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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
Fyans Creek 43.5km Handicap
Sunday 11th September 2016

The Field

  Geoff Richards

Sean Prins, Peter Wemyss and Wayne Klauss.

4 minutes
Geoff Richards, Frank Kean, Tony Lloyd and Dean Hayward.

14 minutes
Les Dunn, Meg Parnaby and Laura White

25.00 minutes
Peter Mayo


Race Results
1st Geoff Richards
2nd Dean Hayward
3rd Laura White
4th Les Dunn


How the Race Unfolded.
Peter Mayo set off as the bunny for the rest of the field to catch, but was a bit below par and was only 1 minute 40 seconds ahead of the 14 minute bunch after 25km at the turn.

Geoff Richards and Frank Kean, both riding their first race after some time off the bike, helped propel the second scratch bunch to 36.6kph at the turn, still 1 minute 50 ahead of scratch (38.65kph) with about 18km to go.

The long drag back along the Sandbar Road was into a head wind, and scratch was only 40 seconds behind second scratch at the top of McCracken's hill with about 6km to go, but the last kilometers were with a tail wind which favoured the other bunches.

In the closing stages of the race, second scratch was closing on the second limit riders, and finally caught them with about 150 metres to go. Geoff Richards took out the sprint from Dean Hayward, who just edged out Laura White on the line. Les Dunn finished fourth.

Sean Prins took out fastest time 40 seconds later ahead of Wayne Klauss.

Winners Time
Geoff Richards - 1 hour 12 minutes 50 seconds
Average speed of 35.8kph

Fastest Time
Sean Prins - 1 hour 09 minutes 20 seconds
Average speed of 37.6kph

Weather Conditions
Moderate north westerly wind.








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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