Bill Long Camperdown to Warrnambool
Entries Closing Soon
Entries for the Bill Long Camperdown to Warrnambool 70km Open Handicap close next Tuesday, 13th October at midnight. The race will be held from 11.30am on Saturday 17th October from the Commercial Hotel in Camperdown.
A bus for the return journey from Warrnambool to Camperdown has been organised for riders and their bikes, please book ASAP - email firstname.lastname@example.org. The bus requires a minimum of 20 riders (capacity 30+) and will cost $15. The money is to be paid at the time of registration at Camperdown. The bus will depart after the finish of the Melbourne to Warrnambool race, departure time tentatively 3pm. More information here.
AVCC National Championships 23rd to 25th October '15
Entries Close 5pm Friday 9th October 2015
The 2015 AVCC National Championships, to be held in and around Adelaide this year, are fast approaching. All races will be held as age group championships, with 5 year age groups starting at 30 years of age for women and 35 for men.
The Time Trial will be held on Friday 23rd October, from the Woodchester Hall, Callington Road, Woodchester, over a 25km out and back course.
Saturdays Road Race will be held from the Range Hall, Corner Penny's Hill Road and Range Road, The Range, and Sundays Criteriums will be held at Victoria Park, in Adelaide itself. More information and registration link are here.
Rise in VVCC Membership Fees for 2016
Due to the increase in running costs that have occurred over the last few years, it was decided at the last VVCC meeting to raise the VVCC membership by $10 from 2016. This is the first rise in the VVCC component of the total membership amount for many years, the last rise being in the AVCC component.
The rise will take effect from 1st October 2015 for new members who wish to join after that date and take advantage of the 15 month first time membership, which lasts until 31st December 2016. Current members are not due to renew their membership until 1st January 2016, when the new rise will take effect for them.
Breakdown of the total membership amount you pay will now be $80 for insurance and AVCC, $55 to the VVCC, plus your club fee.
Open Club Aggregate
New for the 2015 racing season, the VVCC has introduced the Nemisis Athletic Apparel Club Aggregate, a club teams competition, to be held at each Open handicap event throughout the year. Clubs need to have four riders finish the event to make up a team, with the first four riders across the line scoring points towards the team total for the day. Sponsors Nemisis Athletic Apparel will present the winning club at the end of the year with 60 pairs of custom made club socks, and a commemorative aggregate jersey. See the Nemisis Athletic Apparel Club Aggregate page for more details.
Changes to VVCC Racing Rules
At the recent AVCC AGM, some additions were made to the AVCC racing rules, with the inclusion in Rule 6 (f) of clauses governing the use of disc brakes, mobile phones, and cameras attached to helmets.
Please familiarise yourself with these new rules under Rule 6 (f), covering equipment and clothing, on the VVCC Rules Page.
The VVCC recently conducted an online rider survey, to gather rider feedback on various aspects of the VVCC's Open events, held throughout the year. The results of the rider survey are now available as a download for your own information. Any feedback or comments to the VVCC can be made through your club VVCC Delegate.
Videos of Open Finishes
Colin Hooper has kindly made several videos of Open finishes available, which you can find links to on the Open Results page for 2014. The videos are on Youtube. The bikes are moving fast, so check the settings at the bottom of the video player. Some setups allow the video player to play in slow motion (eg latest version of Safari on a Mac).
Club Referees Please Note
A recent audit of club Race Day Checklists has highlighted the fact that many clubs are not using the latest version of the Race Day Checklist form. Please check that you have and are using the latest version of the form, and are sending them to the State Secretary Dave Phillips at the end of each month.
Heat Stroke and Insurance
Members are advised that your insurance does not cover Heat Stroke 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 Opens
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.