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TDU Racing anybody?

Posted by Ray Rhodes on September 18, 2016 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)
South Australian Masters Cycling Association (SAMCA) will be hosting the 18th Edition of the Classic Adelaide Masters Series (CAMS) starting 14th January 2017. This event is timed to blend in with the TDU in Adelaide, and has evolved over the years to provide many travellers the opportunity to enhance their visit to the TDU by participating in some of the best veterans racing Adelaide has to offer. AVCC members can look forward to 4 great events: Our Road Race hosted by the SDVLCC will feature the McLaren Vale wine region in all its splendour, and only 25 minutes from the CBD. The course selected is a new one to the championship agenda. It has some climbing, but no mountains. The descents are smooth and safe, and plenty of flat riding on quiet roads. Our ITT nestled in the beautiful countryside of Woodchester will be hosted by the AHMCC. A Hill Climb aged based competition will be held on the bike path adjacent to the Crafers freeway. A popular climb for the locals, this will get your heart rate pumping. After the event, a nice downhill run to Glenelg to watch the start of the days pro racing. Final event is the criterium race in our beautiful city parklands using the same course of our famous V8 super cars will be hosted by the VLCC. Again, this event is timed to ensure plenty of time to move to the city centre to watch the final stage of the TDU. Great prize money is on offer, along with the chance of meeting and making new friends in the AVCC network. More details will be posted on the SAMCA website at shortly, and will be updated as the event approaches. Would be fantastic if we could have every AVCC visiting member support this event and help to build it into one of the premier events on the cycling calendar. Further enquiries to: Frank Schoen mob: 0403300895, email:

National Championships

Posted by Ray Rhodes on August 12, 2016 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)
We are sorry to announce that the national Championships scheduled for Canberra in October, has had to be cancelled because of problems associated with obtaining the necessary permits for the road events and time trial.

VVCC state championships

Posted by Ray Rhodes on August 1, 2016 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)
AUGUST brings two VVCC state championships with FREE ENTRY! The first event is the VVCC State Road Race Championships which will be held at Newbridge (near Bendigo), from 9:30am on Sunday August 7th hosted by the Central Victorian Veteran cycling club. These are age-group events raced in 5 year age groups. Men's age groups from 35-39yrs to 45-49yrs race over 89km. Men's age groups from 50-54yrs to 65-69yrs race over 65km. Older men and all women race over 33km. See VVCC website for course details. Entries close Tuesday 2nd Aug 2016. NO ENTRY FEE but $5 hire fee for transponders. The second event is the VVCC State Criterium Championships Saturday 27th August held at Casey Fields Criterium Track, Cranbourne and hosted by Eastern Vets and also raced in 5 year age groups. Start times - from 9.30am Older mens's age groups start first, then younger men followed by the women. Exact start times are not available as low entries in some age groups may result in some age groups racing off together. Distances - 1.5km circuit. Men's age groups from 35-39yrs to 65-69yrs race 30 minutes plus 2 laps Men's age groups from 70-74yrs to 85-89yrs race 20 minutes plus 2 laps All women's age groups race 20 minutes plus 2 laps Entries close Tuesday 23rd August 2016. Transponder hire $5, no entry fee. These events will be great preparation for the National Titles in October to be held in the ACT.

GVCA supports young Gippsland Cyclists

Posted by Ray Rhodes on March 25, 2016 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

In a unanimous decision GVCA has pledged support to Gippsland Gold.

Gippsland Gold is a development iniative supporting young Gippsland cyclists, both female and male, in their first steps into serious racing.  Aimed at bringing these young ridesr to the Victorian Racing Series (VRS), to give them support and experience at the highest level in Victoria.

Currently there are riders from as far apart as Omeo ,Warragul and all points in between taking part in the programme.

In time the hope is that some will progress through the ranks to the highest levels in the sport and already the sqaud are posting very good placings in the toughest racing available to them.


Posted by Ray Rhodes on December 7, 2015 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Just to remind those of you who have not yet renewed your AVCC licences for 2016 that you will need to do so by 31st December 2015 if you wish compete and to be covered for insurance from 1st January 2016.



