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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 40.3km Handicap
Sunday 30th September 2018

The Field

  Les Dunn

Frank Kean, Aidan Leahy and Peter Wemyss

7:30 minutes
Tony Lloyd and Peter Parnaby

14.30 minutes
Les Dunn, Kevin Grellet and John McIntyre


How the Race Unfolded.
A light but shifting wind greeted the small field for the out and back Stawell Racecourse event.

Limit riders Les Dunn, Kevin Grellet and John McIntyre proved a much better combination than the handicappers had anticipated, and were up on their expected time at the half way turn point just short of Pomonal.

Peter Parnaby and Tony Lloyd were well matched but were down on the limit riders but evenly paced compared to the scratch riders at the turn.

On the return journey back to Stawell, the hoped for tail wind rarely appeared, and the chasing two bunches ended up still two minutes behind the limit riders, who in the end averaged nearly a whole kilometer per hour over handicap expectations.

Les Dunn took out the sprint from John McIntyre and Kevin Grellet.

The mid field riders Lloyd and Parnaby finished just under 2 minutes later with scratch hot on their wheels, finishing only a few seconds later.

Peter Wemyss recorded fastest race time.

Race Results
1st Les Dunn
2nd John McIntyre
3rd Kevin Grellet
4th Tony Lloyd

Winners Time
Les Dunn - 1 hour 17 minutes 35 seconds
Average speed of 31.16kph

Fastest Time
Peter Wemyss - 1 hour 25 minutes 09 seconds
Average speed of 37.17kph

Averages at the turn (20.15km)
Limit - 30.85kph
2nd Limit - 33.0kph
Scratch - 36.72kph

Averages at the finish
Limit - 31.16kph
2nd Limit - 33.35kph
Scratch - 37.17kph





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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