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

Fence for Stromlo Criterium Track – update

ABC television came to film during the crit race at Stromlo on Saturday. They are doing a story about cyclists and kangaroos, which may give some impetus to getting a fence installed around the track. I’ll post on Facebook once they let me know when it is planned to go to air.

Kim Malcolm (d.kimmalcolm@icloud.com) has taken the lead on this issue. Please support him in this endeavour by, if possible, lobbying other riders, the media and government representatives.

Ian McVay

From the Desk of the Handicapper (in Massat, France)

Paul Hollings C to B.

Rob Langridge

Seeking 26 inch wheeled bike for tall rider with disability

I am looking for a bike with 26″ wheels…tourer, mountain bike, hybrid….anything with a big enough frame for someone 175cm tall. The man concerned was a keen cyclist, but now needs some giant training wheels due to a nasty degenerative condition effecting his balance and motor control. 26″ is as big as there wheels come. We tried to buy new but 26″ wheels with large frames are being phased out, thus are seeking second hand. Horizontal drop outs and low top bar would be an added bonus.

Please email Rosemary at projects@tadact.org.au or phone 0417898917 if you can help.

Rosemary Robinson

Indoor Training

Get a head start on the upcoming Tuesday evening crits by coming to the Indoor Trainer sessions at Weston on Tuesday nights. Sessions start at 6:30 and run for about an hour. The program is set by Michael Aisbitt who provides excellent motivation and coaching tips for track, crit and road racing.

Training is in the hall at the Weston Community Centre. Enter from Hilder St Weston and veer to the right to find the lower car park. The hall is adjacent and opens at 6:00pm. The session is $10 and you must be a club member.

The final training session is on Tuesday 25th September.

Bruce Griffin



Saturday, 22nd September: Breadalbane – Mini Tour

Where:Register at the community hall on Breadalbane Rd opposite the school by 9:45.
When: 10:00 am.
Sign on: 15 mins before scheduled start time wearing your registered number.
Race Description:
The time trial will be out and back for a total of 20km. Riders must give way to traffic at the turn. The turn marshal cannot stop traffic. Full time trial kit is allowed.
The road race will be a 50km graded scratch. The start time for the road race will be decided on the day, based on the number of riders.
Presentations and afternoon tea will be held at the hall following the race. Come and enjoy the last Saturday race for the year.

Race Director: Simon Junakovic Contact: Email: admin@simeco.com.au    Ph  0418431903

Marshals: Doug Lean, David Wilson, Rowan McMurray, Mike Hayes, Ross MacPherson.

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 (race.committee@actvets.cc) as soon as possible.

We still require three race directors. Crit races are at Stromlo Forest Park on Tuesdays and road races are on Sunday mornings.

Date Event Director Marshals
Summer Series
9th October Crit Richard Hedley Michael Golding
16th October Crit Ben Robey
Bruce Goodspeed
21st October Corin Dam Rd Rico Fitch
1 (finish chute)
Dale Dummett
23rd October Crit Peta Brill
John Ignatius
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
David Witteveen
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 Roger Northcote
Christophe Barberet
25th November Uriarra TT Andy Matz
4 (finish chute & 3 ETCs) Edward Joliffe*, Kim Malcolm *, Howard Moffat*, Peter Jovanovic
27th November Crit Michael David Brice
John Wilson
2nd December Old Federal Highway Kim Malcolm
5 (2 drivers, finish chute & 2 turn marshals) Jonathan Chowns, Graham Tanton, Craig Tozer, Steve Curren
4th December Crit Patrick McNamara
Ian Lake
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.


Ian McVay
Race Committee