Note that if you wish you can change your password or other details take the following steps:


Login to your personal account on the AVCC webpage at a after clicking on the ‘Memberships’ tab, click on the tab at the top right-hand of your screen that says, ‘Update my Details’ - scroll down to your password and username details – click on ‘edit’ - make the alteration, and click SAVE.



If you try to login and have forgotten your password, after clicking on ‘login’ - go to the tab at the top right hand side of the screen and click on ‘Username & Password’ - then forward your email address as requested in the box that will appear. IMG will then forward you the information.



ALTERNATIVELY, and perhaps easier, is to retrieve your username and password directly from the AVCC website: click on ‘Join Now’ and then click on top right hand tab and enter your email address.



For privacy reason, only your username is recorded with this message, so please remember your password. If you do have trouble in following the above steps, then your first port of call should be to your Club Secretary or Administrator, who has access to your details on the club portal.



Note that the alternative to you helping yourself, or approaching your club contact, is that I’ll get plagued with hundreds of messages for your login information, as all IMG queries are automatically redirected to me, and the AVCC has over 3,000 members. Afraid I don’t have the time to handle all calls for help.



Some people who claim that they can’t login will find that they are entering wrong numbers or letters (e.g., easy to mistake a zero for the letter 0). Try copying and pasting your login details to avoid this problem.



Special Note for those who will be 80 years of age by 31st December 2015: You will need to obtain a clearance from your GP and a letter from your club secretary to say that you are fit enough to ride if you want to be covered for insurance. You will not be allowed to race or be covered for training until approval is given by the insurance company. Thus best to get the forms filled and passed to your club secretary for forwarding to your state secretary asap, as it takes some time to obtain clearance.


Eastern Vets Open - Enter Now

Posted by Ray Rhodes on June 17, 2015 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Eastern Vets Cycling Club

Proudly Presents



Saturday 27thJune 2015

Start Time - 1:30pm

Registration at Mechanics Hall

Additional parking at Primary School

$1900 in Prize Money plus Trophies plus Prizes

Proudly Supported by


1st Place a pair of 38mm VeloEX Alloy Clincher Wheels valued at $623

2nd Place a pair of 30mm VeloEX Alloy Clincher Wheels valued at $488

3rd Place a pair of 24mm VeloEX Alloy Clincher Wheels valued at $300

Fastest Time a pair of 38mm VeloEX Alloy Clincher Wheels valued at $623

Online Entry: – Closes Tuesday 23rd June 2015

2015 Membership renewals

Posted by Ray Rhodes on December 8, 2014 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Time to think about renewing your AVCC membership, online as always.

If you are having any difficulties you should contact me for assistance in the first instance, I should be able help with most problems.


Posted by Ray Rhodes on November 25, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

There is a new Women's development sqaud in Gippsland.

Its aim is to help women that are new to cycling reach their potential.

New to cycling dosen't necessarily mean teenagers either. Our own Sam Abbott who has had a phenemenal debut season is on the new team.

If you feel like helping them there is a facility to donate to support their costs.

AVCC National Age Division Championships

Posted by Ray Rhodes on August 18, 2014 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

This is to remind you that registrations for the AVCC National Age Division Championships to be held at PERTH, Western Australia, on the 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th September, will close at midnight WST, Friday 12th September 2014.


The championships will include Road Time Trial, Criteriums, and Road Races, plus Track Championships for Time Trials and Pursuits, all in 5-year age divisions (anyone riding the pursuit must ride the time trial for seeding purposes). Road bikes will be allowed on the track.


To register, please go to the AVCC website link:


The website gives a direct link for entry.


To log-on you will need your password and username. These details were emailed to you by IMG when you joined your club.


Rob Graham memorial time trial

Posted by Ray Rhodes on August 18, 2014 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Rob Graham memorial time trial


This is a handicap race, the competitor’s handicap time is subtracted from their ride time to give their adjusted time, which is the time used to determine the placings in the handicap.


