3.4 March 24 Bleat

Post date: Mar 25, 2014 4:6:46 AM

Hello Vets,

In the Bleat this week;

· New Delivery Mechanism

· Marshal Roster

· ACT Vets Represented at the 2014 Australian Masters Track National Championships

· Final Track Session

· Getting Ready for Gunning

· South Pacific Championships

· Racing this Week

· Race Report

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

Ian Morton.

New Delivery Mechanism

This the second copy of the Bleat for this week which is being sent out using the IMG Registration system.

If the IMG EMail address is not correct please go to the IMG system, login and update your Email address. Use this link. Login details should have been sent when you renewed your membership

Also, if you could let me know if there are any problems with the way this EMail displays in your EMail client.


Ian Morton.

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.

ACT Vets Represented at the 2014 Australian Masters Track National Championships

The 2014 Australian Masters Track National Championships were held between Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 March, 2014 at the DISC Velodrome.

Congratulations to the following ACT Vets members who participated;

    • Anton Wurzer

    • Eddie O'Farrell (1 Bronze)

    • Jim Veal (2 Silver)

    • Kerry Knowler (2 Gold, 1 Bronze)

    • Mark Harris (1 Silver, 2 Bronze)

    • Pat Rooke (1 Bronze)

    • Paul Angelatos (1 Bronze)

    • Steve Dean

    • Steve Jones (1 Bronze)

Full details;


Final Track Session

This Thursday (27 March) will see the conclusion of the Track Racing Season at Queanbeyan Park. There will be a single scratch race (6.00pm) followed by a BBQ and presentation. As many trackies as possible should attend, as we intend to discuss preferences for the 2014-15 season when we will have the refurbished Narrabundah track and Queanbeyan Park as options.

Snags, sauce, bread & drinks will be supplied. BYO salad and nibbles.

All welcome.

Getting Ready for Gunning

A reminder that the Gunning 2 Day is coming up on the weekend of the 17/18 May. That’s less than two months away so better get those kms into the legs to get ready.

More detail to follow as we get closer to the date.

South Pacific Championships

The South Pacific Championships are coming up at Easter at Maryborough, 18th April to 20th April, 2014 and are into their 17th year.

These championships are age-group competitions with road races on Friday starting at 2pm, a 300m sprint race on Saturday morning, 15km Time Trial on Saturday afternoon and a criterium on Sunday morning.

Details with maps can be found on www.facebook.com/SouthPacificChampionships

This year the presentations at the Highland Club on Friday and Saturday nights will include entertainment on Friday night and a highly acclaimed speaker (dual Olympic cyclist ) on Saturday night.

More information at http://www.ausvetcycling.com/pdf/2014docs/2014%20SPVCC%20Poster%20FOR%20WEB.pdf


Tuesday, 25th March: Stromlo Criterium

Where: Stromlo Forrest Park

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

Race Description:

G Grade@ 5:40 - 15min + 2 laps; A/B Grade@ 6:00 - 18min + 2 laps; C/D Grade@ 6:24 - 18min + 2laps; E/F Grade@ 6:48 - 18min + 2 laps

*** Note: This is the final Crit event for the season ****

Race Director: Malcolm Paterson

Contact: Email: hhim@tpg.com.au Ph 0478 225 350

Assigned Marshals

The nominated marshal for this event are;

· John Paul De SOUSA

· David WITHAM

Please confirm with the Race Director that you are available. If you unable to make the date that you have been rostered please find a replacement.

Thursday, 27th March: Track Racing

Where: Queanbeyan Track

When: 6:00 pm

Details: Single scratch race followed by a BBQ and presentation

*** Note: This is the final Track event for the season ****

Sunday, 30th March – Uriarra Homestead Graded Scratch

Where: Lookout Hill, Tidbinbilla Rd

When: 9:00am

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

Race Description:

Uriarra 8 (Double Length for A,B,C,D grades) - Uriarra Map course 8 - Start, D, A, B, D, A, Finish (Homestead, Top of the hill, Uriarra, Mt McDonald, Top of the hill, Uriarra, Homestead)

Race Director: James Meredith

Contact: Email JamesMeredith5@bigpond.com Ph 0427 477 521 or 61617586

Assigned Marshals

The nominated marshals for this event are;

· Edward JOLIFFE

· Chris TOOHEY



Please confirm with the Race Director that you are available. If you unable to make the date that you have been rostered please find a replacement.


Track Point Score

You can find season point scores at http://www.actvets.cc/track/tracknews

Lookout Hill Graded Scratch – 22nd March

On a sunny pleasant afternoon we had 57 riders turn up for the Lookout Hill Graded Scratch. Noting the racing started at 4:00pm the course was basically two laps (Lookout, short turn, Pt Hut, Short turn, Pt Hut , Lookout) a distance of approximately 30kms that was completed by all grades.

A grade was a small group of five that maintained a solid pace, with the riders finishing with clear margins. First was Charles Nicoll with second and third going to Marc Vroomans and Michael Hanslip. While B grade was one of the larger groups (11 riders), the first two places were hotly contested with Peter Young taking the win from Rowan McMurray in second place while Ben Toyne was third. In C grade it was a very close sprint finish with Steve Schwenke in first place closely followed by Mark English and Mark Taylor in second and third places. D grade was another close finish between the first three riders with Ashley Sked taking the win from Jan Koehler and Brian McGlynn.

In E grade the largest group of the day (13 riders) and also the closest finish on the day, Tony Beasley managed to prevail for the win from Ian Albrey in second place while third was Ally Roche. F grade was a small group of four riders that finished with clear margins. First was Ian Morton while second and third went to Garry Moffitt and Luke McGowan. In G grade they had a good group of eight riders and the finish between first and second was close with Lindsay Graham taking the win from James Meredith, third was Jing Huang.

Many thanks to the marshals, Henry Beaverstock (the master of timing and organisation), Tom Hartley, Michael Carr, Matthew Kinch, Ben Robey, Rico Fitch and Felix Pirie and our first aid officer Brad McDonald.

Thanks for Peter Klein for Race Refereeing