Hello Vets,

In the Bleat this week;

•  From the Desk of the President

•  From the Desk of the Handicapper

•  Racing this Week

Ian Morton

From the Desk of the President

Potential club name change.

I would invite everyone to read through The Bleat today. We have previously asked for feedback on a potential name change and we are now in a position to progress on this historic matter. The proposed name is ‘Capital Region Masters Cycling Club’. Please read the information provided below on how you can vote.

Seymour Savell-Boss
ACT Vets Cycling Club President.

Notice of General Meeting 2021Special resolution: To change the club name to ‘Capital Region Masters Cycling Club‘75% of ‘for’ votes, including proxies, of members attending the General Meeting are required to pass the resolution.The ACT Veterans Cycling Club formed in 1993. While the club has developed a great reputation as ‘the Vets‘ in the local cycling community, the name has two down sides. Firstly ‘ACT’ implies the club is restrictive to the ACT. The club has about 260 members of which at least 20 reside outside the ACT. The club also has many of its road racing courses in the NSW region surrounding the ACT. We need to get race approval from local NSW Councils and NSW Police and to have community support. Sometimes our races are seen as an inconvenience to locals with ‘a bunch of cyclists from Canberra taking over our roads’. A change from ‘ACT’ to ‘Capital Region’ will help purvey the club as belonging to the region, not just Canberra.Secondly the term ‘Veterans’ is generally more associated with military veterans rather than older athletes. The club has been approached a few times under the misapprehension that the club is for military veterans. Using the term ‘Masters’ will be more in line with other sports and is also reflective of other cycling clubs affiliated with the Australian Veterans Cycling Council being referred to as Masters. We anticipate that the club will transition over time to being referred to as ‘the Masters‘ rather than ‘the Vets‘.The mechanics of changing the club’s name are fairly straight forward and can be implemented over time without requiring a set cutover date for everything. There will be negligible costs involved. Once this resolution is resolved, either for or against, the committee with look at options for club signage and race kit.While a couple of alternate club names have been proposed, the Committee endorses the name ‘Capital Region Masters Cycling Club‘ and recommends members vote for the change of name.Topic: ACTVETS CC – General Meeting
Time: Oct 5, 2021 08:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/92453421207?pwd=ZW5abVpaYytjWEk3TXUyOEhVeDA1dz09For members unable to attend, a proxy vote can be sent to the Secretary 24 hours prior to the GM by completing the ‘Form of appointment of proxy’ and email to secretary@actvets.cc. Note A proxy vote may not be given to a person who is not a member of the association.The form can be downloaded from: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JDBWdaSgNequWY2lo3B2Wa0zt-b1mN7d/view?usp=sharing Russell Marston
Secretary ACT Veterans Cycling Club

From the Desk of the Handicapper

Second Vetz handicap Zwift race

Vets gathered in the Zwift world again on Saturday to duke it out over a hilly circuit course that took riders between 57 and 80 minutes for the 37 riders who finished. Compared to the number of registrations the day before, quite a few did not start–surely they weren’t put off by the rain? Although most of the race information is provided via Facebook, it’s still possible to keep informed by other means. Let me know if you want to be involved. Results are below. The secret handicap format with a mass start allowed riders to form bunches of equal ability to battle it out. Then a handicap was applied to encourage riders to fight on until the end.

NameGradeTimeHandicapHandicap time
dale rileyC01:01:2000:09:0000:52:20
Iain JohnstoneC01:01:400:09:0000:52:42
Darren BlackburstC01:01:5400:09:0000:52:54
Daniel WardB00:58:5700:05:0000:53:57
Paul WelshB00:59:0300:05:0000:54:03
andrew mccoskerA200:57:1200:03:0000:54:12
Tes McLachlanE201:20:3000:26:0000:54:30
Jimmy CarrollA200:57:5500:03:0000:54:55
Paul HollingsA200:58:1000:03:0000:55:10
Damien LonergenA200:58:3500:03:0000:55:35
Emma PadovanB01:01:2200:05:0000:56:22
Ben HealyB01:01:5000:05:0000:56:50
Tristan DimmockA100:57:04000:57:04
Gerad TiffenA201:00:0400:03:0000:57:04
Stephen IsbelA100:57:16000:57:16
Cal HenshawA100:57:23000:57:23
Kerrie MuirD01:10:2900:13:0000:57:29
Rowan McMurrayA201:01:1600:03:0000:58:16
Michael TolhurstA201:01:2300:03:0000:58:23
lewy cressyA201:01:3300:03:0000:58:33
Simon CostelloB01:05:0300:05:0001:00:03
Ali HaleE01:20:3000:20:0001:00:30
EDP TQD01:13:3700:13:0001:00:37
Kerry KnowlerD01:13:3900:13:0001:00:39
Jono HazellA101:00:51001:00:51
Bruce GoodfellowB01:05:5700:05:0001:00:57
Michael FawkeB01:05:5900:05:0001:00:59
Ian PrestonC01:10:0900:09:0001:01:09
Tony BeasleyD01:14:2000:13:0001:01:20
Lyn VasudevaE01:22:0500:20:0001:02:05
Mat CorbyA201:05:5700:03:0001:02:57
Gareth DowneyB01:10:0000:05:0001:05:00
Brian PeakC01:14:1900:09:0001:05:19
trevor jacobsD01:22:1100:13:0001:09:11
steve schwenkeC01:22:0500:09:0001:13:05

Rob Langridge


No racing this week due to COVID restrictions