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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
Rod Shows a Clean Pair of Heels (wheels)
Concongella Morrl Morrl Course
Sunday 1st April 2012

  Rod Hetherington

Rod Hetherington blasted past the opposition to take out a comfortable win in the final hundred metres of the Grampians Vets 58 kilometre handicap, held over a new course from Concongella.

Ideal conditions prevailed throughout the race, with only a gentle south westerly providing some resistance on the homeward journey.

Hetherington set off with fellow 5 minute riders Stuart King, Daryl Elliott and Tom Eldridge, and at the half way turn had reduced the lead of the 17 minutes riders, Meg Parnaby and Peter Mayo from 12 minutes to 5 and a half.

However, the scratch riders Steve Monks, Sean Prins, Crystal Wemyss and Danny Monaghan had made big inroads into the 5 minutes riders, with Monaghan apparently finding good form even though he was hobbling around like a wounded soldier before the event. At the turn they had cut the 5 minute deficit to a minute and a half.

Scratch caught the 5 minute riders with about 11 kilometres to go, and the combined bunch then soon reeled in the limit riders with about 7 kilometres to go.

On the final hill, with less than a kilometre to go, Monks took off and got a clear break, but largely due to the efforts of King, the riders got back together again, with Rod Hetherington using his renown sprinting ability to break clear over the final hundred metres to the line to take out the race.

Second across the line was Danny Monaghan with Steve Monks third ahead of Stuart King.

Monaghan recorded the fastest race time of 1 hour 30 minutes and 25 seconds.









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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