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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
Stawell Racecourse 40.5km Handicap
Sunday 11th June 2017

The Field

  Drew Heard

Shaun Blackie, Peter Wemyss, Frank Kean, Wayne Klauss and Sean Prins.

11.00 minutes
Dean Hayward and Drew Heard

20 minutes
John McIntyre and Kevin Grellet.

Race Results
1st Drew Heard
2nd Dean Hayward
3rd Shaun Blackie
4th Wayne Klauss

How the Race Unfolded.
Early fog, cool temperatures and very light winds set the scene for the 40.5km race from Stawell out to Pomonal and back.

John McIntyre and Kevin Grellet set off well but the out of form Grellet didn't quite last to Pomonal when McIntyre set off by himself and turned a minute down on expected time on the rest of the field.

Second scratch riders Hayward and Heard were doing well and turned at the halfway point with a 10 second advantage over scratch.

On the return journey scratch was slowed slightly with a kangaroo bounding along the side of the road, and perhaps lost 5 or 7 seconds, but then continued their pursuit of the riders ahead.

With about 7km to go, nearing the Black Range, Heard and Hayward still had a considerable lead, and over the top of the first hill caught McIntyre with about 5km to go. With about 2km to go they still had about a 400m lead, but scratch was coming fast.

Into the final straight Heard sprinted clear of Hayward, going on to take out the race, with Hayward crossing the line second not far ahead of scratch powerhouse Shaun Blackie, who finished 9 seconds after Heard, and took out fastest race time.

Winners Time
Drew Heard - 1 hour 13 minutes 13 seconds
Average speed of 33.2kph

Fastest Time
Shaun Blackie - 1 hour 2 minutes 22 seconds
Average speed of 38.9kph

Weather Conditions
Light north easterly.








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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