a 10-20kph north-westerly breeze. The turnout was forty three Vets riders plus helpers. The format was a sprint for points every 2 laps, except where I allowed an extra lap to try and keep grades separated.

We started with EFG rolling off. E grade had nine riders, and after a few laps the powerful tandem of Lindy Hou and Rosemary Robinson rode away on the back straight with only John Low for company. John worked well with the tandem, and they stayed away for the rest of the race, with E grade splitting up into single riders behind them. John collected all the first place points from the tandem apart from one. John 19 points, Rosemary & Lindy 13 points, Des Brown third with 5 points. F grade kindly stuck together as a bunch, which greatly assisted us in keeping track of the riders after E grade split up. There was some very close sprinting with Kevin Newhouse, Robert Millar and Lindsay Graham testing the eyes of the judges and collecting most of the points. Kevin won by a single point from Robert, 16 points to 15, with Lindsay third on 12. Graham Hendrie was fourth with 6 points, after taking a couple of places from the fast three with some well-timed sprints. In G-grade Bernie Crowe and Bruce Jones honourably took turns riding into the wind but vigorously contested the sprints. Bernie prevailed by 12 points to 8.

When C & D grade rolled off it did not take long for Jarrod Cook to get away: he won a sprint and just kept going. Claire Aubrey had some support for a while from Anthony Beasley, but eventually had to ride on alone. Jarrod lapped Claire just before the line. Jarrod 22 points, Claire 15, Anthony 11. Rob, Jarrod should perhaps ride in B grade for criteriums as well as road races. In D grade Matthew Hancock was clearly the best sprinter, convincingly winning with 21 points, from a closely matched trio with David Gunther on 13, Daniel Grillo on 12, and Elizabeth Lowe on 10.

Speeds increased noticeable with the temperature dropping and the wind picking up when A and B grade started at 3pm. Seymour Savell-Boss established an early points lead, and Peter Young took out a sprint with a short breakaway. Then Andrew Chamberlain, after not featuring in the first few sprints, broke away and maintained excellent form into the wind for several laps, collecting a few first places. Seymour took off after Andrew, but was not able to bridge, and fell back into the bunch after winning a couple of second places. Matt Corby and Matt Hinchcliffe made a strong move from the bunch on the back straight and worked together to catch Andrew. However, the effort clearly cost them as Andrew was able to win one more crucial sprint after being caught. The two Matts and Andrew stayed away for the rest of the race, with Matt Corby winning most of the remaining sprints. Andrew eventually won by a single point from Matt Corby, 20 points to 19, with Matt Hinchcliffe third on 11. Seymour and Peter both collected 9. In B grade Michael Foulds was clearly the best sprinter, winning with 25 points from Rainer Wilton on 11, Rob Langridge on 9 and Dale Kleeman and Mark Taylor both scored 7.

Points races are considerably more challenging for Race Director and Marshals than ordinary scratch crits. With the aid of Ben Davis, Mark Taylor for two races, and Gerald Van Eyck for one race, I am confident that we accurately judged the sprints, although Ben’s initial adding up needed to be checked! However, it seems I did not adequately communicate when the race was finishing to some grades, with some riders thinking that the last sprint was only another intermediate sprint. My apologies for not making the distinction clearer. This was the first points race I have directed for a few years, and my inexperience showed.

We generally succeeded in keeping the bunches safely apart at sprint time, sometimes by allowing an extra lap for one grade between sprints, but mainly due to the riders being sensible and safe when faster grades were overtaking. Only one of the sprints in the afternoon was spoilt by two grades, E&F, trying to sprint at the same time. Overall, an excellent afternoon of racing, with no crashes and no real close calls despite having dozens of sprints. Thanks to all riders for demonstrating your racing skills and care of each other. Thanks to Ben Davis, Mark Taylor and Gerald Van Ewyk for their assistance on the day, and of course to the indefatigable Graham Hendrie who as usual helped set up, tidy up, and entered the results on RMS after scoring some points on the track.

 

Roger Northcote
Race Director

5.4 May 22 Bleat

posted 22 May 2017, 04:05 by Administrator Actvcc   [ updated 22 May 2017, 04:06 ]

Hello Vets,

In the Bleat this week;

•  From the Desk of the Treasurer

•  Racing this Week

•  Race Reports

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

 

Ian Morton

From the Desk of the Treasurer

Dear Members,

For those that had registered for the Gunning 2 Day event, we are working on arranging refunds for your entry fee. The process is a bit clunky and we are working with SportsTG to ensure that refunds are processed as soon as possible.

