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The Central Victorian Veterans Cycling Club was formed in 1994 and has its spiritual home at Woodstock on Loddon Hall in Woodstock.

Racing

Racing commences at 2pm (entries close at 1:40pm) on Saturday afternoons or 10:00 a.m. Sunday mornings in January. A popular Summer Series is held on Wednesday evenings. See the race fixture for details.

Eligibility

Membership is open to women 30 years and older, and men 30 years and older. 

Trial Ride

New riders who have not held an AVCC licence for at least five years or completed an AVCC trial ride, are entitled to two trial race without joining a club.

Announcements

Members of the Central Victorian Veteran's Cycling Club Inc. are hereby notified of a Special General Meeting of the Club to be held on Thursday November 12th at 7:30 p.m.

The following resolutions will be put to the meeting:

  1. The Central Victorian Veteran’s Cycling Club Incorporated ceases its affiliation with the Australian Veteran’s Cycling Council and affiliates with AusCycling as the Peak Body on or before January 1st 2021.

  2. The Central Victorian Veteran’s Cycling Club Incorporated amends its Rules as follows:

Purposes

  1. The purposes of the association are -

    1. To conduct and encourage cycling for masters cyclists under the rules of racing of the Peak Body and meeting the minimum age limits as defined by the Peak Body and its successors.

    2. To conduct cycle racing competition for all registered members in an orderly, fair, harmonious and social atmosphere.

    3. To assist with the promotion of cycling in general in Central Victoria.

Please note:

  • ​​​The location of the meeting will be determined by Covid 19 restrictions at the time of the meeting. If face-to-face meetings are not allowed, the meeting will be held over ZOOM. Otherwise, the location will be circulated to members as soon as possible.
  • An information package on the resolutions will be circulated to all members in the next few days.
  • Only current financial members of the CVVCC can vote on the resolutions. Non-members can attend the meeting but will not be able to vote.
  • Members who cannot attend the meeting will be able to lodge a proxy vote. Details will be circulated shortly.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the club by email at centralvicvets@gmail.com, or ring President Brett Williams on 0478312407 or Secretary Murray Rankin on 0419876815.

The Committee

CVVCC September Update

Return to Racing

According to Victoria’s “Roadmap for Reopening”, competition and training for contact sports – including cycling – cannot resume until the Last Step is introduced on November 23rd. Victoria Police are currently not processing applications for race permits. Consequently the CVVCC Committee has accepted that competitive road races may not restart until 2021. However, if the Last Step is brought forward and Victoria Police indicate they will resume assessing applications, we will consider re-submitting applications for road race permits for events before the end of this year.

When full competition is allowed under the Last Step we can schedule Criteriums at the Huntly Livestock Exchange where permits are not required. The club has completed and submitted a Sport and Recreation Victoria Return to Play Plan which will ensure any club-organised events are safe and meet Covid guidelines.

Because we’ve missed so much racing in 2020, we will cut short the normal January lay-off and schedule races from mid-January 2021 onwards. Keep an eye out for the 2021 race fixture.

Three month licences for October to December will be available from October 1st at a cost of $60.

Social Rides

Even though training for adult competitive sports is not allowed, outdoor exercise for groups up to 10 is permissible. Our committee is currently clarifying obligations under Covid-safe guidelines, and we hope to support group exercise in the form of social rides in the near future. Because these rides cannot be seen as endorsed training activities, participants will have to accept that the Vet’s insurance policy (which covers racing and training) will not be applicable.

Auscycling

Auscycling has now been endorsed by the majority of State organisations and will come into effect on November 1st as the over-arching body of road and track cycling, BMX and Mountain Bike.

The Australian Veteran’s Cycling Council has not yet formulated a position on whether or not to join Auscycling. The Executive of Veterans Cycling Victoria has recommended that Victorian Veteran’s Clubs affiliate with Auscycling. The full committee of VCV will meet on October 14th to consider individual clubs’ positions and to decide if, when and how VCV will be wound up.

The committee of the Central Victorian Veteran’s Cycling Club is recommending that the Club affiliate with Auscycling. If VCV decide at the October 14th meeting to wind up, our club will have little option but to transfer to Auscycling. Such a move will require a Special General Meeting to amend the Club Rules, at which time all members will have the opportunity to vote on the proposal. The SGM will be scheduled once the outcomes of the CVC meeting are known. If we decide to affiliate with AusCycling, we will have to give a lot of thought to how we operate as a Masters Club without losing the best parts of our Vet’s spirit and atmosphere.

 Details of the proposals have been posted on our Facebook Page and can be found here and here.

 Grants

Our Club has successfully applied for a $1,000 grant from Sport and Recreation Victoria to assist with costs incurred with returning to competition in a Covid-safe environment. We have a couple of other grant applications in play for further funding, specifically for computers, printers and signage.


July to December 2020 Race Fixture

The provisional fixture for July to December can be found here. Keep an eye on the Club's Facebook page for updates.