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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
Heard Pips Kean on Line
Fyans Creek, Sunday 23rd November 2008

  drew heard
  Drew Heard took out
the A Grade scratch race.

Grampians Vets added a little variation to the normal routine last Sunday, when they held a short teams time trial followed by graded scratch races at Fyans Creek Road, near Halls Gap.

The day started out ominously with very strong winds blowing from the South, but fortunately the Fyans Creek Road area is relatively sheltered by trees, so the time trial was not affected too badly.

However, the scratch races that followed were buffeted by strong cross winds at times.

Riders were divided up into 3 teams of 4 to five riders. Each team rode out to Mt Dryden, then two riders turned around and returned, while the others in the team waited a minute, then returned as a second separate group. Confused? Well, put it this way, three teams rode out, 6 separate teams rode back.

Alan Barnett and Dean Hayward were the winning team of the first group back, while Peter and Meg Parnaby were the fastest of the second group back.

Then riders lines up for 44km graded scratch races, with Gerard O’Brien, Drew Heard, Frank Kean, Alan Barnett and Dean Hayward in A Grade. Stuart King, Peter Parnaby, Tom Eldridge, Tony Lloyd and Steve Monks lined up as B Grade, while Meg Parnaby, Frank Stokes, Cliff Dudley and Les Power were in C Grade.

Drew Heard claimed a very narrow victory in the A Grade section, ahead of Frank Kean. Steve Monks finished ahead of Stuart King in B Grade, while Les Power was first across the line ahead of Frank Stokes in C Grade.








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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