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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 17th February 2019

The Field

  Meg Parnaby

Sean Prins, Steve Monks, Peter Wemyss and Aidan Leahy.

5.30 minutes
Drew Heard, Dean Hayward and Peter Parnaby

11.45 minutes
Alan Barnett, Meg Parnaby and Les Dunn

15.30 minutes
Kevin Grellet, Peter Mayo and Terri Clarke

How the Race Unfolded.
The limit riders were caught by the second limit riders at the halfway turn, after loosing Peter Mayo early. Both second scratch and scratch were close to but slightly down on expected times compared to the second limit bunch at the turn. On the return journey the combined limit bunches seemed to hold their lead well until the hills, when second scratch started to noticeably make up time.

With about 3 kilometers to go the second scratch bunch well and truly had the leaders in their sights, but just failed by about 50 meters to catch them at the line.

Meg Paranby took out the win from Alan Barnett and Les Dunn. Second scratch was about 7 seconds behind, with scratch having made up lots of ground to finish another 30 seconds back. Steve Monks took fastest time from Peter Wemyss.

Race Results

1st Meg Paranby
2nd Alan Barnett
3rd Les Dunn

Winners Time
Meg Paranby - 1 hour 13 minutes 27 seconds
Average speed of 32.8kph

Fastest Time
Steve Monks - 1 hour 2 minutes 24 seconds
Average speed of 34kph

Averages at the turn (20.1km)
Limit - 29.5kph
2nd limit - 32.17kph
2nd scratch - 35.43kph
Scratch - 38.3kph

Averages at the finish
2nd limit - 32.8kph
2nd scratch - 35.8kph
Scratch - 38.65kph

Weather Conditions
Very little wind, only slight from the north west.






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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