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RIDE TO THE WALL 2019 UPDATE

posted Jul 29, 2019, 8:51 PM by Victoria Police Cycling Club

Excitement is building, and the pace of preparation is picking up as we move into the final weeks before the VPCC-VPL ride to the wall kicks off. This update reflects information and key actions that the project team are requesting you respond to quickly to allow for the event details to be finalised.

 JERSEY ORDERING

The project team is pleased to announce a Portal for the ordering of our team Jerseys. The link is available via the Email you have been sent. Size guides are available on the site.

All team riders need to complete entry of their Jersey size AS SOON AS POSSIBLE as there is a non-extendable cut-off date of 10th August.  So do not delay and get your size in NOW!!

EVENT PAYMENT

To be eligible for the event and jersey participants must finalise their event payment, or portion outstanding if they have paid the deposit, as a reminder the full amount cost is $300.

There is also an additional $25 for VPCC membership to cover event insurance. The Club membership portion will be notified separately from the above.

All team riders will need to complete entry payment AS SOON AS POSSIBLE the cut-off date for this is 29th August.  

TRANSPORT

The project team is trying to finalise the event transport logistics but has not yet heard from many of our participants. 

This is causing delays in our ability to book necessary transport options & vehicles.

This includes formally letting us know if you are riding up separately as we have heard some are doing. There are 3 options available.

PLEASE CHECK THE LATEST EMAIL AND UPDATE US ASAP

 ONE GROUP

As previously advised the project team is in negotiation with our escort regards the potential two ride groups on certain days.

However, participants are reminded we are a team and that this event is not a race. When riding as one group there will be a strict policy of riding at a pace to ensure people are not dropped is maintained.

 VPL FUNDRAISING

As the team is funding its own Jerseys this year there will be substantially less money left from the entrance fee to donate directly to Victoria Police Legacy. As in past years the team has an Everyday Hero fundraising page available at:

 https://give.everydayhero.com/au/team-vpl-2019

 In the next week the project team will set up a linked page for each participant and encourage you to share this widely amongst your work & social contacts. 

 

 

South Australia Multi Day Ride, 2019

posted Jul 3, 2019, 4:05 AM by Victoria Police Cycling Club   [ updated Jul 3, 2019, 4:20 AM ]

Hosted by Liz Laver on behalf of the VPCC - this multi day ride will take place from Friday the 8th of November, 2019 to Tuesday the 19th of November, 2019.  The ride will pass through the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale area and along the coast.  All breakfasts and some dinners will be included (No lunch) and accommodation will be at motels or similar.  Support vehicle is also included. Total cost is yet to be finalised and will be advertised as soon as available.

Please register your interest with Liz Laver;
Email: vpccmail@gmail.com
Mobile: 0427 310 881

A deposit of $100 will be required when the final details are sent out.  

Phillip Island Ride

posted Jul 3, 2019, 3:35 AM by Victoria Police Cycling Club   [ updated Jul 3, 2019, 3:53 AM ]

Hosted by Liz Laver on behalf of the VPCC - Saturday the 3rd of August, 2019, to Sunday the 4th of August, 2019, staying at San Remo, Phillip Island.  Will consist of short rides and accommodation will be at a local motel.  Costs will be dependant on participant numbers.  Rooms will be on a shared basis unless otherwise requested (At additional cost).

Please contact Liz Laver ASAP to allow her to book accommodation.
Email: vpccmail@gmail.com
Mobile: 0427 310 881

Ride to the Wall, 2019

posted Jun 18, 2019, 2:21 AM by Victoria Police Cycling Club   [ updated Jun 28, 2019, 5:36 AM ]

Expressions of interest are now open for the Victoria Police Cycling Club / Victoria Police Legacy - "Ride to the Wall" (Bicycle Event) to be held in September 2019. 

This is a premium cycling challenge event that will test riders.  Due to its popularity and logistic requirements places are limited so register your interest early.

