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Saturday 25th August 2018
– Thornton ITT: Rob Graham Handicap & Club Champs

1.30pm Start. ~ 25km Circuit

Entries close midnight Wednesday.

Registration area at the Thornton Recreation Reserve near the main junction of Taggerty-Thornton Rd & Goulburn Valley Hwy – Melways 910 T8.

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Racing commences at 1.30pm – and don’t forget your tail light!

Rear tail lights are mandatory.  No light; no race.

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Newsletters

Newsletter – 31 March 2018

Newham, 24 March 2018, VVCC Open

Continuing something of a run of bad luck with the weather, last Saturday’s VVCC Open 60 km handicap at Newham had to be called off. With rain soaking the course, the tough call was made in the interests of rider safety. Entry fees will be refunded less a $5 administration fee. The race has been rescheduled to Seymour on Saturday 23 June, and more information will follow in due course.


Newsletter – 24th March 2018

Dunlop Rd, 17th March 2018 – GSR

It was hot and windy last Saturday at Dunlop Road. Sixty-three riders were undeterred, and a few remembered enough of what happened to file race reports. You’ll find them inside, along with the week’s results from all three venues. The Croydon Cycleworks Summer Twilight Crit Series finishes up next Tuesday. The battle is on for series aggregate glory,


Newsletter – 17th March 2018

Casey Fields, 10th March 2018 – GSR

Last Saturday was a warm one at Casey Fields. Things are hotting up at METEC, too, as the Croydon Cycleworks Summer Twilight Crit Series nears the pointy end. Results from all venues are inside. Just a couple of race reports this week, but there’s also a selection of cracking photos Pete Morris took at the Loop on Wednesday. Pete will leave them, and many more, up for a few weeks on Dropbox via  https://tinyurl.com/y8yn6bjj.


Newsletter – 10th March 2018

Enterprise Drive, 3rd March 2018 – GSR

The new hot-dog criterium circuit on Enterprise Drive, Rowville, made for a different style of racing on Saturday. It seems most grades were well broken apart by the short, fast and technical course – but many people seem to have enjoyed it! Nice work from Colin Mortley and the race committee. There’s a good selection of race reports inside this week’s newsletter.


Newsletter – 3rd March 2018

Loop, Yarra Boulevard, 24th February 2018 – GSR

Unfortunately the weather gods appear to be against us racing at the Loop with the second of three races at the venue cancelled.  At there’s good coffee and pleasant surrounds within a stone’s throw.  Not a lot of reports but results and flyer for a fund raising ‘pedlathon’ inside.


Newsletter – 24th February 2018

Dunlop Road, 17th February 2018 – GSR

Last Saturday we raced at Dunlop Road. Numbers were up, but there must have been some race report fatigue after the previous week’s bumper issue, and no reports were forthcoming. Results are inside, as are results from METEC (Tuesday) and the Loop (Wednesday).


Newsletter – 17th February 2018

Garfield, 10th February 2018 – Handicap

To judge by the reports, last Saturday’s handicap at Garfield will go down in club lore as a tough one after a seriously strong wind sprang up during the race. They say that’s when the tough get going, but being tough won’t stop you being blown off the road, and that’s the kind of race it was. Well done to all those who made it to the finish. Phil Smith rode scratch off his wheel to record fastest time, while Darren Woolhouse (off 8 minutes) was first across the line. There’s a crop of race reports, including Phil’s and Darren’s, with some epic tales inside. If you’re up for a laugh, Mark Edwards has put together a race report with a difference.


Newsletter – 10th February 2018

Loop, Yarra Boulevard, 3rd February 2018 – GSR

Well (in Jim Swainston’s words) it finally came to pass that we had a Saturday gallop at the Loop. The sky did not fall in, and by all accounts it was a good afternoon’s racing.
Thanks to those who contributed race reports this week (without prompting). You’ll find them inside, along with results from all three of the past week’s fixtures.


Newsletter – 3rd February 2018

Casey Fields, 27th January 2018 – GSR (with intermediate sprint)

There’s an assortment of results and race reports in this week’s newsletter – playing catch-up after the Editor’s summer break. There have been two Saturdays at Casey Fields, plus several Tuesday evenings at METEC and Wednesday mornings at the Loop in Kew, and most results from all venues are inside.


Newsletter – 13th January 2018

Casey Fields, 6th January 2018 – GSR

A fairly small contingent roused themselves to get to Casey early to beat the heat.  By all accounts even the wind was out early and it was a tough morning in Cranbourne.  This week’s newsletter contains reports that top-n-tail the races and the usual other news.


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