Appreciate your patience while we work through this.

 

Regards,

Kirsti McVay
Treasurer
ACT Veterans Cycling Club.

 

RACING THIS WEEK:

Saturday, 27th May: Stromlo Forest Park Criterium - Points Race

Where: Stromlo Forest Park Criterium track.
When: 1:30 pm.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
Race Description:
Points Race
Grade start times to be advised.

Race Director: Roger Northcote
Contact: Email: roger.northcote@border.gov.au    Ph  0467736580

Nominated Marshals: Ben Davis

Upcoming Marshall Roster

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;
- Jun 3 @ Old Federal Highway: Chris Kon, Seymour Saville-boss, Kirsty Cummin, Nicholas Stewart
- Jun 17 @ Pierces Creek: Ben Morrison, John Lowe
- Jun 24 @ Honeysuckle Creek: Michael Foulds, Chris Nolan, Dale Kleeman (ATC)
- Jul 1 @ Stromlo: David Witteveen

 

RACE REPORTS:

Dog Trap Rd Secret Handicap - Cole Family Trophy – 20th May

If it's Dog Trap Rd, it must be a secret handicap, and this one was to contest the Cole Family trophy. All week the weather forecast was weighing heavily on my mind as I didn't want to have prepared everything only to get to the start and be greeted by pouring rain and few brave riders doing the in-car warm-up. Miraculously, the weather cleared Saturday morning and we had close to perfect conditions. I described the wind as a mere zephyr, while some competitors likened it to a cyclone. Numbers were probably down because some might have made other commitments based on the forecast. One committee member, however, when given the opportunity to race rather than marshal declared he was going to go shopping with his partner instead!

Mike Hayes in the lead car with Barry Cole led out for riders for the mad dash for the top corner. At the half way point on the first lap the race had split into three main groups with the A/B bunch numbering about nine riders. I thought this bunch would gradually be whittled down but in the end it was a sizeable group of six that made the mad dash for the line. Marc Vroomans once again showed his sprinting finesse to claim fastest time in 1:09:39, while Seymour Savell-Boss was the first of the B graders just behind. As I'd penalised grades B to D based on recent Dog Trap results, it was E grade that predictably won handicap honours because of A grade's inability to shake off the B grade leeches. First on handicap was James Curran followed by Gerald Van Ewyk and Seymour. First for the women was Kirsti McVay, then Liz Lowe and Lindy Hou on the back of the tandem.

Many thanks to the other marshals: Adam Potts (top turn), Andrew Murrell (bottom turn), Mick Hanbury (trail car) Tes McLachlan (traffic marshal, chute and a stellar marshalling debut!), Bruce Jones (road sweeper and chute) and Clinton Porteous (Puncture, then finish judge; so he effectively paid $5 to help out) Also, I'd like a to make a special mention to welcome back tandem stoker John Barlow who's been pilotless since Cameron left Canberra. Tony Beasley has taken on the pilot duties and despite missing the Long Gully Road turn off managed to find the start and get himself and John around the course without any more directional errors.

 

The Medal Presentation featuring Club President, Dougal Torrence and long time club stalwart, Barry Cole

 

ACT Veterans Cycling Club

The Women's winners, Liz Lowe (2nd), Kirsti McVey (1st), Lindy Hou (3rd)

ACT Veterans Cycling Club

The Men's winners, James Curran (1st), Seymour Savell-Boss (3rd), Gerald Van Ewyk (2nd)

 

Rob Langridge

5.3 May 15 Bleat

posted 15 May 2017, 03:43 by Administrator Actvcc   [ updated 15 May 2017, 03:43 ]

Hello Vets,

In the Bleat this week;

•  From the Desk of the President

•  Vets Out and About

•  Thanks for Helping Hand

•  Racing this Week

•  Race Reports

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

 

Ian Morton

From the Desk of the President

Dear Members,

The Board and I have been working to ensure that club races in NSW can continue. Last Thursday I was informed that the club had received road approvals from the NSW Police for the entire 2017 race calendar in NSW which is great news.

We have also spend some time trying to understand what went wrong and what we could do better. In essence the sheer size of the file that we are required to send created some IT issues which resulted in a late submission. This also meant that the file could not be transmitted electronically between local and regional NSW Police Stations and had to be physically posted resulting in a further delay. We have put in place management strategies for the issues which we can control for next year.

