Geelong & Surf Coast Layard Park Open Handicap.
Entries closing soon - Tuesday 23rd October.
Held Sunday 28th October.
The Geelong Surf Coast Layard Park 64.5km Open Handicap will be held on Sunday 28th October, from 10am at the Paraparap Clubrooms, corner of Hendy Main Road and Grassdale Road, Paraparap, Victoria. Get your entry in early so you don't forget. No late entries will be accepted. More information and online entries here.
Geelong & Surf Coast Women's Handicap.
Plus support men's scratch races.
To be held Sunday 2nd December.
Geelong and Surf Coast Vets will be holding a women's only handicap race on Sunday 2nd December 2018, from their Paraparap Club Rooms. Men's support graded scratch races will also be held on the same course starting half an hour earlier. The men's events start at 9.30am and the womens race at 10am. More information and entries here.
VCV Race Cancellation Policy.
Veteran Cycling Victoria has created a Race Cancellation Policy, which is available to download here. The guideline defines the conditions under which an Open event may be cancelled and the cancellation procedure. All entrants will be emailed the evening before if a race is cancelled, as well as a notice placed on the VCV website and VCV Facebook page.
Change of Name and New Constitution.
At the VCV Special General Meeting on 23rd May, the proposed new constitution and change of name to Veteran Cycling Victoria was adopted, and the new name has been ratified by Consumer Affairs Victoria, so is now our official name. The new constitution can be downloaded 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.
Photos from National Championships, Maryborough.
Richard Bailey has kindly made his photos taken at the Australian Veterans Cycling Championships, held over Easter at Maryborough, Victoria, available to all. The photos are grouped in three folders, one for each event. You can watch them as a slide show or download a higher quality image of yourself for posterity! Photos were taken at times between other duties so there are some gaps in who he got pictures of. Photos can be found here.
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.