November 2018


November 25th 2018

The Colac Vets had a field of twelve riders for their club race.

Riders raced in good conditions but did have a few drizzly showers and had to ride into a headwind over the last 10Km.

The four bunch field were sent over a course that hasn’t been done for a few years. Heading up Nalangil Road to the highway before returning back through Alvie and past Warrion and finishing in Factory Road Cororooke.

The handicappers last minute decision to give the middle marker trio and extra minute added to their handicap worked in their favour.

They caught the limit marker duo with just 500 metres to go and held off the second scratch bunch by the one minute.

Rebecca Luppino claimed her second win for the year ahead of co-markers Peter Theodore and Gerard Hickey.

Larry Nocera led in the second scratch bunch.

The scratch duo came in 30 seconds later with Tony Luppino taking fastest time over Gavin O’Brien.

Result: 48Km Club Race



1 Tony Luppino         10th & Fastest Time

2 Gavin O’Brien          


3 Minutes    

3 Larry Nocera             6th

4 Simon Redford         7th    

5 Heather Hamling       8th

6 Ralph Iselt                 9th  

7 David Coventry


12 Minutes

8 Rebecca Luppino     1st  

9 Peter Theodore         2nd   

10 Gerard Hickey         3rd     


28 Minutes

11 Terry Robinson         4th

12 Peter Neal                 5th







November 18th 2018

The Colac Vets had a field of fifteen riders for their monthly medal.

Riders raced in warm conditions with strong easterly winds.

The field was split into five bunches with the scratch trio having a five minute chase to the second scratch foursome and 28 minutes out to the two limit riders.

The 18 minute duo and the limit duo were the first to combine.

These four were then caught by the 11 minute foursome.

Heading up Lineen’s hill only four of the eight riders remained with the second scratch foursome closing in and the scratch trio not far behind them.

Some solid turns from Simon Redford and Nick Brown got the second scratch bunch close to the leaders coming to the finish line.

Simon Redford competing in just his tenth race with the Vets since 2012 put in a good ride and broke clear of his bunch to pass the leaders in the final 50 metres to claim his first win and monthly medal.

Rebecca Luppino finished second with Bruce Roberts in third place.

The scratchmen came in 24 seconds behind the winner with Tony Luppino leading in Andrew Pownceby and Gavin O’Brien to take fastest time.

Result: 52Km Monthly Medal



1 Tony Luppino            9th & Fastest Time

2 Andrew Pownceby     10th

3 Gavin O’Brien          


5 Minutes    

4 Simon Redford         1st    

5 Heather Hamling       6th

6 Ralph Iselt                 7th  

7 Nick Brown               8th       


11 Minutes

8 Rebecca Luppino     2nd

9 Bruce Roberts            3rd  

10 Len Murfitt               5th

11 Peter Theodore     


18 Minutes

12 Gerard Hickey           4th

13 Paul Allen


28 Minutes

14 Terry Robinson

15 Des Read







November 11th 2018

The Colac Vets had just ten riders split into three bunches for their club race on Sunday.

Riders raced in good conditions with a light breeze.

The scratch trio were chasing a big gap of seven minutes to the next foursome.

This foursome was chasing a bigger gap of thirteen minutes to the three riders out on the limit mark.

With the good conditions the limit riders held of the 7-minute riders, who also held off the scratch bunch.

Paul Allen claimed his first win in three years.

Peter Neal was second with Terry Robinson in third place.

Len Murfitt led the 7-minute bunch in a couple of minutes later.

Scratch was a further 3 minutes back with Ralph Iselt leading in Grant Oates and Simon Redford to take fastest time.

Result: 46Km Club Race



1 Ralph Iselt                 8th & Fastest Time

2 Grant Oates                9th

3 Simon Redford           10th            


7 Minutes    

4 Len Murfitt               4th

5 Bruce Roberts             5th

6 John Lee                      6th

7 Gerard Hickey             7th      


20 Minutes

8 Paul Allen                   1st

9 Peter Neal                   2nd

10 Terry Robinson        3rd






November 4th 2018

The Colac Vets had fifteen riders for their club race, riding out to the Wool Wool turn around and back past Alvie and on to Warrion, finishing in Factory Road Cororooke.

The westerly winds became stronger as the race progressed.

The limit bunch had their most numbers so far this year with four riders getting a 25- minute head start on the two scratchmen.

The two riders off 18-minutes caught this foursome.

With 4Km to go this group was then caught by the three riders from the 12-minute mark.

Coming in to the finish, Gerard Hickey broke through for his first win since June 2016.

Rebecca Luppino was second with Des Read a surprise third place.

Meanwhile the scratchmen averaged 40Km/H to catch the second scratch foursome at the 28Km mark.

Second scratch rider David Coventry broke a spoke a few kilometres later, putting him out of the race.

The remaining five back markers came in over three minutes behind the winner.

Tony Luppino took fastest time over Gavin O’Brien.

Result: 46Km Club Race



1 Tony Luppino            9th & Fastest Time

2 Gavin O’Brien             10th          


3 Minutes    

3 Heather Hamling

4 Steve Hamling

5 Ralph Iselt                  

6 David Coventry               

12 Minutes

7 Rebecca Luppino        2nd

8 John Lee                     4th 

9 Len Murfitt                 6th                         

18 Minutes        

10 Gerard Hickey          1st        

11 Paul Allen                 5th          

25 Minutes

12 Des Read                   3rd

13 Terry Robinson        7th

14 Peter Neal                 8th  

15 Murray Matthews