Extra conditions have been placed on the Club by Councils in order to allow us to race. The main stipulation is that we must now place signs on the routes one week before racing in addition to doing letter drops in affected residents letter boxes. The Club has had these signs printed and placed them on the Dog Trap course in time to allow for this weekend's race.

I hope to see many of you out there!

I'd like to thank the Board for the work they've put into sorting these issues out.

 

Regards,

Dougal Torrance
President
ACT Veterans Cycling Club.

 

Vets Out and About

Marc Vroomans made the most of a very generous handicap and the fact scratch were weren't able to mow down his group to nab 4th in the Cootamundra Haycarters Handicap two weekends ago. Roger Northcote was also able to get a start in the same group and finished just outside the top ten. Such is the technologically advanced nature of the country handicaps that it's now possible to view a scanned hand-written fax of the results online!

For the second year in a row Rowan McMurray finished the B division of the 230km (&3,000m of climbing) Grafton-Inverell cycle classic. Rowan finished the mind boggling distance in the middle of the pack in just under seven hours.

 

Rob Langridge

Thanks for Helping Hand

Last Tuesday morning at around 7am I unfortunately had a slide down the road. It happened at the intersection of Sulwood and Ashley drive Wanniassa and a real gentlemen stopped his car to stop traffic to assist me. In the events of the incident I failed to get his contact details. He drove a small black car, Honda or Mazda and mentioned he also rode.

If this can be circulated so I can thank him it would be appreciated.

 

Kind Regards
Robbie Thompson
M:0419272680

RACING THIS WEEK:

Saturday, 20th May: Dog Trap Rd - Secret Handicap - Cole Family Trophy

Where: Intersection of Dog Trap Rd and Long Rail Gully Rd, north of Murrumbateman.
When: 1:30 pm.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
Race Description:
Memorial Handicap
Dog Trap Road 2 Laps

Race Director: Rob Langridge
Contact: Email: langridge@netspeed.com.au    Ph  0450400658

Nominated Marshals: Adam Potts, Michael Hanbury, Mike Hayes, Ben Healy, Andrew Murrell

Upcoming Marshall Roster

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;
- Jun 3 @ Old Federal Highway: Chris Kon, Seymour Saville-boss, Phil Anderson, Nicholas Stewart
- Jun 17 @ Pierces Creek: Ben Morrison, John Lowe
- Jun 24 @ Honeysuckle Creek: Michael Foulds, Chris Nolan, Dale Kleeman (ATC)
- Jul 1 @ Stromlo: David Witteveen

5.2 May 8 Bleat

posted 8 May 2017, 17:45 by Administrator Actvcc   [ updated 8 May 2017, 17:52 ]


Hello Vets,

A short Bleat this week;

•  Racing this Week

•  Race Reports

 

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

 

Ian Morton

RACING THIS WEEK:

No scheduled race this weekend

Upcoming Marshall Roster

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;
- May 20 @ Dog Trap Rd: Adam Potts, Michael Hanbury, Mike Hayes, Ben Healy, Andrew Murrell
- Jun 3 @ Old Federal Highway: Chris Kon, Seymour Saville-boss, Phil Anderson, Nicholas Stewart
- Jun 17 @ Pierces Creek: Ben Morrison, John Lowe
- Jun 24 @ Honeysuckle Creek: Michael Foulds, Chris Nolan, Dale Kleeman (ATC)
- Jul 1 @ Stromlo: David Witteveen

 

RACE REPORTS:

Gunning 2 Day Event

Unfortunately the Gunning 2 Day Event was not able to go ahead due to a lack of approvals from NSW Police.

The Committee is planning to re-schedule the event later in the year.

Entry fees for those that had registered will be refunded (as soon as I can figure out how).

5.1 May 1 Bleat

posted 1 May 2017, 04:52 by Administrator Actvcc   [ updated 1 May 2017, 04:55 ]


Hello Vets,

In this week's Bleat;

•  Gunning 2 Day Event

•  Vets out and about

•  Handicaps for this Week

•  Iberian adventure

•  Racing this Week

•  Race Reports

 

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

 

Ian Morton

Gunning 2 Day Event

The deadline for registering for Gunning is getting close. The weather is looking good.

I encourage all members to sign up and make this a great event.

 

Dougal Torrance

 

Marshals

Bill Frost has kindly volunteered to be the Race referee for the two days. In order to run the event, he requires the assistance of Marshals, Escort Drivers and General Helpers to assist.

