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May 2018

ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 28th May, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • 2019 Race Program
  • Event Traffic Controller courses for 2018
  • Indoor Training
  • Racing this Week

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

Ian Morton

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INDOOR WINTER TRAINING STARTS TUESDAY 22 May

Indoor training starts today.  Do not miss this opportunity to sharpen your fitness for road race surges, Crit sprints or track efforts.

Where: Weston Neighbourhood Hall Hilder St

When: every Winter Tuesday commencing 22 May. No need to book or reserve a place, just turn up.  Hall opens 6pm. Session starts at 6:30. It’s useful to get there with enough time to set up your bike on the trainer and roll the legs over for 5-10 min prior to the session commencement. The hall is large so space will not be a problem.

Who can attend: only those who are competition members of ACTVETS or other clubs affiliated under the Australian Veteran Cycling Council Inc. Members of clubs affiliated under Cycling Australia are not eligible to attend.

What to bring: Bike, trainer (either wind, mag or fluid as long as it has adjustable resistance), front wheel block, yoga mat for underneath trainer (not essential but floor is highly polished and you will have cleats on), towel to collect sweat and I can guarantee there will be plenty, water bottles, cadence sensor (not essential but really useful when cadence drills are happening), bucket!

Length of program: Around 70min with a cool down.

What to expect in program: Each session will be structured with different components so as to practice and work on things such as routines and drills, specific workout for focussed events and energy systems, for example warm up, cool down, pedalling technique, maximum power/speed, vo2 max, lactate threshold and tolerance, pursuit, points race, speed endurance etc.

They will be flexibly delivered and individually driven (*you can only do what you can do*) so as to cater to anyone. Structure will be determined by needs of the participants.

Cost: $10 per session to cover room hire and expert coach.  May be revised based on numbers.

Legal stuff: Each person attending agree these indoor trainer sessions are at his/her own risk, and agree that the coverage provided under the insurance policy arranged by the Australian Veteran Cycling Council Inc. may or may not apply to his/her participation in the sessions.

Info also on Vets Facebook site.

Contact for more information Bruce Griffin mob 0402000619

Dog Trap Rd – Secret Handicap – Cole Family Trophy – 19th May 2018

RACE REPORTS

Saturday was a great day for a race, there were 39 riders that were at the start line ready for a 1:30pm start when one of riders discovered his tyre was going down and in the spirit of the way the club operates the race was postponed until the flat tyre was changed with some expert assistance from Peter Taylor and Barry Cole. This rider (Steve Crispin) went on to post the quickest time for the race of 1.06.10, well done Steve. There were some very good form shown by a good number of riders with 6 different grades represented within the 1st 10 riders with Alex Sommariva (E) having a great win, Tim Brown (C) second and Brian Peak (D) third.

Kirsti McVay was the first woman across the line with a great ride with Jan Koehler having a strong ride to come second. This race has been sponsored by Barry Cole and his family for some time and Barry was at the race to present the trophies.

I would like to thank Daniel Grillo, Peter Klein, Donald Desmet, Rainer Wilton, Graham Hendrie and Tom Roberts for doing their part to make this race a very successful race.

The Men

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Alex Sommariva (1st), Tim Brown (2nd), Brian Peak (3rd) with Barry Cole

The Women

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Kirsti McVay (1st), Jan Koehler (2nd) with Barry Cole

 

Mark Taylor

 

ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 21st May, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • 2019 Race Program
  • Event Traffic Controller courses for 2018
  • Hand Warmers
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Report

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

Ian Morton

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 14th May, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • 2019 Race Program
  • Event Traffic Controller courses for 2018
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Report

 

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

Ian Morton

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Gunning 2 Day Report

What a great weekend of racing we just had. With perhaps the exception of F grade, with only one rider, each grade was competitive and saw a bit of action over the two days and three events.

Racing on Saturday started at Breadalbane with riders leaving every 30 seconds and riding the 5 Km TT into a relatively stiff wind. Judging by the photos (check out the ACT Vets facebook page), many elected not to go into a fully tucked aero position which left those that did often a minute to the good of their competition. The flat start at Bredalbane was well received along with the excellent hall there that allowed riders to hide from the wind between the TT and 50Km road race.

