In this week’s Bleat;
- Event Traffic Controller courses for 2018
- Indoor Training
- Racing this Week
- Race Report
Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc
Event Traffic Controller courses for 2018
We only had a couple of members attend the last training course, which was very disappointing. Having enough controllers available in the club is critical to our ability to run races in the ACT and it is likely we will need to have ETCs for NSW races in the future. ETCs are eligible for reimbursement of $100 for marshalling at ACT road races.
The next course for Event Traffic Controllers is on 8 September. Details are available on Cycling ACT’s web site http://www.act.cycling.org.au/Road/News/2018-cycling-event-traffic-controllers-course-dates-confirmed
Members previously accredited as ATCs will need to do the updated training course to get ETC accreditation. Having enough controllers available in the club is critical to our ability to run races in the ACT and it is likely we will need to have ETCs for NSW races in the future. Please register for a place on one of the courses ASAP as numbers are limited.
Don’t Forget indoor training is on again this coming and every winter Tuesday commencing at 6:30pm. Hall is open at 6pm for setup.
The Hall in the Weston Community Centre is hard to find in the dark. The turnoff is off Hilder St Weston directly opposite a set of very attractive white concrete lions. Once you have turned in veer to the right to find the lower car park. The hall is adjacent.
A reminder that attendees must be competition members of the club.
RACING THIS WEEK:
Saturday, 16th June: Pierces Creek Graded Scratch
Where: Park and sign-on at the Cotter Reserve car park. Note: Officials only are to park at the start at the top of Pierces Creek Hill. Competitors are to ride up to the start.
When: 1:30 pm.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number. DO NOT BE LATE. You need to ride up the hill for the race start!
Start at the top of Pierces Creek Hill and ride toward the turn point just before Tidbinbilla NP for one lap (28km) for EFG and 2 laps (56km) for ABCD.
Race Director: Brian Holloway Contact: Email: email@example.com Ph 0407 383938
Marshals: Chris Short, Owain Tilley, Howard Moffat [Seymour Savell-Boss to be mentored]
Upcoming Marshal Roster
Thank you to those who volunteered to help (noted below in black) at the races to September. The remaining nominees (in blue) have been selected based on results from the previous summer race season and the period since they last helped at a race. Please advise your availability or unavailability to the race committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
We need to have the required number of marshals for races so they can be run safely and in compliance with our race approvals.
|23rd June||Honeysuckle Creek||Paul Robey
|Michael Carr, Sue Powell*, Robert Brunato*|
|30th June||Lookout Hill||Bill Frost
|Ben Healy, Susan Frost, Bob Miller*, Elizabeth Lowe*|
|7th July||Old Federal Highway||John Ignatius
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) David Dickson, Kevin Newhouse, Ben Davis, Peter Taylor, Jonathan Chowns|
|14th July||Yass||Chris Nolan
|6 (2 drivers, finish chute & 3 turn marshals) Felipe Lopes Reis, Ben Davis, Terry Merrigan, Wayne Benham, Tim Minehan, David Roberts|
|21st July||Dalton||Simon Milnes
|6 (2 drivers, finish chute & 3 turn marshals) Mark Terracini, Tony Rowley, Robin Mules, Ian Lake, Luke Healy, John Thorn|
|28th July||Sutton Driver Training Centre||Roger Northcote
|1 (finish chute) Des Brown|
|4th August||Lookout Hill – TT||Rohan Verco
|3 (finish chute & 2 ETCs) Ed Joliffe*, Bob Miller*, Patrick McNamara|
|11th August||Dog Trap Rd||Steve Dean
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Ben McDuff, David Johnson, Paul Ledbrook, Gregg Larcombe, Brandie O’Connor|
|18th August||Old Federal Highway||Ben Davis
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Mick Hanbury, Simon Wells, Matt Hinchcliffe, Rowan McMurray, Nicholas Stewart|
|1st September||Uriarra||Shane Warburton
|4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Ed Joliffe*, Terry Moore*, Robert Brunato* (non-member), Alison Hale|
|8th September||Stromlo Forest Park – Iron Mike||Ian Morton
|4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Elizabeth Lowe*, Rob Morris*, Richard Gorrell*, John Stokman|
|15th September||Stromlo Forest Park – Criterium Track||Alain Arbaut
|1 (finish chute) Jason McAvoy|
|22th September||Breadalbane Mini Tour||Simon Junakovic
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) David Wilson , Stuart Cathcart, David Rae, Daniel Jenkins, Doug Lean|
* denotes ETC required for ACT races.
I am also looking for nominations to help at the Summer series races to the end of the Year. Crit races at Stromlo Forest Park on Tuesdays will require a Race Director and one Marshal. Road races are on Sunday mornings.
|3rd October||Crit||Anthony Evans|
|10th October||Crit||Michael Golding|
|17th October||Crit||Ben Robey|
|21st October||Corin Dam Rd||Rico Fitch||1 (finish chute)
Michael David Brice
|4th November||Crit||4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Edward Joliffe*, *, *, Lewis Cressy|
|11th November||Sutton Driver Training Centre||1 (finish chute), Ian Preston|
|18th November||Old Federal Highway||5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Peter Jovanovic, Stuart Roesler, Michael Brice, David Witham, Tim Brown|
|25th November||Uriarra TT||4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Edward Joliffe*, *, *|
|2nd December||Old Federal Highway||5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals)|
|9th December||Dairy Flat||1 (finish chute)|
|16th December||Cotter Hill Climb||2 (finish chute & 1 ETCs) *|
* denotes ETC required for ACT races.