Australian Veterans Cycling Championships 2018.
Entries Close Saturday!
The AVCC Australian Veterans Cycling Championships will be held at Maryborough, Victoria, over the Easter break, Saturday 31st March to Monday 2nd April. The Time Trials will be held Saturday afternoon, the Criteriums Sunday and the Road Races on Monday. Entries close Saturday 24th March. More info and entries here.
Eastern Vets 60km Open - Entries Now Closed
To be held Saturday 24th March 2018
The Eastern Vets 60km Open will be held Saturday, 24th March, from 1.30pm at Newham, near Lancefield, Victoria. Entries closed Tuesday 20th March at midnight. No late entries accepted. More info here.
Change of VVCC Secretary.
After 5 years of service, David Phillips has retired as the VVCC Secretary at the January 2018 VVCC AGM. The VVCC Executive, member clubs, and the AVCC, would like to thank David for his dedicated and excellent service to the VVCC and to Veterans cycling during his time as Secretary. Best wishes David in whatever you do in the future. We would also like to welcome Clive Coomber as David's replacement, and look forward to working with Clive in the coming years. Clive's contact details can be found here.
Update on Disc Brakes in VVCC 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 VVCC events.
VVCC Scratching Policy for Entry to Open Events.
It was decided at the March 22nd VVCC Club Delegates meeting that riders wishing to scratch from an Open event could do so up until midnight on the night entries close, but no later. 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 VVCC 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 VVCC Open events. It is strongly recommended that you join the VVCC affiliated club where you will race during the year, so that you qualify for VVCC Open event entry.
Time Trial and Over the Ear Helmets
The VVCC 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 VVCC. Only standard road race helmets are to be used in any club or VVCC 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 VVCC 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.