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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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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
Power too Strong for Eldridge
Rifle Butts Short Course
Sunday 18th October 2009

A lovely mild morning with a light southerly greeted the small field of riders who fronted for the Rifle Butts Short Course, starting from the Walshes Road intersection on Three Bridges Road, Horsham.

The small numbers of recent races continued, with only 8 riders lining up for the start of the 46km handicap. Meg Parnaby and Larry Bales set off from 14 minutes, chased 7 minutes later by Tom Eldridge and Les Power.

Riding off 3 minutes, Gerard O’Brien and Daryl Elliott rode hard to try to keep Alan Barnett and Danny Monaghan at bay. At the turn onto the Henty Highway, with about 20km to go, Parnaby and Bales had a 2 and one quarter minute lead over Eldridge and Power, with scratch still 5 and half minutes away from the lead.

However, about 8 kilometres later, a few kilometres before Haven, the two front bunches joined, with O’Brien and Elliott a minute and a half behind, and the scratch riders about 40 seconds behind them

With 4 kilometres to go, the scratch and 3 minute riders combined, but it was too late to catch the front group of riders, who still had a good minute lead. Les Power took out the win from Tom Eldridge, with Meg Parnaby third.

Danny Monaghan recorded fastest time of 1 hour 31 minutes.

 
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Les Power, Meg Parnaby and Tom Eldridge
 
       
Danny, Alan Daryl, Gerard Tom, Les Meg, Larry

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Terri Clarke
Took out her first race win in the Fyans Creek handicap, ahead of Kevin Grellet and Crystal Wemyss.

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