9.1 Sep 6 Bleat

Post date: Jan 06, 2012 12:33:56 AM

Timely Reminders:

Race Directors needed for September and beyond: We have no Race Directors beyond this weekend. Volunteers are required if racing is to proceed as usual. If you have not directed an event this year, you should consider yourself a candidate. See list below and consult the schedule of all future events at http://rms.actvets.cc/

CA Masters Cycling Championships (Ballarat) entries close 5.00pm on 21 September: See AVCC article below.

Rob Diamond will edit the Bleat between 9 and 26 September: Please send any Bleat material to him via the usual vice.president@actvets.cc address.

Racing this Saturday, 10 September – Tidbinbilla Graded Scratch 13:30 – 16:00

Where: Junction of Tidbinbilla and Paddy's River Roads at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

When: Sign-on by 13:15 at latest, wearing your registered number with personal details on reverse side.

Parking: For rider safety, park well clear of road on either side of the start/finish zone. Please do not park on or near the corner of the road junction.

Race Description: ABCD - Start to Flint's Crossing; U-turn to Geal's Creek via start/finish zone; U-turn back to Flint's Crossing; U-turn towards s/f zone then turn left to Tracking Station; U- turn in car park and return to Paddy's River Road; turn left to finish. (Race distance = 55km). EFG - Start to Flint's Crossing; U-turn to Geal's Creek via start/finish zone; U-turn back to Flint's Crossing; U-turn to finish without any diversion to Tracking Station.(Race distance = 48km)

Race Director: Peter Klein

Contact: Peter.Klein@defence.gov.au; tel (02) 6292 6592

Help needed on Saturday: Peter will need at least 4 road marshals and two others to help around the start/finish zone. Please contact him as soon as possible to ensure the smooth running of this event.

Recent Results: Saturday, 3 September – Orroral Graded Scratch

The weather was fine but the course was a bit intimidating, so only 47 lined up for battle with the terrain. Forty finished, and the tough guys prevailed: congratulations to Ian Downing, Reinhard Mauch, Owain Tilley, Vince Dunn, Bob Kent, Bob Egan and Mike Spoljaric. Kirsti McVay, Angela Wren, Sue Frost and Angelika Mauch all toughed it out with the old warriors to keep the femmes' flag flying. Many thanks to Rosemary Robinson and her assistants, Elton Ivers, Linda Banks, Graham Hendrie and James Meredith, who made the race possible.

Race results are available on the Race Management System: http://rms.actvets.cc/


We have recently been approached by Cycling Australia who are prepared to allow AVCC licence holders to participate in their Masters Cycling Championships in Ballarat from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 October (entries close 5.00pm on 21 September). The Executive has no objection to any of our members participating, and indeed as you will know, many of our members already hold dual licences. For your information, the day licence will cost $44, and the nomination fee per event (criterium, road race and time trial) is $55 per event. Anyone wishing to take up the offer will have to quote their licence number and to produce it at the championships. The stipulation is that entries will have to be made on a manual entry form that can be downloaded from their website: http://www.cycling.org.au/?ID=42157

You might also be interested to know that we recently received an answer to our request for our bodies to set up mutual recognition of disciplinary sanctions. CA has agreed that they are prepared to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, with the rider that the national body will endorse this, but that the understanding will be between the respective state bodies within each state. You will be informed of any further developments on this subject.

Mel Davies