Gerrans and Keenen go ‘back to school’ with VICS

Posted: October 30, 2014 in News, Racing

Cycling Victoria (CV) is pleased to announce the presence of cycling aficionado Matt Keenan and Tour de France stage winner, yellow jersey wearer and current Australian Road Champion, Simon Gerrans at the second round of the Victorian Interschool Cycling Series (VICS) in Kew, Melbourne, on November 8. VICS is a unique series of closed road cycling races for high school students in Victoria that kicked off last Saturday at Casey Fields in Cranbourne, Melbourne, to the delight of parents, students and Cycling Victoria alike.

VICS was founded with the intention of bringing the sport to new participants, and having over 60 temporary VICS licences sold already means 60 new students racing for the first time. This is something both CV and Gerrans have labelled as a ‘big win for the sport.’

And everyone’s excitement now turns to round two in just over a weeks’ time.

But I didn’t race round one! Have a missed out?

Certainly not! The great attraction for schools to VICS is students can enter as many or as few races as they like. Entries for round two are open until midnight Wednesday next week (November 5).

Ok I’m racing round two! What’s coming up?

Well students, parents and fans alike; come one, come all and come down to the Kew ‘Teardrop’ at the Yarra Boulevard (Location) and spend some time with commentator and cycling tragic Matt Keenan whilst he interviews event ambassador Simon Gerrans on everything from high school cycling, to wearing the yellow jersey at the Tour de France.

We can promise laughter, smiles, some fun times, and perhaps some more cycling converts by the end of the day. Whether you’re new to the sport, or a diehard fan, come and help us grow our two-wheeled obsession from the grass-roots up. See you there!

(Press release supplied)

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