Hello Vets,

In this week’s Bleat;

  • 2019 Race Program
  • Event Traffic Controller courses for 2018
  • Indoor Training
  • Racing this Week

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

Ian Morton

2019 Race Program

The race committee is now working on the race program for 2019. At this stage, it will be based on the race program we have used for this year. We need to finalise the race program soon so we can seek the required approvals and ensure that all approvals are in place for the start of next year.

If you would like to provide input to the 2019 race program, please send an email to race.committee@actvets.cc or talk to a member of the race committee.

Ian McVay
Race Committee

Event Traffic Controller courses for 2018

We only had a couple of members attend the last training course, which was very disappointing. Having enough controllers available in the club is critical to our ability to run races in the ACT and it is likely we will need to have ETCs for NSW races in the future. ETCs are eligible for reimbursement of $100 for marshalling at ACT road races.

The next course for Event Traffic Controllers is on 8 September. Details are available on Cycling ACT’s web site http://www.act.cycling.org.au/Road/News/2018-cycling-event-traffic-controllers-course-dates-confirmed

Members previously accredited as ATCs will need to do the updated training course to get ETC accreditation. Having enough controllers available in the club is critical to our ability to run races in the ACT and it is likely we will need to have ETCs for NSW races in the future. Please register for a place on one of the courses ASAP as numbers are limited.

Ian McVay
Race Committee

Indoor Training

Don’t Forget indoor training is on again this coming and every winter Tuesday commencing at 6:30pm. Hall is open at 6pm for setup.

The Hall in the Weston Community Centre is hard to find in the dark. The turnoff is off Hilder St Weston directly opposite a set of very attractive white concrete lions. Once you have turned in veer to the right to find the lower car park. The hall is adjacent.

A reminder that attendees must be competition members of the club.

Bruce Griffin


Saturday, 2nd June: Old Federal Highway Graded Scratch

Where: “Gravel Pit”. Intersection Federal Highway and Shingle Hill Way.
When: 1:30 pm.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
Race Description:
Gravel Pit to Lake George and back
ABCD 4 laps (48km)
EFG 3 laps (36km)

Race Director: Linda Stals Contact: Email: linda.stals@anu.edu.au    Ph  0419283599

Marshals: Bernard Crowe, Adam Potts, Alwyn Chilver, Alison Hale, Jason Parkes

Upcoming Marshal Roster

Please check the following table of allocated officials to end of June. If you are unavailable on your allocated date, please arrange to organise a swap with another rider and advise the race committee (race.committee@actvets.cc).

Date Event Director Marshals
16th June Pierces Creek Brian Holloway Chris Short, Owain Tilley*, Howard Moffat* [Seymour Savell-Boss to be mentored]
23rd June Honeysuckle Creek Paul Robey Michael Carr, Sue Powell*, Robert Brunato*
30th June Lookout Hill Bill Frost Ben Healy, Susan Frost, Bob Miller*, Elizabeth Lowe*

* denotes ETC required for ACT races.


Thank you to those who volunteered to help (noted below in black) at the races from July to September.

The remaining nominations in blue have been selected based on results from the previous summer race season and the period since people last helped at a race. More experienced riders have been selected to help direct races. Please advise your availability or unavailable to the race committee (race.committee@actvets.cc) as soon as possible.

Date Event Director Marshals
7th July Old Federal Highway Peter Taylor 5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) David Dickson, Michael David Brice, Kevin Newhouse, Lewis Cressy, Conan Liu
14th July Yass Simon Junakovic 6 (2 drivers, finish chute & 3 turn marshals) Wayne Benham, David Roberts, Felipe Lopes Reis, John Marinov, Anthony Evans, Dale Dummett
21st July Dalton Simon Milnes 6 (2 drivers, finish chute & 3 turn marshals) Mark Terracini, Tony Rowley, Robin Mules, Ian Lake, Tim Brown, Luke Healy
28th July Sutton Driver Training Centre Roger Northcote 1 (finish chute) Des Brown
4th August Lookout Hill – TT Rohan Verco 3 (finish chute & 2 ETCs) Ed Joliffe*, Bob Miller*, Patrick McNamara
11th August Dog Trap Rd Steve Dean 5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Ben McDuff, David Johnson, Paul Ledbrook, John Ignatius, Peter Jovanovic
18th August Old Federal Highway John Ignatius 5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Mick Hanbury, Simon Wells, Matt Hinchcliffe, Rowan McMurray, Nicholas Stewart
1st September Uriarra Ben Davis 4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Ed Joliffe*, Terry Moore*, Robert Brunato* (non-member), Alison Hale
8th September Stromlo Forest Park – Iron Mike Ian Morton 4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Elizabeth Lowe*, Rob Morris*, Richard Gorrell*, John Stokman
15th September Stromlo Forest Park – Criterium Track Alain Arbaut 1 (finish chute) Jason McAvoy
22th September Breadalbane Mini Tour Chris Nolan 5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Ben Robey, Michael Golding, Stuart Cathcart, David Rae, Daniel Jenkins

* denotes ETC required for ACT races.

Ian McVay
Race Committee