z10.1 Oct 5 Bleat

Post date: Oct 05, 2015 11:3:41 AM

Hello Vets,

Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. In the Bleat this week;

• Narrabundah Track Practice Session

• AVCC National Championships

• Brisbane Blast

• Canberra Buy Cycle

• Register for Fitz's Challenge in 2015

• Racing this Week

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

Ian Morton

Narrabundah Track Practice Session

Wednesday 7 October, starting at 6:00 pm

The 2015-16 track racing season will again utilise the refurbished Narrabundah Track. Please note that this is a high-banked, oval track suitable only for conventional track bikes with a high bottom bracket. We are unable to accommodate road bikes on this track.

The track racing season will kick off with a Practice Session on Wednesday 7 October. There will be no racing. All interested riders are invited - particularly new riders and track novices. It is a great opportunity to give track a try!


    • Narrabundah track is located off Goyder Street in Narrabundah;

    • Only track bikes are acceptable;

    • We welcome riders to try a high-banked track for the first time;

    • New riders can get practical advice on gearing, bunch riding & track etiquette;

    • Interested riders can try out a track bike (bring your own pedals and shoes);

    • Experienced riders can tune up the machinery & motor;

    • All riders can express their preference for events & races;

    • The practice session will be around 1hr 30 mins;

    • There is no formal structure to the practice. We can assist with introductory training, if requested;

    • You can do your own thing, if you prefer.

A few basics on track etiquette for the practice session:

    • Use the designated track positions for cruising, tempo or fast pacing (The faster you ride the higher you should be positioned on track. Overtake outside other riders);

    • 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;

    • Start from the fence and be aware of riders approaching;

    • It is best to wear clear goggles (the shaded portions of track have very low visibility with sunnies);

    • All riders will need to be cautious, as there will be novice riders at the practice session.

Regular track racing will start on Wednesday 14 October.


Graeme O'Neill

AVCC National Championships

Registration and Nominations for Events at the AVCC National Championships in Adelaide close at 7.00 p.m. on Friday 9th October.

Registration at www.samc.org.au.

Enquiries and reports of Registration problems should be directed to secretary@samc.org.au.

Brisbane Blast

We have Blast off! We are excited to announce that the Brisbane Blast powered by Subaru is returning to the South Bank circuit on Sunday, 15 November 2015.

Full details at http://www.brisbaneblast.com.au/.

Canberra Buy Cycle

CANBERRA BUYCYCLE is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Canberra. It is an exciting new bicycle market, where you can sell and buy pre-loved bicycles for a great price. CANBERRA BUYCYCLE also presents you with the opportunity to sell or donate bikes that are probably cluttering up your garage and to turn those unwanted bikes into cash or even upgrade to another. All you have to do is drop your bike(s) off on the Saturday and it will be up for sale on Sunday 18 October.

Details can be found HERE.

Register for Fitz's Challenge in 2015

Fitz's Challenge - Canberra’s long distance cycling event – will be held on Sunday 25 October 2015 to provide participants the chance to choose their challenge from one of five course distances while also raising much needed funds for The Kids’ Cancer Project.

The five course distances on offer in Fitz’s Challenge are:

• 50 km Tidbinbilla Challenge

• 105 km Tharwa Challenge

• 165 km Fitz's Classic

• 210 km Fitz's Epic

• 255 km Fitz's Extreme

Registrations for the event are now open.


Wednesday, 7th October: Track Practice Session

Commencing: 6:00 pm

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;

- Oct 13 @ Stromlo: Tony Beasley, Mark Taylor

- Oct 20 @ Stromlo: David Morgan, Ross Robinson

- Oct 27 @ Stromlo: Angie Wren, Steven Jones

- Nov 01 @ Dairy Rd: Andrew Balzanelli, Mark Gillett, Brad White