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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.

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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
Limit by a Whisker
Rifle Butts Short Course Handicap
Monday 21st March 2010

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  Les and Meg

Strong, gusty westerly winds greeted cyclists on Sunday morning as they tackled Horsham’s Rifle Butts circuit over 47km.

Such conditions normally favored the back markers, but Meg Parnaby and Les Power used their 11 minute handicap to set up a good lead.

Further back 7 minute markers Tom Elderidge, Tony Rathgeber and Peter Mayo found the going tough, and were in sight of 3 minute markers Gerard O’Brien, Stuart King and Daryl Elliott on Rifle Butts Rd.

However, strong riding by Danny Monaghan and Sean Prins had brought fellow scratch markers Tim Schneider and Drew Heard up to the middle markers, with the three groups combining as they passed the quarry with about 10km to go.

A high speed chase after the two front markers ensued, but Parnaby and Power were showing great form to hold the chasing riders at bay. At the finish, the chasing bunch fell 50 metres short of catching the leaders, with Power and Parnaby crossing the line together, with the finisher unable to separate them.

King won the bunch sprint for 3rd with Monaghan taking out fastest time of 1 hour 12 minutes 26 seconds, averaging and impressive 39.5km/hr in very trying conditions.










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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