z10.2 Oct 13 Bleat

Post date: Oct 13, 2014 10:54:35 PM

Hello Vets,

In this week's Bleat;

• Narrabundah Track Racing Commences

• Renovation and repair of "The Bundahdome"

• Fitz's Challenge – 26 October 2014

• Ride 2 Remember

• Interstate Events

• Racing this Week

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

Ian Morton.

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The 8 October practice session to kick off this year’s track season at Narrabundah was very successful with 21 riders giving the refurbished track a workout. The track is much improved and a delight to ride.

This week we commence track racing events, in addition to practice sessions. All interested riders are invited - particularly new riders and track novices.

The Program for Wed 15 October is as follows:

5.30pm – 6.00pm: Warm-up and free practice;

6.00pm – 6.30pm: Formal pursuit training (concentrating particularly on starts from the fence, holding and dropping out of the echelon);

6.30pm – 7.00pm: Two lap individual timed sprint starting from the fence;

7.00pm – 7.30pm: Graded scratch races.

Please Note:

+ Narrabundah track is located off Goyder Street in Narrabundah;

+ Session Cost $10;

+ Only track bikes are acceptable and safe for the high banking.

Track etiquette:

+ Use the designated track positions for cruising, tempo or fast pacing (ride higher on the banking as your lap speed increases);

+ Hold your line - don't make changes of speed or position unless you are clear of other riders;

+ Be very careful if you are crossing or moving on / off the track;

+ If you start from the fence or rise up the banking to wash off speed, it is your responsibility to avoid obstructing other riders;

+ All riders will need to be cautious as there will be a number of novice riders at the early track sessions.

+ Keep the track gate closed when racing is in progress.

More information has been posted on the club website at http://www.actvets.cc/track

Renovation and repair of "The Bundahdome"

Renovation and repair of sprinters lane in turns one and two will begin on 27 October and be completed by 5 November.

The contractors have advised that they expect the track to be available for use on the intermediate weekend (1,2 November).

Vets track racing organisers will meet soon and advise on the season plans after the initial practice sessions

Fitz's Challenge – 26 October 2014

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.

Challenge yourself over 255 km, 205 km, 165 km, 105 km or 50 km – these are serious physical challenges to test your capabilities. (The 205 and 255 km rides qualify as Audax rides for those interested).

Conducted by Pedal Power ACT (www.pedalpower.org.au)

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

Ride 2 Remember

It is the inaugural Ride 2 Remember, scheduled for November 2nd. It's purpose is to get the Australian public to think about the contemporary veteran when they take their minutes silence on November 11th, and to fundraise for their support in the lead up.

There will be 30km and 15km circuits around the Lake, which will finish at the Australian War Memorial Rides will start from 8:00am and wrap up by lunchtime. We want to encourage families and social groups along, and it sounds like your group might enjoy participating for a social event(even though it may be a bit short by your standards and is not a timed race!). This is the first year we are running the event and would love to get as many participants supporting our cause as possible.

If you'd like more information, please head to http://soldieron.org.au/events/ride-2-remember

Interstate Events

• 2014 Jones Winery Flat Chat Challenge! - 25th October 2014

more information at http://www.joneswinery.com/events/2014/flat-chat-challenge-2014.html

• Fantastic weekend at Cootamundra! - 8th-9th November

more information at http://www.cootabikefestival.com.au/

• 2015 Riverina Rush Cycling Classic - Narrandera

- 28 Feb - Twilight Criterium

- 1 Mar - Road Cycle Classic

for more information contact Gerry Daly


Tuesday, 14th October: Stromlo Criterium

Where: Stromlo Forrest Park

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

Race Description:

G Grade @ 5.45 - 15mins + 1; EF @ 6:05 20mins + 2 laps; CD @ 6:35 20 mins + 2 laps; AB @ 7:00 20 mins + 2

Race Director: Rob Diamond

Contact: Email: 7rob07@gmail.com Ph 0416 274 161 or 6295 1295

Wednesday, 15th October: Track Racing

Where: Narrabundah Velodrome

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

Details: Variety of races, lots of fast fun. Track bikes only.

There is no road race this weekend