The Road race started bang on time at 11:30 with riders riding towards the turn at Breadalbane before riding past the start/finish and into the distance heading for Gunning. The key for the 50 K race appeared to be the riders approach to the KOM point after making the turn at Gunning. With the KOM positioned at the top of the straight, the KOM Marshals took great delight watching a red mist descend on some riders as they went for the points far far too early! Many also seem to expect the climbers to sit up at the KOM but in a few grades they pushed over the top to take advantage of a peloton nullifying tail wind. I found it particularly wonderful to see all those smiles out on course and a lot of ribbing going on after the race. First timers told me they really enjoyed the course and those more experienced hands seemed to appreciate the flat start at Breadalbane and tailwind home.

Sunday dawned as a perfect day to race…

We only had three non starters from the previous days racing. It was clear from the start that no riders had planned a break way and the only repeated attacks reportedly came from Damian Copeland in B grade (who received an honourable mention at the presentation). Whilst a few tried breaks, these were generally quickly reeled in, the exception being A grade which splintered into three groups. At one stage the second group in A grade (Seymour Savell-Boss and David Dickson) could almost smell the leading group of Brendan Byatt and Christophe Barberet only 10 seconds away before the gap blew out again at the finish with most other grades crossing the line together.

I’d really like to thank the marshals for volunteering and the many people who contacted me to say that they were available but who were not needed. Your marshals for Saturday were Micheal Fawke, Owain Tilley, Bob Miller, Sue Powell and on Sunday, Kim Malcolm, John McMaster, Kev Hennessy and David Gunther. Brian Peak, Paul Robey and Jim Anderson did both days along with, of course, Graham Hendrie, the results specialist and expert van driver. Thanks also to Bob Miller for the photos on Saturday (the photographer on Sunday was awful and won’t be employed in that capacity again!) Ian McVay for organising the hall, Kim Malcolm for the medals and Phill Coulton for administrative leg work and BBQ.

Gunning 2018 Results

The winners

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A Grade: Brendan Byatt, Christophe Barberet, Seymour Savell-Boss B Grade: Rohan Verco, Nick Boylan, Patrick McNamara
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C Grade: Tim Brown, Adam Potts, Ross MacPherson D Grade: Brian Chugg, Michael Hanbury, Anthony Beasley
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E Grade: Alex Sommariva, Donald de SMET, Kirsti McVay F Grade: Brandie O’Connor
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G Grade: Bernard Crowe, Lynne McGregor

Regards,

Dougal Torrance

ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 7th May, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Gunning 2 Day
  • Insurance Matters
  • Indoor Winter training for Vets
  • Interstate Events
  • Racing this Week

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

Ian Morton

Gunning 2 Day

The results of the Gunning 2 Day are available at the following link: https://actvetsbeta.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2018-gunning-2-day-results1.pdf

Insurance Matters

Some of you might remember the Franklin v Blick cases over the past three or so years, involving two cyclists riding home together but colliding with each other on State Circle. Mr Blick was found liable for Mr Franklin’s severe injuries, consequential effects, and costs, totalling $1.7m. We don’t know whether and to what extent Mr Blick’s insurance covered this.

Another recent judgement in the ACT Supreme Court (Luongo v Clarke http://courts.act.gov.au/supreme/judgments/luongo-v-clarke) serves as a reminder to assess your own insurance coverage for riding activities, including the coverage provided by the AVCC’s policy.

The case involved Mr Clarke descending Red Hill on his bike, colliding with a pedestrian, Ms Luongo, near the fork in the road to the golf club. While the pedestrian was found to be significantly responsible for her own injuries, Mr Clarke was still left with a nasty damages and costs award against him (plus his own damages). Again, we don’t know whether and to what extent Mr Clarke’s insurance (if any) covered this. Nor do we know if either Mr Clarke or Ms Luongo will appeal the decision.

It’s unlikely that Clarke would appeal. But, just in case …

If you have any questions about the AVCC policy, direct them to the AVCC Secretary, Mel Davies (mel.davies@uwa.edu.au), with a copy to your President, Dougal Torrance (president@actvets.cc).

