Warrnambool Brennan Hall Memorial 60km
To Be Held Sunday 5th May
Entries close Tuesday 30th April
The Warrnambool Brennan Hall Memorial 60km Open Handicap will be held on Sunday 5th May, starting at 10am, from Wangoom Hall, Wangoom Rd, Wangoom.
Entries close midnight Tuesday 30th April, so get your entry in soon. Don't leave it until the last minute and then forget. More information and online entries here.
40th Anniversary Race
Northern Cycling Top Tech Panels 77km Benghazi Open
To Be Held Thursday 25th April
Entries closed Thursday 18th April
The Northern Cycling Top Tech Panels 77km Open Handicap will be held on Anzac day, Thursday 25th April, from 1pm, at Lancefield, Victoria. Entries are now closed. No late entries will be accepted. More details here.
UPDATED - Race Cancellation & Extreme Weather Policy
The VCV has updated its Extreme Weather and Race Cancellation Policies to provide better clarity on how it affects both VCV Open events and VCV affiliated club races. Clubs should note that races cannot be held on days when a total fire ban has been declared in their area. The new policy can be downloaded here, and Rules 13 and 14 have been updated to reflect the changes.
Revised VCV Constitution.
At a Special General Meeting of the VCV, held on 27th March 2019, a resolution was passed to change some clauses relating to VCV Office Bearers and Club Delegates. Some parts of clauses 18, 19 and 27 were updated. Download the revised VCV Constitution here.
VCV State Aggregate Winners.
Daryl Suter of the Geelong & Surf Coast club took out the 2018 State Aggregate with a clear lead of 46 points ahead of Steve O'Neill, also of Geelong & Surf Coast club, on 36 point. Jason Hendry, of the Eureka club, was third on 31 points. Best lady was Meg Parnaby from the Grampians Club on 21 points. Full results here.
Congratulations to all winners for a great years riding, and thanks to all those riders who supported the Opens and Championship events throughout the year.
Eureka Cycling Takes Out Teams Aggregate.
Congratulations to Eureka Cycling for taking out the Club Teams Aggregate for the second year running. Eureka accrued 66 points to win from Geelong and Surf Coast on 62 points, with Northern Cycling third on 57 points.
Open Entries Refund Policy.
Riders wishing to scratch from an Open event can do so up until midnight on the night entries close, but no later. Emails need to be sent before entries close. A refund of the entry money will be made less a $5 administration fee. Transfers to future events will no longer be available. To scratch from an event contact us by email.
Local Club Membership and Entry to Open Events.
Riders are reminded that it is a requirement for them to have ridden at least 3 races at the club they have joined for their club handicapper to be able to gauge their form and grade them for entry to a VCV Open event. Riders who join clubs remote to where they live and have never participated in their member club's events cannot be graded by their club handicapper, and thus will not be eligible to ride VCV Open events. It is strongly recommended that you join the VCV affiliated club where you will race during the year, so that you qualify for VCV Open event entry.
Update on Disc Brakes in VCV events.
At the Special Meeting of the AVCC, held on the 6th September, 2017, the use of disc brakes on bikes was reviewed, and it was decided that disc brakes may now be used in all AVCC and VCV events.
Time Trial and Over the Ear Helmets
The VCV would like to remind riders that Time Trial helmets, and similar "cut off" types of helmets without a tapered tail (and often have a face shield), that cover the ears, are not approved for road racing by the VCV. Only standard road race helmets are to be used in any club or VCV Open road race events.
Heatstroke and Insurance
Members are advised that your insurance does not cover heatstroke or similar conditions when racing or training in hot weather. Please use common sense when racing or training in hot weather.
Contacting the State Handicapper at Open Events
Under no circumstances are riders to contact the State Handicapper at Opens to discuss their marks. Please go through your Club Handicapper if you have any issues with your mark at an Open.
Tail Lights Required
Riders are reminded that tail lights must be fitted to bikes at all VCV and club events. They are to be attached securely to the bike, set to not flash (some riders are epileptic) and to be visible from at least 100 metres.