Race Report – 18th February 2017

The weather was kinder today, however, the wind shifted direction.  About 80 competitors this morning.

Thank you to the marshalls this week: Ben Hall, Johnny Warren and Deb Davies.

Marshalls next week: Terry Simpson and Ross Salmon

Tickets are on sale for the presentation night.  Each ticket is $50 less the amount of races you have completed up to 11th February.

We need to know if you are competing in the Club championships, so please put your name on the sheets provided.

Random draw winners today Vaughan Skelly, Caitlin Jones, Ben Hall and Peter Serone.

Have a great week.

Race Report – 11th February 2017

Another hot day expected, but reasonably cool this morning.  However, I think we are all getting used to swimming in bath water.

Congratulations to Vicki Lawes – 400 races – Vicki has been a member of the club for many years doing a wonderful job on the committee ensuring we have the best breakfasts and functions.  Vicki and Mouse have a total of 900 races between them.  Amazing stuff.  Looking forward to the next 900…..

Richard Morant had an altercation with a vehicle this morning and unfortunately he lost.  His bikes is very unwell, I will give you an update after he has been thoroughly examined by the hospital staff and given the all clear.  On a lighter note we now know that Richard can travel at 60 kph according to the gentleman who hit him.  We all wish Richard a speedy recover.

Dr. Bike  spoke about the need to wear your sunglasses whilst riding.  Remember, if you cannot see what is ahead remember that is the same for a vehicle that weighs a lot more than you and your bike. Wearing sunglasses will help against the glare.  So be cautious at this time of the year.  He also mentioned how important it is to look over your shoulder before entering a roundabout or overtaking a slower rider.  Some of you may not feel confident to do this as you may drift out, Paul suggests that you practice this on grass to ensure that your body weight goes the opposite side to where you are looking to make sure the bike stays in a straight line.  He also suggested going into a easier gear when you enter a roundabout in case you need to slow and this will make it easier to get up to speed again.

Random Draw Winners this week – minus the voucher – please collect next Saturday.

Garrett Thompson, Peter Stowe, Danny Khazen, Wendy Sanders, Greg Freeman, Mark Bertwhistle and Julie West

Have a great week, see you next Saturday.