In the Bleat this week;
- From the Desk of the Handicapper
- Racing this Week
- Race Report
- From the Race Committee
Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc
Kirsti McVay (standing in for Ian Morton)
From the Desk of the Handicapper:
Perfect weather greeted the usual suspects at Saturday’s road championships. Congratulations to the winners and well done to those who turned up knowing that a win was not on the cards but still put in solid performances. Conditions actually exceeded perfect as the magpie on the road to the crossing was even absent or was it just too early this year?
Handicap destroyer Steve Crispin won’t be riding (see below) so everyone’s chances of winning have just risen dramatically. Handicaps are all about teamwork and there’s no point riding from your bunch on the hills if they catch you up on the down hills.
NSW TT Championships
The NSW all-ages TT championships will be held on the Gunning course this Saturday. Michael Carr, Steve Crispin, Brendan Byatt, James Jordan, Owain Tilley and Steve Blackburn will to donning their drag-reducing garb and mounting their funny bikes to bring back some bling for the ACT. Sunday’s races includes graded scratch races for masters. Marc Vroomans, Steve Crispin, Mark Harris, Paul Hollings, Steve Blackburn and I have entered.
RACING THIS WEEK:
Saturday 7th Sep 2019: Iron Mike Handicap
Where: Drive aprox 2.5km north west on Uriarra Rd from the intersection with Opperman Ave, Wright (i.e. the main entry to SFP)
When: 1:30 pm.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number
Start Stromlo western car park, out through Uriarra Crossing, all the way to end of bitumen and return to finish line opposite the start.
Race Director: Andrew Remely (email@example.com), 0429428112
Marshals: Andrew Matz, Robert Miller, Edward Joliffe, Gerard Tiffen
Club Championships, Uriarra Homestead – 31st August
Race Director’s Report
No report this week. Congratulations to all the podium winners.
Steve Crispin shared some photos from the race on the weekend.
From the Race Committee
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.
|14-Sep||Stromlo FP||Matt Hinchcliffe
|1 (finish chute) Jeremy Ross|
|21-Sep||Breadalbane||Rainer Wilton||4 (2 drivers, [short turn & finish chute] & far turn marshal) Lewis Cressy, Rowan McMurray, Terry Merrigan, Alex Sommariva|
|28-Sep||Dog Trap Road||Rico Fitch
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) David Dickson, Warwick Wilson, David Johnson, Stjepan Hirsler, vacant|
|1 (finish chute) david wilson|
|4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Seymour Savell-Boss*, Neil Burton*, Lindsay Graham* Christopher Hodgson|
|Felipe Lopes Reis|
|10-Nov||Sutton Driver Training Centre||Bryan Holloway
|1 (finish chute) Stuart Roesler|
|17-Nov||Old Federal Highway||Ian Preston
|4 (2 drivers, finish chute & 1 turn marshals) Peter Kitchen, Ben McDuff, Gai Monahan Brandie O’Connor|
|24-Nov||Uriarra||vacant||4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Terry Moore*, Robert Brunato*,*, John Stokman vacant*|
|01-Dec||Old Federal Highway||John Thorn
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Mark K Taylor, Tim Minehan, Darren Garnon, Polly Templeton, James Curran|
|08-Dec||Dairy Road||Nick Boylan
|1 (finish chute), Tim Brown|
|1 (finish chute) Des Brown|
* denotes ETC required for ACT races.