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February 2018

ACTVets Special Bleat – Stromlo Forest Park Club Championship

Vets,

The race times for this Sunday’s Championship (25 Feb) are;

Grade Ages* Duration Start Finish
M7
M8
M9
65-69
70-74
75+
30 mins 8:00 8:30
W All 30 mins 8:40 9:10
M5
M6
55-59
60-64
35 mins 9:20 9:55
M3
M4
45-49
50-54
40 mins 10:05 10:45
M1
M2
35-39
40-44
45 mins 10:55 11:40

*Age Classification is the Age that you turn on your birthday in 2018, e.g. a rider who turns 40 in December 2018 is classed as M2 (40-44) or W2 (40-49) for all events during 2018.

Final time for sign-on races is 15min before the start of your race.

 

ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 19th February, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • From the Race Committee
  • Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018
  • From the Desk of the Handicapper
  • Interstate Events
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Reports

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

Ian Morton

From the Race Committee

Dear Members,

It has been brought to our attention some precarious riding in some of the grades. Both riders and the race referee have noticed several riders in a TT style position with their forearms resting on the top of the bars. Although it may be comfortable, it has un-nerved some riders in the pack and your handling skills are diminished.

Riders are reminded to be in full control of their bike at all times during the race. This means hands gripped around the handlebars. Be warned that if the Race referee spots you riding in a style that puts the race at risk, you will be identified and your participation in the race may be at risk.

Race Committee

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 12th February, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • From the Desk of the President
  • Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018
  • From the Desk of the Handicapper
  • Interstate Events
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Reports

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

Ian Morton

From the Desk of the President

Dear Members,

I apologise to those that were planning to ride out first two races in 2018. Last year we had a series of issues that we have now, for the most part, dealt with I hope. This year we had something new come up that we now have a plan for. In essence the issues revolve around preparing and planning a calendar for a full year’s racing (which we started in October 2017), checking latest road approval requirements in NSW and the ACT, then preparing 30-40 multipage documents and transmitting them. This takes quite a significant amount of time and effort from volunteers, generally at a time when many of us are on holidays! Whilst this does not excuse the cancellation for the events which we ourselves planned, I hope it gives those members that may be frustrated with the lack of racing early this year, a sense of the amount of effort that goes into planning and conducting an event. Given the amount of planning involved, no-one feels the cancellation of an event more keenly than those that planned it.

The good news is that the other events should be good to go. I also appreciate the efforts of members who organised spontaneous rides via the Vets Facebook page. Just goes to show that racing isn’t everything and that the Vets strength is in the connections Vets make.

Please also note that, at the upcoming the Annual General Meeting, positions on the Race Committee will be available for those that want to have an impact on racing in 2018 and developing the 2019 Calendar.

Ben Davis has been working hard to fill the gaps for the Race Director spots up until the end of June, however there are still a few outstanding races that have no Race Director assigned. Please help Ben and the Race Committee fill these spots. If you you’ve never been a Race Director before there are guidelines available and loads of old hands to assist.

Race Directors are required for the following races:
–  4th March– Uriarra
– 18th March– Old Federal Highway
– 25th March– Uriarra
–  7th April-Cooma
– 14th April– Uriarra
– 28th April– Orroral
– 12th May– Smiths Rd
– 19th May– Dog Trap Rd
– 16th June– Cotter

Regards,
Dougal Torrance
President
ACT Veterans Cycling Club.

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 5th February, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Wet Weather Racing
  • Ellen’s Ride 2018
  • Interstate Events
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Reports

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

Ian Morton

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