Vets Cycling Club
About the Club
Grampians Veteran Cycling Club is
based in the Central Western part of Victoria, Australia,
around the famous Grampians Ranges. The club was formed
in 1996 to cater for the needs of older riders, who
up until then had to
travel long distances to find specific
veteran events, or ride against much younger riders.
More about the club HERE ...
Annual Club Awards
Congratulations to Kevin Grellet who put in a very good years training and racing to take out the Club Aggregate for 2018 ahead of Peter Wemyss and Meg Parnaby. Peter Wemyss took out the Backmarkers Championship from Frank Kean and Sean Prins. Meg Parnaby was named Rider of the Year with another great year of good performances in Australian and State titles, as well as finishing the year in the State Aggregate as first woman. Les Dunn was named most improved rider, making the big jump from second limit to the bunch behind.
Jen Collier Wins Geelong Women's Race
Congratulations to Jen Collier and Meg Parnaby for a great effort in the Geelong Women's Race. The two powered their bunch to the win in very difficult windy conditions, with Jen taking out line honours and a tired Meg finishing fourth.
Being the inaugural event with a lot of relatively unknown and new riders, combined with the windy conditions, many of the bunches slowly disintegrated over the course of the race, but Jen and Meg's bunch maintained a core of about 5 riders out of the original 9 giving them some advantage. Well done both of you.
Grampians Riders Win at State Titles
Congratulations to Jen Collier and Meg Parnaby who both won their age group races at the State Vets Road Championships at Ballarat. Meg Parnaby also was first lady in the State Aggregate. Great effort by both riders!
Summer Series Crits
No race Thursday 13th, last race for 2018 is Thursday 20th December. Racing resumes Thursday 10th January 2019.
Thursday night summer crits will be held around the Great Western School, commencing at 6pm from Thursday 25th October. A and B grades. A grade 45 minutes plus 3 laps, and B grade 40 minutes plus 2 laps. Xmas break from 20th December until the 10th January. Last race 22nd March 2019. Entry fee $5.
Rise in Membership fees for 2019
Due to insurance fee rises, the AVCC have increased their share of the membership fee by $20 for 2019. New membership for Grampians Vets members is now $175. New memberships for those not already a current member start on 1st October 2018 and are current until the end of 2019.
VCV Life Membership to Tony Lloyd
The Grampians Vets would like to congratulate Tony Lloyd on receiving a life membership from the VCV at a recent Delegates Meeting in Geelong. Tony was a founding member of the Grampians Club and served as its President and/or secretary from 1996 to 2006, and the Vice President in more recent times. Tony is also currently serving as the VCV Treasurer, and is in his 4th year of service, as well as the Grampians VCV
Delegate, and travels to Geelong every two months to the meetings. Tony has served as the Delegate every year except for the first, so that is stamina!! Thanks Tony from all club members for your many years of dedication to cycling and the Grampians Vets. A well earned award!
Disc Brakes and VCV races.
Disc brakes are now legal for all AVCC and VCV events.
Members are reminded that tail lights are required on all bikes including time trial bikes to race. No light no racing. Lights should be clearly visible from 100m and be set not to flash.
Sunday 9th December, 2018
Hayes Takes Out Close Sprint
After the second scratch bunch blitzed the field, Malcolm Hayes just edged out Danny Monaghan for first place, with Edwin Irvine third.
Full race details HERE ...
Up to Date
No Racing in January
No club racing during the January break.
Sunday 3rd February 2018
Halls Gap. Fyans Creek Road 43.5km graded scratch races. Start on Fyans Creek Road, just off the Stawell/Halls Gap road.
Check out the Race Calendar here ...
VCV Open Registration Dates
|Don't miss an Open because you
forgot to enter!
See the VCV Website for full details.
Open Events for 2018
||Geelong 64.5km Open to be held from Paraparap on 28th Oct
||VCV State Road Championships - to be held on 18th November at Ballarat.
||Geelong Women's race and men's scratch races - to be held on 2nd December at Paraparap.
NOTE - A full list of the 2018
VCV Open entry dates and events is available on the VCV Website