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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.

Results

Club Races
Crash Mars Scratch Riders Day
Fyans Creek Rd, Halls Gap, Sunday 12th October 2008

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  Meg Parnaby
   

Mild temperatures and a very light northerly made for excellent cycling conditions, as the 18 strong field lined up for the Grampians Vets 44km Fyans Creek Road handicap last Sunday.

Two minute riders Harvey Lang, Tony Lloyd, Peter Parnaby, and Frank Kean set off at a great rate, catching three and a half minute riders Steve Monks, Peter Mayo, Stuart King, Danny Monaghan and Shane Clark after about 12km.

This combined bunch then set out in pursuit of the limit riders, who started off the 14 minute mark.

However, the limit riders were making good time, with Meg Parnaby, Trevor McDonald and Les Power combining well together, and with 8km to go were still unsighted by the following bunches.

Scratch riders Alan Barnett, Leon Gibson, Drew Heard, Mark Uebergang, Gerard O’Brien and Ian Blackie rode hard all the way, but were only slowly making up ground on the combined 2 and 3 minute riders in front.

With 4kms to go, disaster struck the scratch bunch. Two riders tangled and in the chaos that followed several riders went down. Fortunately no bones were broken, but with all riders stopping to help their mates, this ended the scratch riders day.

Meanwhile, the limit riders were still well clear when they entered the long finishing straight, and Meg Parnaby took off to cross the line first ahead of Power second and McDonald third.

The combined 2 and 3 minute riders came in shortly after, with Frank Kean recording the fastest time of the day of 1 hour 9 minutes.


 

 

 

 

 

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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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