Bill Long Camperdown to Warrnambool Open
Saturday 16th February
The Bill Long 74km Camperdown to Warrnambool will be held on Saturday 16th of February 2019, starting at 10am. Register on the day at the Commercial Hotel, Leura St, Camperdown. Registrations close at midnight on Tuesday 12th February. No late entries will be accepted. Don't wait until the last night and fall asleep in the chair and miss out!! More information and online registrations here.
VCV State Criterium Championships
Sunday 24th February
The State Criterium Championships will be held on Sunday 24th February at the National Boulevard, Campbellfield from 10am. Events will be held as graded races. Entries close midnight Tuesday 19th February. No late entries will be accepted. More details and online entries here.
VCV State Aggregate Winners.
Daryl Suter of the Geelong & Surf Coast club took out the 2018 State Aggregate with a clear lead of 46 points ahead of Steve O'Neill, also of Geelong & Surf Coast club, on 36 point. Jason Hendry, of the Eureka club, was third on 31 points. Best lady was Meg Parnaby from the Grampians Club on 21 points. Full results here.
Congratulations to all winners for a great years riding, and thanks to all those riders who supported the Opens and Championship events throughout the year.
Eureka Cycling Takes Out Teams Aggregate.
Congratulations to Eureka Cycling for taking out the Club Teams Aggregate for the second year running. Eureka accrued 66 points to win from Geelong and Surf Coast on 62 points, with Northern Cycling third on 57 points.
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.