6.2 June 12 Bleat

Post date: Jun 12, 2017 11:21:22 AM

Hello Vets,

In the Bleat this week;

• Gunning Refund

• Members Out and About

• Pedal Power - Traffic Controller Course

• Racing this Week

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

Ian Morton

Gunning Refund

The refunds of the Gunning 2 Day entry fee has been completed. Members who haven't received the refund of $35 should let me know.

Ian Morton

Members Out and About

The ACT Vets club often keeps its members updated about achievements from within the membership. This member is going to Crank up the meaning of “out and about” up a bitn where n=10 !

Rowan McMurray #240 is heading off to do the 2017 Transcontinental Race (http://www.transcontinental.cc/). It starts 28th July 2017 and expected 3,800kms.

Single Stage race – the winner is the person with the fastest time A -> B

Seven countries, no support !!, food and water by self sufficiency/acquired en-route only, sleep=Rough, find your own way but must visit all checkpoints.

2015 results 4200km, 1st place 9days 23hrs 422km/day, 2nd place 11days 07hrs 370km/day, 10th place 339km/day …. sheesh !

2016 results 3800km, 1st place 8days 15hrs.








Rowan has a $4000 fundraising target for BeyondBlue https://give.everydayhero.com/au/tour-le-transcontinental. Keep up to date with Rowan on his blog http://www.tourletour.com/PETCRNo5/

John Paul De Sousa #323

Pedal Power - Traffic Controller Course

Pedal Power ACT, in association with Roads ACT have scheduled a FREE Traffic Controller Course for the Cycling clubs and Community of the ACT for the past three years. Roads ACT have once again enabled FREE access to this training for two more dates in 2017.

The Traffic Controller training that is provided meets the NSW and the ACT requirements and provides the appropriate qualification to allow a registered person to control traffic at cycling (and other) events.

The Traffic Controller Training courses will be held for free for Canberra cycling clubs and cycling organisations in July and again in November. Spaces are limited for each training course.

Fully subsidised by Roads ACT these courses have been organised to assist in minimising costs on cycling clubs and organisations and help train volunteers, or club appointed marshals to fulfil the traffic controller duties at cycling events. We urge you to make use of this generous offer and assist your club and the broader cycling community by having more trained and skilled operators available for club and open events in the ACT. Please note ALL registrants must have a current driver’s license.

Course 1

Dates: Saturday 15 July

Time: Full day of training 8:30 – 5:30 pm

Location: Canberra Ave, Fyshwick

Cost: Free

Course 2

Dates: Saturday 11 November

Time: Full day of training 8:30-5:30 pm

Location: Canberra Ave, Fyshwick

Cost: Free

To register please go to:


Any problems or concerns please let me know.

Kindest Regard,

Stephanie Sleen | Program and Events Manager

I work Mondays (9-5) Tuesdays (9-2:30) and Fridays (9-5)

Ph: 02 6248 7995

Pedal Power ACT

Level 2 Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Canberra City ACT | GPO Box 581, Canbera ACT, 2601


ps. Marshals are critical to the survival of our racing schedule as we simply cannot conduct races safely without them. Please note the policy on members marshalling a race a year to support club races at https://actvets.cc/racing-with-us/marshal-schedule/. Note that members should not leave it to the last minute to try and find a replacement if they can't make their allotted marshaling duty.

Dougal Torrance

President, ACT Veterans Cycling


Saturday, 17th June: Pierce's Creek Graded Scratch

Where: Cotter Reserve - park here and proceed to race start. Note there is nowhere to park at the start.

When: 1:30 pm.

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

Race Description:

Pierces Creek hill to Tidbinbilla and back.

ABCD two laps 66km;

EFG 1 lap 33km

Race Director: Owain Tilley Contact: Email: owaintilley@hotmail.com Ph 0420526076

Ben Morrison, Dennis Puniard. We require 2 ATC's to assist at the Pierce's Creek race on the 17th of June. If you can assist please let the Race Director (Owain Tilley) know.

Upcoming Marshall Roster

The nominated marshals for upcoming events are;

- Jun 24 @ Honeysuckle Creek: Michael Foulds, Chris Nolan, Dale Kleeman (ATC)

- Jul 1 @ Stromlo: David Witteveen