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The Eureka Veterans Cycling Club was formed at the beginning of 2009 by a small group of cyclists who believed there was a need for the type of racing that only a veterans club can offer.

The new club was a reincarnation of the former Ballarat Veterans Cycling Club which had merged with the Ballarat & Sebastopol Cycling Club during the 90s.

In 2017 the club changed its name to Eureka Cycling Club.

The club is affiliated with the Australian Veterans Cycling Council and is a member of the state veteran cycling body – Veteran Cycling Victoria (name change from VVCC in 2018).  The veterans competition is governed by the rules of the ICF (International Cycling Federation) which is based in Belgium.  The UCI has no jurisdiction over the ICF.

EUREKA Cycling members hail from Ballarat and surrounding townships including Bacchus Marsh, Beremboke, Blackwood, Buninyong, Creswick, Daylesford, Miners Rest and Snake Valley.

EUREKA Cycling has permanent club rooms which are located on the outskirts of the township of Learmonth, twenty kilometres north-east of Ballarat.
The club rooms are on the edge of Lake Learmonth and are shared with the local yacht club.  The change rooms, toilets, showers and cooking facilities help create a home base which is enjoyed by all on race days.

Club races are conducted in various shires including – Ballarat, Pyrenees and Moorabool.

The EUREKA Cycling racing season runs from January to December each calendar year.

Club races are held on most Sunday mornings with entries accepted on the day before 9am.

Race start time is usually 9.30am.

The club does not usually stage races which may clash with other veterans cycling club open events.

Race circuits vary in distance and profile.  Road Racing events are conducted near Learmonth throughout the season.  Criterium races are held on a 1.3 km circuit in Victoria Park (Ballarat) during the early and late season.
Race formats include:
Handicap
Graded events – scratch; points; kermesse
Criterium (graded)
Time Trial – team; individual

Eureka riders accrue points towards the Club Aggregate in every event they contest (or perform official duties at).

Feature events staged by EUREKA Cycling include:

2017 – 2020 Victorian Veteran Championships – Road Race
- VETERAN Cycling Victoria event
– sponsored by KREHALON Australia

2018 – 2020 Victorian ROAD Championships – Time Trial – Road Race
– Cycling Victoria events
– categories include Elite, Under 23, Paracycling and Masters
– co-host with Ballarat Sebastopol CC
- partner Oscar’s Hotel and Cafe

2018 Victoria Police & Emergency Services Games – Cycling - Time Trial – Road Race

2017 – 2018 Victoria Teachers Games – Cycling - Road Race

Ron Rivette Classic (formerly Eureka Open)
- sponsored by Shane Cook Homes
- VCV open event

EUREKA Cycling - Club Road Race Championships
– presented by Ken Heres Bobcat & Backhoe Hire

EUREKA Cycling - Club Criterium Championships
– presented by Oscar’s Hotel and Cafe

EUREKA Cycling - Club Time Trial Championship

Charlie Braszell Handicap
– sponsored by the Braszell Family

GP Doug Garley
- presented by Orr & Co. Cycles
– includes dirt sections

Autumn + Spring Criterium Series 
– presented by Oscar’s Hotel and Cafe

W.A.R.S. (Winter Aggregate Race Series)
– sponsored by EUROPA cafe

Ron Rivette Memorial
– staged at Balliang
– presented by Shane Cook Homes

October Trophy Race
presented by Southern Cross Business Machines

Rising Sun Trophy
– proceeds donated to local community

Race For Ray
– combine race with Geelong & Surf Coast CC
and Geelong Super Vets
– sponsored by KREHALON Australia
- proceeds donated to
Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation

Commodores Cup
– final race of the season
– presented by Ballan Local Butcher 

EUREKA Cycling acknowledge
and thank the ongoing support of all sponsors:

(alphabetical order)
Europa Cafe
Ken Heres Bobcat & Backhoe Hire
Krehalon Australia
Orr & Co. Cycles
Oscars Hotel and Cafe Bar
Ballan Local Butcher
Shane Cook Homes
Southern Cross Business Machines – Ballarat
Steelsmith Engineering
also,
The Braszell family

Veterans cycling in Australia:
Veterans cycling is for females aged 30 and over, as well as males aged 35 and over.
EUREKA Cycling is affiliated with the Australian Veterans Cycling Council.
EUREKA Cycling is a member of the Victorian state veteran cycling body – Veteran Cycling Victoria (name change from VVCC in 2018).
The Australian veterans competition is governed by the rules of the ICF (International Cycling Federation) which is based in Belgium.

The UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) has no jurisdiction over the ICF.
Cycling AUSTRALIA and Cycling VICTORIA are governed by UCI rules.

 

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