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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
Meg Parnaby Breaks Clear for Victory
Quarry Road - Sunday 20th May 07

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  Meg Parnaby made her break through the final section of hills
   

Wintry conditions greeted the fifteen riders who lined up at the Mt Drummond Road start, with several light showers occuring during the 45km race.

The limit riders on fifteen minutes started the race in drizzle but never looked back. Meg Parnaby, Les Power and Larry Bales worked well together for much of the race, until Bales just lost touch over the Sandbar Hill.

Meg and Les carried on until the last series of hills, where Meg made her move, working hard to gain enough of a break to hold off the stronger finish of Les Power.

However the scratch riders were starting to make their presence felt. After loosing Richard Clark to a puncture, Jamie Bennett, Daryl Elliott, Drew Heard and Ian Blackie caught the 2 minute markers of Tony Lloyd, Stuart King, Tom Eldridge and Mike Kelly just before the Sandbar Road corner, and were motoring home.

 
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Scratch and second scratch, led here by Tom Eldridge, combined just before the Sandbar Rd corner

Parnaby continued to put everything into it, and had enough lead to hang on to cross the line well ahead of Les Power, who followed up his first placing last week with a second placing this week.

 
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L to R - Les Power, Meg Parnaby and Daryl Elliott

Close behind, and led by the powerhouse Ian Blackie, the scratch bunch sprinted for the line. Blackie broke well clear to cross third, and take out fastest race time of 1 hour 13 minutes, with Daryl Elliott the best of the rest.

 

 



 

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Terri Clarke
Took out her first race win in the Fyans Creek handicap, ahead of Kevin Grellet and Crystal Wemyss.

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