CENTRAL VICTORIAN VETERANS CYCLING CLUB
Possible Changes to Cycling Administration in Australia
Auscycling is a proposal to bring all disciplines of cycling in Australia – recreational, road, mountain bike, BMX and cyclocross - together under one administrative and licencing umbrella. The promoters of Auscycling believe the new body will deliver better outcomes at lower costs to members, and also provide one powerful voice to lobby all levels of government. The current proposal is for Auscycling take over from all existing national and state cycling bodies in the second quarter of 2020, but this timetable is looking doubtful.
We haven’t seen any definite proposal for how Veteran’s cycling will fit into the new model, but we will pass on any details as they come to hand. One of the possible benefits is better and cheaper insurance (see below).
Go to http://auscycling.com.au/ for the Auscycling proposal.
2020 Veteran’s Licences
The Australian Veteran’s Cycling Council is having difficulty sourcing a competitive quote for insuring of Veteran riders, and at present has not been able to finalise coverage. Until this happens, we will not be able to determine 2020 race licence fees.
The introduction of a three month licence covering October to December 2019 has proven to be attractive to prospective members. Twelve riders have signed up with the three-month offer, bringing the current total to 138 financial members.
The CVVCC member’s Handbook is being completely revised and updated for 2020 and will be available to all members soon.
One aspect the committee has been looking at is providing better directions for corner stewards, especially those new to the game. The new handbook will include much clearer instructions for corner stewards ion where to strand and how to avoid confusing motorists but provide direction to cyclists with the red and green flags.
The AVCC has approved the use of on-board cameras in AVCC-sanctioned events. Veteran’s Cycling Victoria is currently establishing guidelines for usage in Victoria which should be available soon.
2020 Race Program
Race for the first half of 202 have been finalised and will be made available soon. We’ve got a jam-packed program of exciting events coming up next year, including:
- The second half of the Dale Lowe Signs Summer Series with the final on Sunday February 23rd.
- The possibility of our club hosting one of a series of Supervets races in 2020.
- The Cantina Bendigo Twilight Series starting February 26th.
- More combined races with Northern Vets
- A weekend of cycling in Swan Hill courtesy of our ultra-keen members from up that way
- Another Conni Classic Series for women
- A brand new circuit starting and finishing in Dunolly
- The O’Brien Contracting Open on March 8th sponsored by Peter Sen’s Precision Formworking
Looking For a New Van
Our faithful workhorse van is starting to show signs of its advanced years. We’re looking at keeping it running with some urgent repairs, but there’s a possibility we might need a replacement in the near future. If you know of a possible replacement in our budget (i.e. cheap), get in touch with a committee member.
It’s still a few weeks away but now is a good time to lock in dates for the Vet’s end of year functions. The Nemesis Apparel Christmas Handicap will be run on Saturday December 14th commencing at 9:00 am, followed by presentations and lunch. Then comes our breakup at the Queen’s Arms Hotel – great supporters of the club - on Tuesday 17th Dec at 6pm. The last race of the year will be the Dale Lowe Signs Summer Series handicap at Emu Creek on December 18th at 6:30 pm.