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VCV Time Trial Championships
To Be Held Sunday 8th September
Entries close Tuesday 3rd September
The VCV age based Time Trial Championships will be held at Balliang, on Sunday 8th September. Events will be raced in 5 year age groups over the same course as last year. Enter early so you don't forget. No late entries will be accepted. More information and online entries here.

National Championships and Benghazi Photos
Richard Bailey has taken many photos of the 2019 Australian Veteran Cycling Championships and the Benghazi Open, and has kindly made them available for your perusal. Australian Championships are here, and the Benghazi are here. Many thanks Richard.

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.

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.



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