7.3 Lundi 15 Juillet

Post date: Jul 15, 2013 11:2:3 AM

Bonjour Vets,

Welcome to this week’s issue of Le Bêlement in honour of Le Tour. As we head into the last week of the race, we report this week;

· Très Intéressant

· Racing cette semaine – Lookout Hill

· Directeur de Course’s report – Gunning handicapés secrète

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

Ian Morton.

Très Intéressant

With Le Tour in full swing, Google can let you get your vicarious kicks via a Street View of the entire race – with each section becoming available as the race progresses.

Click on this link; http://www.mapsmaniac.com/2013/07/googles-tours-tour-de-france.html

Contributed by Gordon Hollonds


Saturday, 20th July – Lookout Hill Graded Scratch

Where: Lookout Hill.

When: 1:30pm

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

Race Description:

A,B,C,D Grades - Start -Tharwa Village - Point Hut - Tharwa village - Point Hut - Finish.

E,F,G Grades - Start - Point Hut - Tharwa village - Point Hut - Finish.

Race Director: Steve Dean

Contact: Email steve.dean2004@gmail.com, Ph 0413749652

Help Needed on Sunday: Steve will require 3 turn marshals and some helpers at the finish line. Please contact him before the weekend if you can assist.


Gunning handicapés secrète – 13th Juillet

The notoriously windy Gunning course turned on a picture-perfect day for racing, with not enough wind at the start to even turn over the wind turbines. Nearly 70 riders made the journey out to the picturesque area. The lower grades enjoyed the mild conditions and took full advantage of their handicaps to dominate the major placings in the mass start, secret handicap event. G grader Clare D’Arcy was a popular winner, followed by two E-graders Terry Danaher and Trent Wiseman. G and E grade riders took out the first eight places on handicap.

Fastest time was shared by Steve Crispin and Reinhard Mauch, with Steve leading a select band of A graders over the line after a tough uphill sprint.

The only low point was two punctures suffered by competitors just before the start, including Bruce Jones who had just finished showing off his new bike to an admiring audience.

Many thanks to the marshals Dale Teddy, Elton Ivers, James Cruden, Michael Van Vegchel and of course, time keeper extraordinaire Henry Beaverstock and his lieutenants James Meredith and Graham Hendrie.

Thanks to Mick Donaldson for race refereeing.

ps Paul Angelatos left behind at Gunning a set of gloves and a black "skins" top. If anyone picked them up would they mind giving him a call on 0408 675958 . He left them on the grass beside the start/finish area.

Correction to last week’s report…

The race report last week neglected to include thanks to Owain Tilley, Francois Mossard, Jim Cruden, Alex Sommariva and Ross Macpherson for their assistance at the Lookout Hill race on the 6th July.