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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 15th October, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Race Numbers
  • From the Desk of the Handicapper
  • Additional Event Traffic Controller course for 2018
  • Racing this Week

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

Ian Morton

Race Numbers

Members are reminded to bring their race number to the crit races each week. If you have lost your number, please email membership@actvets.cc to obtain a replacement number.

From the Desk of the Handicapper (in Paris)

The crit season has arrived and judging be the results those who’d only dusted off their bikes on Sunday and had a crisis of confidence on Tuesday arvo did some self downgrading. That’s OK if you want to test your form but it’s depriving more deserving riders of glory if you end up winning or blow the race apart. Please show some self restraint when riding in a lower grade. Those intending not to self promote should email handicapper@actvets.cc to have their RMS grading updated.

Promotions
– Matt Corby A to A
– Andrew Murrell B to A
– Bryan Holloway B to B
– Geoffrey Graham Visitor E to D

Rob Langridge
Handicapper

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 8th October, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • 1st Crit for 2018/19 is FREE!
  • Narrabundah Track Practice Session
  • Additional Event Traffic Controller course for 2018
  • Racing this Week

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

Ian Morton

1st Crit for 2018/19 is FREE!

Race entry for the 1st crit race at Stromlo on 9 October is FREE. Enjoy!

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 1st October, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • From the Desk of the President
  • Vets out and about
  • Narrabundah Track Practice Session
  • Racing this Week

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

Ian Morton

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 24th September, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • From the Desk of the President
  • Fence for Stromlo Criterium Track – update
  • Vets out and about
  • Indoor Training
  • Narrabundah Track Practice Session
  • Racing this Week

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

Ian Morton

From the Desk of the President

Dear all,

Another Winter Season racing has wrapped up. Between the 7th of April and 22nd of September the ACT Vets put on 25 races, including the Gunning 2 day (which was really 3 races in 1 event) and the Breadalbane mini tour (2 races in 1 event). These races ranged from Cooma in the south to Dalton, about 75km North of Canberra- a span of almost 200 Km. Dedicated club members were there to ensure the races went smoothly. A total of 724 members attended these races, however the average race had only 33 members, something I’d like to improve next Winter race season.

From my perspective, numbers in B C and D grades were reasonable, and indeed sometimes excellent, but other grades need to come out and play! The race committee searches high and low for good venues and I was really happy that we added two extra venues this year to our usual race program, Cooma and Sutton driver training centre. I was heartened to see that 58 riders were out at Sutton given the huge amount of extra work this venue required from the Race Committee. Racing there got great reviews! The next best attended event was the Gunning two day, which, given the work that goes into the event, was a great turn out.

Thanks to all those that turned out to races. A special thanks to Volunteers such as the seemingly ever present Graham Hendrie and others that put their hands up for race director such as, Mark Harris, Paul Scherl, Mark Taylor, Linda Stals, Brian Holloway, Brian Holloway, Paul Robey, Bill Frost, Peter Taylor, Simon Junakovic, Simon Milnes, Roger Northcote, Rohan Verco, Steve Dean, John Ignatius, Ben Davis, Ian Morton and Alain Arbaut. If I’ve misplaced anyone please forgive me!

I’m very proud that the ACT Vets, is, to my knowledge, the only ACT cycling club that races weekly (with some exceptions) in winter and races over so many venues. A special thanks to the race committee for putting such a great winter race program together.

Regards,

Dougal Torrance
President
ACT Veterans Cycling Club

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 17th September, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Fence for Stromlo Criterium Track – update
  • From the Desk of the Handicapper
  • Seeking 26 inch wheeled bike for tall rider with disability
  • Indoor Training
  • Racing this Week

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

Ian Morton

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 10th September, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Breadalbane Mini Tour
  • From the Race Committee
  • Indoor Training
  • Racing this Week

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

Ian Morton

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 3rd September, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Fence for Stromlo Criterium Track
  • From the desk of the handicapper
  • Final Event Traffic Controller course for 2018
  • Racing this Week

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

Ian Morton

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 27th August, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Indoor Training
  • Final Event Traffic Controller course for 2018
  • Racing this Week

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

Ian Morton

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 20th August, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • 25th Anniversary
  • Indoor Training
  • Final Event Traffic Controller course for 2018
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Report

Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc

Ian Morton

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