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Women 30 years and older and men 35 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 people who have never raced with the Vets before.

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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
Les Powers to Another Victory
Halls Gap - Sunday 19th August 07

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The club held a dress rehearsal for next weekends 10th annual 2 day Grampians VCV Open.

The race was held over the same 61km course, with the exception that the riders left from the Halls Gap Hotel car park instead of the Halls Gap oval. Riders then proceeded out to Pomonal, across to Mokepilly past Lake Fyans, before doing a loop around Lake Lonsdale to finish at the Halls Gap end of Fyans Creek Road.

Limit riders Larry Bales, Les Power and Ted McCabe lead the field away off 16 minutes, making better than expected time through the Sandbar Road hills.

Tony Lloyd, Richard Clark and Stuart King, riding from 2 minutes 30 seconds,  caught 10 minute riders Tania Walter and John McIntyre halfway up McCracken's Hill, picking up Walter as they went past in pursuit of the elusive limit markers.

Meanwhile McCabe was struggling to stay with the vastly improved Power and Bales, who stormed home over the last 10 kilometres to fight out the major placings, still a good 400m in front of the next group of riders. In the final sprint, Les Power's strength edged him 5 metres ahead of Bales to take out the win.

Stuart King lead the second group across the line for third placing, leading out strongly and crossing the line well ahead of his team mates.

 
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Left to right - Larry Bales, Les Power and Stuart King

Scratch riders Allan Barnett, Daryl Elliott and Jamie Bennett finished a further 200 metres behind. Even though the scratch riders could see the group in front from about the half way point, they struggled to make any major inroads on their lead.

Daryl Elliott rode well to record the fastest race time of 1 hour 34 minutes

 



 

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Tony Lloyd
Drove the 11 minute riders to victory, then took out the sprint ahead of Meg Parnaby and Les Dunn.

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