Payment of $30 per day is available to offset petrol costs and other expenses.

If you are willing to help, please contact Bill at: billfrost@bigpond.com

 

Portaloo

A Portaloo has been booked. We are looking for a volunteer to help with towing duties. If someone is staying in Gunning on Saturday evening and would be able to tow it back to their accommodation overnight, that would save having to tow it back to Canberra.

Please contact Kim Malcolm d.kimmalcolm@icloud.com Ph 0418643623 if you can assist.

 

Requirements

The cost will be $35 for the race and you must be a current member of the club within the AVCC. Please note that we do not have day licences available.

Riders will need to bring their helmet to the registration desk for inspection. Please note that it is an AVCC requirement that all riders must wear a helmet which meets Australian Standards.

Riders must have started the previous stage to compete the next stage. (i.e. if you don’t ride Saturday then you cannot start on Sunday)

 

Registration

ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE IMG WEBSITE BY 5:00PM FRIDAY 5th MAY. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY.

To register go to;

https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=24762&OrgID=10345

Click on;

Click Here To Register

Select either;

Individual

Tandem

Select the $35 entry fee then click;

Next

Enter your username and password and click.

Login

Note that this is the username and password that you received when you first registered for the IMG system. If you cannot find your site login, go to the site login page; https://memberdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=login&OrgID=10244 and click the 'Forgot your Password?' Button. Enter your Email address (the one you used to register) and a new password will be sent to you.

One you have logged in, the system will show your membership details. Click;

Next

Confirm that you are entering as an Individual or Tandem then click;

Next

Click on;

Submit Now & Pay Online

Enter your credit card details and press;

Next

To confirm your payment, click;

Submit Payment

Your transaction will be confirmed and an email sent to your registered email address.

Once you have finished, click;

Logoff

If you have any problems, contact: Ian Morton

 

DAY 1: Saturday 6th May 2017

Prologue

This year we are going to try something different. The 4km prologue course will be UPHILL. Riders will start from the bottom of the hill (approx 4km from the signon desk) and ride back towards Gunning to the finish line at the top of the hill. Rides will need to make their way down to the start in plenty of time to make sure they are ready at their allocated starting time.

Prologue will start at 10:00am and riders will be sent off at 30 second intervals.

Note if you miss your allocated time you will be sent off at the discretion of the Race Referee.

The following limitation apply to the Prologue

•  No Disc Wheels or wheel covers

•  No Time Trial specific helmets

•  No Time Trial bars either specific or clip on

Tri Spoke or other deep dish wheels are allowed as long as the rim does not exceed 10cm.

 

Stage 1

Stage 1 will start at 1:30pm and riders will be sent off by grade.

Stage 1 is 50km for all grades.

A revised bonus time will be allocated on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 7 seconds, 4nd – 2 seconds and 3rd 2 seconds) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd - 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

DAY 2: Sunday 7th May 2017

Stage 2

The course length will depend on grade:

•  A, B, C, D will complete 100km (Note: A Water Bottle will be provided for riders on the Second Lap)

•  E, F, G, Tandem will complete 50km

Stage 2 will start at 10:00am for the following grades A, B, C, D with 2 min between grades.

Stage 2 will start at 11:00am for the following grades G, E, F, Tandem with 2 min between grades.

A revised bonus time will be allocated to each grade on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 7 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds and 3rd 2 seconds) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd - 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

 

Presentation

Presentations will be held in the Hall in the Showground commencing at 1:45 pm. Lunch will be provided for all riders and officials.

 

Veterans out and about

Well done to Peta Bril and Lyn Vasudeva who finished 12th and 17th, respectively, in the four-stage Canberra Women's Tour over the weekend.

 

Rob Langridge

 

Handicaps for this Week

Roger Northcote B to A
Bryan Holloway D to C
Stuart Roesler C to B

Iberian adventure

Gidday vets,

Some of you may find this journal of interest;

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Iberia2017

 

cheers
Bob Kent

 

RACING THIS WEEK:

May 6/7, Gunning 2 Day Event, details above

Upcoming Marshall Roster

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;
- May 6/7 @ Gunning 2 Day: Marshals required
- May 20 @ Dog Trap Rd: Adam Potts, Michael Hanbury, Mike Hayes, Ben Healy, Andrew Murrell
- Jun 3 @ Old Federal Highway: Chris Kon, Seymour Saville-boss, Phil Anderson, Nicholas Stewart
- Jun 17 @ Pierces Creek: Ben Morrison, Dennis Puniard

 

RACE REPORTS:

Uriarra Rd – 29th April

Beautiful autumn conditions brought out a strong turn-out of more than 60 riders for the Uriarra Homestead road race on Saturday. The short, undulating course encouraged the sprinters and most of the grades finished in hotly contested bunch sprints.