Regards,

Ian Albrey

Indoor Winter training for Vets

Where: Weston Neighbourhood Hall, Gritten St, Weston (map to follow)

When: every Winter Tuesday commencing 22 May. No need to book or reserve a place, just turn up. Hall opens 6pm. Session starts at 6:30. It’s useful to get there with enough time to set up your bike on the trainer and roll the legs over for 5-10 min prior to the session commencement. The hall is large so space will not be a problem.

What to bring: Bike, trainer (either wind, mag or fluid as long as it has adjustable resistance), front wheel block, yoga mat for underneath trainer (not essential but floor is highly polished and you will have cleats on), towel to collect sweat and I can guarantee there will be plenty, water bottles, cadence sensor (not essential but really useful when cadence drills are happening), bucket!

Length of program: Around 70min with a cool down.

What to expect in program: Each session will be structured with different components so as to practice and work on things such as routines and drills, specific workout for focussed events and energy systems, for example warm up, cool down, pedalling technique, maximum power/speed, vo2 max, lactate threshold and tolerance, pursuit, points race, speed endurance etc.

They will be flexibly delivered and individually driven (*you can only do what you can do*) so as to cater to anyone. Structure will be determined by needs of the participants.

Cost: $10 per session to cover room hire and expert coach. May be revised based on numbers.

Any questions contact Bruce Griffin on 0402 000619 or griffy996@gmail.com.

Interstate and Local Events

  • Giro d’Canberra
    20 May 2018
    • Want to take on the challenge? The ride features 2500 metre climbs and 130km of stunning Canberra Brindabella countryside
    • Cycling is powering ahead in Canberra
    • Giro d’ Canberra is in its third year and growing
    • Lots of interest from Sydney based riders
    • Get in on the early stages of a growing annual event
    • A chance to promote your community cycling activities
    • Fully supported ride with vehicles and food stations
    • Organised by the Rotary Club of Woden Daybreak

    Entries:www.GirodCanberra.gofundraise.com.au. For further information: Barry Welsby Mob: 0413729951 EMail: welsbw@internode.on.net.

 

RACING THIS WEEK:

Saturday, 12th May: Smiths Rd – Naas Rd Graded Scratch

Where: Follow Naas Road south from Tharwa for about 5 minutes and turn left onto Smiths Rd. Members are to park on the side of Smiths Rd away from the intersection.
When: 1:30 pm.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
Race Description:
Laps over Mt Tennant spur to Apollo Road and return. 36km for E, F & G (2 laps) and 54km (3 laps) for A, B, C &D

Race Director: Paul Scherl Contact: Email: pascherl@microsoft.com    Ph  0402210804

Marshals: Alex Sommariva, Tony Weir (ETC), David Jukes (ETC).

Race Finishes

At race finishes we have a line where times are recorded and officials try to judge places followed by a chute where riders’ numbers are recorded. Riders should STOP in the finish chute and ensure your number is correctly recorded by the official. Do not ride through, call out your number and expect the official to hear you.

Also, race numbers should be worn on the bottom left of your race jersey, so that they can be easily seen by the officials on the side of the road.

Officials spend an unnecessary amount of time trying to reconcile results and placings. Remember, you may be doing this task at an upcoming race.

Ian McVay
Race Committee

 

Upcoming Marshal Roster

Please check the following table of allocated officials. If you are unavailable on your allocated date, please arrange to organise a swap with another rider and advise the race committee (race.committee@actvets.cc).

ETCs: Thank you to the positive response I received from ETCs to volunteer for upcoming races. We still need to try and fill spots as per the vacant *s in the marshal list below. Can we please have some more nominations to fill these? If you are yet to complete your ETC training due to the requirement to be mentored, please contact the race committee to organise for one of the club’s mentors to assess you at one of the upcoming ACT races.

