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