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Dog Trap Rd – Secret Handicap – Cole Family Trophy – 19th May 2018


Saturday was a great day for a race, there were 39 riders that were at the start line ready for a 1:30pm start when one of riders discovered his tyre was going down and in the spirit of the way the club operates the race was postponed until the flat tyre was changed with some expert assistance from Peter Taylor and Barry Cole. This rider (Steve Crispin) went on to post the quickest time for the race of 1.06.10, well done Steve. There were some very good form shown by a good number of riders with 6 different grades represented within the 1st 10 riders with Alex Sommariva (E) having a great win, Tim Brown (C) second and Brian Peak (D) third.

Kirsti McVay was the first woman across the line with a great ride with Jan Koehler having a strong ride to come second. This race has been sponsored by Barry Cole and his family for some time and Barry was at the race to present the trophies.

I would like to thank Daniel Grillo, Peter Klein, Donald Desmet, Rainer Wilton, Graham Hendrie and Tom Roberts for doing their part to make this race a very successful race.

The Men


Alex Sommariva (1st), Tim Brown (2nd), Brian Peak (3rd) with Barry Cole

The Women


Kirsti McVay (1st), Jan Koehler (2nd) with Barry Cole


Mark Taylor


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”

Alex O’Shea – A tribute 2016

ACTVETS club president, Alex O’Shea, died suddenly on 10 May 2016.

Alex became the ACTVETS club president in February 2014 and he immediately made an impact, taking on issues that were beginning to cause concern to the members of the club and committee. Continue reading “Alex O’Shea – A tribute 2016”

Peter McLennan – Tribute to a full life 2009

The Gunning 2 Day is an annual tribute race in memory of Peter McLennan. The following is the text of Bill Frost’s funeral eulogy given in December 2009. Continue reading “Peter McLennan – Tribute to a full life 2009”

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