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July 2018

ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 30th July, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Racing this Week
  • Race Report

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

Ian Morton

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Special Bleat – Sutton Driver Training Centre – 28th July 2018

Vets,

It is several years since the club raced on this lovely 2.5km closed circuit course, which offers a very different challenge to Stromlo. The course is more than twice as long, has 15 bends, the hills and the fact you can’t see the whole course provide better breakaway opportunities, and the 650m long finishing straight will test sprinters’ judgment and legs at the end. Come and try it!

Where: Approx 0.5 km along Sutton Rd from intersection of Sutton Rd and Pialligo Avenue.

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https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Sutton+Road+Driver+Training+Centre

Race Description:
A/B: 1.30pm 50 mins + 1 lap
C/D: 2.30pm 40 mins + 1 lap
E/F/G: 3.20pm 30 mins + 1 lap

Note: Tea and coffee won’t be available after racing this week (as is the case with Stromlo crits and Dairy Flat Rd races). The start times above differ from what I suggested on Facebook Tuesday night, the Facebook entry will be corrected.

Roger Northcote

ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 23rd July, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Indoor Trainer
  • 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 16th July, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Indoor Training
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Report

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

Ian Morton

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F and A Tonelli Handicap Trophy – 7th July 2018

It was a tribute to the hard men and women of cycling, that 24 riders turned out for this handicap race on the Old Federal Highway. The temperature was 6 degrees and the crosswinds were 40+ kph.

The solo A grader had a 27 min 30 sec gap to make up on G grade, with each grade heading off at a gap time calculated to bring everyone in at once. Little did the handicapper know the awful conditions would break the bunches up before the first lap was done, and it turned into an individual time trial event, with handicaps.

Polly Templeton showed real form by stopping after the first lap for a long stretch, and then took off again before anyone else was in sight.

Terry Merrigan won the Real Hard Person of Cycling award by riding in a summer jersey and shorts as if it was a bucolic ride on a summer’s day in Ireland.

In the end Michael Brice (A grade) put in a blistering pace, completing the 36 km course in just over an hour and coming in 6 minutes ahead of Paul Hollings in 2nd place and Ian McVay in 3rd.

Congratulations to all the riders for getting out in those conditions. Thanks to the marshals Kevin Newhouse, David Dickson, Gillian Lugg, Peter Taylor and Ben Davis, and especially the turn marshals Kevin and Peter who stood out in the cold directing traffic and riders for two hours.

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John Ignatius (Referee), Michael Brice (1st), Ian McVay (3rd)

John Ignatius
Race Director

ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 9th July, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Indoor Training
  • 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 2nd July, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Indoor Training
  • Racing this Week

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

Ian Morton

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