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Men and Women 30 years and older are eligible to join the VCV.

All riders must be current VCV members. Two free try out races (within a 30 day period) are available to those who have not raced with the Vets in the last 5 years.

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VCV Open races can be entered online via the VCV Website

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
Bennett Wins Shortened Race
Stawell Racecourse - Sunday 12th August 07

  Jamie Bennett

Fine but cool conditions greeted the small field of 8 riders that fronted at the Stawell Racecourse for what was supposed to be a 62km race.

A warming morning sun countered the gentle but cool southerly wind, a pleasant change from the cold cloudy days of winter.

Due to the lack of numbers, a decision was made to shorten the race to 40kms. Instead of racing to Pomonal, it was unanimously voted to race out along the Halls Gap Road and return via Lake Fyans and the Pomonal Road.

Limit Riders Les Power and Tania Walter were given an 8 minute 45sec advantage over scratch. Walter was in charge of the hills whilst Power was best on the descents.

Second scratch riders Jamie Bennett, Tom Eldridge and Tim Schneider started 1 minute 30sec before the scratch riders. This threesome worked impressively together. Eldridge can always be relied on to work hard for the benefit of others. Schneider, motivated by the Tour de France, rode strongly after spending only 1 week training on the bike. Bennett, who attended footy training during the week but was unable to get on the bike, easily powered up Donovans Winery Hill to catch the limit riders in the last 3km of the event.

Scratch riders, Allan Barnett, Frank Kean and Daryl Elliott put in an impressive effort averaging 37.2kph over the course.  They flew home, travelling around the last bend at 55 kph in a last ditch effort to catch Bennett, Schneider and Walter, but failed to catch the leaders by only 15 metres, making the finish very exciting.

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Left to right - Tania Walter, Daryl Elliott, Tim Schneider, Jamie Bennett

Bennett was the strongest in his group up the last hills and deservedly placed 1st in a sprint finish, with Walter second and Schneider third. Daryl Elliott was awarded fastest time.

Thanks go to Gayle Barnett for time keeping and Allan Barnett for the fantastic handicapping.







Looking for some company to share the kilometres with?

There are usually Training Groups leaving both Stawell and Horsham at regular weekly times.

links to past races
Sunday 15th March
Sunday 1st March
Sunday 23rd Feb
Sunday 16th Feb
Sunday 27th Oct
Sunday 20th Oct
Sunday 13th Oct
Sunday 6th Oct
Sunday 29th Sept
Sunday 22nd Sept
Sunday 15th Sept
Sunday 8th Sept


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