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ACTVets Special Bleat – Stromlo Forest Park Club Championship

Vets,

The race times for this Sunday’s Championship (25 Feb) are;

Grade Ages* Duration Start Finish
M7
M8
M9
65-69
70-74
75+
30 mins 8:00 8:30
W All 30 mins 8:40 9:10
M5
M6
55-59
60-64
35 mins 9:20 9:55
M3
M4
45-49
50-54
40 mins 10:05 10:45
M1
M2
35-39
40-44
45 mins 10:55 11:40

*Age Classification is the Age that you turn on your birthday in 2018, e.g. a rider who turns 40 in December 2018 is classed as M2 (40-44) or W2 (40-49) for all events during 2018.

Final time for sign-on races is 15min before the start of your race.

 

ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 19th February, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • From the Race Committee
  • Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018
  • From the Desk of the Handicapper
  • Interstate Events
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Reports

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

Ian Morton

From the Race Committee

Dear Members,

It has been brought to our attention some precarious riding in some of the grades. Both riders and the race referee have noticed several riders in a TT style position with their forearms resting on the top of the bars. Although it may be comfortable, it has un-nerved some riders in the pack and your handling skills are diminished.

Riders are reminded to be in full control of their bike at all times during the race. This means hands gripped around the handlebars. Be warned that if the Race referee spots you riding in a style that puts the race at risk, you will be identified and your participation in the race may be at risk.

Race Committee

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 12th February, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • From the Desk of the President
  • Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018
  • From the Desk of the Handicapper
  • Interstate Events
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Reports

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

Ian Morton

From the Desk of the President

Dear Members,

I apologise to those that were planning to ride out first two races in 2018. Last year we had a series of issues that we have now, for the most part, dealt with I hope. This year we had something new come up that we now have a plan for. In essence the issues revolve around preparing and planning a calendar for a full year’s racing (which we started in October 2017), checking latest road approval requirements in NSW and the ACT, then preparing 30-40 multipage documents and transmitting them. This takes quite a significant amount of time and effort from volunteers, generally at a time when many of us are on holidays! Whilst this does not excuse the cancellation for the events which we ourselves planned, I hope it gives those members that may be frustrated with the lack of racing early this year, a sense of the amount of effort that goes into planning and conducting an event. Given the amount of planning involved, no-one feels the cancellation of an event more keenly than those that planned it.

The good news is that the other events should be good to go. I also appreciate the efforts of members who organised spontaneous rides via the Vets Facebook page. Just goes to show that racing isn’t everything and that the Vets strength is in the connections Vets make.

Please also note that, at the upcoming the Annual General Meeting, positions on the Race Committee will be available for those that want to have an impact on racing in 2018 and developing the 2019 Calendar.

Ben Davis has been working hard to fill the gaps for the Race Director spots up until the end of June, however there are still a few outstanding races that have no Race Director assigned. Please help Ben and the Race Committee fill these spots. If you you’ve never been a Race Director before there are guidelines available and loads of old hands to assist.

Race Directors are required for the following races:
–  4th March– Uriarra
– 18th March– Old Federal Highway
– 25th March– Uriarra
–  7th April-Cooma
– 14th April– Uriarra
– 28th April– Orroral
– 12th May– Smiths Rd
– 19th May– Dog Trap Rd
– 16th June– Cotter

Regards,
Dougal Torrance
President
ACT Veterans Cycling Club.

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 5th February, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Wet Weather Racing
  • Ellen’s Ride 2018
  • Interstate Events
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Reports

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

Ian Morton

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 29th January, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Want to get paid to cycle?
  • Ellen’s Ride 2018
  • From the desk of the handicapper
  • Pyrenees trip Info Night
  • Interstate Events
  • Registration Renewal for 2018
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Reports

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

Ian Morton

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 22nd January, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Heat Warning
  • From the desk of the handicapper
  • Interstate Events
  • Registration Renewal for 2018
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Reports

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

Ian Morton

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 15th January, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • Registration Renewal for 2018
  • Racing this Week
  • Race Reports

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

Ian Morton

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 8th January, 2018

Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

 – URGENT: First Aider Required

 – President’s welcome to 2018

 – From the desk of the handicapper

 – Cycling holiday in the French Pyrenees

 – Registration Renewal for 2018

 – Racing this Week

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

Ian Morton

URGENT: First Aider Required

We do not currently have a First Aider for tomorrow’s Crit.

Could any qualified club members who are able to fill this role, please contact Alain Arbaut, mobile 0400493148.

If no first aider is present the racing has to be cancelled (in case of an accident the club won’t have any insurance cover).

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ACT Veterans Weekly Bleat, Monday 1st January, 2018

Hello Vets,

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018. Looking forward to another great year of racing. Don’t forget, before you can start racing, you need to ensure you are registered for this year. In this week’s Bleat;

  • Registration Renewal for 2018
  • Racing this Week

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

Ian Morton

Registration Renewal for 2018

Note: For new members who registered after 1 Oct 2017, your membership is valid up until the end of 2018.

2018 membership renewals are due. To renew, go to https://memberdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&OrgID=10244 or follow the prompts via our website www.actvets.cc. Click on the Login link and enter the username and password from last year. If you have forgotten your login and password , after clicking on ‘login’ – go to the tab at the top right hand side of the screen and click on ‘Username & Password’ – then forward your email address as requested in the box that will appear. SportsTG will then forward you the information.

You need to renew your membership prior to your first race in 2018.

As a courtesy to those committee members who work hard to ensure the club complies with the terms of our insurance cover and also produce the race results, please renew your membership at least 2 days prior to racing. Membership costs are:

  • A full competitive membership for 2018 is $110
  • A full competitive membership for a sight impaired tandem cyclist for 2018 is $95
  • Non competitive membership for 2018 is $5

Upon renewal, your 2018 licence will be emailed to you direct from SportsTG. Please print out a copy and it is suggested that you laminate it or place it in plastic for future reference during the year ahead. You will need to show this licence if you enter events run by other Veteran Cycling Clubs or the AVCC.

Please ensure that your personal particulars are always kept up to date, in particular your emergency contact details. For those members with First Aid qualifications please also update the site. It is a member’s responsibility to keep these updated via the SportsTG website.

Kirsti McVay
Membership Secretary

RACING THIS WEEK:

Tuesday, 2nd January: Stromlo Criterium

Where: Stromlo Forest Park
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
Race Description:
A/C 5:50 A 45m+2, C 40m+2
B/D 6:40 B 45m+2, D 40m+2
E/FG 7:30 30 min + 2 laps

Race Director: Rohan Verco Contact: Email: Rohan.Verco@gmail.com    Ph  0419730555

Track Racing

Track Racing resumes on 10 January.

Road Racing

Road Racing will resume on the 4th February.

 

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