The ride is to take place between the 19th and 22nd of September and will cover a total approximate distance of 364 kilometres across scenic country Victoria.

Please see Victoria Police Intranet for further details. 


Police Legacy Ride 2017

posted Dec 11, 2017, 9:01 PM by Victoria Police Cycling Club

Point Addis

More than 60 VPCC cyclists hit the road for a marathon three-day ride (Sept 22-24) to raise awareness & funds on behalf of Victoria Police Legacy last month.

The third annual Ride to the Wall charity bike ride saw participants embark from Ballarat and make their way through Cressy, Colac and cross by ferry to Sorrento before arriving at the Victoria Police Memorial for a remembrance service on Sunday, 24 September.

The crew clocked over 380 km as they were treated to stunning scenery and sunshine across the weekend.

All involved in the event commented that it was a great event. With particular thanks going to
the efforts of the Traffic Operations Group, the volunteer support group. The camaraderie among the riders, the fundraising efforts were successful and the hospitality of the local communities involved was tremendous.

The ride is going from strength-to-strength, with more riders and funds raised than ever before.

Since starting this event in 2015, the VPCC has raised around $50,000 for Police Legacy.

This year the team raised over $30,000. It’s a testament to the hard work of the team and the support felt across the policing family.

Introduced this year was the option for riders to take part in the final 100 km on the last day. After the event, many indicated they’ll be coming back for the full ride next year.

Oliver's HillLegacy Ride at Winchelsea

VPCC Annual Touring ride - NSW South Coast

posted Jun 21, 2017, 10:53 PM by Victoria Police Cycling Club   [ updated Jun 23, 2017, 9:21 PM ]


The Annual VPCC touring ride for 2017 will be held between 29 October and 9 November.

Liz and Sandra have just come back from the reccy trip and they are excited that this will be one of our best rides ever.

For those members unfamiliar with these rides, they are the equivalent of the Great Vic rides but with No Tents.

Cost for the ride is $850 including accommodation, breakfasts and some lunches and dinners. The cost also covers getting home from Merimbula by chartered bus.

Day 1 we start our ride about 1 hour train ride south of Sydney at Otford Railway Stn and hug the spectacular coast, riding across the 700mt long Seacliffe Bridge which was constructed in 2005. The scenery keeps getting better all the way to Kiama for our first nights' accommodation.

Day 2 we head off to Myola, where we take the ferry across to Huskisson to our waters edge accommodation.

Day 3 it's off to Bendalong which is another seaside town looking out onto the fabulous blue water of the Pacific Ocean.  Some more accommodation with uninterrupted views of the sea.

Day 4 and 5 we'll be in Batemans Bay! Rest day here :)  With endless activities to while away the hours...... should we join the cappuccino set, shop, snorkel, swim, walk, surf, helicopter ride, watch a movie, whale watch, lay on the beach......... decisions, decisions.......

Day 6 sees us heading off to Barlings Beach.  Another small beachside town with lots to offer.  On the way today we spend a few hours at Mogo Zoo.  

Mogo Zoo is a privately owned zoo that supports an amazing collection of endangered and exotic animal species. Nestled close to the Princess Hwy and just 10 mins south of Batemans Bay, the zoo is spread over many acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.

Visitors can experience the animals Up Close and Personal including meerkats, feeding a lion or tiger, or simply enjoying their affectionate red pandas.

Day 7 & 8 we stay in Narooma, again close to the sand and sea.  Again plenty of things to do like whale watching, charter a fishing boat, snorkel, art galleries, dolphin watching, shopping, eating fresh seafood.......

Day 9 and we cruise into Bermagui after riding some fabulous bike paths right next to the sand & sea.  Of course being close to the water there's plenty of birds to be seen and heard and you might even spot a whale if you look closely out over the water.  Stop and enjoy the view, take your time and look around at this fabulous scenery.

Our last 2 days will be spent in Merimbula, this time we'll be a 5 minute walk from the water. A group bbq is on the cards for the last night and prizes will be awarded to some of our 'stars' of the ride.  Plenty of good food and company, sitting relaxing at the end of another great ride.

