Grampains Vets Cycling Club
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Cycling Etiquette.


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.

More info on our Membership Page
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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 Powers to Victory
Lake Lonsdale 60km Handicap
Sunday 23rd August 2009

  Drew Heard

Grampian cyclists tackled two laps of Lake Lonsdale on Sunday. The tough 60km undulating circuit was made even more difficult by a strong cold northerly wind, which made settling into a rhythm very difficult.

First away on 11 ½ minutes was Tania Walter, Meg Parnaby and John McIntyre, followed four minutes later by Tom Eldridge, Peter Parnaby, Tony Rathgeber and Les Power.

Despite losing Peter Parnaby due to a mechanical on the first lap, this group slowly closed in on the limit markers on the second lap.

Meanwhile, scratch riders Gerard O’Brien, Drew Heard, Dean Hayward and Daryl Elliott had caught four minute markers Allan Barnett, Tony Lloyd and Peter Mayo, and were bearing down as the two front groups came together. On catching the lead groups, O’Brien launched an attack that only his fellow scratch markers and Tony Lloyd could follow, and this group headed for the finish line.

O’Brien made several attempts to break clear over the concluding stages, but was reeled in and swamped near the line, with Heard taking out the race from Elliott and Hayward.









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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