In this week’s Bleat;
- 1st Crit for 2018/19 is FREE!
- Narrabundah Track Practice Session
- Additional Event Traffic Controller course for 2018
- Racing this Week
Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc
1st Crit for 2018/19 is FREE!
Race entry for the 1st crit race at Stromlo on 9 October is FREE. Enjoy!
NARRABUNDAH TRACK PRACTICE SESSION
WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER 6.00 PM
ALL WELCOME – DONT MISS IT !!
Last weeks track practice was washed out by rain, so we have rescheduled the session to this week.
The track racing season will kick off with a Practice Session starting at 6.00pm on Wednesday 10th October. There will be no racing. All interested riders are invited – particularly new riders and track novices. It is a great opportunity to give track a try!
Please note that Narrabundah Track is a high-banked, oval track suitable only for conventional fixed gear track bikes with a high bottom bracket. We are unable to accommodate road bikes on this track.
+ Narrabundah track is located off Goyder Street in Narrabundah;
+ We welcome riders to try a high-banked track for the first time;
+ New riders can get practical advice on gearing, bunch riding & track etiquette;
+ Interested riders can try out a track bike (bring your own pedals and shoes);
+ Experienced riders can tune up the machinery & motor;
+ All riders can express their preference for events & races;
+ The practice session will be around 1hr 30 mins starting at 6.00pm;
+ There is no formal structure to the practice. We can assist with introductory training, if requested;
+ You can do your own thing, if you prefer.
A few basics on track etiquette for the practice session:
+ Use the designated track positions for cruising, tempo or fast pacing;
(The faster you ride the higher you should be positioned on track. Overtake outside other riders)
+ Hold your line – don’t make changes of speed or position unless you are clear of other riders;
+ Be very careful if you are crossing or moving on / off the track.
(It is your responsibility not to impede other riders in this situation);
+ Start from the fence and be aware of riders approaching;
+ It is best to wear clear or light tinted goggles;
(the shaded portions of track have very low visibility with regular sunnies);
+ All riders will need to be cautious, as there will be novice riders at the practice session.
Regular track racing will start on Wednesday 17th October.
Last year was a great season and we had a dedicated bunch, with 38 riders participating over the season. However, why should they have all the fun. If you have thought about it, come a give it a try, as we would like to have at least another ten regulars.
Additional Event Traffic Controller course for 2018
An additional course for Event Traffic Controllers has been scheduled for 24 November. Details are available on Blended Learning’s web site: http://www.blendedlearning.edu.au/home/courses/programs-courses/event-traffic-controller/.
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 ASAP as numbers are limited. Register directly with Blended Learning via email email@example.com or phone 6230 4633 and indicate you are from our club.
RACING THIS WEEK:
Tuesday, 9th October: Stromlo Criterium
Where: Stromlo Forest Park
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
E/F/G 20m + 2 @ 5:50
A/C 20m + 2 @ 6:15
B/D 20m + 2 @ 6:40
Sunset @ 7:13
Race Director: Rosemary Robinson Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 0417898917
Marshals: Michael Golding
Wednesday, 10th October: Track Racing
6.00pm: Track Practice Session.
Saturday, 13th October: No scheduled road race
Upcoming Marshal Roster
Thank you to those who volunteered to help (noted below in black) at the races to September. The 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 (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
We still require three race directors. Crit races are at Stromlo Forest Park on Tuesdays and road races are on Sunday mornings.
|16th October||Crit||Ben Robey
|21st October||Corin Dam Rd||Rico Fitch
|1 (finish chute)
|23rd October||Crit||Peta Brill
|30th October||Crit||Duane Toohey||Christophe Barberet|
|4th November||Uriarra||John Thorn
|4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Edward Joliffe*, Seymour Savell-boss*, David Jukes*, Lewis Cressy|
|6th November||Crit||Damian Copeland||Simon Wells|
|11th November||Sutton Driver Training Centre||Warwick Wilson
|1 (finish chute), Ian Preston|
|13th November||Crit||Simon Porombka
|18th November||Old Federal Highway||Heath Chester||5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) David Witham, Tim Brown, John Stokman, Stuart Roesler, Michael Brice|
|20st November||Crit||Roger Northcote
|25th November||Uriarra TT||Andy Matz
|4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Edward Joliffe*, Kim Malcolm *, Howard Moffat*, Peter Jovanovic|
|27th November||Crit||Michael David Brice
|2nd December||Old Federal Highway||Kim Malcolm
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Jonathan Chowns, Graham Tanton, Craig Tozer, Steve Curren|
|4th December||Crit||Patrick McNamara
|9th December||Dairy Flat||Nick Boylan
|1 (finish chute) Des Brown|
|11th December||Crit||Richard Hedley
|16th December||Cotter Hill Climb||Nick Boylan
|2 (finish chute & 1 ETCs) Sue Powell*, Conan Liu|
|18th December||Crit||vacant||David Medlock|
* denotes ETC required for ACT races.