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October 2021

Capital Region Masters – Weekly Bleat, Monday 18th October, 2021

Hello Vets,

In the Bleat this week;

•  From the Desk of the President

•  From the Race Committee

•  Track Racing – Practice Session

•  Racing this Week

Ian Morton
thebleat@actvets.cc

From the Desk of the President

Training Opportunity

A reminder that the Committee has received an amazing offer from Jimmy Carrol of http://www.performancelab.cc/ offering coaching services to club members with the aim of focusing on the Snowy Mountains Classic 2022 as a Target. Of course, whilst this is the focus of the training plan, there would be great benefits to our general endurance and strength for all the other races and riding we partake in.

Jimmy has offered to develop an 18 week plan, specifically for our members, that has a specific focus on this event and climbing. What this would look like:

Jimmy would set up a plan, available for free using Training Peaks . He would also add workouts each week on his Performancelab.cc website – which could be used with zwift/garmin, or whatever method of e-training you utilise. Alternatively, you could follow the guidance on an excel spreadsheet.

As covid restrictions calm down (hopefully), Jimmy can run a Sunday session of a long 100+ km ride with hills. Noting, Jimmy would need club members assistance, so we can separate those riding with differing paces to ensure it’s an evenly matched ride for all abilities. There are also weekly zwift training rides available.

Ideally this is a service to provide athletes as a general plan. Once set up, it’ll be set and forget for most. It should be noted that we, as club members accessing this free service do not overload/swamp Jimmy with multiple questions from members participating. Jimmy will provide information on what to expect, and what level of access (and when) so people understand what they get from Per4mance Lab Coaching. For example, we would expect that all questions be asked during the Sunday rides, or Zwift rides.

If you are interested in getting in depth data analysis and workout feedback, Jimmy can discuss the onboarding process with you.

Jimmy is also happy to answer general training questions for anyone that’s unsure of a direction for themselves.

I want to thank Jimmy for offering this free support to the club’s membership.

To find out more please contact: jimmy@performancelab.cc.

Seymour Savell-Boss
ACT Vets Cycling Club President.

From the Race Committee

Race Officials

With the impending restart of the racing season, club members are asked to check the race calendar (https://rms.actvets.cc/calendar and volunteer as race officials for the upcoming events.

Memberships Fees

For those who haven’t yet registered this year yet, there is a reduced fee of $65 to register for the remainder of this year (till 31 Dec).

Ian McVay
Race Committee

race.committe@actvets.cc

Track Racing – Practice Session

The track racing season will kick off with a Practice Session starting at 6.00pm on Wednesday 20 October. There will be no racing. Rider numbers are limited by Covid restrictions.

Please note that we don’t have a confirmed track booking, at present. However, we are optimistic and will advise riders via the trackriders email, if there is a last-minute cancellation of the event.

Covid Restrictions

Only 25 persons are permitted at the track, for the practice session. In addition, riders must wear a face mask at all times except for riding and recovering your breath after exertion on the track.

Due to the limited numbers, interested riders will need to advise their intended attendance, by email to, gon@netspeed.com.au

You will be advised, by return email, if you are accepted for the event. Please note:

  • Event acceptance will be on a first-in, first-served basis;
  • You should book before 5pm on 19 October, at the latest;
  • Please do not attend unless your booking is confirmed (otherwise you will push numbers above the mandated limit);
  • Please do attend if you have a confirmed booking (otherwise you will deny someone else the opportunity).

Spare Track Bikes

We have access to spare track bikes if you are a novice and wish to try track racing. Please advise, when booking, if you need a bike. Note that you will need to bring your own pedals. You may need to pump up tyres (we will have a pump available) and adjust saddle / bar position. You will need to check over the bike for safety purposes. Although we will assist as far as practical, equipment safety and providing tools for fitting / adjustments is your responsibility.

Track Information

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.

Note:

  • 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;
  • 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.

Track Etiquette

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 (shaded portions of the track have 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 27 October.

We are allowed attendance up to 25 persons for the initial track racing event on 27 October. This will increase to 30 persons after 29 October.

Graeme O’Neill

RACING THIS WEEK:

No racing this week due to COVID restrictions.

ACT Veterans Bleat, Monday 11th October, 2021

Hello Vets,

In the Bleat this week;

•  From the Desk of the President

•  From the Race Committee

•  Racing this Week

Ian Morton
thebleat@actvets.cc

From the Desk of the President

Training Opportunity

Following my recent call out to the club’s members for offers of support, the Committee has received an amazing offer from Jimmy Carrol of http://www.performancelab.cc/ offering coaching services to club members with the aim of focusing on the Snowy Mountains Classic 2022 as a Target. Of course, whilst this is the focus of the training plan, there would be great benefits to our general endurance and strength for all the other races and riding we partake in.

Jimmy has offered to develop an 18 week plan, specifically for our members, that has a specific focus on this event and climbing. What this would look like:

Jimmy would set up a plan, available for free using Training Peaks . He would also add workouts each week on his Performancelab.cc website – which could be used with zwift/garmin, or whatever method of e-training you utilise. Alternatively, you could follow the guidance on an excel spreadsheet.

