7.2 July 13 Bleat

Post date: Jul 20, 2015 10:59:19 AM

Hello Vets,

In the Bleat this week;

• Racing this Week

• Race Report

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

Ian Morton


Saturday, 18th July: Dairy Flat Team Points Race

Where: Dairy Rd, Fyshwick

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

Race Description: Start times: A&B @ 13:30 - 50mins plus one lap; C&D @ 14:30 - 40min plus one lap EFG @ 15:20 - 30mins plus one lap

Teams will be formed within the grade or by combining grades depending on the numbers.

Race director will determine the sprint intervals. Lower graded riders may get a handicapped start.

Race Director: Paul Robey

Contact: Email paul.robey3@gmail.com

The nominated marshals for this event are;

• Bruce Griffin

• Andrew Murrell

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;

- Jul 25 @ Dalton: Johnathan Chowns, Richard Gorrell, More volunteers required

- Aug 01 @ Dog Trap Road: David Gunther, Michael Langdon, Ross MacPherson, Steve Hosking, Jonathan Chowns

- Aug 08 @ Lookout Hill: Dale Teddy, Des Brown, Kirsti McVay, Rowan McMurray

- Aug 15 @ Old Federal Highway: John Ignatius, Natalie Attenborough, Brian Chugg, Sue Duckett, Matthew Lans

The latest Marshal Roster has been uploaded on to the club website at;

VETS 2015 Marshall Roster.xls


Uriarra Graded Scratch – 11th July

With a bit of a breeze, 9 degrees and the possibility of nasty weather 15 riders showed up and raced. The overnight forecast had been bad, so a lot of people probably decided not to race the evening before on the basis of the forecast. As it turned out conditions were not too bad, although there was a 5 minute shower mid-race. Due to the small numbers we ran a graded scratch instead of a Teams Race, shame about that. I hope the schedulers give the Teams Race concept another try.

A and B raced together and 4 of the 5 riders stayed together most of the way to a sprint finish. A was won by Marc Vroomans and B by Aaron Sedgeman who actually crossed the line first.

No C Graders turned up, where were you? D and E raced together in a field 4 riders. Two riders Warwick Wilson(D) and David Gunther(E) got away early and rode together most of the way with those two winning D and E Grades.

There were three riders in both F Grade and G Grade and we saw Ian Morton winning in F and Lindsay Graham crossing first in G.

Those who weren’t there missed out on seeing the latest innovation in mud-guards fitted to Rob Langridge’s bike. I never thought I’d see them on a racing bike, but you might have seen them in the Giro. A great idea in a bunch ride or race and keeps your back dry. Some traditionalists were not convinced.

Congratulations to all who turned up and raced. Thanks to Marshalls John Paul De Sousa, Dennis Jessop, Kim Malcolm and John Wilson. A lot goes into organising these races, getting approvals and signage on the course is now very involved, so let’s get out there and make all that effort worthwhile. A consequence is that the racing should now be safer than ever.

Steve Schwenke