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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
O'Brien Breaks Clear for Win
Horsham - Rifle Butts Short, Sunday 24th May 2009

 
  Gerard O'Brien
   

Grampians Vets cyclists tackled Horsham’s Rifle Butts 46km circuit on Sunday, and the strong, blustery north-easterly wind ensured the homeward leg would be a true test of the riders stamina.

Limit riders Meg Parnaby and Tony Rathgeber made the most of their 17 minute advantage to set up a good lead over 9 minute markers Les Power and Peter Mayo

The scratch markers Danny Monaghan, Daryl Elliott and Drew Heard rode at speeds approaching 50km on the downwind leg to Nurrabiel, but made up little ground on 2 minute 30 second markers Alan Barnett, Gerard O’Brien and Sean Prins who had caught Power and Mayo along Rifle Butts Rd and were in pursuit of the limit markers.

Approaching Haven, Rathgeber broke clear of Parnaby in a desperate attempt to hold off the chasing bunch, but was caught with one kilometre remaining.

At this point, O’Brien launched an attack which went unanswered and went on to record a comfortable victory, followed by Prins with Barnett third.


 

 

 

 

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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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