2.4 Feb 24 Bleat

Post date: Feb 24, 2013 11:22:51 AM

Hello Vets,

In this issue of The Bleat;

· Birthday Celebrations

· Annual General Meeting

· From the Desk of the Handicapper

· Update your details

· Racing this Week

· Race Reports

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

Ian Morton.

ACT Veterans Birthday Celebration

21st August this year will be the 20th Anniversary of the foundation of the ACT Veterans Cycling Club. The Committee is looking for volunteers and ideas to celebrate 20 years of great cycling.

The Committee needs;

· Volunteers to participate in an organising committee to arrange the celebration,

· Ideas from members as to the format for the celebration. Send your suggestions to TheBleat@actvets.cc

We would like to invite previous members of the club to the celebration. If you have contact details for any of these previous members, we may need your assistance to get in touch with them.

Keep an eye on upcoming issues of the Bleat for details….

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the ACT Veterans Cycling Club was held last week. A new committee was elected;

· Rob Diamond – President

· James Jordan- Vice President

· Phil Coulton – Secretary

· Barbara Bayliss – Treasurer and Memberships

· Ian Morton, Kim Malcolm, Pat Rooke, Lee Hopson, Graham Hendrie, Robert Langridge - General Committee Members;

Thanks were given for the contribution from Dennis Puniard who has retired from the Committee.

From the Desk of the Handicapper

A couple of reminders to all riders:

1. Marshals can NOT stop traffic. Which means that riders who blast through corners at speeds where they cannot slow to allow traffic through when it has right of way are breaking the rules and putting themselves and the rest of the peloton in danger.

2. Riders can NOT cross the solid single or double white line regardless of the line that they may which to take through a corner.

Both of these incidents occurred during the recent twilight race at lookout hill. Particular mention goes out to B grade!

In future all riders failing to abide by these rules will find themself disqualified.

James Jordan

State Referee

Vice President


Are your detail up to date?

The club relies on the new IMG registration system for information such as email, phone, and emergency contact details. Can you ensure that these details are kept up to date.

When you registered, you would have received a confirmation Email;

Subject: CT Veteran Cycling Club - Membership Registration

It contained a Username and Password

Go to


and Login using your username and password.

Select Update My Details (top right of page) to update your details.


Tuesday, 26th February: Stromlo Criterium

Where: Stromlo Forrest Park

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

Race Description: G Grade@ 5:45 - 13min + 2 laps; C/D Grade@ 6:07 - 24min + 2 laps; E/F Grade@ 6:39 - 20min + 2 laps; A/B Grade@ 7:07 - 31min + 2 laps

Race Director: Robert Langridge

Contact: Email: langridge@netspeed.com.au Ph (02) 6281 0997

Crit Marshals and Helpers needed

Robert will need a couple of helpers on the night. If you are racing you can still get there early or stay after your race to help out.

Important Information: Late Arrivals

It is a condition of our Insurance that all riders receive a referee’s briefing before the commencement of racing to ensure that they are aware of racing conditions.

All riders need to ensure that they arrive in sufficient time to sign-on and be briefed before the commencement of racing.

Thursday, 28th February: 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, 3rd March – Gunning Graded Scratch

Where: Gunning, top of the hill about 2km east of town on the Old Federal Highway

When: Starting 9:00 am

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

Race Description:

ABCD: Gunning/Breadalbane/Finish.

EFG: Gunning/Poplars/Finish

Race Director: Bob Miller

Contact: Email photo@bobmiller.com.au Ph 0411 271 656

Help Needed on Sunday: Bob will need 2 turn marshals, lead and trail car drivers and finish line helpers. Anyone who is prepared to assist, please contact him before the weekend.


Lookout Hill Time Trial – 24th February

7 race officials and 2 riders gathered for a 20 kilometre time trial at Lookout Hill. The winner? The weather.

Thanks to Bruce Griffin, Brendan Byatt, Elizabeth Lowe, Jack Hermes, James Meredith and Tony Bishop for turning up to help marshal, and Henry Beaverstock for driving the van out.

Thanks to Owain Tilley for turning up to referee.