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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.


Club Races
Rathgeber Snatches Victory
Quarry Road
Sunday 7th February 2010

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  Tony Rathgeber

Ideal weather conditions greeted Grampian Vets cyclists on Sunday morning as they tackled the 48km Quarry Rd course around Lake Lonsdale.

Light winds tend to favour the front markers, and the 8 ½ minute bunch of Les Power, Tony Rathgeber, Damian Rabl and new rider Crystal Wemyss looked to make the most of their opportunities, setting a fast pace from the outset.

As the race progressed, this group gradually reeled in the 14 minute markers Meg Parnaby and Frank Stokes, and by the Sandbar Hill had caught this pair along with outmarker Larry Bales.

Further back in the field scratch markers Tim Schneider, Peter Wemyess, Drew Heard, Sean Prins and Dean Hayward were struggling to close the 2 minute gap to Alan Barnett, Gerard O’Brien, Peter Parnaby, Tony Lloyd and Daryl Elliott, but a huge effort by Schneider brought the two bunches together approaching the Quarry Rd Hill.

The combined group charged home in a high speed chase that was to bring them within 200 metres of the leaders approaching the finish line.

Sensing the danger from behind , Crystal Wemyss attacked in a bid for victory, but Rathgeber managed to chase her down and sprint past on the line to take out the race. Rabl crossed the line for third place.

Drew Heard was the first of the scratch riders home, taking out fastest time of 1 hour 11 minutes.










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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