3.2 March 11 Bleat

Post date: Mar 16, 2013 9:48:26 AM

Hello Vets,

In this issue of The Bleat;

  • Reminder about 20th Anniversary Celebrations

  • Racing this Week

  • Race Reports

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

Ian Morton.

20th Anniversary Celebrations

The Committee is still looking for;

· 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


Tuesday, 12th March: Stromlo Criterium

Where: Stromlo Forrest Park

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

Race Description: G Grade@ 5:45 - 10min + 2 laps; E/F Grade@ 6:04 - 14min + 2 laps; A/B Grade@ 6:26 - 26min + 2 laps; C/D Grade@ 6:58 - 19min + 2 laps

Race Director: David Clark

Contact: Email: davec5@velocitynet.com.au Ph 0411484997

Crit Marshals and Helpers needed

David 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, 14th March: Track Racing

Where: Queanbeyan Track

When: 6:00 pm


Warm up from 5:30 first race at 6pm.

Annual Ominim events: 4 lap Pursuit and Kierin.

Road and track bikes welcome

Note that 28th March will be the Presentation Night and dinner in the park.

Sunday, 17th March – Old Federal Highway Handicap

Where: Old Federal Highway, Shingle Hill Way

When: Starting 9:00 am

** Note later start time ***

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

Race Description: Start - Shingle Hill Way – Lake George x 2 - Finish

Race Director: Phill Coulton

Contact: Email Phillcou@bigpond.net.au Ph 0417299149

Help Needed on Sunday: Phil will need 3 turn marshals, Lead and Trail cars and finish line helpers. Anyone who is prepared to assist, please contact him before the weekend.


Old Federal Highway Handicap – 10th March

Well it’s been a while since we’ve done the Tulip Farm leg at the Old Federal Highway course and that long hill certainly took its toll. There were 14 DNFs though a few of them were flat tyres.

The grades set off at 9:00am with G Grade holding a 42 minute handicap. In fact G Grade had finished the Shingle Hill Way leg before A Grade had even rolled off the start line.

By the end of the first leg, all the grades were still in their starting order though a few of the grades had broken up. The top grades were working hard together and looked as though they might reel in the leaders.

After the first Tulip Farm leg, Jing Huang and Bob Egan were doggedly holding onto the lead while behind them F Grade had completely broken up, E and D Grades still held groups of 5 working together. A Grade had overtaken B Grade and was working together making up time on the leaders.

In the end, Jing and Bob held onto their lead, actually completing the second Tulip Farm leg 2 minutes quicker than the first leg. Jing put in a big sprint at the finish to pull ahead of Bob.

The A Grade bunch came in 4 minutes later with Graeme Allbon (who also posted the quickest time of the day) sprinting to take third place.

Overall it was a good day for G Grade with 4 riders in the top ten.

Many thanks to the volunteers who helped marshal, Ben Davis at the Shingle Hill Way turn, Andy Boyd at the Tulip Farm Turn, Brandie O’Connor at the Intersection, David Dickson at the Finish chute, Jon Barnes in the Lead Car and Rob Diamond in the Trail Car. And as always, the ever reliable Henry Beaverstock with the organisation with support from James Meredith.