In the Bleat this week;
- Gunning Two Day Event
- Fitability Fundraising Trivia Night
- Racing this Week
- From the Race Committee
Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc
Gunning Two Day Event
Following the change in date for the Gunning two day event to the weekend of 25-26 May, Ben Davis is no longer available to direct the race. The race committee is therefore seeking an experienced race director to take on this role. Please contact the race committee (email@example.com) if you are able to assist. Reimbursement of $100 is available.
In addition, could all those who had volunteered to assist over the original weekend of 18-19 March, re-confirm their availability to assist on 25-26 March 2019, to the race committee.
(On behalf of the Race Committee)
Fitability Fundraising Trivia Night
Many of the ACT Vet members know that tandem cycling had given the opportunity for vision impaired members to ride and race on the bike. This fundraising will help Fitability keeps the bikes in good working order. So that many vision impaired people ant those with other disabilities can have the opportunity to experience the joys of cycling.
Friday 31st May, 6:30 to 9:30 at Canberra Labor Club, Belconnen. Cost: $20 plus booking fee. Don’t miss out – it should be a fantastic fun night! Bring your partners, friends and family. A great opportunity to mix socially with other Vet members and to raise money for a wonderful program.
Buy your tickets here https://eventplus.net/TN19.
Mobile: 0402 113 836
RACING THIS WEEK:
Saturday, 27th April: Uriarra Homestead Graded Scratch
Where: Assemble at Uriarra Rd / Brindabella Rd, T-Junction. From North Canberra slightly faster Coppins crossing & right onto Uriarra Road. From Sth Canberra follow Cotter Road down to bridge crossing, turn right onto Brindabella Road.
When: 1:30 pm.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number
Two laps of Uriarra Homestead – top of Uriarra Crossing – Condor Creek – Homestead.
Race Director: Tony Weir Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 0406628772
Marshals: Anne Broadbent, Robert Brunato, Mick Donaldson, Howard Moffat
From the Race Committee
Race Directing and Marshalling Records in RMS
The requests for members to help as race directors and marshals at races is based on race records held in the rider management system (RMS). So if you have helped at a race, please check that your name is listed as director or marshal in the race results. If you are not listed, please contact the race committee (email@example.com) so that the results can be amended. These records reflect rostered helpers who have agreed to help in advance and have given up the opportunity to ride on the day, rather than ‘casual’ helpers, for example, a rider who pulls out early and helps at the end of the race.
Event Traffic Controller course for 1 June 2019
The next ETC Training course is on Saturday 1st June.
We currently only have about 40 ETCs from a club of 300 members. Members need to share the burden of helping to run races. Having enough traffic 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.
Course details are available on Blended Learning’s web site – http://www.blendedlearning.edu.au/home/courses/programs-courses/event-traffic-controller/. I am still awaiting information on funding the training. YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY.
Upcoming Marshal Roster
Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help. Nominees, in blue have been selected based on results from the previous race season and the period since they last helped at a race. Nominees are requested to advise their availability/unavailability to the race committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
Summer series crit races are held at Stromlo Forest Park on Tuesday evenings and road races are held on Sunday mornings.
|04-May||Dog Trap Road||Andrew Peel
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Paul Smith, Chris Copeland, Helmut Zeller, Neil Skipper, Paul McKay|
|11-May||Smiths Rd-Apollo Rd||Peter Merrick
|3 (finish chute & 2 ETCs) Bruce Goodspeed*, Robert Brunato*, Steve Blackburn|
|25-May||Gunning – 2 Day||vacant||6 (2 drivers, KOM, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Sue Powell (tail car), Russell Marston, Jim Anderson, Damian Copeland, Manning Copeland, Kim Malcolm (can help either Sat or Sun)|
|26-May||Gunning 2 Day – Breadalbane||vacant||6 (2 drivers, KOM, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Sue Powell (tail car), Russell Marston, Rob Solomon, Damian Copeland, Manning Copeland vacant|
|01-Jun||Old Federal Highway||vacant||4 (2 drivers, finish chute & 1 turn marshals) Tony O’Connor, Kirsty Cummin, Gill Lugg, Theresa McLachlan|
|15-Jun||Tidbinbilla -Pierces Creek||Heath Chester
|3 (finish chute & 2 ETCs) Terry Moore*, Brendan Byatt* Christopher Hodgson|
|6 (2 drivers, finish chute & 3 turn marshals) Andrew Harrold, Robert Solomon, Iver Lange David Gillies, Aaron Sedgmen, Andrew Hislop|
|29-Jun||Lookout Hill – Apollo||Paul Scherl
|3 (finish chute & 2 ETCs) Richard Gorrell*, Seymour Savell-boss*, Mark Kitchen|
|06-Jul||Old Federal Highway||Linda Stals
|4 (2 drivers, finish chute & 1 turn marshals) Jason Chalker, Ross Robinson Bruce Goodfellow, Liam O’Dea|
|13-Jul||Honeysuckle Creek||vacant||3 (finish chute & 2 ETCs) Sue Powell*, Bob Millar*, Kevin Wells|
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals), Duane Toohey, Wayne Spratford, Sue Bowden vacant|
|03-Aug||Lookout Hill||Peter Marshall
|3 (finish chute & 2 ETCs) Steve Simms*, Howard Moffat*, Bradley McCallum|
|10-Aug||Breadalbane||vacant||5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Ben Davis vacant, vacant, vacant vacant|
|17-Aug||Old Federal Highway||Ian Morton
|4 (2 drivers, finish chute & 1 turn marshals) Peter Horch, Ross ScuttsAndrew Yates , Michael Colquhoun|
|24-Aug||Sutton Driver Training Centre||Roger Northcote
|1 (finish chute) vacant|
|5 (finish chute & 4 ETCs) John Paul De Sousa*, David Jukes*, Michael Payne vacant*, vacant*|
* denotes ETC required for ACT races.