A small but willing A grade field saw the first three placegetters crack the hour for the 39 kilometer course, with Michael Brice just pipping Christophe Barberet for first with Peter Marshall not far behind in third.

A big B grade field stayed largely intact for most of the race setting up another crackerjack sprint finish. Seymour Savell-Boss edged Roger Northcote and Jarrod Cook to take out the race. A fast pace in C grade saw some riders struggling to hold onto the bunch which started to splinter by the halfway mark. But in another big, close finish Stuart Roesler took out first, with Peter Klein and Ross McPherson rounding out the minor placings.

In D grade there were some early stragglers but they worked together well to regain contact. Brian Holloway produced a tremendous finish to win by several lengths from Brian Chugg and Terry Moore. A fast pace in E Grade saw some early casualties in the bunch, with a small but select group contesting the final sprint. In yet another close finish Gerald Van Ewyk took the honours from a fast finishing Don de Smet with Alex Sommariva rounding out the podium.

The F grade pace took its toll in the last third of the race, with the field spread out like browns cows at the finish. Alison Hale won comfortably from Lindsay Graham with another big gap to Edward Joliffe in third. And in G grade, Bernie Crow set a consistent pace to take out the win.

Many thanks to marshals John Paul De Sousa, Marc Vroomans, Michael Fould, Ali Roche and Rob Langridge. Graham Hendrie did his usual sterling job with set up and timing duties.

 

 

Mick Donaldsn

4.4 April 24 Bleat

posted 24 Apr 2017, 03:43 by Administrator Actvcc   [ updated 24 Apr 2017, 03:44 ]

ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 24th Apr, 2017

 

Hello Vets,

In this week's Bleat;

•  Gunning 2 Day Event

•  Vets out and about

•  Handicaps for this Week

•  Racing this Week

•  Race Reports

 

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

 

Ian Morton

Gunning 2 Day Event

Your chance to race 154km over two days! (or 104km for E, F, G, Tandem) and Lunch – all for a measly $35.

The club’s signature event, the Gunning two day race, is on over the weekend of the 6/7 May. Saturday starts at 10:00 am with a 4km uphill Prologue just to make it interesting!

For those that groaned at an uphill prologue, we’ve decided to make it interesting by throwing in bonus time on Stage 1! Again, for stage 2, time bonuses will be on offer so a good strategy will be key!

I encourage all members to sign up and make this a great event.

 

Dougal Torrance

 

Marshals

Bill Frost has kindly volunteered to be the Race referee for the two days. In order to run the event, he requires the assistance of Marshals, Escort Drivers and General Helpers to assist.

Payment of $30 per day is available to offset petrol costs and other expenses.

If you are willing to help, please contact Bill at: billfrost@bigpond.com

 

Portaloo

A Portaloo has been booked. We are looking for a volunteer to help with towing duties. If someone is staying in Gunning on Saturday evening and would be able to tow it back to their accommodation overnight, that would save having to tow it back to Canberra.

Please contact Kim Malcolm d.kimmalcolm@icloud.com Ph 0418643623 if you can assist.

 

Requirements

The cost will be $35 for the race and you must be a current member of the club within the AVCC. Please note that we do not have day licences available.

Riders will need to bring their helmet to the registration desk for inspection. Please note that it is an AVCC requirement that all riders must wear a helmet which meets Australian Standards.

Riders must have started the previous stage to compete the next stage. (i.e. if you don’t ride Saturday then you cannot start on Sunday)

 

Registration

ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE IMG WEBSITE BY 5:00PM FRIDAY 5th MAY. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY.

To register go to;

https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=24762&OrgID=10345

Click on;

Click Here To Register

Select either;

Individual

Tandem

Select the $35 entry fee then click;

Next

Enter your username and password and click.

Login

Note that this is the username and password that you received when you first registered for the IMG system. If you cannot find your site login, go to the site login page; https://memberdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=login&OrgID=10244 and click the 'Forgot your Password?' Button. Enter your Email address (the one you used to register) and a new password will be sent to you.

