1.1 January 2 Bleat

Post date: Jan 02, 2017 8:10:7 PM

Hello Vets,

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year celebrations and looking forward to racing in 2017. In the Bleat this week;

• Registration Renewal for 2017

• Update on Mark Gillett

• Racing this Week

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

Ian Morton

Registration Renewal for 2017

2017 membership renewals are now due. To renew, go to https://memberdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&OrgID=10244 or follow the prompts via the website www.actvets.cc. Click on the Login link and enter the username and password from last year. If you have forgotten your login and password , after clicking on ‘login’ - go to the tab at the top right hand side of the screen and click on ‘Username & Password’ - then forward your email address as requested in the box that will appear. SportsTG will then forward you the information.

You need to renew your membership prior to your first race in 2017.

Before each race, a check has to be done of all those registered to race to ensure they are financial members and covered by insurance. As a courtesy to those committee members who work hard to ensure the club complies with the terms of our insurance cover and also produce the race results, please renew your membership at least 2 days prior to racing. Membership costs are:

    • A full competitive membership for 2017 is $110

    • A full competitive membership for a sight impaired tandem cyclist for 2017 is $95

    • Non competitive membership for 2016 is $5

Please note that membership fees for 2017 have increased in line with a $10 increase in the Australian Veteran Cycling Council’s component of membership fees.

Upon renewal, your 2017 licence will be emailed to you direct from SportsTG. Please print out a copy and it is suggested that you laminate it or place it in plastic for future reference during the year ahead. You will need to show this licence if you enter events run by other Veteran Cycling Clubs or the AVCC.

Please ensure that your personal particulars are always kept up to date, in particular your emergency contact details. For those members with First Aid qualifications please also update the site. It is a member’s responsibility to keep these updated via the SportsTG website.

Kirsti McVay

Membership Secretary

Update on Mark Gillett

Henry Thompson visited him last week and witnessed a remarkable improvement. He's starting to recall more information and recognise people, but it's still a very long way to go.


Tuesday, 3rd January: Stromlo Criterium

Please ensure you are registered before commencing racing. If you have renewed your membership in the last 24 hours, please ensure that you have a copy of your registration receipt when signing on.

Where: Stromlo Forest Park

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

Race Description:

A/C 5:50 A 45m+2, C 40m+2

B/D 6:40 B 45m+2, D 40m+2

E/FG 7:30 30 min + 2 laps

Race Director: Ben Davis

Contact: Email: bdavis@internode.on.net Ph 0416014629

2 x marshals required for this event, please let Ben know if you can assist.

Wednesday, 4th January: Track Racing

Please ensure you are registered before commencing racing.

The Program for Wednesday is as follows:

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

6.00pm – 6.20pm: 10-lap graded scratch race;

6.00pm – 6.40pm: 2-lap handicap race;

6.40pm – 7.00pm: 12-lap snowball;

7.00pm – 7.20pm: Italian pursuit.

Road Racing

Will resume in February.