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Veteran Cycling Victoria Ceased Operations on 31st December 2020

Club membership is no longer available through VCV affiliated clubs. All clubs that were previously affiliated with the VCV have now joined AusCycling and membership is available to those clubs now through AusCycling.

Contact your local club for more information. Club contact details can be found here.

Visit the AusCycling website here.

VCV State Events Cancelled for 2020
The June 3rd VCV Delegates Meeting decided that all VCV Open and Championship events scheduled for the rest of 2020 will be cancelled, due to the continued risks of Covid-19. All VCV and Connie Classic Aggregates have also be cancelled.

Club Events
Clubs will be able to continue holding club events when cleared to do so by the Victorian Government, but only for their own members. Clubs must have a Pandemic Safety Officer, and comply with all the requirements at the time.

Use of Cameras on Bikes While Racing

Cameras attached to bicycles are now allowed in Veteran Cycling Victoria events. However, there are strict conditions that need to be met and it is envisaged that the use of cameras will not be seen as the norm. The use of cameras is also subject to individual VCV Club acceptance and rules. The full rules can be found here.

VCV and Conni Classic Aggregate Winners 2019
Congratulations to the VCV Open, Teams and Women's Conni Classic Aggregate winners for 2019, and all those who supported the events to make them possible. Approximately 370 individual riders competed in the 2019 Opens and over 60 women in the Conni Classic series.

Women's Conni Classic Winners.
1st Andrea Wilson 30pts (Central Vets), 2nd Corrine Rice 25pts (Geelong SC), 3rd Allison Watt 23pts (Northern Cycling).
VCV Open Aggregate Winners.
1st Roger McMillan 32pts (Eureka Cycling), Equal 2nd David Spence 26pts (Geelong SC) and Donald Steward 26pts (Eureka Cycling). 1st unplaced female Tina Stenos 25pts (Geelong SC).
VCV Teams Aggregate Winner.
1st Geelong Surf Coast 79pts, 2nd Eureka Cycling 69pts, 3rd Northern Cycling 58pts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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