As covid restrictions calm down (hopefully), Jimmy can run a Sunday session of a long 100+ km ride with hills. Noting, Jimmy would need club members assistance, so we can separate those riding with differing paces to ensure it’s an evenly matched ride for all abilities. There are also weekly zwift training rides available.

Ideally this is a service to provide athletes as a general plan. Once set up, it’ll be set and forget for most. It should be noted that we, as club members accessing this free service do not overload/swamp Jimmy with multiple questions from members participating. Jimmy will provide information on what to expect, and what level of access (and when) so people understand what they get from Per4mance Lab Coaching. For example, we would expect that all questions be asked during the Sunday rides, or Zwift rides.

If you are interested in getting in depth data analysis and workout feedback, Jimmy can discuss the onboarding process with you.

Jimmy is also happy to answer general training questions for anyone that’s unsure of a direction for themselves.

I want to thank Jimmy for offering this free support to the club’s membership.

To find out more please contact: jimmy@performancelab.cc.

Seymour Savell-Boss
ACT Vets Cycling Club President.

From the Race Committee

Race Officials

With the impending restart of the racing season, club members are asked to check the race calendar (https://rms.actvets.cc/calendar and volunteer as race officials for the upcoming events.

Memberships Fees

For those who haven’t yet registered this year yet, there is a reduced fee of $65 to register for the remainder of this year (till 31 Dec).

Ian McVay
Race Committee

race.committe@actvets.cc

RACING THIS WEEK:

No racing this week due to COVID restrictions.

General Meeting – Resolution Carried

Good evening everyone,

Tonight we made history for our cycling club.

There were a total of 36 members that cast a vote for a change of club name. The Poll resulted with an overwhelming result of 97% in favour to the motion. The committee will now work to ensure a smooth transition to our new name ‘Capital Region Masters Cycling Club‘.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee members for putting this motion to the club and in general for their tireless work on all our behalves to ensure we have a club that (COVID lockdowns allowing) completes many races during the year.

This is an historic moment in our club’s history and does not diminish the Vets name or its legacy as one of the key racing clubs of the Canberra Region.

I am about to advise the AVCC National Body of this change, thanks again to everyone that made the time to join in or vote tonight.

Kind regards,

Seymour Savell-Boss

ACT Veterans Bleat, Monday 4th October, 2021

Hello Vets,

In the Bleat this week;

•  From the Desk of the President

•  Racing this Week

Ian Morton
thebleat@actvets.cc

From the Desk of the President

Potential club name change.

A reminder that tomorrow night (Tue 5 Oct @ 8:00pm) is a General Meeting to vote on a motion to change the club’s name. The proposed name is ‘Capital Region Masters Cycling Club’. Please read the information provided below on how you can vote.

Seymour Savell-Boss
ACT Vets Cycling Club President.

Notice of General Meeting 2021

Special resolution: To change the club name to ‘Capital Region Masters Cycling Club

75% of ‘for’ votes, including proxies, of members attending the General Meeting are required to pass the resolution.

The ACT Veterans Cycling Club formed in 1993. While the club has developed a great reputation as ‘the Vets‘ in the local cycling community, the name has two down sides. Firstly ‘ACT’ implies the club is restrictive to the ACT. The club has about 260 members of which at least 20 reside outside the ACT. The club also has many of its road racing courses in the NSW region surrounding the ACT. We need to get race approval from local NSW Councils and NSW Police and to have community support. Sometimes our races are seen as an inconvenience to locals with ‘a bunch of cyclists from Canberra taking over our roads’. A change from ‘ACT’ to ‘Capital Region’ will help purvey the club as belonging to the region, not just Canberra.

Secondly the term ‘Veterans’ is generally more associated with military veterans rather than older athletes. The club has been approached a few times under the misapprehension that the club is for military veterans. Using the term ‘Masters’ will be more in line with other sports and is also reflective of other cycling clubs affiliated with the Australian Veterans Cycling Council being referred to as Masters. We anticipate that the club will transition over time to being referred to as ‘the Masters‘ rather than ‘the Vets‘.

The mechanics of changing the club’s name are fairly straight forward and can be implemented over time without requiring a set cutover date for everything. There will be negligible costs involved. Once this resolution is resolved, either for or against, the committee with look at options for club signage and race kit.

While a couple of alternate club names have been proposed, the Committee endorses the name ‘Capital Region Masters Cycling Club‘ and recommends members vote for the change of name.

Topic: ACTVETS CC – General Meeting
Time: Oct 5, 2021 08:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/92453421207?pwd=ZW5abVpaYytjWEk3TXUyOEhVeDA1dz09

For members unable to attend, a proxy vote can be sent to the Secretary 24 hours prior to the GM by completing the ‘Form of appointment of proxy’ and email to secretary@actvets.cc. Note A proxy vote may not be given to a person who is not a member of the association.

The form can be downloaded from: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JDBWdaSgNequWY2lo3B2Wa0zt-b1mN7d/view?usp=sharing

Russell Marston
Secretary ACT Veterans Cycling Club

RACING THIS WEEK:

No racing this week due to COVID restrictions.

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