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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.


Club Races
Monaghan Shakes off Winter ills
Natimuk Noradjuha Handicap, Sunday 15th June 2008

  Danny Monaghan

Having shaken off his recent spell of winter colds, Danny Monaghan was back in form this week, sprinting to victory in the Grampians Vets 52km Horsham handicap, held last Sunday.

After struggling on the hilly Quarry Road circuit the week before, the mostly flat course and almost calm conditions were ideal for Monaghan, who helped propel the second scratch bunch of riders to the lead two thirds of the way into race.

Limit riders Meg Parnaby, Tom Eldridge and Les Power led off with a 9 min 30sec start, chased by Daryl Elliott and Harvey Lang, riding off 4 min 45 sec. These two didn’t make much of an impression on the limit riders, and were caught by the hard working second scratch riders Monaghan, Tony Lloyd and Leon Gibson soon after Natimuk.

This combined bunch of five then upped the pace, and pulled away from the scratch riders Alan Barnett, Gerard O’Brien, Drew Heard and Tim Schneider.

In the stretch between Natimuk and Noradjuha, the second scratch riders took over 2 minutes away from the limit riders, and at the Noradjuha turn were only 40 seconds behind, a gap they soon bridged shortly after. Picking up Meg Parnaby and Tom Eldridge as they went past, this large bunch then headed for home, with the scratch riders now effectively out of the race.

In a hotly contested sprint to the finish, Leon Gibson lead out with Harvey Lang and Danny Monaghan close by. This quickly became a battle between Gibson and Monaghan until Monaghan pulled away to cross the line a clear winner, also taking the fastest time for the day of 1 hour 27 minutes.

Gibson was second with Lang third.

Tom, Meg & Les Daryl & Harvey Leon, Danny & Tony
Drew, Alan, Gerard & Tim Les, Meg & Tom Drew, Alan, Gerard & Tim
Daryl leads the combined middle bunches ... .. and Daryl still leads Tony takes a turn




Looking for some company to share the kilometres with?

There are usually Training Groups leaving both Stawell and Horsham at regular weekly times.

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Sunday 27th Oct
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Sunday 29th Sept
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Sunday 15th Sept
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