About the LVRC
The LVRC is an independent body which was established in 1986 to provide a programme of competitive and social cycling events for members aged 40 and over. The UCI, the international governing body, holds that Masters racing is for ages 30 and over and categorise masters racing from that age, but we are strictly for 40+ Veterans.
The membership varies from the seriously slow to serious World Champions; there is a place for everyone, whatever your ability (or lack of it).
Each member is covered for Third Party Insurance and members are free to join any other body as they wish. Provision of membership and racing is administered on a regional basis but an Executive Committee deals with policy and co-ordinates the regional activities. Members receive a newsletter four times per year and the spring issue contains the racing calendar Most of these are road races under 55 miles; there are also some stage races, criteriums, time trials, training and social promotions.
It is LVRC policy that races are organised on an age group basis but members can opt to compete in a different age group e.g. if a 40 + rider feels that he is not up to the standard of that age group he can ride in a 50+ or even 60+ race. (The only exceptions are Championship events and the national Percy Stallard race series.) There have also been instances where some of the top older riders have opted to race in a younger age group for additional competition. This flexible format of age related racing has proved very successful and riders of abilities ranging from the ex-professional to the tourist or timetrialists trying road racing for the first time, can compete at their optimum level.