In this week’s Bleat;
- Indoor Training
- Final Event Traffic Controller course for 2018
- Racing this Week
- Race Report
Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc
This is the last week of VO2 efforts so get along!
Final Event Traffic Controller course for 2018
Please enrol for the next Event Traffic Controller course on 8 September!
We currently only have about 25 ETCs from a club of over 300 members. Members need to share the burden of helping to run races. Having enough traffic 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.
Course 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. Please register for a place on the course ASAP as numbers are limited.
RACING THIS WEEK:
Saturday, 18th August: Old Federal Highway Graded Scratch
Where: Turn left off new Federal Hwy (dual carriageway) after Bywong Rd. The intersection is signposted to Gundaroo and approx 9 km after Sutton Rd overpass. Park in gravel pit on corner of next intersection about 100 m in from highway.
When: 1:30 pm.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
All grades 3 laps .
Race Director: Ben Davis Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 0416014629
Marshals: Michael Hanbury, Simon Wells, Matt Hinchcliffe, Steven Simms, Michael Brice.
Upcoming Marshal Roster
Thank you to those who volunteered to help (noted below in black) at the races to September. The nominees (in blue) have been selected based on results from the previous summer race season and the period since they last helped at a race. Please advise your availability or unavailability to the race committee (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
We still need at few of race directors for Summer series races to the end of the year. Crit races are at Stromlo Forest Park on Tuesdays and road races are on Sunday mornings.
|1st September||Uriarra||Shane Warburton
|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*, Andrew Murrell|
|15th September||Stromlo Forest Park – Criterium Track||Alain Arbaut
|1 (finish chute) Jason McAvoy|
|22th September||Breadalbane Mini Tour||Simon Junakovic
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Doug Lean, David Wilson, Rowan McMurray, Mike Hayes, Chris Daly|
|9th October||Crit||Richard Hedley||Michael Golding|
|16th October||Crit||Ben Robey
|21st October||Corin Dam Rd||Rico Fitch
|1 (finish chute)
Michael David Brice
|23rd October||Crit||Peta Brill
|30th October||Crit||Duane Toohey||Christophe Barberet|
|4th November||Uriarra||John Thorn||4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Edward Joliffe*, Seymour Savell-boss*, David Jukes*, Lewis Cressy|
|6th November||Crit||Damian Copeland||Simon Wells|
|11th November||Sutton Driver Training Centre||Warwick Wilson
|1 (finish chute), Ian Preston|
|13th November||Crit||Simon Porombka
|18th November||Old Federal Highway||vacant||5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) David Witham, Tim Brown, John Stokman, Stuart Roesler, Michael Brice|
|20st November||Crit||vacant||Christophe Barberet|
|25th November||Uriarra TT||Andy Matz
|4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Edward Joliffe*, Kim Malcolm *, Howard Moffat*, Peter Jovanovic|
|27th November||Crit||vacant||John Wilson|
|2nd December||Old Federal Highway||Kim Malcolm
|5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Jonathan Chowns, Graham Tanton, Craig Tozer, Des Brown, vacant|
|4th December||Crit||Patrick McNamara
|9th December||Dairy Flat||Nick Boylan
|1 (finish chute) Nick will source|
|11th December||Crit||vacant||Anthony Evans|
|16th December||Cotter Hill Climb||Nick Boylan
|2 (finish chute & 1 ETCs) Sue Powell*, Conan Liu|
|18th December||Crit||vacant||David Medlock|
* denotes ETC required for ACT races.
Dog Trap Rd Handicap – 11th August
A few words from the Handicapper
Around 30 club diehards endured a windy but warm handicap out at Dog Trap Road on Saturday. My handicapping was only a minute off having riders from A to E grades all finishing at once. For safety reasons, it was probably good that such a scenario didn’t eventuate as the race was finishing downhill. Allan Bontjer has been battling various ailments all season but despite a recent setback was able to sit behind the over enthusiastic D graders who jumped too early to roll them on the line. Well done Allan!
And if you like windy handicaps, then Cootamundra is the place to be on the weekend of the 25/26th. The Saturday race is 116km followed by 57km on the Sunday. The hills are slightly less than Dog Trap except for the finish. I’ll only be riding the Sunday race because of family social events. Entries close this Wednesday. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more info. See link: https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=29381&OrgID=20999.
Ben Healy and Linday Hou (Tandem, 3rd), Allan Bontjer (1st), Simon Milnes (2nd)