Grampains Vets Cycling Club
navigation bar
new to cycling

cartoon rider
You might like to read our tips on safe riding within a group, as well as general
Cycling Etiquette.

vets_memb

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.

More info on our Membership Page
or
Join Online Now.

If you do not have access to online membership please use the old form

Download
Membership Form

vvcc_open

VVCC Open races can be entered online via the VVCC 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
  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.

 
winners
Click to enlarge
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.

 

 

 

 

 

training

Looking for some company to share the kilometres with?

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

club races

peter

Peter Mayo

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

Latest Race Details

links to past races
2017
Sunday 10th Dec
Sunday 3rd Dec
Sunday 26th Nov
Sunday 19th Nov
Sunday 12th Nov
Sunday 4th Nov
Sunday 8th October
Sunday 1st October
Sunday 24th Sept
Sunday 17th Sept
Sunday 10th Sept
Sunday 27th Aug
Sunday 20th Aug
Sunday 13th Aug
Sunday 18th June
 

Archives

latest news about us race calendar race results training aggregate race rules race etiquette contact us membership latest news about us race calendar race results training aggregate race rules race etiquette contact us membership