1.2 Jan 7 Bleat

Post date: Jan 07, 2013 8:42:39 AM

Hello Vets,

In this issue of The Bleat;

· Criterium Cancellation

· Check your Criterium Grading

· Registration Information for 2013

· Racing this Week

· Race Reports

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

Ian Morton.

Criterium Cancellation: 8th January

Stromlo Forest Park has been closed due to the fireban that is in place in the ACT. Tomorrow night’s Criterium Race has been cancelled.

Check your Criterium Handicaps:

James “the Handicapper” Jordan (aka “he who must not be named”) has taken out his magic wand and cast a re-grading spell across the Criterium grades.

Go to the RMS and check your grade before next week’s race. Under the rider name drop-down, click once to populate the list, and then click again once it has finished loading.

Select your name from the list and your grades will be displayed.

2013 Registration:

Please note that 2013 registration are now due. All members must be registered prior to racing. Registration and payment cannot be made on race day; all registration must be made online.

If you pay online, just before race day, then proof of payment must be produced at registration before being allowed to enter the race to ensure that insurance cover has been activated. Please bring along a printed copy of the confirmation Email to confirm registration.

The National AVCC online registration system (IMG) is now available to process renewals and new memberships for 2013. No membership details have been loaded into the new system. You will need to enter all your personal information this year. Next year, you will be able to use your login so you won’t have to re-enter your details.

To register, use the following steps;

· Go to the website: https://memberdesq.imgstg.com/index.cfm?OrgID=10244

· Select ‘New Registration

· Select the State and Club, then press ‘Next >>

· Select the membership type, then press ‘Next >>

· Agree the Terms and Conditions, then press ‘Next >>

· Enter your personal details, then press ‘Next >>

· After a couple of confirmation pages, Enter your credit card details (Visa or Mastercard) then ‘Submit Payment’.

You will then receive Emails confirming details about your registration and providing you with a logon and password that you can use to update your details in future. Note that once you have registered, you can change your logon name and password to something a bit easier to remember.

If you have any questions or difficulties with registration please contact: membership@actvets.cc

Are you receiving this twice?

We are in the process of switching over to use the new IMG registration system as the mailing list for The Bleat. The Email address that you provide in the on-line registration will be the address for future updates.

Until everyone is registered, this update will go out to the ACTVets Discussion Group as well.


Tuesday, 8th January: Stromlo Criterium


Thursday, 10th January: Track Racing

Where: Queanbeyan Track

When: 6:00 pm

Details: Warm up from 5:30 first race at 6pm. Scratch races, two lap handicap, derny races and Italian pursuits. Road and track bikes welcome

Sunday, 13th January: Cotter Time Trial

Where: Cotter Picnic Reserve

When: 8:00 am

Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.

Race Description:

Time trial finishes over summit of Mt McDonald on Brindabella Rd approx 1 km before Uriarra Homestead.

Race Director: Roger Northcote

Contact: Email: roger.northcote@customs.gov.au Ph (02) 62473597

Help Needed on Saturday: Roger will need Marshals and helpers at the finish line to run the race. Please contact him before the weekend if you can assist.

Twitter for late changes

A reminder that the twitter tag ‘@ACTVets’ is used to advise of any late changes to the race program. Please check Twitter for updates before Sunday’s race if there is any threat due to fires.

If you don’t have a twitter account, go to https://twitter.com/actvets to check for status updates.


Lookout Hill– 6th January

On a warm but pleasant morning we had 44 riders turn up for the Lookout Hill graded road race. The course was altered slightly to comprise of Lookout Hill to Tharwa turning at the shop then back past Lookout Hill to Point Hut and then return to Lookout Hill twice with the finish basically at the top of the hill. The distance was 39kms for all grades.

A grade was a small group that stayed together to the end with David Rae taking the line honours and Brendan Byatt and Reinhard Mauch filling the minor placing’s. In B grade it was a different story with the group breaking up early and leaving just three riders left at the end to contest the places. Howard Galloway clearly took the win with a good margin, he was followed by Adam Ballantyne and Kevin Wells for second and third places. C grade was a closely contested race with Jim Davey just edging out Alex O’Shea for the win while third was Simon Milnes.

The D grade race was effectively a group finish with Robert Wilson prevailing in the end to take the win from Kevin Hennessy and Ross Robinson. There was no E grade, however, the F grade group the largest (12 riders) + a tandem was a race that split into a number of groups. The tandem (riders Elton Ivers and John Barlow) took the line honours while Rosemary Robinson who managed to stay in touch with the tandem was first in F grade and then there was a large gap back to Ian Shaw and Mary Lovett who filled the minor places. The G grade race was a close contest between Polly Templeton and Lindsay Graham with Polly taking the win. Angelika Mauch with a solid ride was third.

Many thanks to the marshals, Henry Beaverstock, Owain Tilley, Brad White, Charles Nicholl, Chris Nolan and Bradley Sellwood.

Also a big thank you to the race referee, Peter Klein and our first aid officer known as Brad.

Track Report – 29th November

On 20 December was the Christmas Track Wheel Race. Unfortunately only 12 riders competed. The winner of the Roadies race was Kelvin Alley followed by Rosemary Robinson. In the Trackies race Jim Davey won by a tyre width over Ray Gorrell followed by Allan Bonjter.

Track racing commences for 2013 this Thursday 10 January – the events will be – 12 Lap Scratch, Sprint Derby, Italian Pursuit and a Mystery Race. Hope to see you there.