4.3 April 17 Bleat

Post date: Apr 17, 2017 12:48:15 PM

Hello Vets,

It's that time of the year again when we start getting ready for the ACTVets premier road event, the Gunning 2 Day. All the details in this week's Bleat;

• Gunning 2 Day Event

• Vets out and about

• Racing this Week

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

Ian Morton

Gunning 2 Day Event


Bill Frost has kindly volunteered to be the Race referee for the two days. In order to run the event, he requires the assistance of Marshals, Escort Drivers and General Helpers to assist.

Payment of $30 per day is available to offset petrol costs and other expenses.

If you are willing to help, please contact Bill at: billfrost@bigpond.com


A Portaloo has been booked. We are looking for a volunteer to help with towing duties. If someone is staying in Gunning on Saturday evening and would be able to tow it back to their accommodation overnight, that would save having to tow it back to Canberra.

Please contact Kim Malcolm d.kimmalcolm@icloud.com Ph 0418643623 if you can assist.


The cost will be $35 for the race and you must be a current member of the club within the AVCC. Please note that we do not have day licences available.

Riders will need to bring their helmet to the registration desk for inspection. Please note that it is an AVCC requirement that all riders must wear a helmet which meets Australian Standards.

Riders must have started the previous stage to compete the next stage. (i.e. if you don’t ride Saturday then you cannot start on Sunday)



To register go to;


Click on;

Click Here To Register

Select either;



Select the $35 entry fee then click;


Enter your username and password and click.


Note that this is the username and password that you received when you first registered for the IMG system. If you cannot find your site login, go to the site login page; https://memberdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=login&OrgID=10244 and click the 'Forgot your Password?' Button. Enter your Email address (the one you used to register) and a new password will be sent to you.

One you have logged in, the system will show your membership details. Click;


Confirm that you are entering as an Individual or Tandem then click;


Click on;

Submit Now & Pay Online

Enter your credit card details and press;


To confirm your payment, click;

Submit Payment

Your transaction will be confirmed and an email sent to your registered email address.

Once you have finished, click;


If you have any problems, contact: Ian Morton

DAY 1: Saturday 6th May 2017


This year we are going to try something different. The 4km prologue course will be UPHILL. Riders will start from the bottom of the hill (approx 4km from the signon desk) and ride back towards Gunning to the finish line at the top of the hill. Rides will need to make their way down to the start in plenty of time to make sure they are ready at their allocated starting time.

Prologue will start at 10:00am and riders will be sent off at 30 second intervals.

Note if you miss your allocated time you will be sent off at the discretion of the Race Referee.

The following limitation apply to the Prologue

• No Disc Wheels or wheel covers

• No Time Trial specific helmets

• No Time Trial bars either specific or clip on

Tri Spoke or other deep dish wheels are allowed as long as the rim does not exceed 10cm.

Stage 1

Stage 1 will start at 1:30pm and riders will be sent off by grade.

Stage 1 is 50km for all grades.

A revised bonus time will be allocated on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 7 seconds, 4nd – 2 seconds and 3rd 2 seconds) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd - 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

DAY 2: Sunday 7th May 2017

Stage 2

The course length will depend on grade:

• A, B, C, D will complete 100km (Note: A Water Bottle will be provided for riders on the Second Lap)

• E, F, G, Tandem will complete 50km

Bonus time will be allocated to each grade on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 3 seconds, 2nd – 2 seconds and 3rd 1 second) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd - 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

Stage 2 will start at 10:00am for the following grades A, B, C, D with 2 min between grades.

Stage 2 will start at 11:00am for the following grades G, E, F, Tandem with 2 min between grades.

A revised bonus time will be allocated to each grade on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 7 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds and 3rd 2 seconds) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd - 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.


Presentations will be held in the Hall in the Showground commencing at 1:45 pm. Lunch will be provided for all riders and officials.

Veterans out and about

Today (Saturday, 15 April) Mark Taylor won the Australian Veterans Road Race Championship in his age category (65-69) in Maryborough, Victoria. Mark won with a withering sprint from a pack that had foolishly allowed him to sprint for the win. Here's a photo of Mark receiving his gold medal;

Owain Tilley

The small contingent of ACT riders have exceeded expectations at the 2017 AVCC National Titles held in Maryborough Victoria this Easter long weekend. As far as I am aware the ACT Vets had three medalists out of around 10 riders. Mark Taylor (middle) topped the podium for Gold in his age category, then backed it up with another Gold in today's Criterium. Owain Tilley (left) won silver for his efforts in the 60-64 age group Time Trial yesterday and Michael Fawke (right) bronzed in the 45-49 Time Trail. I seem to recall Michael also bronzed in the road race as well. I haven't seen the official write up of the results so if I missed you let us know for next weeks Bleat! Well done to all ACT members that attended the event.

Dougal Torrance


ACT Veterans Cycling Club.


Saturday, 22nd Apr: Lookout Hill Graded Scratch

Where: Observation lookout on Tidbinbilla Road about 2.5 km towards Tharwa from Point Hut / Tidbinbilla Rd intersection (or about 4.5 km from Tharwa villiage).

When: Starting at 1:30 pm

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

Race Description:

Lookout Hill to Tidbinbilla Nature Park entry x2 for ABCD (48km)

Lookout Hill/Short turn TNP x1 for EF&G (24km)

Race Director: Kim Malcolm

Contact: Email d.kimmalcolm@icloud.com Ph 0418643623

The nominated marshals for this event are;

• Gillian Lugg,

• Kirsty Cummin

• ATC: Frank O'Sullivan. Two more ATCs required.

Upcoming Marshall Roster

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;

- Apr 29@ Uriara: Marc Vroomans, James Curran

- May 6/7 @ Gunning 2 Day: Marshals required

- May 20 @ Dog Trap Rd: Adam Potts, Michael Hanbury, Mike Hayes, Ben Healy, Andrew Murrell

- Jun 3 @ Old Federal Highway: Chris Kon, Seymour Saville-boss, Phil Anderson, Nicholas Stewart

- Jun 17 @ Pierces Creek: Ben Morrison, Dennis Puniard