Membership with the Veteran Cycling Victoria (VCV) is taken out through your nearest affiliated Victorian club. You are issued with an Australian Veteran Cycling Council (AVCC) licence, so you can race with any club anywhere in Australia that is affiliated with the AVCC.
The VCV is the controlling body for Veteran Cycling in Victorian and is affiliated with the AVCC, which is the umbrella organisation for Veteran Cycling in Australia.
Membership with your local club also entitles you to compete with any other VCV affiliated club in Victoria, and at VCV controlled "Opens" and championship events.
Membership is open to women 30 years and older, and men 35 years and older. Membership lasts from the 1st of January each year, to the 31st of December. Ages are taken from the 1st of January each year, so if you were to turn 40 in November 2014, then you are deemed to be 40 from the 1st of January to the 31st of December 2014.
First Time Membership
If you are joining for the first time, or have let your membership lapse and wish to rejoin, you can join after the 1st of October for the following year, that is you get 15 months membership instead of 12 months for the first year. This is so that riders do not have to wait until after the 1st of January to race if they wish to join late in the year, in which case they would otherwise have had to pay full membership for only a few months. For more information on online registration see below.
New riders who have not previously held an AVCC licence or completed an AVCC trial ride, are entitled to two trial rides within a one month period without joining a club. They will be asked on the day to complete a Trial Ride form, provided by the club, which will cover them for insurance for the duration of those two events. After the trial ride period they will need to join a Vets club to continue racing.
Online Registration - JOIN ONLINE NOW
All Vets memberships Australia wide are now done online through the one portal. If you do not have internet access or a credit card, contact the Secretary of your local club and they can help you join up.
To Join for the First Time
To join for the first time, start by clicking on "New Membership", then selecting your state body, then the local club, then the rest is just a matter of filling out the details.
To Renew Membership
To renew your membeership, you use the "Login" option instead of the "New Registration" option. You cannot use the "New Registration" again. You need to enter your username and password. If you have forgotten them, you can use the "Username and Password" option (see below) to recover the details, or you can contact your club administrator to retrieve them. Once logged in, you select the "Registration Renewal" option to renew your registration. Also when logged in you can also change the username and passord from the default ones - see below..
To Recover Lost Login Details
To recover a forgotten username and/or password, you can click on the "Username and Password" option on the top right corner of the website, above the image of the riders.
On the new screen that appears, put in the email address you used when you first registered and your login details will be sent to your email address. If you have forgotten the email address, contact you club administrator.
Change Login Details and Update Personal Information
To update your online details, including changing your username or password, your email address or home address, etc, you need to login, then you can select the "Update My Details" option in the top right of the screen. Don't forget to click the "Update" button at the bottom of the page afterwards to save the changes.
When you take out membership online, you will be emailed a receipt that includes your licence. Please print out the licence and keep it in a safe place. No Race Fixtures Booklet will be mailed as it was in the past.
Suggestion - Keep the email so that you can reprint the licence at a future date if you need to replace the original copy. If all else fails your club administrator can resend your original receipt with the licence attached.
Club membership fees are composed of a core amount consisting of an AVCC and VCV component, an insurance component, and whatever the local club adds on for their own needs.
Your Membership is composed of:
AVCC and Insurance charge $110
Plus your Club fee