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2018 Classic Adelaide Masters Series.
To be held at the start of the Tour Down Under week in Adelaide, South Australia, over 3 days from Saturday 13th to Monday 15th January. Graded Criteriums and Road Races will be held Saturday and Sunday, with a Time Trial on the Monday held in 5 year age groups. Leading male and female over the 3 events will also be recognised.

More details of the events are available here. Early registration discount is available until 10pm, 1st December 2017. Registrations available here.

2017 VVCC Aggregate Winners.
Both the individual and club teams aggregates were closely fought right up until the last race of the year, with two Eureka riders topping the individual aggregate. Mark O'Callaghan placed second in the final event of the year to score just enough points to overtake the previous leader Tony Mirabella and win by one point.

The Eureka club also took out the Club Teams Aggregate, holding off a final run by the Geelong and Surf Coast Cycling Club, with Eureka finishing 2 points ahead on 81 points to Geelong's 79. Northern Cycling finished third on 72 points.

First unplaced female went to Mandy Hosking of the Geelong and Surf Coast Cycling Club. Final Aggregate points can be viewed here.

Update on Disc Brakes in VVCC 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 VVCC events.

VVCC Scratching Policy for Entry to Open Events.
It was decided at the March 22nd VVCC Club Delegates meeting that riders wishing to scratch from an Open event could do so up until entries close at midnight on Tuesday before the event, but no later. 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 VVCC 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 VVCC Open events. It is strongly recommended that you join the VVCC affiliated club where you will race during the year, so that you qualify for VVCC Open event entry.

Time Trial and Over the Ear Helmets
The VVCC 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 VVCC. Only standard road race helmets are to be used in any club or VVCC Open road race events.

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 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 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.



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