6.2 June 8 Bleat

Post date: Jun 09, 2015 11:52:52 AM

Hello Vets,

Hope you all enjoyed the Queen's Birthday weekend. Only a short Bleat this week;

• Call for nominations for Accredited Traffic Controller (ATC) training

• ACTVETS to support members getting First Aid Training

• Racing this Week

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

Ian Morton

Call for nominations for Accredited Traffic Controller (ATC) training

A big thanks to members who have attended previous ATC training and who now volunteer as road marshals at our road races. As you know, we cannot run races on ACT roads without trained ATCs. But we are looking for more - so if you can do this training and perform duties at some ATCVCC races, we can continue to run events in the ACT. Thanks! Here are the details:

The next ACT training day will be;

DATE: Saturday 13 June

TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm

LOCATION: Macarthur House, 12 Wattle St Lyneham

At the completion of this training, candidates will have the appropriate qualification, recognised by the ACT Government, to undertake Road Marshal Traffic Control Operations at cycling events.

For ease of administration, Capital Cycling will take on the registration process for this training.

Registration Process

Registrants are asked to provide the necessary details at the following registration platform. https://eventdesq.imgstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=11984&OrgID=4426

Alex O'Shea


ACTVETS to support members getting First Aid Training

The Club committee is still looking for more members to undertake first aid training. . . . with the 'catch' being that you will make yourself available for the very occasional event when we need an in-house first-aider.

We are doing this because we occasionally find that our contracted first aid/sports trainer provider cannot supply a person for an event. We then have to call for any first-aid-qualified members to step forward to fill the gap. Also it is very handy to have qualified first aiders amongst our ranks - for example they may be called upon in emergencies (eg at SFP a few weeks ago) and to help club members injured on training rides (just ask the President) and as a vital back-up.

If you can do this, please nominate your interest to me, Alex O'Shea via president@actvets.cc and we will organise training through a reputable provider such as St John's at no cost to you. Training usually involves a day or so of face to face time which will generally be on a weekend.

Members who have first aid accreditation which has lapsed are also encouraged to be re-accredited. The club will also pay for this. So please also nominate via president@actvets.cc, specifying that you need re-accreditation and the body you originally trained with and when you think it lapsed.

We look forward to your great support to the Vets club and fellow members in this regard.

Alex O'Shea



Saturday, 13th June: Honeysuckle Creek Graded Scratch

Where: Park and signon at the Honeysuckle Creek Campground at the top of Apollo Road (off Naas Road, 10km south of Tharwa).

When: Starting at 1:30 pm

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

Race Description: Start at bottom of Apollo Rd, north along Naas Rd. All grades turn opposite the Aero Club, finish at the top of Apollo Rd.

Race Director: Pat Rooke

Contact: Email pat_rooke@yahoo.com.au Ph 0466 770 199

The nominated marshals for this event are;

• Belinda Wren,

• Jan Koehler,

• Frank O'Sullivan,

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;

- Jun 20 @ Stromlo: Roger Wheatley, Craig Appaneal

- Jun 27 @ Gunning: Volunteers required

- Jul 04 @ Old Fed H'way: Sean Ifland, Paul Ledbrook, Bob Perkins, Ian Preston, Warwick Wilson

- Jul 11 @ Kevin Hennessy, Denis Jessop Sean Smith, John Wilson