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Gunning is back on in 2017

Following the disappointment of the postponement of the 2107 Gunning 2 Day back in May, we are pleased to be able to announce that the event has been rescheduled for October.

I encourage all members to sign up and make this a great event.

Read more about the 2017 event and how to enter.

Dougal Torrance

2017 Gunning 2 Day – General info

Your chance to race 154km over two days! (or 104km for E, F, G, Tandem) and Lunch – all for a measly $35.

The club’s signature event, the Gunning two day race, is on over the weekend of the 14/15 October. Saturday starts at 10:00 am with a 4km uphill Prologue just to make it interesting! Continue reading “2017 Gunning 2 Day – General info”

Vets in the News

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the a reporter from the ABC, Hannah Walmsley, who was wanting to interview some of our more “experienced” members on how they managed to stay fit and motivated in Canberra’s winter temperatures. After a short panic from me about who our oldest riders were (and thanks to the Board on helping me at short notice) Lindsay Graham stepped up to be interviewed. Thanks go to Lindsay for his story – and the plug for the club. The story can be found here: http://abc.net.au/news/2017-06-11/meet-the-grandmasters-of-competition-sport-in-canberra/8604188?pfmredir=sm.

Feedback

As always, I’m happy to hear from members about anything club related. Email me at President@actvets.cc. Several of you have provided feedback over the past few months and I’ll be incorporating these issues to take to the Board meeting in a few weeks. Thanks again for your comments.

I received the following email in my inbox after Saturday’s race up Honeysuckle creek climb;
“I kinda snuck off without thanking the race team for an awesome event this afternoon. Love that climb. Have had a smile on my dial all night thinking about it.
Could you pass on my thanks to Ben and the team?
Cheers
#555”

I’m particularly proud that many of you take the time at the end of the race to thank marshals, race directors and the ever present “van man” Graham Hendrie.

See you on the road.

Dougal Torrance
Rider #428
President
ACT Veterans Cycling Club

2017 Dog Trap Rd Secret Handicap

Cole Family Trophy

If it’s Dog Trap Rd, it must be a secret handicap, and this one was to contest the Cole Family trophy. Continue reading “2017 Dog Trap Rd Secret Handicap”

Veterans out and about

2017 NSW masters road champs

The NSW masters road champs were held over the weekend and today in Molong near Orange, and once again Vets members did us proud, albeit riding for Cycling NSW and ACT clubs. Well done all.

Rob Langridge Continue reading “Veterans out and about”

2017 Gunning 2 Day – More volunteers are needs

Bill Frost has kindly volunteered to be the Race referee for the two days. In order to run the event, he requires the assistance of Marshals, Escort Drivers and General Helpers to assist.

Payment of $30 per day is available to offset petrol costs and other expenses. If you are willing to help, please contact Bill at: billfrost@bigpond.com

Continue reading “2017 Gunning 2 Day – More volunteers are needs”

Veterans out and about

2017 Australian Veterans Road Race Championship

Today (Saturday, 15 April) Mark Taylor won the Australian Veterans Road Race Championship in his age category (65-69) in Maryborough, Victoria. Mark won with a withering sprint from a pack that had foolishly allowed him to sprint for the win. Continue reading “Veterans out and about”

2017 Gunning 2 Day – Race details

The cost will be $35 for the race and you must be a current member of the club within the AVCC. Please note that we do not have day licences available.

Enter the 2017 Gunning 2 day online Continue reading “2017 Gunning 2 Day – Race details”

2017 Gunning 2 Day – Registration

All registrations must be completed on the IMG website by 5PM Friday 13 October.

No registrations will be accpeted on the day.

How to register

Continue reading “2017 Gunning 2 Day – Registration”

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