At the end of the ride we will travel back to Melbourne by bus (9 Nov). We will have a truck to provide transport for bikes and bags for the whole of the ride (Melb to Melb).

We will travel independently to the beginning of the ride.

We suggest Fly/train to Sydney and South Coast Train to Otford.

Numbers for this ride are limited, so Please contact Liz Laver on 0427310881 or vpccmail@gmail.com for more information.

 

Around the Bay in a Day - 2017

posted Jun 21, 2017, 10:44 PM by Victoria Police Cycling Club   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 11:45 PM ]


The Club will be participating in the 2017 Around the Bay in a Day. This year’s event will be on 8 October.

Our first participation in 2015 was well patronized. Cyclonic weather in 2016 saw the number of riders reduced significantly.

If you would like to ride with the club this year, Please contact David Pawley via email on david.pawley@police.vic.gov.au or amend/signup your entry to the team “Victoria Police Cycling Club” when registering.

Ride to the Wall 2017 - Preview

posted Jun 21, 2017, 10:38 PM by Victoria Police Cycling Club   [ updated Jun 23, 2017, 9:22 PM ]

The Police Legacy Ride (Ride to the Wall) will be held over 4 days beginning 21 September.  

Whereas previous Legacy rides were in NSW and the ACT, this year’s ride will be wholly in Victoria.

The route this year will provide a new challenge for those who have ridden the old route over the last two years. Riding in Victoria will also allow improved logistical support from Vic Police to the riders.

As in previous years the ride will raise money for Police Legacy.

The Victorian ride will start in Ballarat and finish in Melbourne on Sunday 24 September. The route details are:

21 Sept—Team travel to Ballarat

22 Sept—ride from Ballarat via Cressy to Colac (100 Km)

23 Sept—ride from Colac to Sorrento (120 Km)

24 Sept—ride from Sorrento  to St Kilda Rd Police Memorial for a short ceremony (100 Km)

For this year’s ride we have 87 riders and 3 support crew. Training is underway.

The cost for each rider will be $250.

If you are particularly interested in volunteering for support, please contact David Pawley via david.pawley@police.vic.gov.au.

To review how things went last year click HERE for the video.


RIP John Williams 1925 - 2017

posted Jun 21, 2017, 10:30 PM by Victoria Police Cycling Club

It is with great sadness that we inform members that one of our long time members, John Williams, died on April 19th aged 92.

At his 80th birthday, although John had been a member of VPCC for many years, he hadn't ridden his bike for about 7 years.  For his birthday he wanted to ride the Warburton Rail Trail the full distance return which is 80kms!

So - on a nice sunny day a few of us rode with John from Lilydale towards Warburton. 

Unbeknown to John, we had arranged for a cake to be provided half way along on the ride.  He thought that was fantastic and was very surprised.

Some great memories are had in our club and having John as a member is just one of them.

Still spots available for Mt Baw Baw

posted Jan 13, 2016, 7:31 PM by Victoria Police Cycling Club

We still have spots available if you want to come and join us for fun at Mt Baw Baw on the Australia Day weekend.

It's only $29.00 per person per night, so it's a good deal!

 

It has a fully equipped kitchen, so you can buy your food

down the mountain somewhere on the way, then have a big cook up in the lodge. 

Or if you want, you can buy all meals up there.

 

There's so many skiing lodges to stay at on most mountains, and they offer great rates over the summer.  Plenty to do like walking the many trails around, as well as riding of course.  But if you don't want to ride, then leave your bike at home - do some bush walking instead.


 Such fabulous scenery when you're high up the mountain and plenty of wildlife and flora to be found.  If you've had a busy time recently, then it's the ideal place to wind down and take it easy, just relax over some good food and of course, good company. 


Celebrate the new year with a few drinks (& you don't have to drive).

 

So I hope I've given you something to think about -

there is a limited number of beds booked,

so let me know ASAP

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