Woodstock on Loddon is the Home of Central Victorian Veterans Cycling Club formed in 1994.
The Central Victorian Cycling Club (CVVCC) was founded in April 1994 and became an incorporated body in the same year. The club is affiliated with the state body, the Victorian Veteran Cycling Council Inc. (VVCC) and also with the national body, the Australian Veteran Cycling Council Inc (AVCC).
Fourteen people attended the inaugural meeting. Since then the club has grown to over 170 members from throughout the Bendigo district and some who travel from as far afield as Melbourne, Echuca, Maryborough and Castlemaine to ride in club events.
The Club’s home base is Woodstock Hall, about 25 km west of Bendigo, where many events start and finish. Races are also held at Newbridge, Emu Creek, Maryborough, Inglewood, Castlemaine, Harcourt, Bagshot and other locations, providing a variety of challenging and interesting courses. Every year the Central Victorian Veteran’s Cycling Club conducts two open events, the O’Brien Contracting Handicap and the Oppy Open, which attract riders from all over the state. The Club welcomes all standards of riders: males over 35 and females over 30, experienced and novice, fit and hoping to get fit. Most races are handicap events run over distances of between 35 and 70 kilometres which gives every rider a chance of winning. Races are held on most Saturday afternoons. In recent times races (including criteriums at the Huntly Livestock Exchange) have been scheduled for Sunday mornings during January and February to avoid the worst of the heat, and a very successful summer series is held on Wednesday evenings at Emu Creek during daylight savings months. Full details of all races can be found on the club website.
Members must have a VVCC (Victorian Veteran Cycling Council) licence to compete. The cost of a licence is set by the AVCC and also covers the cost of insurance. The full cost of a VVCC licence and Central Victorian Veteran's Cycling Club annual membership in 2015 is $140.00. A “try-ride” system means that riders new to racing can compete in an event for the first time without committing to the full licence.
The Central Victorian Veteran’s Cycling Club’s aim is to provide safe and enjoyable bike racing for all veteran riders in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The races listed in this fixture provide a good mix of courses and distances Most of our events are sponsored, so please support the firms who support us.
Enjoy your racing!
HEAT POLICY effective from 1/3/2014 - If the ambient temperature within one hour of the scheduled start time of VVCC events reaches 35 degrees Celsius or greater, then the Race Referee will cancel the race.
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