One you have logged in, the system will show your membership details. Click;

Next

Confirm that you are entering as an Individual or Tandem then click;

Next

Click on;

Submit Now & Pay Online

Enter your credit card details and press;

Next

To confirm your payment, click;

Submit Payment

Your transaction will be confirmed and an email sent to your registered email address.

Once you have finished, click;

Logoff

If you have any problems, contact: Ian Morton

 

DAY 1: Saturday 6th May 2017

Prologue

This year we are going to try something different. The 4km prologue course will be UPHILL. Riders will start from the bottom of the hill (approx 4km from the signon desk) and ride back towards Gunning to the finish line at the top of the hill. Rides will need to make their way down to the start in plenty of time to make sure they are ready at their allocated starting time.

Prologue will start at 10:00am and riders will be sent off at 30 second intervals.

Note if you miss your allocated time you will be sent off at the discretion of the Race Referee.

The following limitation apply to the Prologue

•  No Disc Wheels or wheel covers

•  No Time Trial specific helmets

•  No Time Trial bars either specific or clip on

Tri Spoke or other deep dish wheels are allowed as long as the rim does not exceed 10cm.

 

Stage 1

Stage 1 will start at 1:30pm and riders will be sent off by grade.

Stage 1 is 50km for all grades.

A revised bonus time will be allocated on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 7 seconds, 4nd – 2 seconds and 3rd 2 seconds) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd - 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

DAY 2: Sunday 7th May 2017

Stage 2

The course length will depend on grade:

•  A, B, C, D will complete 100km (Note: A Water Bottle will be provided for riders on the Second Lap)

•  E, F, G, Tandem will complete 50km

Stage 2 will start at 10:00am for the following grades A, B, C, D with 2 min between grades.

Stage 2 will start at 11:00am for the following grades G, E, F, Tandem with 2 min between grades.

A revised bonus time will be allocated to each grade on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 7 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds and 3rd 2 seconds) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd - 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

 

Presentation

Presentations will be held in the Hall in the Showground commencing at 1:45 pm. Lunch will be provided for all riders and officials.

 

Veterans out and about

The NSW masters road champs were held over the weekend and today in Molong near Orange, and once again Vets members did us proud, albeit riding for Cycling NSW and ACT clubs. Well done all.

 

Rob Langridge

Road Race

M6

Dave Mullens 5th and Paul Welsh 7th were ahead of former cycling legend Michael Payne.

M8

Mark Taylor enjoying life in the saddle after retirement was second.

W6

Terry Moore 2nd.

M5

Brendan Byatt 7th

M4

Marc Vroomans 12th, Steve Blackburn 14th and Steve Crispin 20th

Crit

M8

Mark Taylor 5th

M6

The Masters' master himself Mark Harris wins again, with Dave Mullins 11th.

M4

Steve Crispin 9th

W6

Terry Moore 4th

Time Trial

M4

Steve Blackburn 4th, James Jordan 14th

M5

Roger Northcote 2nd, Brendan Byatt 3rd and Tom Hartley 4th!

M7

Michael Carr 2nd, Owain Tilley 3rd

Handicaps for this Week

Howard Moffat F -> E

RACING THIS WEEK:

Saturday, 29nd Apr: Uriarra Homestead Graded Scratch

Where: Assemble at Uriarra Rd / Brindabella Rd, T-Junction
When: Starting at 1:30 pm
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
Race Description:
Uriarra - Blue Range Spur - Top of Crossing - Blue Range Spur - Top of Crossing - Finish
Race Director: Mick Donaldson
Contact:  Email mdonaldson@netspeed.com.au Ph  0418486367

The nominated marshals for this event are;

•  Marc Vroomans

•  James Curran

 

Upcoming Marshall Roster

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;
- May 6/7 @ Gunning 2 Day: Marshals required
- May 20 @ Dog Trap Rd: Adam Potts, Michael Hanbury, Mike Hayes, Ben Healy, Andrew Murrell
- Jun 3 @ Old Federal Highway: Chris Kon, Seymour Saville-boss, Phil Anderson, Nicholas Stewart
- Jun 17 @ Pierces Creek: Ben Morrison, Dennis Puniard

 

RACE REPORTS:

Lookout Hill – 22nd April

It was a perfect afternoon for racing, sunshine and a light breeze particularly different from earlier in the day. We had 45 competitors and 8 officials for an out and back course from Lookout Hill to a couple of 2K past the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Road conditions were good with a couple of pot holes to be avoided from recent wet weather.

Thank you to Tony Weir for cake and Rosemary Robinson for water melon which made a great addition to our usual post race refreshments.

