1.1 January 6 Bleat

Post date: Jan 06, 2014 7:40:34 AM

Hello Vets,

Welcome to 2014. Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year break.

In this week’s Bleat;

· Important Note: Registration for 2014

· Marshal Roster

· From the desk of the Handicapper

· Crit Master Class – 19th January

· Upcoming Events

· Racing this Week

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

Ian Morton.

Important Note: Registration for 2014

All members who intend to race tomorrow must ensure they have registered for 2014. If you haven’t registered yet, please do so before midday 7th January.

Registration status will be checked at the signon desk to ensure all members are financial and covered by insurance.

To renew, go to https://memberdesq.imgstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&OrgID=10244. Click on theLogin link and enter the username and password you used to register last year.

There is a Forgot Your Password link if you can’t remember your logon.

Marshal Roster

As you are aware the club operates with a reliance on its members to contribute to the running of the various races. As such it is expected that each member should attend at least two races a year and assist by acting as a marshal. These duties are not particularly onerous and normally consist of manning a turn point or assisting at the start finish.

Unfortunately not all members have met this commitment in the past couple of years and it keeps falling on the same small number to provide assistance.

As such the Race Committee has decided to instigate a roster of members and assign them a race. Marshals assigned to the further NSW regional races can still request a payment to cover fuel costs if they undertake lead and follow car duties.

This roster will be found on the website under the Referees & Marshals Tab.

If you unable to make the date that you have been rostered the obligation is on you to find a replacement. It is recommended that you look at the roster and make your plans accordingly.

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

James Jordan

Vice President

From the desk of the Handicapper

The Handicapper has started off the New Year with some well-deserved upgrades;

Crit Master Class – 19th January

Continuing on with the monthly Masterclass sessions from 2013, the January session will cover Cornering and Bike Handling skills.

Session information

Good cornering and bike handling skills are an essential part of every rider's skill set. The Cornering and Bike Handling Masterclass session will provide you with a thorough understanding of the correct technique for cornering as well as covering many core bike handling skills.

The session will include:

    • The five fundamentals to good cornering

    • Cornering in a bunch

    • U-turns

    • Finesse and emergency braking techniques

    • Obstacle management, such as avoiding potholes, riding on grass, etc

    • One or no hand riding techniques and when to use them.

    • Riding on gravel

    • Advice on wet weather techniques

When: Sunday 19th January 2014.

Time: 9:00am and finishing at 11:00am (before it gets too hot!).

Location: Stromlo Forest Park Criterium Circuit

To register for this session or to view more information please visits the Cornering and Bike Handling Masterclass page of the website

Upcoming Events

The Classic Adelaide Veterans Series – January 2014

· Sat 18th Road Race - Graded at The Range Willunga

· Mon 20th Time Trial - 5 yr age div – Woodchester to Langhorne Creek return

· Wed 22nd Hill Climb – 6 kms - 5 yr age div – bike track Mt Barker Rd Glen Osmond

· Thurs 23rd Criterium – Graded – Victoria Park Criterium track Adelaide city

Registration including an early-bird incentive will be on the www.savca.org.au website soon.


Tuesday, 7th January: Stromlo Criterium

Where: Stromlo Forrest Park

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

Race Description:

G Grade@ 5:45 - 15min + 2 laps; E/F Grade@ 6:09 - 25min + 2 laps; A/B Grade@ 6:42 - 40min + 2 laps; C/D Grade@ 7:23 - 30min + 2 laps

Race Director: Kim Malcolm

Contact: Email: jakmalco@tpg.com.au Ph 0418643623

Assigned Marshals

The marshals for this week are;

· Graeme ALLBON


If you unable to make the date that you have been rostered, please find a replacement.

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, 9th January: Track Racing

Where: Queanbeyan Track

When: 6:00 pm

Details: 3 – 4 short events per session with a mixture of scratch, handicap, sprinting and team events;

Sunday, 12th January – No Race