Tombstone injury update

Dianna, the rider that was injured on Tombstone over the weekend, is back home after spending a night in Wangaratta hospital. She has been given the all clear after multiple scans and x-rays. However, she is still in a lot of pain and is using analgesics to combat this. She is getting around on crutches and will be off work for an unspecified amount of time. As bad as thisis, we ar e all thankful that it isn’t a lot worse.

ACC attended a meeting this morning with ACP and HVP representatives. HVP are taking this very seriously and will be conducting a formal incident investigation. Needless to say, we will be co-operating with this as required..It was a very positive meeting, there was no finger-pointing or anything like that. All parties are keen to know exactly what happened and what steps we can all take to prevent anything like it happening again.We eagerly await the outcome of HVP’s investigation.

More track closures

Following on from yesterday’s post about Buddhahood and Tombstone being closed, we have decided to close Slider, Bombsite and Janes Link as well. This is in the interests of safety. Please respect the trail closure signs.

Tombstone and Buddhahood closed

A rider was seriously injured on Tombstone today. She was struck by a falling rock which was apparently disturbed by a road crew working on Robinson Road. Tombstone, Beyond Pale and Buddahood are now closed until further notice. Also, use caution when using White Star Road. There are a couple of decent sized rocks on it which seem to have fallen from above.

Junior MTB Update

Its still raining
Because of the persistent wet weather tomorrow’s mtb club will be allocated to signing up to groups and collecting new name plates there will not be any organised riding as the trails are extremely wet and there is more heavy rain forecast – however doing this preparation tomorrow will save time next week, meaning that we will be ready to ride off at 4.30 so we really encourage your child to come down at 4.30 tomorrow for a short time to get this out of the way.

New Gate at clubrooms
Please remind your child to use the new ‘Bike only entrance’ rather than the vehicle entrance in an effort to separate bikes and cars, keeping our kids safer.

Still looking for adult ride leaders and assistants
We still urgently need more adults to help out on a regular basis as a ride leader / assistant – there is an opportunity for a number of adults to group together and share the duties week about – if you want more information about being a ride leader, please contact me or catch up tomorrow.

Junior Development Day
If your child is going to participate in Junior MTB Development Day please help us to plan by signing up online at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=14080, Saturday 15 October at ACC Clubrooms

This is a great fun day of activities and games to help develop your child’s mtb skills – the cost for the day is $30 per child this includes skills clinics, guided rides, mtb games and activities, morning tea, lunch; junior club t-shirt available online for only $15.

Alpine Cycling Club CyclePath Junior MTB Race Series

We encourage all juniors to come and try racing in a fun and friendly environment – more information and registration at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=18610

  • Saturday 19 November
  • Saturday 17 December
  • Saturday 21 January
  • Saturday 25 February (Beechworth)
  • Saturday 25 March

Here’s to some sunshine and dry tracks!

Jenny Corser