9.2 Sep 13 Bleat

Post date: Jan 06, 2012 12:35:14 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/

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, 17 September 1:30pm

Old Federal Highway Graded Scratch Distance (46km)

Course description: Start on Old Federal Highway - left into Shingle Hill Way - Lake George x 2

Turn left off new Federal Hwy (dual carriageway) after Bywong Rd. The intersection is signposted to Gundaroo and approx 9 km after Sutton Rd overpass. Park in gravel pit on corner of next intersection about 100 m in from highway.

Recent Results – Race Director’s Report

Saturday, 10 September – Tidbinbilla Graded Scratch

On a fine sunny but windy afternoon 58 riders braved the elements to give the Tidbinbilla graded scratch a go. The published course was altered due to the road works on the tracking station road, and after much debate the agreed course ended up being four laps from Tidbinbilla to Geals creek and return for ABCD, and three laps for EFG grades. Of the 58 riders that started 52 managed to finish. In A grade the bunch almost stayed together to the half way mark before Ian Downing pulled away to a fine victory, Christophe Barberet and Sean Ifland filled the minor placing’s.

As for B grade this was by far the largest group (17 riders) and the most competitive, although there were minor breakaways they didn’t last long with the major part of the group keeping together to the end. Mark Gillett prevailed to score the victory, coming in second and third were Gary Scheld and Patrick McNamara. I guess the handicapper will be looking at that group as there were a number of A grade suspects in there for sure. In C grade their race ended up spreading out with David Medlock taking the line honours from Robert Britten and Bruce Goodspeed. D grade was a close contested race and the group managed to stay together to the end. Line honours went to Robert Wilson with Mike Hayes and Andrew Boyd taking second and third. In E grade in was much the same with the group prevailing to the end, Jeff Culnane won the sprint to take the win from Vanessa Goodspeed and Alex Sommariva.

The F grade race ended up with the riders separating early on and the win going to Malcolm Tew from Elizabeth Lowe and Ian Morton. In G grade it was the same with Mike Spoljaric taking the win and Pauline Thorn and Bruce Jones filling the minor places.

Many thanks to Peter Klein and his assistants, James Meredith, Henry Beaverstock, Angie Wren, Des Brown, and Jan Koehler. A big thankyou also to Bill Frost for taking out the trailer and helping with the setting up.

Full results - http://www.actvets.cc/results

It's not just about bike lanes

Open the link below to see a very interesting article referred by John Thorn about our car oriented road systems.


Our Vets girls in Demark

Pat Rooke has been keeping us updated on the progress of our girls in Denmark.

Time Trial results:

Brandie and Kerry finished 16th in the Women's tandem category.

The Roskilde World Championships narrow and technical circuit proved

challenging for the longer two wheeled machines, with several bikes

coming to grief. Brandie and Kerry were right behind one of the many

crashes, but narrowly avoided it, Kerry managed to muscle the

Australian tandem out of harm's way and keep her and Brandie in the

race. Unfortunately the interference saw them lose contact with the

main bunch, they placed 16th.

In the women's C2 division, Jing delivered Chinese Taipei's first top

10 World Para Championships result, finishing 6th in her category and

overtaking the rider from Russia, who started three minutes in front

of her, in the process. Jing's average speed was close to a personal

best and Taiwan can be very proud of her representation.

The Road Race Results :

Another Gold Medal for Sue Powell - Sue dominated the C4 Women's Road

Race with a clever combination of attacks and conserving energy when

it mattered. After 60km of racing, Sue took the gold by about 20cm

ahead of Marie-Claude Molnar (Canada), with the Megan Fisher (USA)

rounding out the placings.

In her first World Road Championship appearance, Jing finish a strong

4th in today's C2 road race.

Official website: http://www.paracycling2011.dk/FrontPage/?id=875

Well done Girls!

Upcoming Events


All proceeds to Hartley Lifecare see: http://www.hartley.org.au

Buyers and Sellers welcome.

Sellers may attend the venue from 9am to set up their stalls.

Sellers - a donation is requested of 10% of their first $500 of sales, then 5% of their next $1000 of sales, seller donations are capped at $100 where sales exceed $1500.

All donations are tax deductable and official Hartley Lifecare receipts will be issued.


Gold coin donation Entry (buyers)


Saturday 17th of September 2011


2 Friendship St Red Hill , 10am until 3pm

Sausage Sizzle, snacks and drinks on Sale Bike Raffle for a Bianchi road bike


Like a garage sale, but for bike stuff!

AVCC News - CA Masters Cycling Championships (Ballarat) entries close 5.00pm on 21 September:

AVCC article follows:

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



Myrtleford Bike Muster - September 30 to October 1

Myrtleford Bike Muster Registration https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?ID=4025

Program http://www.bikemuster.com/?page_id=136