Racing is at Seymour (about 7k out of town), the circuit is from the start, 12.5k out through Avenel and back.


Entries must be with the Eastern Vets handicapper (Peter Mackie - this Tuesday evening.


Race entry is $10, the prize pool is in excess of $1500.


Race distance is 25k, start time is 1:30pm, riders will be set off at 1 minute intervals, scratch first.


Registrations are in Manners Street, opposite the Royal Hotel, close at 1:15pm, riders will need to allow at least ten minutes to get from registration to race start.


A map of the circuit is available on the EVCC web site;

Warrnambool Veterans

Posted by Ray Rhodes on August 5, 2014 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Warrnambool Veterans


KFC Mick Kenneally Memorial 66 km Handicap Road Race



Good prize money and trophies


When: Sunday August 24 2014


Where: Dixie Memorial Hall, Terang-Timboon Road


Time: Start 10.00 am


Entries: Entry fee is $10 payable on the day.

Entires must be received by Wednesday August 20th.


Food and drink provided afterwards


Welcome Samantha Abbott

Posted by Ray Rhodes on April 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Samantha Abbott is our first new member for 2014, welcome Sam.

Sam has only owned a bike for 6 months but is already racing very well.

She alos races with  the Warragul club and despite only having been a bike rider for 6 months has already won the Tour of East Gippsland, 2nd at Mount Buller and first at the very tough Baw Baw classic and is leading the VRS in her grade.

Lets hope that she is able to get us a few victories with the Vets as well.

2014 Licence and menmbership renewals

Posted by Ray Rhodes on January 9, 2014 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Time to renew those racing licences.

Renewal procedure will be the same as last year logn on to the website

and follow the instructions as the pages come up.

As previously notified there will be no club component levied on existing members, you will pay for your licence cost only.   For new members there will be a very small joining fee levied.

Please ensure that you choose the right category for you.

Any problems give me a call or send an email and I'll try and resolve any issues.


Belated congratulations to Graham

Posted by Ray Rhodes on August 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Sorry for the delay but the webmaster is on tour at the moment.


However belated congratulations to Graham Nicholson for an excellent second place in his division of the Geelong Open at the end of July

Secretary is away at the moment

Posted by Ray Rhodes on August 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Club Secretary, Treasurer and President at the moment is currently in Europe racing, back later.


Follow the above link to follow his exploits or not!


Posted by Ray Rhodes on June 11, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

It is sad to report that "Tracker' White, who recently celebrated his 90'th birthday, passed away peacefully at the weekend.


Tracker has been a long time supporter of cycling, veterans cycling in particular and a good friend to the GVCA.


The club mourns his passing and offers our sincere condolences to his family.


Posted by Ray Rhodes on December 11, 2012 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

As of now 2013 membership and licence appliactions will be submitted online at


Its all pretty easy, go to the site and follow the instructions as they come up.


If you have problems contact me I'll help you through since I've made and paid for my 2013 licence already.


If you really can't do it or find access to a PC send me an email and I'll provide a form and do it on your behalf.


GVCA 2013

Posted by Ray Rhodes on November 6, 2012 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Despite any rumours to the contrary, Gippsland vets will go forward into 2013.


The club registration will be renewed at the appropriate time and will be taking membership/licence applications and renewals from December onwards once the AVCC/VVCC fees are published.


There is no doubt the club is going through thin times at the moment but there is and will be club entrants in the VVCC Open programme.


With key members not being very well and others moving from the area, the increased AVCC requirements on race days, First aid support and Referees, makes it very onerous to organise a race day for just a small amount of riders. However if new volunteers will step up we could easliy run races again, after all we have one of the best equipped race trailers in the state!




Congratulations to Rod Cheyne

Posted by Ray Rhodes on September 13, 2012 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Well done Rod who finsihed 10th at the Eureka Open.

Rod was the first non 'backmarker' to appear in the result which otherwise contained a star studded list of scratch riders, led by Roy Clarke who recently medalled at St Johan in Austria.

Top ride Rod!