Set up took a little longer than expected despite everyone in place early, so racing started about 15 minutes late. The course was challenging and our last rider was safely back just before 4pm. Thanks to Simon Whitehead our first aider who stayed later than expected until all riders were safely back and he even went out in his van to trail the last 4 riders to the finish line. His first aid for the day included providing cream to one of our marshalls who was experiencing an itching one of their arms. No other incidents apart from a bit of cramping. Well done to all participants for a great day.

A & B grade took off together being a group of 9 at a blistering pace and the leaders turned their first lap after about 45 minutes. Our quickest rider was in A grade finishing the two laps in just over 1 hour 33 minutes. Unfortunately Stuart Roesler who had build up a great lead into the turn after the first lap leading all A & B graders had a problem when his chain when it derailed and became stuck in his frame, bad luck to Stuart.

A grade had a tight finish between Peter Marshal first and Paul Atyeo with Nathan Spillane a little further back in third.

B grade by the end was spread out with the positions going to Peter Young first, then David Dickson with Seymour Savell-Boss third.

C grade completed the first lap without incident and most of the group still together. The finish proved a tight one with Christopher Kon a clear first with a fight for 2nd and third going to Warwick Wilson, followed by John Paul De Sousa who edged out Anthony O'Connor for third spot.

D grade had 12 starters and the largest bunch for the day. The longest ride in doing the 2 lap course came from this group in just over 2 hours. By the end the bunch was well spread with Alain Arbaut first, Des Brown second and Andrew Hislop third.

E grade had 11 starters and completed the course in very good time with first over the line in just over 56 minutes being Gerald Van Ewyk, closely followed by Phil Anderson and close behind in third position Alex Sommariv.

F grade had 4 starters and all finished with all riders being spread across the course by the end. First was Howard Moffat, second Robert Miller and third Paul Robey.

Thanks to our officials Graham Hendrie, Gill Lugg and Kirsty Cummin who assisted at the start/finish with set up, registering riders including manual method after a minor hiccup with our technology. Thanks to our ATCs in Robert Langridge (start/finish), Frank O'Sullivan (Point Hut intersection), Denis Jessop (Corin Rd intersection) and Tony Weir (far turn point).

 

Kim Malcolm

 

4.3 April 17 Bleat

posted 17 Apr 2017, 05:48 by Administrator Actvcc   [ updated 17 Apr 2017, 05:49 ]


Hello Vets,

It's that time of the year again when we start getting ready for the ACTVets premier road event, the Gunning 2 Day. All the details in this week's Bleat;

•  Gunning 2 Day Event

•  Vets out and about

•  Racing this Week

 

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

 

Ian Morton

Gunning 2 Day Event

Marshals

Bill Frost has kindly volunteered to be the Race referee for the two days. In order to run the event, he requires the assistance of Marshals, Escort Drivers and General Helpers to assist.

Payment of $30 per day is available to offset petrol costs and other expenses.

If you are willing to help, please contact Bill at: billfrost@bigpond.com

 

Portaloo

A Portaloo has been booked. We are looking for a volunteer to help with towing duties. If someone is staying in Gunning on Saturday evening and would be able to tow it back to their accommodation overnight, that would save having to tow it back to Canberra.

Please contact Kim Malcolm d.kimmalcolm@icloud.com Ph 0418643623 if you can assist.

 

Requirements

The cost will be $35 for the race and you must be a current member of the club within the AVCC. Please note that we do not have day licences available.

Riders will need to bring their helmet to the registration desk for inspection. Please note that it is an AVCC requirement that all riders must wear a helmet which meets Australian Standards.

Riders must have started the previous stage to compete the next stage. (i.e. if you don’t ride Saturday then you cannot start on Sunday)

 

Registration

ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE IMG WEBSITE BY 5:00PM FRIDAY 5th MAY. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY.

To register go to;

https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=24762&OrgID=10345

Click on;

Click Here To Register

Select either;

Individual

Tandem

Select the $35 entry fee then click;

Next

Enter your username and password and click.

Login

Note that this is the username and password that you received when you first registered for the IMG system. If you cannot find your site login, go to the site login page; https://memberdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=login&OrgID=10244 and click the 'Forgot your Password?' Button. Enter your Email address (the one you used to register) and a new password will be sent to you.

One you have logged in, the system will show your membership details. Click;

Next

Confirm that you are entering as an Individual or Tandem then click;

Next

Click on;

Submit Now & Pay Online

Enter your credit card details and press;

Next

To confirm your payment, click;

Submit Payment

Your transaction will be confirmed and an email sent to your registered email address.

