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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 Campbells Bridge 50.5km Handicap
Sunday 22nd April 2018

The Field

  Edwin Irvine

Steve Monks, Sean Prins, Peter Wemyss, Malcom Hayes and Frank Kean

5.30 minutes
Drew Heard, Dean Hayward, Tony Lloyd, Edwin Irvine and Danny Monaghan

18 minutes
Meg Parnaby and Crystal Wemyss

25 minutes
Kevin Grellet and Peter Mayo.

Race Results
1st Edwin Irvine
2nd Peter Wemyss
3rd Steve Monks
4th Frank Kean

How the Race Unfolded.
The day was quite warm for the time of the year, with hardly any wind.

At the 35.5km mark, the turn at Campbells Bridge back towards Stawell, all the bunches were very close to expected race time. They stayed this wayuntil they all came together in the last two kilometres, with the lone limit rider Kevin Grellet last caught half way up the hill into Stawell, past the Golf Course, with about one kilometre to go.

There was still about 7 riders in contention at the turn onto Moonlight Street, with about 500m to go, with Frank Kean leading the charge at that stage, but over the top, where it flattens out for the final 200 metres Edwin Irvine burst free of the others, chased by Peter Wemyss, who was accompanied and hindered by much crunching as he was riding with a broken rear derailleur cage.

Irvine took the win from Peter Wemyss with Steve Monks third.

Campbells Bridge turn 35.5km
Limit - 30.57kph
Second Limit - 32.89kph
Second Scratch - 37.54kph
Scratch - 40.44kph

Finish - 50.5km
Limit - 28.87kph
Second Limit - 30.76kph
Second Scratch - 35.78kph
Scratch - 38.26kph

Winners Time
Edwin Irvine - 1 hour 24 minutes 40 seconds
Average speed of 35.78kph

Fastest Time
Peter Wemyss - 1 hour 19 minutes 11 seconds
Average speed of 38.26kph

Weather Conditions
Very light winds.








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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