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Women 30 years and older and men 35 years and older are eligible to join the VVCC.

All riders must be current VVCC members. Two free try out races (within a 30 day period) are available to people who have never raced before.

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Entries can now only be done online. New riders need to have completed 3 club races before you can enter an Open.

Race Results

Club Races
Heard by a Wheel
Concongella - Monday 11th June 07

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Horsham powerhouse Drew Heard judged his charge to perfection to clinch victory in the final few metres of the Grampians Veteran Cyling Club A grade scratch race, held on the Queen’s Birthday Holiday Monday.

A good field (considering it was a long weekend) of 16 riders fronted for the 47km A and B grade scratch races, held at Concongella.

Drew Heard, along with fellow riders Frank Kean, Daryl Elliott and Bruce Hamilton broke clear of the rest of the A grade field 10km into the race, then worked together for the next 37km to keep the other riders at bay. The other five A grade riders, Tony Lloyd, Harvey Lang, Mike Kelly, Tom Eldridge and Stewart King broke up soon afterwards into several groups, before regrouping to continue the chase.

However the leaders held their margin for most of the race, before increasing it slightly toward the end.

Bruce Hamilton lead out early in the final sprint, but ran out of legs just before the line, and Heard powered past him to snatch victory by a wheel, relegating Hamilton into second place. Drew’s time was 1hr 15min 19sec.

 
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A grade riders (L to R) Frank Kean, Bruce Hamilton,
Drew Heard and Daryl Elliott
 

In the B grade event, all riders stayed together until Peter Carter, Ross Lumley, Tania Walter, Les Power and Frank Stokes broke clear with about 18km to go. This group worked well t

ogether until about 10km from home, when various attacks tried to reduce the field even more, but all riders survived to contest the finish.

 
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Left to Right - A grade winner Drew Heard and2nd placed Bruce Hamilton, B grade winner Tania Walter and 2nd placed Ross Lumley
 

Peter Carter jumped early in the sprint, but the more experienced Walter came from behind and powered away for a clear win, with Ross Lumley coming in second. Tania’s time was 1hr 27min.

 

 

 

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Peter Mayo

Combined with Kevin Grellet to keep the field at bay, then took out the 43.5km Xmas Handicap.

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