Central Vic Vets September Newsletter
The Central Vic Vets have confirmed that the Oppy will be run on November 12th 2016 at Rochester as an interclub event, supported by Goulburn Valley Vets and possibly Hume Vets. With the fantastic contribution of Bee Happy Orthodontics, the Club can guarantee a minimum of $1,000 in prize money, and we are also currently negotiating with another sponsor for a perpetual trophy. This will be a huge and prestigious event, so get it in your calendar now!
Club Christmas Function
Following the success of the last social function at the Queen’s Arms Hotel, the Club has booked the same venue for our Christmas break-up on Tuesday December 13th from 7:00 p.m. More details to follow.
The Dale Lowe Signs Summer Series is back again this year, bigger, better and brighter than ever. The same Emu Creek course will be used as last year. First race will be Wednesday October 19th going through to early March, with a break over Christmas and January.
New members who sign up after October 1st will get the balance of 2016 plus all of 2017 with their first year’s fees, but they should not sign up before October 1st, otherwise they will only be registered for the rest of 2016.
Grant to Promote Women’s Participation
The Club has the opportunity apply for a grant of up to $3,000 from Vic health to promote increased participation by women. Grants can be applied to two areas:
• Increasing female participation in sport
• Supporting social and modified sport.
If you have any thoughts on how the Club could use such a grant to increase women’s participation. Please contact President Cheryle Barker. Applications close on September 23rd, so be quick.
Speaking of our President, Cheryle Barker participated in the UCI World Gran Fondo Championships in Western Australia recently. Racing against competitors from all over the world, Cheryle finished 13th in her age group. Fantastic effort Cheryle!
Traffic Management Course
It is now a permit condition for the races we conduct that there is a person qualified in Traffic Management to oversee the placement and distribution of road traffic signs. These are an important component of our Risk Management Plan.
At the moment we only have two club members with the proper qualifications, so if both these people were absent on the day we would not be able to race. To make sure this doesn’t happen, we are looking to expand the number of qualified people. The Traffic Management course only takes one day and the Club will cover the cost. Training is in Bendigo on most Wednesdays. Confirmed dates are September 21st, 29th (a Thursday), October 12th and October 19th.
Please contact the Club if you are willing to undergo the training and we will arrange registration on the date that suits you.
2017 Titles in Maryborough
The Victorian Veteran’s Cycling Council have announced that the 2017 Australian Veteran’s Cycling Championships will be held in Maryborough. More details will be passed on when available.
This week’s racing is a 36 km kermesse around Harcourt. Meet at the Harcourt Hall on High Street. Don’t forget that the café at Harcourt has re-opened as the Goldfields Track Café and will be open to 4:00 p.m. Make sure you support them by popping in for a coffee or something to eat.
The following week we have the 66 km handicap at Bridgewater, then graded scratch races on October 1st at Woodstock – all great races with something for everyone.
The CVVCC Committee.