Date Event Director Marshals
19th May Dog Trap Rd Mark Taylor Daniel Grillo, Peter Klein, Rainer Wilton, Donald de Smet
2nd June Old Federal Highway Linda Stals Bernie Crowe, Adam Potts, Alwyn Chilver, Steve Crispin, Jason Parkes (sans car)
16th June Pierces Creek Brian Holloway Chris Short, Owain Tilley*, Howard Moffat*
23rd June Honeysuckle Creek Paul Robey Michael Carr, Sue Powell*
30th June Lookout Hill Bill Frost Ben Healy, Susan Frost, Bob Miller*, Elizabeth Lowe*

* denotes ETC required for ACT races.

I am now asking for directors and marshals to help at the following races from July to September. If you haven’t helped at a race in the past year, this is your opportunity. Otherwise the race committee will resume selecting members based on last year’s race attendances.

ETCs: We need to fill 8 spots in the marshal list below. Can we please have some nominations to fill these? Note: as of 30 April 2018, ETCs will be reimbursed $100 per race.

Date Event Director Marshals
7th July Old Federal Highway   5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals)
14th July Yass   6 (2 drivers, finish chute & 3 turn marshals)
21st July Dalton   6 (2 drivers, finish chute & 3 turn marshals)
28th July Sutton Driver Training Centre   1 (finish chute)
4th August Lookout Hill – TT   3 (finish chute & 2 ETCs)
11th August Dog Trap Rd   5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals)
18th August Old Federal Highway   5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals)
1st September Uriarra   4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs)
8th September Stromlo Forest Park – Iron Mike   4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs)
15th September Stromlo Forest Park – Criterium Track   1 (finish chute)
22nd September Breadalbane Mini Tour   5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals)

ACT Veterans Gunning Special Bleat

Hello Vets,

Your chance to race 154km over two days! (or 104km for E, F, G, Tandem) and Lunch – all for a measly $20.

The club’s signature event, the Gunning two day race, is on over the weekend of the 5/6 May. Saturday’s races will start at 10:00 am from the Breadalbane end of the course. Sunday’s race will start from the Gunning end.

Dougal Torrance

Gunning 2 Day Event

Marshals

Dougal Torrence will 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 Dougal Torrence at: president@actvets.cc

Portaloo

We will not be bringing a Porta-Loo this year to the event. Facilities will be available at the Breadalbane Hall and in the Camping Area in Gunning.

Requirements

The cost will be $20 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)

In the event of a rider suffering a legitimate mechanical issue, at the Race Director’s discretion, the rider can awarded the time of the 2nd slowest rider.

Registration

ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE IMG WEBSITE BY 5:00PM FRIDAY 4th MAY. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY.

To register go to;

https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=28688&OrgID=10345

Click on;

Click Here To Register

Select either;

Individual

Tandem

Select the $20 entry fee then click;

Next

Enter your username and password and click.

Login

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;

Next

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

Next

Click on;

Submit Now & Pay Online

Enter your credit card details and press;

Next

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;

Logoff

If you have any problems, contact: Ian Morton

 

DAY 1: Saturday 5th May 2018

The Prologue and Stage 1 will both start from the Breadalbane end of the course.

Prologue

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 Prologue is 5km for all grades.

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 11:30am and riders will be sent off by grade.

Stage 1 is 50km for all grades.

A 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 6th May 2018

Stage 2 will start from the Gunning end of the course.

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

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 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.

 

Presentation

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

ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 30th April, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Gunning 2 Day
  • ETC Payments
  • Insurance Matters
  • From the Desk of the Handicapper
  • Indoor Winter training for Vets
  • Interstate Events
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Reports

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

Ian Morton

Gunning 2 Day

Dear Members,

GOOD NEWS! We have Race Approval from the NSW Police so the Gunning 2 Day Event is on. There will be a Special Bleat sent out tonight with all the details.

As you may know, I am the race Director for the whole weekend. Whilst some lovely people have volunteered their time already I still need 5 people for Saturday and Sunday. It’s only a half day with lunch on Sunday in the picturesque hamlet of Gunning. Please email me at president@actvets.cc if you can assist.

Please come and helped out or alternatively come and race the challenging course. It’s an awesome weekend of racing all for the paltry price of $20.

Regards,

Dougal Torrance
President,
ACT Veterans Cycling Club

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