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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
Meg on the Mend!
Concongella - Sunday 23rd September 07

A moderate northerly wind and mild temperatures greeted the small field of 10 riders participating in the 47 km handicap, starting and finishing at the Concongella Hall.

  Meg Parnaby

The race saw the reappearance of both Meg Parnaby and Drew Heard, after both members suffered fractures from training accidents in July.

Meg fractured her pelvis and Drew had a very lucky escape after a head first dive into a creek, which resulted in a C2 fracture in his neck.

After convalescing during the later winter months, both Meg and Drew are both riding well again. We welcome them back!

Another welcome face was Leon Gibson, who is also making a comeback after taking some time off, and is showing home of the old toughness we all know him so well for.

Limit riders Les Power, Meg Parnaby and Leon Gibson set off with 13 minutes on the scratch bunch, and handled the head winds well, with Leon doing some powerful turns out front. They averaged in the order of 33kph, keeping the next bunch of Peter Parnaby, Tania Walter and Tony Lloyd at bay. Although this group worked hard over the final stages of the race, they couldn’t quite make up the 6 and a half minutes deficit on the lead bunch. However, they held off the scratch riders Ian Blackie, Allan Barnett, Tim Schneider and Drew Heard.

With less than a kilometre to go, Meg Parnaby made her break on the last small rise and sprinted strongly to cross the line in first place. Ten metres behind her was Power who placed second, followed by Gibson.

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Les Power, Meg Parnaby and Leon  Gibson

The next bunch was well over a minute behind, with Ian Blackie, who had broken clear of the rest of the scratch riders, only a short distance back, and recording the fastest time of the day of 1 hour, 12 minutes and 30 seconds.





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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