8.2 August 12 Bleat

Post date: Aug 12, 2013 10:0:19 AM

Hello Vets,

In these week’s Bleat;

· Photos from Lookout Hill

· Upcoming Events

· Racing this Week

· Race Reports

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

Ian Morton.

Photos from Lookout Hill – 3rd Aug

James Meredith was hard at work with the camera snapping photos at Lookout Hill last weekend. You can have a look at the results at;


Upcoming Events

Hartley Lifecare Wheel-a-thon –21/22 September

Registrations at


Shoalhaven Gran Fondo –28/29 September

This is the website with all of the info www.granfondoshoalhaven.com.au

National Championships – 4/5/6 October

The Australian Veterans National Championships will be held in Geelong this year. Registration and other details can be found on the AVCC web site at: http://www.ausvetcycling.com/

Fitz’s Challenge – 27 October

Canberra's biggest and best-known long-distance one-day cyclo-sportive participation event on sealed rural roads in hilly terrain in the southwest of ACT.

Full details and registration at www.fitzs.com.au .


Saturday, 17th August – Tidbinbilla Graded Scratch

Where: Carpark opposite Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Paddy’s River Rd.

When: 1:30pm

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

Race Description:

Tidbinbilla - Flints Crossing - Geals Ck - Flints crossing - ABC into Tracking Stn - EFG do not turn to Tracking Stn – Finish. Distance 49.5km/41km.

Race Director: Lee Hopson

Contact: Email lee_hopson@yahoo.com Ph (02) 6281 0119

Help Needed on Sunday: Lee requires 4 turn marshals and a couple of finish line helpers. Anyone who can assist please let Lee know before the weekend.


Old Federal Highway Handicap (Tulip Farm)

On a sunny windy afternoon fifty three weekend warriors came to the Gravel pit for few hours of suffering.

The G grade went first. Being only four brave souls they did not have much of a chance.

F followed and having more riders they were somewhat more upbeat. .All grades went hoping for the best, having some misunderstanding for the first turn, which was few kms too short. All grades came back together at the turn on the Old Federal Hwy.

The wind and the long hill after the Tulip Farm changed everything! At the completion of the first turn/ lap all the grades were broken apart: E grade was at the front having caught G and F grades. Small bunches of riders came and went. C grade were few and B grade had five riders working hard three minutes down the front of the race.

When A turned at the completion of the first lap, only two riders were working together and had a couple B grader in their wheels,. They were only five minutes down. The bet were on A grade to win but it was not to be.... A brave C grader arrived just few seconds at the front holding off the chasing bunch .

I would like to thanks the Marshals: Braham Hart, Peter Harding, James Cruden, Steven Simms, Peter Marshal, Dale Kleeman, all did volunteered early in the week which made things very easy for me. Specials thanks to James Meredith and Henry Beaverstock , who did the registration and the timing..

Thanks to Alain Arbaut for refereeing.