Once you have finished, click;

Logoff

If you have any problems, contact: Ian Morton

 

DAY 1: Saturday 6th May 2017

Prologue

This year we are going to try something different. The 4km prologue course will be UPHILL. Riders will start from the bottom of the hill (approx 4km from the signon desk) and ride back towards Gunning to the finish line at the top of the hill. Rides will need to make their way down to the start in plenty of time to make sure they are ready at their allocated starting time.

Prologue will start at 10:00am and riders will be sent off at 30 second intervals.

Note if you miss your allocated time you will be sent off at the discretion of the Race Referee.

The following limitation apply to the Prologue

•  No Disc Wheels or wheel covers

•  No Time Trial specific helmets

•  No Time Trial bars either specific or clip on

Tri Spoke or other deep dish wheels are allowed as long as the rim does not exceed 10cm.

 

Stage 1

Stage 1 will start at 1:30pm and riders will be sent off by grade.

Stage 1 is 50km for all grades.

A revised bonus time will be allocated on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 7 seconds, 4nd – 2 seconds and 3rd 2 seconds) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd - 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

DAY 2: Sunday 7th May 2017

Stage 2

The course length will depend on grade:

•  A, B, C, D will complete 100km (Note: A Water Bottle will be provided for riders on the Second Lap)

•  E, F, G, Tandem will complete 50km

Bonus time will be allocated to each grade on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 3 seconds, 2nd – 2 seconds and 3rd 1 second) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd - 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

Stage 2 will start at 10:00am for the following grades A, B, C, D with 2 min between grades.

Stage 2 will start at 11:00am for the following grades G, E, F, Tandem with 2 min between grades.

A revised bonus time will be allocated to each grade on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 7 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds and 3rd 2 seconds) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd - 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

 

Presentation

Presentations will be held in the Hall in the Showground commencing at 1:45 pm. Lunch will be provided for all riders and officials.

 

Veterans out and about

Today (Saturday, 15 April) Mark Taylor won the Australian Veterans Road Race Championship in his age category (65-69) in Maryborough, Victoria. Mark won with a withering sprint from a pack that had foolishly allowed him to sprint for the win. Here's a photo of Mark receiving his gold medal;

ACT Veterans Cycling Club

 

Owain Tilley

 

The small contingent of ACT riders have exceeded expectations at the 2017 AVCC National Titles held in Maryborough Victoria this Easter long weekend. As far as I am aware the ACT Vets had three medalists out of around 10 riders. Mark Taylor (middle) topped the podium for Gold in his age category, then backed it up with another Gold in today's Criterium. Owain Tilley (left) won silver for his efforts in the 60-64 age group Time Trial yesterday and Michael Fawke (right) bronzed in the 45-49 Time Trail. I seem to recall Michael also bronzed in the road race as well. I haven't seen the official write up of the results so if I missed you let us know for next weeks Bleat! Well done to all ACT members that attended the event.

ACT Veterans Cycling Club

Dougal Torrance
President
ACT Veterans Cycling Club.

RACING THIS WEEK:

Saturday, 22nd Apr: Lookout Hill Graded Scratch

Where: Observation lookout on Tidbinbilla Road about 2.5 km towards Tharwa from Point Hut / Tidbinbilla Rd intersection (or about 4.5 km from Tharwa villiage).
When: Starting at 1:30 pm
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
Race Description:
Lookout Hill to Tidbinbilla Nature Park entry x2 for ABCD (48km)
Lookout Hill/Short turn TNP x1 for EF&G (24km)
Race Director: Kim Malcolm
Contact:  Email d.kimmalcolm@icloud.com Ph  0418643623

The nominated marshals for this event are;

•  Gillian Lugg,

•  Kirsty Cummin

•  ATC: Frank O'Sullivan. Two more ATCs required.

 

Upcoming Marshall Roster

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;
- Apr 29@ Uriara: Marc Vroomans, James Curran
- May 6/7 @ Gunning 2 Day: Marshals required
- May 20 @ Dog Trap Rd: Adam Potts, Michael Hanbury, Mike Hayes, Ben Healy, Andrew Murrell
- Jun 3 @ Old Federal Highway: Chris Kon, Seymour Saville-boss, Phil Anderson, Nicholas Stewart
- Jun 17 @ Pierces Creek: Ben Morrison, Dennis Puniard

 

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