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).
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.
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.
Important Changes to Membership for 2014
This year there have been some important changes to VVCC membership. The Fixtures Booklet sent out in previous years will no longer be posted out with your licence, and your licence will be emailed to you with your receipt when you pay your online membership.
Please print out the receipt when you receive it, and keep it in a safe place. It is also a good idea to keep the email so that if you need to reprint the licence for any reason you still have it.
The VVCC Racing Rules and 2014 Events Calendar formerly found in the Fixtures Booklet can still be found on this site and some club sites.
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.