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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
Birthday Boy takes the Cake!
Polkemmet Road - Sunday 30th September 07

  Les Power

A small field of 9 dedicated riders rolled up for the Polkemmet Rd 52km handicap, to be greeted by the usual gentle breezes that the Polkemmet Road circuit is renown for.

The race saw the return of Tom Eldridge after some time off, and he along with Les Power and Meg Parnaby made up the limit group of riders, starting from 13 minutes. They disappeared slowly into the 30 to 40kph head winds, to be followed by the middle bunch of Peter Parnaby, Harvey Lang and guest rider young Bazza King. Bringing up the rear were scratch riders Alan Barnett, Stuart King and Drew Heard, who set off 2 minutes after the middle bunch.

The first two legs of the course were straight into the wind, and the top speeds of the bunches didn’t really get much above 22 to 24 kph for most of the way.

By the halfway mark, the middle bunch still had not sighted the limit riders, who were still riding strongly together. The backmarkers were only several hundred metres behind the middle bunch, which slowed up to wait for them. Once united, they took off after the limit group, but unfortunately for them, half their number were already done in, so the gap was not coming down too fast.

The limit riders went on to score a good victory, with birthday boy Les Power taking out line honours on his special day. Meg Parnaby crossed the line second with Tom Eldridge third.

Meanwhile the united scratch bunch and middle riders were hitting speeds up to 60kph through some good bursts of speed (no, the strong tail wind had nothing to do with it, it was just sheer power!!!) from Alan Barnett and Peter Parnaby, but still only managed to come in a full minute and a half after the limit riders. Alan Barnett crossed the line first from this group to record the fastest time of the day.







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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